Han Solo Anthology Film On the Way!

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, the Official Site has confirmed that an Anthology film featuring a young Han Solo is in production and will be released on May 25, 2018.  It will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the duo behind the Lego movie.  

This is absolutely expected, but I still feel pretty “meh” about it.  I’m so glad Rogue One is coming first, since I am genuinely thrilled about that story!  But Han is one of my favorites and I loathe the idea of recasting him/pity whatever actor is chosen.  It’ll be interesting at least to see how this movie differs from Han’s backstory in the EU!

Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World

In September 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage published Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, an anthology edited by Bill Adair, Director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation; Benjamin Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Laura Koloski, Senior Specialist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums and historical institutions is constantly challenged by evolving trends in technology, community-based programming, oral histories, and contemporary art.

The anthology features 26 newly commissioned thought pieces, case studies, conversations, and artworks by 19 leading cultural practitioners, including Nina Simon, Michael Frisch, Kathleen McLean, Fred Wilson, and more. These contributors address questions of ownership in the world of Web 2.0 and social media—can everyone be a storyteller or curator?—and explore the implications of 21st-century audiences that create, rather than just receive, historical interpretation. Drawing on examples from history, art, and science museums, Letting Go? offers concrete examples of “shared” authority between institutions and audiences, as well as models for innovative integration of public curation and participation.

Distributed by Left Coast Press
To order your copy, visit the Left Coast Press website or Amazon.

Read an excerpt from the Introduction here

Love Slave - Schooled

Gentle readers, as you may or may not have been aware, Love Slave had an open call for their next anthology, Schooled. As my developing habit, I submitted two pieces for consideration for the anthology.

It’s my immense pleasure to announce that I have signed the contract today for my next story, entitled “Professor” to be included. Publication is currently set for mid-August - and I cannot WAIT to share this with you. This is probably one of the steamiest, most sweltering, pieces of erotica I think I’ve ever penned.

Much Love to you all!

~Elia

La Raza anthology a collaborative art zine celebrating Latinx culture is now seeking comics, illustrations & personal essays! Topics for work can include (but not limited to): Assimilation, racism, experience with your culture, trips to countries, family stories, pop culture ¡Etc! ¡Etc! ¡Etc! 

¡Deadline! 

We’re seeking 1st draft/summaries of submission by June 19th. For comics we will need a total number of pages; for illustrations note how many pieces you are submitting. 

Final work will be accepted by July 31st! 

Please submit everything to LaRazaAnthology@gmail.com

¡Submission guidelines!

- The anthology will be printed in 8.5" x 11" format 

- Resolution: at least 300 dpi

- B&W + Color accepted

- Files must be in .jpg, .tiff, or .pdf.

-English/Spanish/Bilingual works are all accepted!   

You are more than welcome to submit multiple submissions!

All contributors will receive copies of the anthology in addition to having their work displayed at a nyc gallery during Latin American & Hispanic Heritage month in September!

Let’s all unite with our experiences & push further for more Latinx representation! :)  

ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE ELSE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE ELSE is an anthology of non-imperialist science fiction, seeking comics, prose, and illustrations of a cosmos not yet conquered. What does this mean? No expanding, maintaining, defending, fighting, or being part of an empire — beyond that, the rest is up to you…with a few caveats:

CONTENT

Space must be featured as an essential element, something without which the story cannot function.

All subgenres and tones are acceptable but submissions should be created with an all-ages readership in mind. This means no explicit violence or sex, heavy swearing, or other content rated beyond PG-13.  

We will not accept fanfiction or other forms of pastiche/homage/tribute/parody. All content must be original.

FORMAT

Comic pages/illustrations: comic pages and illustrations must be in black and white and 8.5”x11”/comics standard size. Comics must be no longer than 15 pages, with 10 or under strongly preferred. Illustrations should be 1 page, but a single 2 page spread is acceptable.

Comic scripts/prose: a comic script must be for a finished comic no longer than 15 pages, with 10 or under strongly preferred. 

Prose submissions may be 5 pages long. We’d suggest no more than 2000 words (going off the idea that single spaced 12pt Times New Roman is 5 pages exactly) 

Comic scripts should be formatted as such and not as plays, screenplays, or other script forms. Scripts and prose must be submitted as attached .doc files. Scripts or prose submitted in the body of an email or in any other file format will not be read.

