Graphic Ladies!?

Graphic Ladies features the work of ladies who create and critique comics. We also tweet!

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  1. Five amazing stories told by five incredible women. 

    symboliamag:

    SYMBOLIA PRESENTS: HEROINES!

    Prepare yourself for a powerful experience. Get it: iPad // PDF // Kindle.

    Heroines is packed with incredible stories told by courageous women from around the world. Meet veterans of the U.S. military, belly dancers, women who have escaped Nepal’s human trafficking trade, and more! Heroines is included with a Symbolia subscription, and can be purchased as a single issue for $2.99.

    This issue features:

    • Nichole Marinaccio de Freitas and Jeff Ruliffson on hard choices, tattoos, and military life.
    • Luna and Leela Corman share a day in the life of a belly dancer in contemporary Cairo.
    • Dan Archer interviews Meera, a survivor of human trafficking in Nepal.
    • Sara Mirk and Lucy Bellwood interview two veterans who served at Guantánamo Bay.

    To read this issue, subscribe to Symbolia: on iPad // via PDF // Kindle Editions.

     
     
  2. This issue features a bang-up crew of women journalists and artists, including our very own Joyce Rice, Kat Leyh, Lindsay Beyerstein, Beth Caldwell, and Erin Siegal. Please support their work by reblogging, downloading the issue, and sharing widely.
symboliamag:

Symbolia’s first official issue is here! If you haven’t purchased a subscription yet, now is the time. Single issues are $2.99—and only $1.99 per issue for subscribers. Get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF today.
What you’ll get in this issue: Are you a loner? A rebel? Meet other outsiders from around the world. Our latest issue explores belonging in many forms. In it you will: 
Learn firsthand about the impact of immigration policy with a family torn apart by deportation with Beth Caldwell, Kat Leyh, Joel Medina, and Erin Siegel.
Discover the weird, rebellious, and conspiratorial world of third party politics in the United States with Lindsay Beyerstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Joyce Rice.
Meet Pastor John Yesanathu Das, a Dalit Christian fighting for equality in India with Dan Carino.
Join Symbolia’s community of subscribers today. For just $1.99 per issue, you’ll get 3-5 stories that merge comics, audio, graphics, animation, and long-form journalism in dazzling new ways.
And stay tuned: We’re releasing Kindle, Nook, and Kobo editions shortly. 

    This issue features a bang-up crew of women journalists and artists, including our very own Joyce Rice, Kat Leyh, Lindsay Beyerstein, Beth Caldwell, and Erin Siegal. Please support their work by reblogging, downloading the issue, and sharing widely.

    symboliamag:

    Symbolia’s first official issue is here! If you haven’t purchased a subscription yet, now is the time. Single issues are $2.99—and only $1.99 per issue for subscribers. Get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF today.

    What you’ll get in this issue: Are you a loner? A rebel? Meet other outsiders from around the world. Our latest issue explores belonging in many forms. In it you will:

    • Learn firsthand about the impact of immigration policy with a family torn apart by deportation with Beth Caldwell, Kat Leyh, Joel Medina, and Erin Siegel.
    • Discover the weird, rebellious, and conspiratorial world of third party politics in the United States with Lindsay Beyerstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Joyce Rice.
    • Meet Pastor John Yesanathu Das, a Dalit Christian fighting for equality in India with Dan Carino.

    Join Symbolia’s community of subscribers today. For just $1.99 per issue, you’ll get 3-5 stories that merge comics, audio, graphics, animation, and long-form journalism in dazzling new ways.

    And stay tuned: We’re releasing Kindle, Nook, and Kobo editions shortly. 

     
     
  3. Symbolia has arrived. 
Symbolia, founded by GraphicLadies!? curator Erin Polgreen, mixes the best of comics art with thoughtful journalism from around the world. Not only that, but Symbolia is committed to gender parity. Each issue of Symbolia features work by at least 50% women creators.
Here’s how to get your mitts on Symbolia today:
Own an iPad? Then get our flagship iPad app, featuring audio, animation, and interactive infographics.
No tablet? No sweat! Symbolia also has a PDF edition that can be read on any device.
The Details: Symbolia is a bi-monthly digital magazine dedicated to incendiary storytelling from around the world. We’re merging longform journalism and sequential art to create an entirely new digital news experience. Subscriptions are $11.99 for 6 issues, and single issues will be available for $2.99 a pop. Our preview issue is free, and comes with any subscription.
Symbolia’s preview issue features work by cartoonists Susie Cagle, Sarah Glidden, Kat Fajardo, and many more. Your subscription, via PDF or iPad, will help create paid work for lady cartoonists and lady journos. Please help spread the word!

