Friday, January 23, 2015

Read "Strands" in full!

I've posted all of "Strands", a 22-page comic originally drawn for Dog City #3.  You can read it and many other comics I've done by going to my comics page or by clicking here.

http://www.redinkradio.com/p/strands.html

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

50th Birthday Carousel Spectacular!

Hello Friends!  I will be performing at this very special Carousel event on December 6th honoring my friend Robert Sikoryak on the event of his 50th Birthday.  There will be much fun-making and dance floor gyrations.  Please join us if you are in NYC!


Friday, November 7, 2014

The Oven—Coming this April!

My book The Oven will be coming out from AdHouse Books this Spring! 


I'm really excited to be working with a great publisher like Chris Pitzer and to have my work debuting alongside amazing artists like Stuart Immonen and Ethan Rilly.

Check out the press release on Comics Reporter or the Adhouse website for more info!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MICE 2014

Hey Friends! I'm going to be at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) this weekend at table C119 with Jennifer Jordan, Carl Antonowicz and Jon Chad

 I'll also be appearing on a panel with Jon Chad, Jerel Dye, and Branden Lamb discussing science fiction in the indie comics scene (Sunday at 11:30)! 

If you're going to MICE please stop by! I'll have loads of copies of Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell and some other items of interest, including a MICE-exclusive table zine with short comics by myself, Jon and Carl.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FYI:


House of Women, Part I won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic!

It's taken me awhile to process this event (which is why this post is a week and a half after SPX) but of course I'm exceedingly glad.  Winning an Ignatz award is both a dream come true and a slight disappointment since upon coming home I found my life exactly as I had left it with its various challenges and problems unfazed by my new brick.

The brick now sits on my mantle.  At dinner after the show I had a bunch of my friends sign it, transforming it from an anonymous chunk of rock into a constant reminder of the supportive and wonderful community I have found in comics.


Moral the story:  Awards are nice but they aren't going to wash the dishes for you.

Cheers,
Sophie

Thursday, August 28, 2014

House of Women Now Available on Gumroad

Hey cartoonists and readers! Following my Ignatz nominations I decided to get my butt in gear and now "House of Women, Part I" is available as a digital download from Gumroad!

SPECIAL NOTE TO SPX ATTENDEES & EXHIBITORS:

If you are interested in reading "House of Women" I can give you a promotional code so you can download it FOR FREE. Just e-mail me at redinkradio (at) gmail.com.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Hooray hooray

I learned from twitter this morning (ah, modernity) that I got nominated for an Ignatz Award in the Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Minicomic categories!  Obviously I could not be more cheesed about this but I also wanted to congratulate my fellow nominees and to highlight some of the works I can personally recommend (which is everything on this list I have read):

Outstanding Artist
* Sam Bosma, Fantasy Basketball
I picked up this comic last year and was really blown away by sheer power of imagination and raw FUN going on inside.  A welcome spot of light in the minicomics scene which can sometimes lean towards the dark n' tragic.
* Kim Deitch, The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley
* Sophie Goldstein, Darwin Carmichael is Going To Hell; Edna II; House of Women
* Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1
* Jesse Reklaw, Couch Tag

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
* Amazing Facts and Beyond, Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch
* The End, Anders Nilsen
Nilsen's Dogs and Water has always been a touchstone for me.  Another great comic from a massively talented cartoonist.
* Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2, Leslie Stein
* Sock Monkey Treasury, Tony Millionaire
* QU33R, Various (Edited By Robert Kirby) 
My awesome bud Sasha Steinberg is in this!  A really great anthology.

Outstanding Graphic Novel
* The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley, Kim Deitch
* The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist
* Boxers and Saints, Gene Luen Yang
* This One Summer, Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
Probably my favorite thing that came out this year.  Utterly breathtaking.
* War of Streets and Houses, Sophie Yanow
A talented cartoonist who brings a welcome sense of space and poetry to her art.  Also the new fellow at CCS this year!  They certainly lucked out.

Outstanding
* "Brownout Biscuit," from Octopus Pie: Dead Forever, Meredith Gran
Octopus Pie has been my favorite webcomic since I started reading them and has always been a huge inspiration to me.  I'm happy to see it get the recognition it deserves.
* Destination X, John Martz
* The Grassy Knoll, Nick Drnaso
* "Jobs" from Life Zone, Simon Hanselmann
* "Mom" from Viewotron #2, Sam Sharpe

Promising New Talent
* Luke Howard, Trevor
I think the common joke about the Promising New Talent category is that it always includes cartoonists who have been laboring in comics for decades.  Contrary to that, Luke only started drawing four years ago and is already beating the pants off many of his peers.  What an asshole, right?  Go check out his website!
* Cathy G. Johnson, Jeremiah; Boy Genius; Until It Runs Clear
* Nick Offerman, Orange; Onions
* Keiler Roberts, Powdered Milk
* Daryl Seitchik, Missy

Outstanding Series
* The Black Feather Falls, Ellen Lindner
* Demon, Jason Shiga
* Powdered Milk, Keiler Roberts
* Sky in Stereo, Sacha Mardou
* Towerkind, Kat Verhoeven

Outstanding Comic
* Blammo #8, Noah Van Sciver
* Cosplayers, Dash Shaw
* It Will All Hurt #2, Farel Dalrymple
* Misliving Amended, Adam Buttrick
* Wicked Chicken Queen, Sam Alden
Two words: RAW TALENT.

Outstanding Minicomic
* The Grassy Knoll, Nick Drnaso
* House of Women, Sophie Goldstein
* Never Forgets, Yumi Sakugawa
* Test Tube #1, Carlos Gonzalez
* Up to the Top, Ian Sampson

Outstanding Online Comic
* Band for Life, Anya Davidson
* Big Dogs at Nite, Dane Martin
* Demon, Jason Shiga
* On Hiatus, Pete Toms
* Vattu, Evan Dahm
I've read Evan Dahm's collected edition of Rice Boy several times and I plan on buying the physical edition of Vattu at SPX.  Really great, imaginative and original science fiction.


As a final note, thanks are due to this year's judges: Darryl Ayo, Austin English, Melissa Mendes, Thien Pham and Whit Taylor.