Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Didn't Kickstart? Buy Yourself a Copy of The Strumpet Today!

Ever since the lovely London and NYC launches of The Strumpet 3: The Tasty Issue, we have been fielding questions on how fans who did not preorder The Strumpet 3 could grab a copy of their very own. Well, your pleas did not fall on deaf ears and we are happy to announce that you can now purchase a copy of The Strumpet 3 at our Etsy Store!

So nice to see all three Strumpets together!

Likewise, if you missed out on picking up a copy of the Strumpet 1 or 2, you can also purchase those at the Etsy store!

Our Etsy operators are at the ready....make your order today! 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Strumpet Launch NYC!!!! TONIGHT!!!!

Hey all!  Party in NYC, tonight, Tuesday November 12th!
 Spend your snow day with the Strumpets:
and editor Ellen Lindner
plus prose contributors Anna Knutson-Geller and Josh Geller!  

Party starts at 7PM and goes until LATE - see you there!  

PS There will be cake...

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Presenting the artists of the Strumpet 3: Lauren O'Farrell (Deadly Knitshade)

We Strumpets are sooooo excited for our Gosh! launch this Friday (Nov. 8th) and our NYC launch (Nov. 12th).  But in the meantime - let's keep talkin' Strumpet!  

Lauren O’Farrell, a.k.a Deadly Knitshade, is a author, artist, graffiti knitting pioneer, traveller, photographer and giant squid wrestler. She took up knitting to get through her three-year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and emerged as the founder of the UK’s largest craft community, a pioneer in the world of graffiti knitting, and a published author.

Founder of the knitting collective Knit the City, she has also authored the UK's first graffiti knitting book, Knit the City: A Whodunnknit Set in London. Don't forget to visit her website and Knit the City's website, and follow her on twitter @deadlyknitshade

A few of her tastier creations can be found in the endpapers of Strumpet 3.  Here are some samples from this series of knitted cuties, as photographed on the streets of NYC by British-based photographer Jack Kirby:

Monday, 4 November 2013

Strumpet 3 Global Food Report: Anna and Josh Geller!

There are still more, more, more Strumpet 3 contributors to talk up as we gear up for our London launch on November 8th, and our New York launch on November 12th. So exciting! 

Next up: newlyweds Anna and Josh Geller

Anna and Josh aren't comics artists, but the Strumpet has enlisted them as special contributors for Strumpet 3. Why? They are the go-to source for tasty subject matter, since they are world travelers! They've tried everything from beef heart in Peru to Japanese pub food, and they've done the Strumpet the favor of writing about their global top five dishes. 

What are these hungry folk up to now? They have settled down again at the upstate ashram where they met, are expecting their first child. Catch up on their adventures at their blog.

Spicy! Anna and Josh feast in India.

Presenting artists of the Strumpet 3: Maartje Schalkx

There are still more, more, more Strumpet 3 contributors to talk up as we gear up for our London launch on November 8th, and our New York launch on November 12th. So exciting!

Next up: Maartje Schalkx, the author of one of the more suprising entries for Strumpet 3

Maartje Schalkx, a Dutch born comics artist and paper conservator, now lives and works in London. This 3-time Strumpet alumna and former Whore of Mensa finds her inspiration for comics from real life and all forms of media. She has written several comics, viewable on her website, that were originally published as accordion books.

She is also a proud member of Chicks on Comics, a global network of lady cartoonists whom The Strumpet considers close cousins.  

Check out the Chicks on Comics blog for her latest creations.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Presenting the artists of Strumpet 3: Hazel Newlevant

Though Hazel is still finishing up her BFA at the School of Visual arts in New York (where she edits iNK, the school's comics app) she is already quite accomplished! Her mini- comic, Ci Vediamo, won a Xeric award in 2012, and just won this year's Queer Press Grant for her LGBT-themed comics Dance the Blues and If This Be Sin.

 Check out her weekly Concert Review Comix at her website!

Presenting the artists of Strumpet 3: Una

Our next featured Strumpet, Una, is one of our UK based contributors.

