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Hello all! Just wanted to drop a line and let you know that we will have a limited amount of Sundays available at SPX. You can find it at table H2 right next to our friends at One Percent Press and across from Alternative comics. Along with Sundays, you can check out a smattering of comics by the Sundays editors. Among these will be the debuts of Sean Ford‘s Only Skin #2 and a new split-mini by Alex Kim and Chuck Forsman called Hey,Guy. Can’t wait to see you there!
Before I get into the meat of this post I just want to mention that the latest episode of Indie Spinner Rack just went live that features interviews with students from The Center for Cartoon Studies. I believe Sundays is discussed on the episode so maybe that’s how you wound up here anyway. Also mentioned are our friends at IKJK where Sundays will be available to buy after the MoCCA Festival.
This is the first of many posts you will find here profiling the various contributors to Sundays. First up, is Sam Gaskin. A recent graduate of the first class at CCS and winner of a Xeric Grant to publish his book, Pizza Wizard. Sam also has self published 4 issues of his comic Faux-Pas, of which #4 is still available on IKJK. It was quite a pleasure to see Sam’s Pizza Wizard comics come into form throughout the last year at CCS. I can’t wait to read the final book when it is printed. I believe that he will have it in time for MoCCA. Mr. Gaskin has generously given one of his Pizza Wizard pages to Sundays and we are damned happy to have it in our book. Pizza Wizard fits in so perfectly with the theme of Sundays that it was only right and natural to invite him along. Sam is super talented and definitely one to keep your eye on in the coming years. Here’s to Sam!!
Stay tuned for more posts from the Sundays editorial staff…
The talent here at The Center for Cartoon Studies is really rare. We don’t really talkabout it, except occasionally, and then our tone becomes hushed. Same when we tell our families how hard people work here. It’s rare. On deadline, when people plop their comics on the piles in front of everyone, the pile excites the mind. Because there’s a large amount of people in the pile doing really interesting, and really original work. Work like no one else’s in that pile. The writing, and the art don’t resemble student work at all. Our tone becomes hushed because it’s the culmination of lifetimes in that pile. People who were gathering the skills to be amazing cartoonists all along, even when they didn’t know it.
“We should do an anthology.” I think everyone said this at one point.
Chuck Forsman’s simple, but elegant theme was to create a newspaper strip you would like to see. Really though, it’s an excuse to see what everyone does given a large format. We realized, pretty quick, as first year got to the halfway point, we had talent to design a beautiful book, bind it nicely, and go big. More importantly though, we had talent for content to fill a big book. We can’t wait to show the comics community the talent only we, for the most part, have known existed for a year to two years. Note some cartoonists not attending the school as students on our pages. One of the wonderful things about CCS is the comic’s community that moved here to be in the thick. We’re so glad to have the satellites in our Sunday sky. It’s all the brighter.
Stay tuned to this blog. We’ll have regular updates on our progress getting this book together for MOCCA, press for the book, sample panels from people’s strips, art posts, links to people’s websites, and all that bebop. Stay tuned…
Jeff Lok, Sean Ford, Joe Lambert, Bryan Stone, Chuck Forsman, and Alex Kim.