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  1. 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!
     
     
  2. "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."
    — 

    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

     
     
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    “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)

     
     
  4. "‘Nerds into Newshounds’: Symbolia Illustrates, Illuminates the News using Comics"
    — IWMF profiles Symbolia. (via symboliamag)