It’s another week of our favorite stuff on the internet!
Comics heroes Iron Circus have a new anthology in the works, with submissions opening on February 1! It’s called You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife and looks like a ton of morbid fun.
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts also has an interesting and unusual opportunity for cartoonists: a call for submissions to their Special Exhibit, Origin Stories: Comics and Identity. It’s a juried show, with POME fave Ben Passmore exhibiting as the featured artist. Submissions are due February 3, and their typical application fee has been waived!
Charlie Jane Anders has some really good, counterintuitive writing advice: play to your weaknesses, not your strengths.
Jennifer Hom, Experience Design Manager of Product Illustration at Airbnb, put out a case study on creating illustration guidelines for a more inclusive visual identity, which is, of course, beautifully illustrated! She’s also a self-described anime nerd, which we can always get behind.
After a white lady prominent in the online knitting community posted a racist and reductive blog post about traveling to India, a huge conversation sparked and POC online strongly confronted the white privilege of many of those in the knitting community. Here’s just one knitter’s take, but there’s so many more and they are all so powerful. We’re really happy to see these marginalized voices being recognized in what many (white women) assumes was a welcoming and inclusive community.
This additional response by a knitting blogger named Atia is also excellent, and includes a ton of POC creators to follow.