The Art Students League Of New York’s This Quarantine Life: A Covid-19 Era Comics Anthology
Published TODAY - November 13th
Release Event Set For November 19th At 6PM ET Via Facebook Live
Credit: "Adulthood: Interrupted" by Ebrahim Aldoseri
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The Art Students League’s This Quarantine Life: A Covid-19 Era Comics Anthology will be published TODAY November 13th.
The digital comics anthology, which will be released via iBooks, was edited by Art Students League instructors Steven Walker and Greg Follender. The graphic novel features stories by League artists and 76 artists-in-quarantine from around the world including New York, Australia, China, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and more. This book is a snapshot of a frenzied time in history, filtered through the lens of these artists and imbued with their insights, concerns, anxieties, and passions.
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The Art Students League of New York is the alma mater of numerous comic luminaries including Will Eisner, Gene Colan, and Ramona Fradon - pioneers in the medium of graphic storytelling and sequential art.
"The stories by the students of the comics medium are thoughtful and energetic,” ComicCon International’s Inkpot Award Award-winning artist and author of the introduction to the anthology Jamal Igle says. “They're taking the times we're currently living in and, as some of the best storytellers often do, present us with something heartfelt and deeply personal."
This Quarantine Life: A COVID-19 Era Comics Anthology will be available for free in digital format on iBooks on Friday, November 13th. The book will also be available to download via the League’s website and will later be published via Comixology.
To celebrate the launch, The Art Students League will host a live-streamed event via Facebook on Thursday, November 19th at 6pm ET. The event will be hosted by League artist Andrew Drilon and feature discussions with editor Steve Walker, Inkpot Award-winning artist Jamal Igle, and four contributing artists from all over the world, sharing their individual quarantine experiences and how they expressed it in the medium of comics.
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Credit: "Open Up Your Eyes" by Zuzana Matysova
The League was founded in 1875 by students breaking away from the National Academy of Design. That independent spirit remains at The League today, where students pursue their work unconstrained by dogma, politics or burdensome tuition. We educate students in the language and process of making art in an environment where anyone who wishes to pursue arts education can realize his or her full potential. The League fulfills this mission by offering affordable, high-quality education and instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and assemblage. Artists who have studied at the League include Georgia O'Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist and Ai-Weiwei, among others. www.theartstudentsleague.org
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November 13, 2020 10:23am ET by Shore Fire Media