Here’s a page I sort of forgot about that I did over the summer. It’s for Sean Knickerbocker’s Awesome Sound 2 anthology. I’ll be selling prints of this at the Brooklyn Live Art Market @ The Brooklyn Lyceum on Saturday! Apparently it’ll be totally dark and everyone will have flashlights? Cool.
The Maple Key Comics Kickstarter launches TODAY! Help us get the work of our incredible contributors into print! We’ve got loads of great rewards for backers, including subscriptions, original art, and high-quality prints! Please at least consider lending us a hand by reblogging, liking, or backing us!
Maple Key Comics is GO! The incomparable Joyana McDiarmid launched her new periodical comics anthology today on Kickstarter and I am so goddamn proud to be a part of it with my columns Space Kitchen and Head Space.
GUYS. This Kickstarter is a STEAL - we’re just asking for $7000 for the first two issues and a table at MOCCA, and a donation of just $5 will get you a 300 page PDF of the first issue. 300 PAGES OF COMICS YOU GUYS. Can you imagine what the next tiers could hold!?
Check out all the other reward tiers (including prints of Head Space!) as well as our sleek n’ fiesty lineup at the Kickstarter, and follow Maple Key Comics on Tumblr!
<3 <3 <3 Featuring Jon Chad (Leo Geo, Bikeman, The Misadventures of Bobo Backslack, and Star artist for issue #1!), Carl Antonowicz (Black Dog and the Hole at the Heart of the World), Bill Bedard (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Neil Brideau (The Plot), Rachel Dukes (Adventure Time, Frankie Comics), Sophie Goldstein (Best American Comics, Mothership Blues), Laurel Holden (Spiderella), Luke Howard (How To Be Shapes), Josh Lees (Triple Trio), April Malig (Questions of Space Travel), Mathew New (Billy Johnson and His Duck Are Explorers!), Will Payne (Heartless), Dan Rinylo (Mangy Mutt), Isabella Rotman (You’re So Sexy When You’re Not Transmitting STDS), Sasha Steinberg (Stonewall, Queerotica) and Iris Yan (Pigs in Maputo)! <3 <3 <3
Maple Key Comics: Creators
Happy New Year!
Check out our new Creators page on our website! It will continue to update with more creators, and at the end of the month we’ll be posting quick interviews with them about their stories.
Also, on January 20 we will launch our Kickstarter campaign for the start-up printing costs of Maple Key Comics!
Hey, I’m in this. Coming soon!
Written by April Malig Drawn by Hwei Lin Lim.
Hey everybody! I wrote a story for Slate’s 12 Panel Pitch. Hwei Lim did such a good job illustrating it!!
FLASHBACK SUNDAY: Here are a couple pages from my CCS Application Comic in 2011. We had to draw a comic featuring ourselves, a piece of fruit, the ocean, a robot, a snowman, and an animal. I’d like to think I’ve improved a lot since then (people have KNEES? Whoa!), but looking back on it now, the story was kind of interesting. Fun fact: I wrote and drew this while recovering from a concussion. Fun fact #2: When I started at school, a future friend of mine read this on the internet came up to me and said, “I read your application comic. It was weird. I called over my girlfriend and said, ‘hey look how weird this is.’”
Anyway, if you are curious, you can read the whole thing here: https://april-malig.squarespace.com/miscellaneous-old-comics/