PAYMENT

Page rates are:

50 USD per page for comics pages

6 US cents per word for prose

75 USD for single-page illustrations

150 USD for double-page illustrations

Important note: creative teams consisting of two or more individuals will have to work out payment divisions among themselves. We will accept submissions from incomplete teams (artists looking for writers and vice versa), but please be aware that set teams are preferred and will receive priority in considering acceptance.

LEGAL

All original intellectual property belongs to its creator(s).

Reprints will only be accepted if they are not currently available online or in active print at this time.

We hold exclusive global rights of first publication for any non-reprint submission for one calendar year after initial publication of the first edition of the crowdfunding campaign printing run.

DEADLINE

Submissions will be accepted from April 5th to May 4th. Further production deadlines will be discussed pending acceptance.

If you have any further questions please email us at enoughspaceforeveryoneelse@gmail.com

We wish all potential submitters the best luck and look forward to seeing your work. Ad astra per aspera!

Still my beating heart! Here’s what Diane Anderson-Minshal just wrote in The Advocate about Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men:

“If there’s one myth bantered about in the gay community the most, it has to be that bisexual men don’t exist; great authors, artists, and agitators have said as much in print. Which is why the earnest, bittersweet, and occasionally profound essays in Recognize are such winners. Thanks to some careful curation by editors Robyn Ochs (probably the most renowned bisexual speaker right now) and Dr. Herukhuti (billed here as H. Sharif Williams — a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, sexologist, and author), the pieces in Recognize really let you feel as though you’re walking in the lives of these bi men, as diverse a bunch as one could find, and it helps us understand what’s probably the most misunderstood portion of LGBT. Moreover, Recognize is never clinical, never removed from the writer’s life; each essay further humanizes people who are too often caricatured.”

http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/books/2015/04/06/18-must-read-lgbt-books-we-missed-last-year

Listen Here: Genuinely Diverse Comic Con Panels (that I was on)!

Heya, folks! With that embarrassing all-male “Women in Comics” panel from the Denver Comic Con still fresh on the comic blogs, I figure now would be a good time to link to the audio of the panels I was on this year at Emerald City Comic Con.

Strip Tease: Adult Comics and The Perverts Who Draw Them (NWS!!!) This after-hours panel features me, Erika Moen, Blue Delliquanti and Leia Weathington, talking about smutty comics, childhood misconceptions about sex, awkward teen years, and the murky origins of The Anal Safety Snails. This puppy runs a full one hour, thirty minutes long, and gets mighty salty.

Being Non-Compliant (Naughty Language) features me (eventually, I got there late), Kate Leth, Noelle Stevenson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Erika Moen. Topics include my love/hate relationship with Dave Sim, twitter assholes, juggling adult and all-ages work, and people who feel threatened by the audience and creators of comics diversifying. Clocks in at about 50 minutes.

How To Run a Comics Anthology and Not Screw It Up has me, Kel McDonald, Taneka Stotts, and Sfé Monster. It opens with a story about a stranger hitting on my husband. The rest is on-topic, though! This is the most instructive and informative of all the panels, so if you’re thinkin’ about running your own project sometime, this might be for you! Pretty clean, and about 50 minutes. (I also mention the Kickstarter I have running right now. Hint hint!) 

Enjoy!

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Since Spike already tweeted about this (in the most flattering way ever HELP) I feel I can safely mention it here too…! I’m one of the artists in the upcoming MY MONSTER BOYFRIEND anthology with a 25 page colored sexy comic goodness coming out this summer!!! I have been so excited about this you have no idea, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys (and to get to read the works of the amazing artists involved… I’M PUMPED…..)

For now here are some concept sketches of the characters I did in late autumn-early winter~ 8)

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We just blasted past the $4k mark, so let’s celebrate with some previews of “beauty” comics from the book! From top to bottom:

Camille Balete (matchacha)

Chu (chunochousen)

Carey Pietsch (careydraws)

Giselle Sarmiento (royalstarshine)

Hanna Oliver 

Hazel Newlevant (newlevant)

Jillian Fleck (jillianfleck)

Karen Yen (okaykarendraw)

Shauna J. Grant (shaunadraws)

Carolyn Nowak (caseyboots)

…and more coming soon! This is just a small taste of the 50+ comics in the book, so if you’d like to read these comics and way, way more, (as well as support these incredible cartoonists) check out our kickstarter campaign, running through June 26th:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-6-beauty-an-all-girl-comic-antholog/

Please reblog and help spread the word!!