“I’ve written a whole lot of crime stories, you know. People would usually give it like 20 seconds to scan it,” Holliday says. “But package it up with the comics, and it’s like you’ve never heard it before. The same people will read the story all the way to the end. It can become that bridge.”

Lovely profile of the Illustrated Press in CJR.

(via How comics journalism brings stories to life : Columbia Journalism Review)

The deadline to pitch Symbolia for our future issue is tomorrow! Don’t delay—send us a pitch today. 
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We’re loving Robin Ha’s Korean recipe comics. Take a look and make sure to follow!
banchancomic:

I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to this dish, I can’t stop eating it! Mi-Yuk (Sea kelp) could be one of those weird, never-before-seen ingredient to the westerners but it’s been part of asian cuisine for centuries. It is silky, flexible yet crunch and somewhat meaty at the same time which is very different from land leaf greens. It’s hard to describe how good this is, so just try it and you won’t regret it!
We’re loving Robin Ha’s Korean recipe comics. Take a look and make sure to follow!
banchancomic:

I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to this dish, I can’t stop eating it! Mi-Yuk (Sea kelp) could be one of those weird, never-before-seen ingredient to the westerners but it’s been part of asian cuisine for centuries. It is silky, flexible yet crunch and somewhat meaty at the same time which is very different from land leaf greens. It’s hard to describe how good this is, so just try it and you won’t regret it!
We’re loving Robin Ha’s Korean recipe comics. Take a look and make sure to follow!
banchancomic:

I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to this dish, I can’t stop eating it! Mi-Yuk (Sea kelp) could be one of those weird, never-before-seen ingredient to the westerners but it’s been part of asian cuisine for centuries. It is silky, flexible yet crunch and somewhat meaty at the same time which is very different from land leaf greens. It’s hard to describe how good this is, so just try it and you won’t regret it!
We’re loving Robin Ha’s Korean recipe comics. Take a look and make sure to follow!
banchancomic:

I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to this dish, I can’t stop eating it! Mi-Yuk (Sea kelp) could be one of those weird, never-before-seen ingredient to the westerners but it’s been part of asian cuisine for centuries. It is silky, flexible yet crunch and somewhat meaty at the same time which is very different from land leaf greens. It’s hard to describe how good this is, so just try it and you won’t regret it!

We’re loving Robin Ha’s Korean recipe comics. Take a look and make sure to follow!

banchancomic:

I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to this dish, I can’t stop eating it! Mi-Yuk (Sea kelp) could be one of those weird, never-before-seen ingredient to the westerners but it’s been part of asian cuisine for centuries. It is silky, flexible yet crunch and somewhat meaty at the same time which is very different from land leaf greens. It’s hard to describe how good this is, so just try it and you won’t regret it!

What will your future look like? 

Symbolia is looking for pitches for our second anniversary issue. Our theme: THE FUTURE. We’re seeking reported comics, illustrated narratives, animated GIFs, blueprints, and whatever else you can think of that explores the following lines of inquiry:

  • How is communications technology, medical science, or engineering evolving and what can we expect next?
  • What biotech breakthroughs are just around the corner?
  • How is technology changing cultures? What will change next?
  • What is the future of religion and spirituality?
  • What does the future of architecture look like?

For this issue, we’re trying something a little different. This issue will be a nexus of in-depth reporting, inspiring art pieces, and smart speculative fiction.

If you’ve been itching to contribute to Symbolia, but haven’t seen a good way to do so, this is the time to pitch us.

How to pitch: Send an email with a one paragraph description of what you’d like to cover, why you’re the best person to cover this topic, and links to your work to admin@symboliamag.com.

The deadline to submit pitches is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 

How Hurricane Irene changed Heady Topper, the best beer in the world. A massive comic with in-depth reporting by Eleri Harris in the latest issue of Symbolia. Get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

It’s time to eat some bugs. In the latest issue of Symbolia, meet a few creative food entrepreneurs that are bringing bugs to the table.

Get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

How do you grow rice in New York City? With the help of fourth graders, of course! Just another teaser from our latest issue. Get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Gorgeous work from Carolyn C. Nowak in our latest issue. For more stories on food and family, get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue.  Gorgeous work from Carolyn C. Nowak in our latest issue. For more stories on food and family, get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 

Gorgeous work from Carolyn C. Nowak in our latest issue. For more stories on food and family, get your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn. Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn. Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn. Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn. Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn. Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue. 
Featuring: 
Why you should eat bugs right now.
The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
The best beer in the world.
Monkey Chefs!
How to grow rice in New York City.
Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn.

Booze! Monkeys! Rhubarb pie! Enjoy the stories behind some unexpected food sources in this issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Featuring: 

  • Why you should eat bugs right now.
  • The simple pleasures of rhubarb.
  • The best beer in the world.
  • Monkey Chefs!
  • How to grow rice in New York City.

Contributors to this massive issue include: Ruth Brown, Mike Freiheit, Eleri Harris, Jenn Manley Lee, Carolyn Nowak, Rebecca Rohrer and Audrey Quinn.

Check out a preview from our latest issue on The Nib: The Greener Meat.

Symbolia’s food issue will be available later this week.