Sporadic Sequential
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I Hope There's a Chapter on Cufflinks

Heidi MacDonald has details on the upcoming Friends of Lulu anthology, The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff. It's $15 for 176 pages, so it's a good deal right off the bat, plus the samples Heidi linked to look really interesting. I especially like the preview pages from Hellen Jo and Lark Pien, but a big part of the appeal with books like this is discovering new creators to keep an eye out for (I still remember seeing early work from R. Kikuo Johnson in the 2003 SPX Anthology and knowing he was a talent to watch), so I'm looking forward to finding plenty of other creators to follow. Plus, with the SPX Anthology on indefinite hiatus, there hasn't really been an collection showcasing new talent that I've been anticipating, so The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff satisfies that anthology jones I get every now and again

Even better, if you pre-order the book directly from FoL, you get (1) free shipping and (2) a gift set of postcards illustrated by several of the book's contributors! (And you're supporting female creators telling stories with characters they actually own, which is probably more productive in the long run than complaining about the shitty things Marvel is doing to its corporate-owned female characters.)

Make sure to check out Heidi's earlier post on The Girls' Guide to Guys' Stuff for the comment thread where several of the book's contributors show up, and there's also a MySpace page with additional preview pages from the anthology.