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Congrats to Ryan Estrada’s Aki Alliance! Happy 4th! [Jul. 4th, 2011|12:15 pm]

dianamcqueen
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Happy 4th to all our American readers!
Hope you’re having nice weather on this long weekend! (Much needed, I tell you!)

I just got word from a Girlamatic veteran, Ryan Estrada, that he has FINISHED Aki Alliance!

Not only THAT, but it’s available here!
Aki Alliance was a Girlamatic series a few years back. Ryan took some time off from updating online and really hit it home!

Make sure to download his Aki E-book for free!
And see his other amazing work at his site.

Congrats, Ryan, nice work! Much success to you with this and your other projects and thanks for being apart of Girlamatic!

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Updates!? [Aug. 6th, 2010|11:47 am]

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I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful talent at Girlamatic!
There isn’t a whole lot other than our wonderfully talented creators to talk about these days, and they’re doing a very good job of that!
They’re attending conventions, getting books printed and overall being amazing.
They deserve your support and love, and thank you so much for your readership.
Please continue to support this amazing creative people on their journey.

Thanks so much,

Diana McQueen
Editor in Chief

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Fond Farwell to an artist and friend! [Mar. 10th, 2010|10:57 am]

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Lynn Lau has been with Girlamatic since the beginning.
She created Jupiter, a quirky circus family comic, sh done double duty at graphicsmash.com! She’s a multi-talented artist. And she’s on her way to awesome things!

We will miss you Lynn, and we will try to keep up with your new exploits and share in your many successes we know there are to come!

Follow Lynn at @lynnlau, or visit her website Tentative.net/ for updates, also check out her other comic on Graphicsmash.com : Bitters Past.

Thanks for all your hard creative work, Lynn! Best wishes!

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Spring where are you? [Feb. 26th, 2010|01:36 pm]

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So, today is an interesting day!

Woke up to an interesting stir in Utah over women’s rights…or lack thereof.

It’s not all bad today though! Twitter held some awesome-sauce when Vera Brosgol of now over Return to Sender webcomic and other awesome internet illustration fame, found that one of her girl-friendly illios had found it’s mutilated way on to hottopic.com. It turns out that hottopic has claimed that the infringing shirt will be down by today, according to Vera’s twitter feed, and they seem to have complied already!

The thing about it was that not only did they steal her art work, but the “designer” made one of the girls into a guy. Way to go, you are twice the loser, rip-off-person. The band the shirt was for seems to also have taken it off their site.

In the fastest condemning of stealing original art I’ve ever seen Girlamatic creator of Shrub Monkeys, KT Shy, added a funny anecdote to the fray on her twitpic. I highly recommend clicking for the chuckles.

I’m personally waiting for Spring seriously now. Wher I am we’re having our first ray of sunshine in days. It’s lifting my spirits in this awful economy, awfully long winter (which is part of climate change…), and awful news cycle. It seems every time you try to find out what’s going on in the world it seems like more and more insanity is being accepted as reality. Common Sense, where have you gone?

February is drawing to a close, and that marks the month of no podcast. Lynn Lau had the month off, but no fear she’ll be back with out popular GAMcast very soon! Be sure to follow Lynn or @girlamatic on twitter to find out when we’re live and when to send in your questions.

We’re still recovering from the hacking that we received earlier this month. We hope most of you have been able to access the site and your favorite comics!

We’re still on the look out for some inspired intrepid bloggers to add to our girlamatic roster! If you’re passionate about comics, women’s rights, art, or really anything we think is cool send us a pitch at gam.editor@gmail.com!

Hope you have a fine rest of the winter!
More soon!

Diana McQueen

Editor-in-Chief
Girlamatic Magazine

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Podcast #6: What Keeps You Going? [Jan. 26th, 2010|07:10 pm]

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Episode #6 of the Girlamatic podcast is here, in its new roundtable format! Featuring Laura Wilson of Five Star, Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and special guest Zack Giallongo, we talk about artist and writer motivation: the things that make you go, “Yeah, let’s create!” Individual influences, work ethics, conventions, and, hey, money. What gets you going?

For more information on the new podcast format, see here. If you’d like to suggest a topic or a guest for upcoming podcast episodes, email or tweet us the info!

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Podcast #6 coming up tonight [Jan. 26th, 2010|05:59 pm]

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Hi guys! Due to some technical difficulties (thanks for letting us know!), we’ve taken down podcast #6 to be repaired by our behind-the-scenes elves. The full, good-as-new version should appear tonight, so look out for it!

Danke!

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Podcast #6: What Keeps You Going? [Jan. 26th, 2010|02:59 pm]

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Episode #6 of the Girlamatic podcast is here, in its new roundtable format! Featuring Laura Wilson of Five Star, Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and special guest Zack Giallongo, we talk about artist and writer motivation: the things that make you go, “Yeah, let’s create!” Individual influences, work ethics, conventions, and, hey, money. What gets you going?

For more information on the new podcast format, see here. If you’d like to suggest a topic or a guest for upcoming podcast episodes, email or tweet us the info!

Originally published at Girlamatic. Please leave any comments there.

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(no subject) [Jan. 18th, 2010|04:36 pm]

maelie

Hello everybody!

With a new year comes new changes (to paraphrase Spiderman, and by "paraphrase" I mean "butcher the line with no resemblance to the original whatsoever"). And with that, we can reveal that the GAM podcast is taking on a super new format!

  • Roundtable!
    Group talks like the Halloween (October 09) episode were so much fun, enabling everyone to chat with each other, that we're going to make the podcast more of a roundtable. A bunch of cartoonists getting together to shoot the breeze and spin on particular themes/topics -- what could be better?
  • Featured guests!
    Something else I'm excited about is that I'm aiming to have at least one special guest as part of each episode. And guess what? For the first GAM podcast of the year, our guest is going to be super comic artist Zack Giallongo!

You may recall Zack from such works as, oh, Novasett Island, Grune, Life Meter, the Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat, the upcoming Broxo, not to mention various artist sketch cards for Topps. I mean, dude.

Also in this podcast episode are Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, Tasha Lowe-Newsome of Raggedyman, and Laura Wilson of Five Star. Sweet!

If you have a question you'd like to ask Zack, Ira, Tasha, or Laura (especially pertaining to cartoonist motivation and Getting Things Done, as that’s our topic this month), please let me know by this Wed, Jan 20! You can either e-mail lynn@tentative.net or tweet me at http://twitter.com/lynnlau. Thanks!

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Delayed Gratification! Podcast #5: Svetlana Chmakova [Dec. 22nd, 2009|10:02 am]

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The December edition of the Girlamatic podcast is here at last, featuring the extremely talented Svetlana Chmakova! Find out how she first got into comics, the appeal that manga has for her, and her upcoming return to GAM. Go listen now!

Many, many apologies for the delay of this episode. We had encountered technical difficulties like you wouldn’t believe, and Svet’s an utter sweetheart to bear with it all. To make up for this, dear listeners, stay tuned for outtakes and goofiness at the veeeeeeeeery end of the podcast.

People, if you only knew what goes on behind the scenes over here.

Thanks again to Deb Aoki for mentioning Svet’s return to Girlamatic, and don’t forget to check out this spotlight interview of Svet!

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Delayed Gratification! Podcast #5! [Dec. 22nd, 2009|10:02 am]

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Our December Podcast is here!

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