Sasha Steinberg

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The haunting window display for Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti's Hansel & Gretel at McNally Jackson bookstore.

Photos taken at dusk–ready for trick-or-treaters in just two weeks….

And that’s Sasha from Toon Books, who hand carved the display with a tiny x-acto knife and sandpaper.

Hansel & Gretel from Toon Graphics publishes October 28th. Stop by McNalley Jackson, one of our favorite independent bookstores, to browse, preorder your copy, and  be sure to come back to line up on November 1st for the signing with Lorenzo Mattotti.

Welcome into the woods…. 

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THROWBACK THURSDAY (to the drag legends of his/herstory) Stormé DeLarverie (1920-2014) was the legendary New York Drag King M.C. of the Jewel Box Revue of the ‘50s and '60s, America’s first “racially integrated female impersonation show” (and a veritable NYC tourist attraction). Through the '80s and '90s, Stormé worked as a bouncer for several lesbian bars in NYC and sung in an “all girl” band. Her story was immortalized in the 1987 documentary “Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box.” Her role in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, where she claims to have thrown the first punch, is depicted in Artistic Director Sasha Steinberg’s comic Stonewall: Miss Venus, Book 2.

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It’s starting to look like Halloween in the TOON Books office! Head of Production, Sasha Steinberg, is using some terrifying scissors to build a model of a seasonal Hansel & Gretel window (look for it at McNally Jackson in NYC on October 16th)

Hansel & Gretel (by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti) will be released on October 28, 2014. Join artist Lorenzo Mattotti for a signing in NYC at McNally Jackson on November 1st at 11:30AM!

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Comics Workbook Magazine is a roughly bimonthly publication edited by myself (Andrew White) and Zach Mason with editorial supervision by Frank Santoro. We have published seven issues so far, featuring:

Comics by Oliver East, Sarah Horrocks,  Zach Mason, Evie Cahir, Derik Badman, Jen Rickert, Sasha Steinberg, Andrea Bjurst, Krystal DiFronzo, Inés Estrada, and Emma Louthan.

Writing by Dorothy Berry, T. S. Moreau, Warren Craghead, Whit Taylor, Brandon Soderberg, Laura Knetzger, Graham Sigurdson, L Nichols, Barthelemy Schwartz, Sara Lautman, Nicole Rudick, Jamie McMorrow, Sophie Lucido Johnson, Kimball Anderson, Annie MokThales Lira, and Anthony Meloro.

Interviews with Sam Alden, Dave Ortega, Lala AlbertFrank Santoro, Dash Shaw, Annie Mok, Ed Luce, A. Degen, Melissa Mendes, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Ben Urkowitz, Mia Schwartz, Walker Mettling, Patrick Kyle, Jason Murphy, William Goldsmith, Ben Passmore, Yumi Sakugawa, Gabriel Corbera, Sab Meynert, Oliver East, and Jed McGowan.

You can order all seven issues online here (#1 is out of print at the moment but will hopefully be back soon). We are also always looking for new contributors. Thanks!

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I almost forgot my charming tablemate Sasha Steinberg ( sahsashas ) took picture of me at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( cakechicago)!  We were both very proud of our super vertical DIY displays, and had a blast as always keeping each other company.  That’s maplekeycomics in the middle - Joyana McDiarmid’s kickass Shonen Jump/MOME-style serialized anthology we’re both a part of- and Marta from privatespectaclepress to the left, with kevinczap sneakin in the backgrounds. 

You can buy all my work at my Counterintutive Comics store (though my two gorgeous goodpalsprinting prints  are only that discounted on Sundays at conventions)!

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QU33R, from Ignatz-Award-nominated editor Rob Kirby, features 241 pages of new comics from 33 contributors - legends and new faces alike.

Do you like comics? How about awesome queer comics? Well then you should support this fantastic anthology QU33R (edited by Robert M. Kirby) that I’m in. It’s coming out (haha) soon from NORTHWEST PRESS. But the Kickstarter page is up NOW and features all kinds of fab incentives (including art by me!!!)

Also I appear as a busted drag queen in the video (along with lots of other comics cuties) so check it out at least for that!!