Joyce Rice explores a fantastical world in the latest issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Jon Chad in the latest issue of Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

An excerpt from Danica Novgorodoff’s latest graphic novel, The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Available in Symbolia’s latest issue. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

We all have to grow up sometime. Rachel Dukes in the latest Symbolia. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue is here! Get your copy ASAP: Subscribe to Symbolia on iPad or via PDF.

This issue features stories by tomorrow’s cartooning greats, including Jon Chad, Sophie Goldstein, Rachel Dukes, and Danica Novgorodoff. Our Creative Director Joyce Rice has also included an excerpt from her serialized graphic novel, Sight.

We’re thrilled to share these Tall Tales with you. Download your copy now on your iPad or via PDF. You can also buy a single PDF of the issue

Please share widely! This is a new direction for Symbolia and we’re  excited to experiment with other kinds of story-telling.

We’ve updated our iPad app with a totally new look-and-feel. It’s pretty smart, if we do say so ourselves. Get on it: www.symboliamag.com/iPad
Features include: 
Issue previews so you can try before you buy.
New subscription structure! For iPad subscribers, $11.99 a year now gives you access to each and every issue of Symbolia. That’s a huge deal! Download and subscribe today. 
We’ve updated our iPad app with a totally new look-and-feel. It’s pretty smart, if we do say so ourselves. Get on it: www.symboliamag.com/iPad
Features include: 
Issue previews so you can try before you buy.
New subscription structure! For iPad subscribers, $11.99 a year now gives you access to each and every issue of Symbolia. That’s a huge deal! Download and subscribe today. 

We’ve updated our iPad app with a totally new look-and-feel. It’s pretty smart, if we do say so ourselves. Get on it: www.symboliamag.com/iPad

Features include: 

  • Issue previews so you can try before you buy.
  • New subscription structure! For iPad subscribers, $11.99 a year now gives you access to each and every issue of Symbolia. That’s a huge deal! Download and subscribe today. 
Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 
Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition. Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 
Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition. Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 
Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition. Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 
Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition. Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 
Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition.

Summer is here and we’ve got the perfect vacation reading: Symbolia’s first ever fiction issue. We’re thrilled to be working with up-and-coming greats like Jon Chad, Rachel Dukes, Sophie Goldstein, Danica Novgorodoff, and Symbolia’s very own Joyce Rice. 

Subscribe now and get your copy ASAP when we publish: Available on iPad or via PDF edition.

franksantoro:

To paraphrase Brandon Graham paraphrasing KRS-One -“I’m talking to, like, three of you people out there”. (around the 39 min mark  - http://www.inkstuds.org/brandon-graham-frank-santoro-and-michael-deforge/)
I know I post advertisements for my correspondence course maybe a little too often here on Tumblr when I’m ramping up a new course - so I thought I’d do something a little different this time.
The most common questions I get about the course:
How does the course work?
The way the course works is that there is a private blog where you get all of your assignments. This blog is updated everyday with demos related to each assignment. We do a lot of fast drawing to get you thinking about sequencing much like a storyboard artist. Over the 8 week course you will create a 16 page “signature” - that means that you will basically draw two pages a week. Email me - santoroschoolATgmail - and I will send you an invite to the course that just wrapped so you can see how it works for yourself. 
What if I have a full-time job? Do you think I can manage to find the time to do the course within the 8 week time frame?
I’ve had many students in the past who have had full time jobs. I designed the course so that you can do it when you have the time - at night, weekends, etc. If you “fall behind” it doesn’t matter because I will work with you to complete your 16 page comic even after the course ends. The idea of the eight week course is to impress upon you the structure of a deadline which, I believe, is central to comics making. I know lots of talented comics makers who never seem to be able to finish anything. Comics is all about the deadline. So 16 pages in eight weeks is what we aim for - however if your job or other commitments prevent you from completing the comic, I will work with you until the comic is finished. 
What if I can’t afford to pay for the course all at once?
Not a problem. I’m very flexible with payment plans. Talk to me about it and I promise you that I will make you an offer that you cannot refuse. If you think there is no way that you could afford this course then think again. Often I have found that people chicken out about actually doing the work by using the “I can’t afford it” excuse. I will work with you in ways that no “real” school would ever work with you. Also my course is way more affordable than just about any other comics program out there. 
Thanks! Please email me santoroschoolATgmail with any questions regarding the course. Applications are due by June 19 2014. The course begins July 1st.
The application is: 3 landscape drawings, 3 still life drawings, and 3 figure drawings. All done on blank 3 x 5 inch index cards. Draw in direct pen with no pencil underdrawing. Also send me any specific urls of comics work you have done. If you haven’t done comics before that is not a problem.
You will never meet someone as enthusiastic about comics as me. I’m a good coach. Check out what some of my former students have to say about the course:
http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/post/88273321337/jack-brougham-theevenkeelofyoursoftmoods-this
http://whitecomics.tumblr.com/post/22454590580/franksantoro-frank-santoro-correspondence
http://franksantoro.tumblr.com/post/38569714343
http://emotionaldistance.tumblr.com/post/50259885873/emotionaldistance-comicsworkbook-im-going-to
http://disciplinegeorgejurard.tumblr.com/post/49545266581/fantagraphics-comicsworkbook-im-going-to-be

