Spring has arrived and brought FIVE new comics with it! Catch up below on our newest additions.
Wrong Hands by John Atkinson
Wrong Hands is a single-panel cartoon covering everything from anthropology, bananas and calculus to xenophobia, yams and zeppelins…with a healthy dose of word play thrown in.
Wrong Hands creator John Atkinson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has been working as a freelance graphic designer for…ever. Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, he hopes to one day time travel to do it all over again – except this time bring more sandwiches.
The Norm 4.0 by Michael Jantze
The Norm 4.0 comic is about "the boy who DID grow up." Even though there are now four of them, Norm is still trying to figure it all out before his two kids grow up and he and his wife, Reine (French for queen), grow too old. Married with kids, dogs, parents, friends and work? Yep, that’s now the norm.
The Norm 4.0 creator Michael Jantze is an animation director and cartoonist, best known as the author of the syndicated newspaper comic strip The Norm. Jantze studied film in Los Angeles, then worked as a newspaper graphics editor and a visual effects art director at ILM, while writing comic strips. He taught animation and sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2009 to 2013. For the last 10 years, Jantze has been writing and directing short-form animation for new media projects, first for Jantze Studios and now for Cengage Learning, Inc.
Born in Middletown, New York, Jantze grew up in Normal, Illinois, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Up and Out by Jeremy Kaye
Up and Out is a gag strip about the world we live in, and let's face it: It's a really, really weird place. Sometimes surreal, always fantastic, this is a one-of-a-kind strip we're dealing with here.
Up and Out creator Jeremy Kaye is a BFA graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2010). Feeling the need to break free from a string of mind-numbing day jobs, Kaye began Up and Out in 2013. His work has since appeared on BuzzFeed, in Maxim magazine and on the Reddit front page. He gets his kicks collaborating with friends on fanzines.
Rebecca Hendin Editorial Cartoons by Rebecca Hendin
Rebecca Hendin's illustration takes a look at current events with a combination of existential anxiety and sheer amazement at the inexplicable beauty of existence, with a cherry of deadpan jibe on top. Her viewpoint reflects her transatlantic residence between the U.K. and the United States, giving her a unique perspective on situations from both sides of the Atlantic.
Rebecca Hendin is a freelance illustrator, painter, doodler, designer and animator, whose illustrations have been seen promoting Edinburgh Fringe at the Underbelly, MTV Presents and many current bands; her work has been featured in publications including the Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Grazia, The Alarmist and Prowl Magazine; she's even had designs on New Era Caps. She has created artwork for Foyles Bookshop, Dance Umbrella, VICE, Passing Clouds, TakeOff Studios, AU Magazine, Island Records, WPP, Estee Lauder, STRIKE! Magazine, Nottingham LeftLion, Whitley Arts Festival, Sow's Ear Publishing, Eurostar, Teenage Cancer Trust and more.
Rebecca received her MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins (London 2014), and a BA Hons (First Class) from Central Saint Martins (2010). She previously studied at California College of the Arts (San Francisco). Her work has received a bronze medal for advertising from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators in 2015, and she was shortlisted by the Association of Illustrators for the 2013 and 2014 AOI Awards. Rebecca’s art was awarded and featured in the 2013 and 2014 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annuals. She was a finalist for the Serco Prize for illustration, for which her animation “Our Town” was exhibited in the “London Stories: The Serco Prize for Illustration” exhibition at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden in spring 2014.
Rebecca’s iconic and monumental (29 x 8.5 meters) illustration towered over London’s Charing Cross Road as a building wrap covering the old Central Saint Martins building while it was under renovation to become the new Foyles Bookshop.
La Cucaracha in Spanish by Lalo Alcaraz
Lalo Alcaraz’s La Cucaracha is now available on GoComics in Spanish!
La Cucaracha is a unique strip that provides a view of the world through the sharp, satiric lens of its young Latino characters and the fertile mind of acclaimed creator Lalo Alcaraz. Growing up on the U.S./Mexico border gave Lalo a dual outlook on life. He’s not "Mexican" enough for his relatives in Mexico and not "American" enough for some in the U.S.A. It’s this double-edged Spanglish attitude that fuels this jalapeño-biting satirical observations in his daily comic strip, La Cucaracha.
Lalo Alcaraz is an award-winning visual and media artist and writer based in Los Angeles who has been chronicling the ascendancy of Latinos in the United States for the last two decades. He is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip La Cucaracha, which appears in the L.A. Times and other papers nationwide. Lalo is currently a writer at Fox Television's upcoming animated program, "Bordertown," which debuts fall 2015. A prolific political cartoonist, Lalo is winner of five Southern California Press Awards for best editorial cartoon, and he produced editorial cartoons for The LA Weekly from 1992 to 2010. He now creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Universal Uclick and the Huffington Post. He drew the Sonia Sotomayor themed "Lil' Judge Lopez" cartoon, which has appeared on "60 Minutes," CBS News and Univision. Lalo's books include the new "A Most Imperfect Union" U.S. history book with Ilan Stavans, (2014 Perseus Books), "Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 15th Anniversary Edition" (2012 by Basic Books), "Migra Mouse: Political Cartoons On Immigration (2005) and "La Cucaracha" (2004). He is also the "Jefe in Chief" of the satirical website Pocho.com and the co-host of KPFK Radio's satirical talk show, "The Pocho Hour of Power," heard Fridays at 4 p.m. in L.A. on 90.7 FM. Lalo recently taught illustration at Otis College of Fine Art & Design in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of San Diego State University (BA in Art) and UC Berkeley (Master's in Architecture).