Yay! The Strumpet has arrived.
“This latest installment is all about lady friends — from best friends forever to friend with a question mark. Our fourth issue explores the highs, the lows, the joys, the sorrows, the awesomeness and the awkwardness of female friendship. Come for the sexual tensions, sibling rivalries, and other miscellaneous dramatics! Stay for the heartwarming resolutions, and for the sharing of fried foodstuffs.”
Here is the fist of my 6-page comic:
February 16 – 20, 2015
Artist Reception February 20 in the IDX Student Life Center
As part of Comic Theorist Scott McCloud’s visit on February 23rd, Champlain College will host Burlington Graphic Novelist Glynnis Fawkes. During this five-day residency, Fawkes will lead students in hands-on sequential art workshops to create their own comic art narratives culminating in a collaborative exhibition of student stories.
“An eye-catching feature of the CHS booth at the SCS book fair was a display of artist Glynnis Fawkes’ Classics-themed comic books. Throughout her career, Glynnis has woven together traditional art school training, an academic background in the Classics, and a love of cartooning that was as much inspired by Greek vase painting as by the New Yorker.”
“Glynnis Fawkes’s Bad Dad Agamemnon is a straightforward adaptation of Euripides’s classic tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis. This fascinating play, of deep artistic and historical importance, tells one of the side stories of the Trojan War, the tale of a tragic sacrifice that is demanded –and possibly granted — in order to win favor in that devastating conflict.” Read the rest here…
Hannah Means Shannon from bleedingcool.com reviewed her favorite discoveries from last week's MoccaFest, the Society of Illustrator's annual convention held in New York last week. Here's is an excerpt from her write-up, which is worth checking out. She gives a nod to several stand-out illustrators and cartoonists.
Glynnis Fawkes is a contributor of comics to parenting websites and takes a walk on the wild side of mythology on a regular basis. She’s a world traveler steeped in ancient history and as a young parent of two kids, their antics become natural subject matter for the flip side of her comics production. Here we have a “kids stories” anthology “The Story of the Cheese” and her large-format mini excerpt of “The Decameron” by Boccaccio. Fawkes line work is so graceful that even the most earthy conversation with her kids becomes poetic while remaining strongly grounded in modern life. Unsurprisingly, this new kids stories collection features WINTER WINTER WINTER in her native Vermont since this past winter has been so brutal and I could really relate. When she dives into the Decameron she captures my mind with her flowing colors and innovative composition formats. Her distinctive and honest narrative voice will woo anyone who comes in contact with it.