Here’s me Brandon Graham and Robin McConnell yakking about Moebius and other shit
http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-and-brandon-graham/
and here are a couple other Inkstuds to check out
http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-3/
http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-4/

Thanks!

Apply, apply!

franksantoro:

To paraphrase Brandon Graham paraphrasing KRS-One -“I’m talking to, like, three of you people out there”. (around the 39 min mark  - http://www.inkstuds.org/brandon-graham-frank-santoro-and-michael-deforge/)

I know I post advertisements for my correspondence course maybe a little too often here on Tumblr when I’m ramping up a new course - so I thought I’d do something a little different this time.

The most common questions I get about the course:

How does the course work?

The way the course works is that there is a private blog where you get all of your assignments. This blog is updated everyday with demos related to each assignment. We do a lot of fast drawing to get you thinking about sequencing much like a storyboard artist. Over the 8 week course you will create a 16 page “signature” - that means that you will basically draw two pages a week. Email me - santoroschoolATgmail - and I will send you an invite to the course that just wrapped so you can see how it works for yourself. 

What if I have a full-time job? Do you think I can manage to find the time to do the course within the 8 week time frame?

I’ve had many students in the past who have had full time jobs. I designed the course so that you can do it when you have the time - at night, weekends, etc. If you “fall behind” it doesn’t matter because I will work with you to complete your 16 page comic even after the course ends. The idea of the eight week course is to impress upon you the structure of a deadline which, I believe, is central to comics making. I know lots of talented comics makers who never seem to be able to finish anything. Comics is all about the deadline. So 16 pages in eight weeks is what we aim for - however if your job or other commitments prevent you from completing the comic, I will work with you until the comic is finished. 

What if I can’t afford to pay for the course all at once?

Not a problem. I’m very flexible with payment plans. Talk to me about it and I promise you that I will make you an offer that you cannot refuse. If you think there is no way that you could afford this course then think again. Often I have found that people chicken out about actually doing the work by using the “I can’t afford it” excuse. I will work with you in ways that no “real” school would ever work with you. Also my course is way more affordable than just about any other comics program out there. 

Thanks! Please email me santoroschoolATgmail with any questions regarding the course. Applications are due by June 19 2014. The course begins July 1st.

The application is: 3 landscape drawings, 3 still life drawings, and 3 figure drawings. All done on blank 3 x 5 inch index cards. Draw in direct pen with no pencil underdrawing. Also send me any specific urls of comics work you have done. If you haven’t done comics before that is not a problem.

You will never meet someone as enthusiastic about comics as me. I’m a good coach. Check out what some of my former students have to say about the course:

http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/post/88273321337/jack-brougham-theevenkeelofyoursoftmoods-this

http://whitecomics.tumblr.com/post/22454590580/franksantoro-frank-santoro-correspondence

http://franksantoro.tumblr.com/post/38569714343

http://emotionaldistance.tumblr.com/post/50259885873/emotionaldistance-comicsworkbook-im-going-to

http://disciplinegeorgejurard.tumblr.com/post/49545266581/fantagraphics-comicsworkbook-im-going-to-be

Here’s me Brandon Graham and Robin McConnell yakking about Moebius and other shit

http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-and-brandon-graham/

and here are a couple other Inkstuds to check out

http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-3/

http://www.inkstuds.org/frank-santoro-4/

Thanks!

Apply, apply!

teenyrobots:

Finally, my favorite mythical characters in one place. I hope you’re ready for Symbolia’s next issue, it’s going to be hecka rad.

Our fiction issue is coming! Get your subscription today: iPad or PDF