July 21, 2014
By Request/Assembled Extra: Katie Skelly Launches Operation Margarine Follow-Up My Pretty Vampire
The cartoonist Katie Skelly
, whose Operation Margarine
launched successful for AdHouse Books this Spring at the MoCCA Festival and was the first book in that publisher's 2014 new-release youth movement, has announced
a new project for digital and potential eventual print publication.
My Pretty Vampire launched yesterday on Skelly's Tumblr
. It's digitally colored, and employs limited animation effects, both of which may be somewhat of a surprise for fans of a cartoonist best known in print for her stark black and white work. The on-line release of the material in part facilitates the use of both of those effects, Skelly says in introducing the new series.
A black and white print mini-comic version is set to debut at this year's Small Press Expo
No formal publishing home beyond Tumblr and that mini-comic was announced. Both of Skelly's previous books, this year's Operation Margarine
and 2012's Nurse Nurse
(with Sparkplug), enjoyed a life previous to collection as numbered series of black and white, self-published minis.
I'm interested in cartoonists turning around with new material so quickly after previous publication, although of course several cartoonists work on overlapping projects, particularly in serial form. I do believe that digital avenues facilitate a tighter turnaround between book projects, or at least our public perception of them -- this is another way they fulfill the role previously head in art comics by one-person alt-anthologies.
posted 8:15 am PST
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