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Windy Corner Magazine #1

Windy Corner Magazine #1

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Windy Corner Magazine is a new ongoing series filled with comics and writings about comics. Edited by cartoonist Austin English, each issue will feature serialized episodes of English’s “Life of Francis” and “My Earliest Memory” stories. The first issue also showcases an in depth interview with cartoonist Andrice Arp, paintings by Paula Salemme, an essay on art school by Steve Lafler, and a stunning 10 page comic about Saul Steinberg from “Lumakick” artist Richard Hahn.

Windy Corner Magazine will be an ongoing outlet for cartoonists to write about (and draw about) the art of cartooning. Interviews in every issue will employ artists interviewing artists about the nuts and bolts (technical and mental) of drawing. Commissioned comic strips by one artist about a stylistically similar master will also be a regular feature.

“His art is primitive in the tradition of John Porcellino, but also has the strong visual flair of a Souther Salazar.” -- Rob Clough, Sequart

“Like many of my professional peers, my first memory of Austin English upon his appearance on the comics scene several years ago is how impossibly young he seemed to be. My impression of English, today still in his early 20s, since that time is of a thoughtful artist pushing at the boundaries of what modern comics will accept in terms of an artistic approach, as well as the rare cartoonist that pursues writing critically about comics as a way to deepen and further his understanding of the art form.” -- from The Comics Reporter interview with Austin

“At first glance, the debut issue of Windy Corner Magazine may look like something your kid made one afternoon in art class. And that’s okay, because subverting your expectations only will open your mind to be accepting of all of this indie effort’s innumerable charms.
The brainchild of editor Austin English, Windy Corner is anchored by much of his Crayola-penned comics — slice-of-life pieces about a girl named Francis, dealing with a shaky home life because of lean times and the discovery of her father’s adultery.” -- Rod Lott, Bookgasm

80 page full color paperback
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