Cartoonist vanquishes more than hate with Sikh Captain America

Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh says battling hate through Sikh Captain America shows the power of venturing outside of one's comfort zone.
May 17, 2018

Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”

To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.
May 15, 2017
(Photo by Alex Stonehill).

How to get the most out of Short Run 2016

Your guide to the 6th annual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival!
Oct 25, 2016

Indian artist Krish Raghav sees the world in comics form

Krish Raghav's comic books combine travelogue with historical, social and political context — before ending with a punchline.
Oct 30, 2015

Short Run Comix & Art Festival is October 31st

This Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, Short Run Comix & Arts Festival presents their fifth annual showcase of indie comix, zines, art books, small press lit, poetry, animation, and more.
Oct 7, 2015
Nyky Gomez, founder of Brown Recluse Zine Distro. (Photo by Atoosa Moinzadeh)

Brown Recluse Zine Distro spins a worldwide web for creatives of color

From a suitcase in Georgetown, Nyky Gomez is spreading zines by people of color around the world.
Feb 11, 2015
(Cartoon courtesy David Horsey / The L.A. Times)

The vanishing of Molly Norris

Years before the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris had to 'go ghost' after she found herself on an al-Qaeda hit list.
Feb 9, 2015
French Seattle Charlie Hebdo reaction

French Seattle reacts to Charlie Hebdo attacks

Seattle’s French community was shaken by the killings, which many say were a challenge to the core beliefs of their home country.
Jan 14, 2015
During his visit to Seattle, South African comics artist Jean de Wet (front, with local collaborator James Stanton) is painting a mural on the Cappy's Boxing Gym building in the Central District. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

Short Run comics fest a global draw for indie artists

Memoirs, social commentary and counter-culture movements have elevated comics beyond superheroes and three panel humor. And the movement is catching on around the world.
Nov 12, 2014

Marvel debuts first Muslim heroine to headline a comic series

G. Willow Wilson, Seattle author of the new Marvel Comics series released next month, explains how a typical Pakistani-American teen and her alter ego Ms. Marvel should be everyone’s all-American hero.  
Jan 2, 2014

Short Run Brings International Comics to Seattle

This month, the Short Run small press festival is celebrating its third year.
Nov 22, 2013
Zines picked up at the Race Riot! Tour stop on Capitol Hill last week. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Race Riot! zine tour touches down in Seattle

In Seattle and around the globe, people of color are carving out their own spaces in a traditionally white-dominated zine culture.
Oct 31, 2013

Travel comics: Making Tide

A couple witnesses tragedy while traveling in Vietnam in an excerpt from Eroyn Franklin’s new comic.
Jun 10, 2013

Five global graphic novels I got from the Seattle Public Library

I’m new to graphic novels and comics but I’ve been attacking the genre with a fury. What I really love about them is the unique visual storytelling capabilities. Comics that take place in another country provide a full and unique glimpse into a different world: you meet new people and experience the daily dramas of […]
May 8, 2012