Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Shirley Jackson Project: Reading & Signing at Floating World Comics

Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon, will be hosting a book release/reading/signing, featuring several contributors to The SJP, on Saturday April 8 at 6 PM.  The Pacific Northwest contingent of SJP's creative roster will be on hand: Asher & Lillie Craw, Annie Murphy and Josh Simmons.

From the announcement on Floating World's website: 

“This book is the fruition of my lifelong obsession with Jackson’s work,” says editor Robert Kirby, winner of the 2014 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection for his anthology, QU33R. “I’m so happy to have had the opportunity of teaming with Dan Mazur again, an open and sensitive publisher.”
WHO: Asher Craw, Lillie Craw, Annie Murphy, Josh Simmons
WHAT: The Shirley Jackson Project reading and signing
WHEN: April 8, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fundraiser: all Ninth Art Press online sales to Southern Poverty Law Center.

Through the end of 2016, all proceeds from sales of Ninth Art Press books made from this website will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, to help in their mission of monitoring and combating hate groups.

So stock up on some fine comics and support a never-been-more-important cause!

I'll post the amount of the donation early in 2017.

For more information on SPLC, please see their site:

(100% of the sale price of each book - excluding shipping fees -- will go to SPLC. One exception: proceeds from sales of Muqtatafat .  These are already being donated to help Samandal, the Lebanese comics journal, besieged by government lawsuits.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Daryl Seitchik's SubCultures story in Best American Comics 2016

Congratulations to Daryl Seitchik, for having her story "Color War" (aka "Flag Day") from Ninth Art's SubCultures anthology, chosen as a "Notable Comic" in this year's "Best American Comics!"  See the full contents and list of Notables here: 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Shirley Jackson Project

128 pages
Black and white
$16.95 + shipping

Sample pages:

Robert Triptow, "The Haunting of Fernwood Drive"

Rob Kirby, "Cabinet of Blood"

Jen Camper, "The Guest Bathroom"

Maggie Umber, "The Tooth"

Jon Macy, "Words of Fire"

W. Woods, "Merricat"

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Shirley Jackson Project: Preview

Here's another peek at  Ninth Art's upcoming The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by Her Life and Work.  This feature, a little primer on some of Jackson's recurring archetypes, written by the book's editor, Rob Kirby, and drawn by cover artist Michael Fahy.  More soon... and in September, the book itself!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shirley Jackson Project Preview: Asher and Lillie Craw

Here's a peek at one of the stories featured in Ninth Art's upcoming The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by Her Life and Work.  This one by Asher and Lillie Craw.  More soon... and in September, the book itself!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Shirley Jackson Project: Cover Art

Fantastic cover art by Michael Fahy for the upcoming anthology, "The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Work and Life."  I'm very excited about this book (the brainchild of editor Robert Kirby): if you haven't read a lot of Jackson's stories and novels, get to it: you'll want to be up to speed when the book comes out this fall....!!

Contributors to the book:  
Colleen FrakesRobert TriptowJennifer CamperEric OrnerJosh Simmons,Annie MurphyPinc RoqDan MazurGabrielle GamboaIvan Velez Jr.,Hannah Blumenreich, Maggie Umber, Asher & Lillie Craw, Jon Macy, W. Woods, Rob Kirby. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coming Soon - The Shirley Jackson Project

The next anthology from Ninth Art Press will be this tribute to the great Shirley Jackson, edited by Rob "What's Your Sign Girl" Kirby.