 She is currently working on a PhD for drawing women's lives in comics form while also writing a graphic novel on rape culture, titled Becoming/Unbecoming. 

 Aside from her endeavors in the sequential arts, she is a tea brewer at Laydeezdocomics London.  Wow, she's really a Strumpet of all trades!

Presenting the artists of Strumpet 3: Joan Reilly!

Another day, another Strumpet to highlight, and for this very special post-Halloween feature, we'll be taking a look at the lovely Joan Reilly.

 Like the Strumpet's American headquarters, Joan works in Brooklyn, where she co-edits The Big Feminist BUT: Comics About Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism and the comics anthology Hi-Horse. 

She is currently working on Frankly East 14th Street, a comic of her father's journals and recollections of living in an Irish immigrant community in Oakland, CA from the 1940s onward.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Ellen Lindner!

With The Strumpet 3 Kickstarter completely funded, we would like to, once again, thank everyone that preordered it, and also encourage everyone to get yourself a copy while the gettings good! 

Here on the site, we are still pushing forward with our daily artist feature, and today's artist is a real doozy!

Today's featured artist is none other than Ellen Lindner! The US editor and founder of The Strumpet herself! Ellen was born in Long Island, NY, resides in Manhattan, NY, and currently works out of Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Undertow, the story that takes place in Coney Island in the 60's about "Heroin, Sex, and Hopelessness".

Ellen also currently writes and draws The Black Feather Falls, a comic that is a part of Act-I-Vate, the premier comix collective you can find online. If you are in the UK, you can order it here. If you happen to be in the US, you can order it here.

You can find more of Ellen's comics and illustrations here and you can see and purchase books that she has worked on and contributed to here! And this is a preview of her story that will appear in the Strumpet! Enjoy!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Rachel Yelding

It's been almost a month since we started presenting the artists of Strumpet 3 to everyone and we still aren't done with this daily feature!

Today's featured artist is Rachel Yelding, an artist who works out of Kent, in South East England. She graduated from The National Film and Television School with a Masters degree in screenwriting.  While she attended NFTS, she wrote three short films that went on to be produced: Valerie and Gemma, Far Removed, and the award winning animation Rail

She also wrote The Automated Heart and Paradise, both of which were recognized by the Screenwriters Goldmine Awards. Her first short story, I'd Lock It With a Zipper, was recently published in Hic Dragones' anthology Impossible Spaces.

You can find out more about Rachel here and this is a preview of her story, Pest!, in the upcoming Strumpet!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Kripa Joshi

The date of Strumpet 3's release is coming closer and closer and we are having a great time giving everyone a look at the artists that have loaned their talent to this issue.

Kripa Joshi is today's featured artist and she hails from Nepal. After being awarded the Indian Council of Cultural Relations Scholarship and receiving her BFA in Painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, she worked as an art teacher.

Kripa works out of London and her visual style is very telling of her roots. Her work is inspired by the folklore traditions of both India and Nepal. Wearing those inspirations on her sleeve, "Miss Moti" is Kripa's ongoing comic about "An Ordinary Woman with an Extraordinary Imagination".

Kripa is also the Cover Artist for Strumpet 3!

You can see more of Kripa's work here and purchase issues of "Miss Moti" here.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Jennifer Hayden!

Strumpet 3's release swiftly approaches and with each passing day we will be highlighting an artist that contributed to it. With this much talent in the book, we have a lot more days of this feature, so stay tuned.

Today's featured artist is Jennifer Hayden! Jennifer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic novelist who was raised in New York, and who now lives in New Jersey with her family. She is a part of the webcomics collective, ACT-I-VATE, and posts her comic, Underwire, there monthly.

As an illustrator, her work has appeared in ads and children's magazines, and she has also illustrated 3 children's books, including "Liberty Cafe' Is Now Open"

She is currently working on a graphic novel that explores her experience with breast cancer. Find more information about that and her other work here and you can read Underwire here.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Mair Thomas

We are at the home stretch now and we are back to highlight another artist from our latest issue of The Strumpet. Today it is the artist Mair Thomas!

