Links to other folks who are awesome:
Phoebe Spanier: Mirror Sense is an illustrated novel set in 16th century France, following the efforts of Louis XIV to bring the art and technology of mirror creation to France. It’s an intriguing mix of watercolors and prose, and I like the way that Phoebe brings a modern painting sensibility to a historical theme.
Eric Mongeon: 4 by Poe is an illustrated collection of four Edgar Allan Poe stories which Eric has designed, typeset, and illustrated. He does all three things amazingly well. His handcrafted books are wonderful.
John Walsh: Is a fellow historical comics guy who also actually does research. His Go Home Paddy graphic novel is “the tale of one Irish immigrant’s aching struggle to succeed in a Bostonian society that fears and hates him while not forgetting his people’s wretched history.”
Onezumi Hartstein: “Oni is one of the most active supporters of the webcomics scene.” This is kind of an understatement, actually. She makes comics, writes advice, creates iPhone apps, and runs a convention. She does a lot more, but I’m trying to keep it brief.
Annie Stoll: Creates an eclectic and exciting mix of comics, graphic design, and illustration. She always seems to have something interesting going on.
Tales from the Middle Kingdom: A beautiful historical comic painted using traditional Chinese materials: brush and sumi ink on paper. Follow the link and you’ll see why Josh’s comics appeal to me.
David Marshall: Remember Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins? Chimney sweep, one-man band, sidewalk artist, dispenser of useful advice, President of the Bank of London? Dave is like that, except with art, web design, and comics.
Boston Comics Roundtable: “The Boston Comics Roundtable is a collective of comics artists and writers in the Boston area. We meet, we talk, we publish, and, most importantly, we encourage each in the pursuit of creating more and better comics.”