This one doofy face from an unnamed background character lost in a tiny sea of people and rocking a George Banks mustache is the singularly greatest achievement of my cartooning career. Possibly of my life.
He will be the Waldo of all my crowd shots from this day forward, no matter how disparate the setting or subject. Happy hunting.
-Dog City issue #3, featuring Amelia’s comic Fortes Fortuna is available to purchase right now-
Fortes Fortuna, by Amelia Onorato, is a classic fairytale with a devilish new twist!
When the cocky prince of a fantasy kingdom is told that he must find a bride, and produce an heir, a grand search begins for the perfect royal wife. As you might suspect, things don’t exactly go smoothly.
We love the way Amelia’s comics play on established tropes and myths in order to tell new stories. And damn if she can’t draw! We’re all so excited about her inclusion in Dog City issue #3.
Amelia is a 2012 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, and she’s been self-publishing mini comics ever since!
If you’re interested in checking out more of Amelia’s work, here’s what we recommend:
- Not only does Amelia publish great mini-comics, but she also posts those comics online for your reading pleasure. Firstly, you should check out her newest project, Burn the Bridges of Arta. Set in a slightly askew world, where architecture is held in strangely high esteem, this comic focusses on a young girl who is trying to find out what happened to her missing sister.
You can find out more about Amelia’s work, on her website.
-Dog City issue #3, including Amelia’s comic Fortes Fortuna, is available to purchase now-
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All the Dog City issues are beautifully packaged collections of mini comics by super talented cartoonists. These guys put a lot of work into curating and producing these collections, so treat yourself to a great box o’comics!! Preferably Issue 3, since that’s the one that I’m in, haha!
At 9am I got an email from Best Value letting me know my order had shipped, at 3pm (?!?!!!) the UPS guy dropped off my copies, and now at 7pm I have 25 little monster minis to sell at MICE in a week and a half!
31 Monsters, 32 pages, black and white, $5. A lot of these originals are still for sale, too. And I think I’m gonna do another round of monsters for Inktober 2014!
In addition to having the new chapter of Burn the Bridges of Arta, I also have TONS of old comics I wanna trade with you about pirates and the history of religion and streampunk horses! I’m easy to find, just look for the lady dressed in teal and sandwiched between Ignatz-nominee Luke Howard and Eisner-nominee Melanie Gillman over at table L5. Such talent! Much wow!
Hey Internet! It’s the last day of SPX 2014 and EVERYTHING. MUST. GO! Come visit Melanie Gillman and I at table L5 and treat yourself to horror anthologies, journal comics, Eisner-nominated web comics about queer teens on hiking trips, master’s-degree-worthy selkie trilogies, bingo-centric black comedies written using fancy boardgames, and a story about human sacrifice and architecture in a faux-1920s era NYC!!! We have something for EVERYONE.
Starting to get stuff from the printer! Hilariously, I think THEY think I’m a RISD student (hence the RISD envelope they handed these covers over in). Either way, Rockall Part 1 is BACK IN STOCK! That’s the takeaway here, haha.
Time to start face trimming while marathoning Ink Master in the background thanks to Netflix! Life is grand.
Do you like fairy tales and incompetent kings with 90s hair? WELL! I’ve got a short story all about those things in the upcoming Issue 3 of Dog City Press, debuting at SPX in a week! And there are a ton of other talented people included in this edition of the ongoing anthology project, which is all lovingly screenprinted and assembled by hand by my friends Luke, Simon, and Juan. Each issue is only released once—no reprints!—so make sure you nab a copy while you can!!!
Marketing! I do what I must!
Going to SPX next weekend?! You should come check out mine and my super good friend (and Eisner Nominee!) Melanie No-Longer-Looks-Like-That Gillman's table, L5! It will be full of comics about human sacrifice and architecture, and Melanie's magnum opus As the Crow Flies, as well as laughter and puns and other comics and fierce outfits. We're pretty cool, 30 Helens agree.
I made you guys this handy map of where to find us while wearing my carpal tunnel brace and using only a mouse, and it’s completely legible, I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s allegorical. We may only have half a table, but it won’t SEEM that way. Melanie and I are actual giants. All items shown drawn to scale.
That sweet earnest little face. That anime-hair silhouette I’ll never be able to escape.