    Symbolia has arrived

    Symbolia, founded by GraphicLadies!? curator Erin Polgreen, mixes the best of comics art with thoughtful journalism from around the world. Not only that, but Symbolia is committed to gender parity. Each issue of Symbolia features work by at least 50% women creators.

    Here’s how to get your mitts on Symbolia today:

    • Own an iPad? Then get our flagship iPad app, featuring audio, animation, and interactive infographics.
    • No tablet? No sweat! Symbolia also has a PDF edition that can be read on any device.

    The Details: Symbolia is a bi-monthly digital magazine dedicated to incendiary storytelling from around the world. We’re merging longform journalism and sequential art to create an entirely new digital news experience. Subscriptions are $11.99 for 6 issues, and single issues will be available for $2.99 a pop. Our preview issue is free, and comes with any subscription.

    Symbolia’s preview issue features work by cartoonists Susie Cagle, Sarah Glidden, Kat Fajardo, and many more. Your subscription, via PDF or iPad, will help create paid work for lady cartoonists and lady journos. Please help spread the word!
     
     
  4. Emi Gennis is making really fun, noir-y True Crime comics.

    Emi Gennis is making really fun, noir-y True Crime comics.

     
     
  5. "Polgreen has said that at least 50 percent of contributors for each issue [of Symbolia] will be women. “The lack of women is an ongoing issue in both the journo and comics worlds, and this is a way to address it,” says Polgreen, who also runs a Tumblr called Graphic Ladies!?, a showcase of women’s work."
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    Check out this sneak preview of Symbolia in CJR! More news soon, we promise. (via symboliamag)

    Graphic Ladies!? got a shoutout in CJR as part of a profile of Symbolia. We can’t wait to share our new project with you. If you’re a lady comics maker—or journo—and want to pitch Symbolia, click here

     
     
  6. Killer Creative Director Joyce Rice sketching thumbnails for an article on Symbolia. (Taken with Instagram)

    Killer Creative Director Joyce Rice sketching thumbnails for an article on Symbolia. (Taken with Instagram)

     
     
  7. "

    “Immersive” is the word [Polgreen] reaches for when asked what illustrative journalism does better than, say, a story like this one, mostly made of words. “Illustrated journalism draws you in. It’s accessible in a way 5,000 words of text isn’t. Regardless of age, gender or anything, you grasp it faster than most journalism.”


    I flipped through Symbolia.


    Cartoonist-journalist Sarah Glidden has a piece about rollerblading in Iraq; there’s a nice primer on psych rock in Zambia; a fun story about scientists and new species; and, best, Bay Area journalist Susie Cagle (who refers to herself as a “former words-only reporter”) presents a story about the future of the Salton Sea, rooted in interviews with people who live in California’s Imperial Valley and have watched the Salton dissolve. It condenses environmental degradation and class differences, history and anxiety, empathy and anger into about two dozen bright, smartly illustrated pages, painting a literal, graspable narrative of a complex subject.

    "
    — 

    Symbolia, the forthcoming tablet magazine that merges comics+journalism is committed to parity. Our goal is to book at least 50% women contributors in every issue. Help spread the word!

    The Chicago Tribune’s Christopher Borrelli profiles Symbolia, Cartoon Picayune, The Illustrated Press, and others who are changing the tide for illustrated journalism. (via symboliamag)

     
     
  8. Sharon Rosenzweig for Cartoon Movement.

    Sharon Rosenzweig for Cartoon Movement.

     
     
  9. Here’s the livedrawing from our NCMR panel by Matt Bors, Susie Cagle, and Ron Wimberly. Moderated by Sarah Jaffe and Erin Polgreen. And YES, comics are a part of journalism’s future!

    Here’s the livedrawing from our NCMR panel by Matt Bors, Susie Cagle, and Ron Wimberly. Moderated by Sarah Jaffe and Erin Polgreen. And YES, comics are a part of journalism’s future!

     
     
  10. "If anything, a biography should reveal some good secrets. The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, Joan Schenkar’s near 700-page account of the suspense writer’s life, delivers as promised. Highsmith – most known for her novels Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley – had two profound parts of her life that she kept “secret” and which Schenkar covers in vigorous detail. One: that Highsmith was gay. Two: that she wrote for comic books."