Mair spends her free time drawing DIY lo-fi surreal comics and colouring books, which often feature flying tortoise, from her bedroom in Wales.

Here is a look at her contribution to the Tasty issue featuring the Avocado. 

You can see more of her work here and buy some colouring books and fridge magnets from here Little Lost Shop here.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Strumpet Tasty Issue UK Launch!

Come and join the party as 
The Strumpet join Score and Script and The Comix Reader 
to celebrate the Triple-Whammy Mega Launch of Anthologies!

Friday, November 8th, 7-9pm

Gosh! Comic
1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

Because this is one event you should not miss! You will be able to get your hands on our brand new Tasty Issue and meet the talented artists!  
If you decide to go to just one launch party, make sure it is this one! There are a lot of cross-over artists and friends between the three anthologies:)

See you there!

Strumpet 3 Launch in NYC! November 12th! At Lowlands Bar!

 Come party with the Strumpets of NYC, on November 12th!  

We are so excited to be sharing the tasty pleasures of our third issue with y'all, at long last!  

Lowlands is a really fun bar in Brooklyn's South Slope hood.  They have a backyard for you smokers/badasses, lots of good cheap beer and they're a 7 minute walk to the subway.  
Plus there's a La Quinta next door if you just love it so much you want to sleep over.

We will have books, pens for signings, and some fun Strumpet merch.  Plus, CAKE.  So come on down!  Party goes from 7PM until, well, whenever you like!

Any questions?  Please leave a comment, or email us at strumpetcomic awt geemail dawt calm.

See you soon!   

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Becky Hawkins!

We're back once again with another artist to highlight! Strumpet 3 is on it's way and since we have talent to spare, we thought it would be nice to share it with the people by highlighting an artist that is featured in the latest Strumpet every single day!

The next cartoonist that we are going to show off is Becky Hawkins! Becky is an autobiographical cartoonist out of Portland, Oregon whose comics often depict the misadventures of her and her shoulder angel.

Her comics act like a journal, a place to express her thoughts and opinions on social matters and a place for her to share her life experiences with her readers.

You can find more of her work here and purchase some pieces and postcards by her here.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Hayley Gold

We are getting close to the end of our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach our funding goal. We would still like to get the book into as many hands as possible... so if you haven't done so already, pre-order your copy now!

Today we highlight artist Hayley Gold. She is a third year cartooning major at the School of Visual Arts in New York... but more importantly she is our intern extraordinaire for the Tasty Issue! We cannot thank Hayley enough for all her help in putting this issue together.

Here is a sneak peek of her comic for The Strumpet 3!

You can view more of her work here and lay your hands on some of her comics from her Etsy shop here.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Robin Ha!

With Strumpet 3 coming soon, we have taken it upon ourselves to bring attention to the amazing amount of talent we have in this issue, every day.

Next up we have Robin Ha: a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, textile designer, and any number of other things that are creatively charged. She moved to the United States from Seoul, Korea when she was 15 years old and has been working in New York ever since graduating from The Rhode Island School of Design. 

When she's not Strumpetting, she's working on an erotic thriller graphic novel, The Dress

Robin has been featured in many things, like The Love ShowEye Candy From Strangers 2.0, and The Strumpet 2

Robin's story for Strumpet 3 focuses on the very important differences between good taste - and bad taste. 

Her story will make you laugh...cry...and maybe rethink some personal entertainment choices!  

You can check out her personal site here, and you can also read some of her comics here

Remember, you can grab a copy of The Strumpet 3, the Tasty Issue, for your very own - via our Kickstarter

And keep your eyes out for news about our NYC and London launches, coming up in November!  

New Kickstarter Reward - The Very Tasty NYC Strumpet Bag!

Hello all!  
We're so psyched to be fully funded on Kickstarter - thanks so much for everyone who's gotten involved.

We've initiated a push goal - to get 100 backers.  Considering that we have three days, and that our pledges start at just $3/£1.85, we think we can do it!

