I’m doing a *— GIVEAWAY —* since my bastard book child Ojitos Borrosos is turning 2 years old! This book compiles the “best of” my short comics from 2008 to 2012, and was nominated in 2012 for the Ignatz awards “Best Artist” and “Best Collection”. According to Edie Fake it’s “A simply killer collection of Inés Estrada’s amazing comics - charmed and pervy and smart and totally unpredictable….I can’t say enough good things about these except that you will love them.”
I’m picking one person who will receive a free copy of the book + 2 of my sticker packs. The only rule is to reblog this whole post once! If you cut out the text or reblog more than once you’re out. I’ll announce the winner on April 18.
Thank you and good luck!
A drawing my daughter (2.5 years old) did for her mother. My favorite part is that the figure changes meaning. Sometimes it’s a drawing of her mother, other times it’s a bear or a dog or a monster or something else. It means something because my daughter says it does: she names it and it is. And it’s the ambiguity of the line that allows for that shifting, I think. if you know toddlers, they can be very serious about things being correct and consistent. Drawing, though, is a fluid, dynamic space, constantly surprising and emergent. I don’t think this sensation goes away when you become an adult. I still feel it when I draw.
You can contrast the way she’s drawing to the way she’s writing, by looking at the text she’s written at the bottom of the page that says, “I love you Mami. Love, Emi.” Every time I ask her what it says, she says the same thing. Text is fixed in a way drawings aren’t. This is what I learn from hanging out with my two year old daughter: incredible insights into art-making.
FCBD Kids Anthology
Jarod Rosello and I are putting together a “For Kids, By Kids” Free Comic Book Day anthology this year! All the details can be found right here…
Signal boost would be appreicated!
Reading prose vs. reading comics
When I finish a chapter of a novel, I think, “The story continues and I will learn more about it when I begin the next chapter.” When I finish a chapter of a comic, I think, “The story has stopped and will not continue unless I finish reading it.”
Does anyone else have a similar experience?
What Can’t Be Drawn
(This comic originally appeared on [Pank] Magazine’s blog, as part of my monthly comic on comics, From the Gutter.)