To sweeten the pot, we're adding a new premium at the $35 level.  Editrix Ellen has designed these very tasty NYC-themed bags, to pay homage to one of the world's top cities to grab a bite to eat. 

We'll be selling them at our NYC launch - but if you want to grab one of your very own, we're putting three of these bags on our Kickstarter.

They will be fully lined, with two roomy interior pockets.  The Strumpet's trademark S will blaze out in red on the side.  

Are you in?  Awesome!  Please visit our Kickstarter today!  

Thanks, as always, for your support! 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Dre Grigoropol

The Strumpet 3's  Kickstarter is still going on so if u haven't preordered this cavalcade of comics yet, you still have time.To celebrate the Strumpet's imminent release, we are showing off our talent everyday here at the blog and today's feature artist is Gre Grigoropol!

Today's featured artist is Dre Grigoropol, a cartoonist, blogger, and illustrator. A lot of her blogging work is published through Bust Magazine. Her illustrations and comics have been featured in publications like Dirty Diamonds Anthology, Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project 2011, and Dangerous Damsels. She has also organized the Philly Comix Jam while she resided in Philadelphia .

Dee's Dream is an on going project that she is currently working on and you can purchase it for yourself here! Also make sure to check you her personal site here!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Elena Vitagliano

As we continue with our Strumpet 3's Kickstarter it is time to present our next featured artist! Today is Elena Vitagliano.

Originally from Italy, Elena now lives in London. She is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer but her passion is Manga comics! Her comic Deep Needs Train won the Manga Jiman competition in 2011. She also won the Audience Award for her entry to the Comix 4 Equality project. 

She has brought her distinctive style to  The Strumpet 3! Here is a preview of her work in the issue!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Freya Harrison

Strumpet 3's Kickstarter is going great and we are presenting an artist that contributed to this issue of the Strumpet every day! Our featured artist today is Freya Harrison.

Freya is a freelance illustrator and comic artist living and working in East London. She graduated from London College of Communication in Illustration and her intricate and whimsical illustrations have appeared in various publications like Scout LondonCamden Crawl and Ping Pong. 

She has also had a solo exhibition at The Old Sweet Shop gallery in Southfields.

We are really excited about having her in The Strumpet 3! Here is a preview of her work in the issue!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Glynnis Fawkes

The Sturmpet 3 Kickstarter is still kickin' and we have yet to come close to showing off all the contributing artists, and it is not for lack of trying. We have been featuring an artist whose work is in Strumpet 3 every day, and the time has come for yet another feature!

Our featured artist today is Glynnis Fawkes, who is an Illustrator, cartoonist, and archaeological artist based out of Burlington, Vermont. She has worked as an archaeological artist in many countries including Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon.

She has published a book of paintings "Archaeology Lives in Cyprus" as well as a book of comics called 

She has been named a Notable Artist in this years Best American Comics and you can read more of her comics, and see more of her beautiful work here

Monday, 14 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Colleen Frakes!

The Kickstarter for the Strumpet 3 is still going on and its time for our next artist highlight.

 This time it's Colleen Frakes! Colleen is a cartoonist based out of Seattle, Washington. She has won an Ignatz Award, and has been awarded the Xeric Grant. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, she has been self-publishing mini-comics for more than ten years now and shows no signs of slowing down.

She has been featured in a large number of publications and anthologies, such as Funny Animals 3, Strange New Worlds, and Sundays 5. You can find more of her work here and here.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Presenting the Artists of Strumpet 3: Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg!

Strumpet 3's Kickstarter is still going strong! And with talent bursting at the seams, we are hoping to bring that talent to the forefront. To those ends, we will be presenting one artist that contributed to this issue of the Strumpet every day! Today's artist is Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, who has been in every Strumpet so far, and is returning for her third tour of duty.

Based out of Portland, she often teaches cartooning to kids and often participates in comics workshops during local conventions, like Stumptown and Wizard World. You can find comics by her here and, just to whet your appetites, here is a preview of Lisa’s contribution to the Strumpet 3!