You know I’m a huge fan of Jennie Wood and her work. Both her novel A Boy Like Me, and her comic Flutter take on serious issues of gender and identity that need to be addressed much more often. Now she and her publisher 215Ink are reaching out to the fans to include them in a very special art exhibit.
“215 Ink’s gender-bending graphic novel series Flutter is looking for fans to submit their own art for inclusion in the 2016 Flutter exhibit at Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The exhibit will run at Aviary from May 19-29, featuring original art by Jeff McComsey, Chris Goodwin – and select fans! Additionally, some will also be included in the upcoming vol.3 of the series.”
Interested fans can follow the guidelines below to submit.
Included in the exhibit with be the step by step processed used to go from Jennie’s script to Jeff McClelland’s lettering.
An opening night party will be held at Aviary on May 19, 2016, from 6 to 9pm. Details for more events during the Flutter exhibit will be announced soon, including a free making comics class for kids.
Fan Art Guidelines: Submissions for the Flutter exhibit must be postmarked by April 1, 2016.Submit art inspired by Flutter in any style that you want. Submissions can be in color or black and white, but must be 11×17. When creating your Flutter-inspired masterpiece, please keep in mind that Aviary is kid-friendly. Include your contact information with your submission as well as written permission for us to exhibit and publish your work. After the exhibit, a few submissions will be selected for publication in Flutter, Volume Three. All submissions should be mailed to: Jennie Wood, 14 Greenwich Street, Boston, MA, 02120. Any submission questions, please email Jennie directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info or just to check out all the other cool stuff going on follow the links to jenniewood.com and 215ink.com
About Flutter: Featured on Law & Order: SVU and in the New York Times, Flutter is one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013 and 2015, according to The Advocate. Bleeding Cool lists Flutter as one of the 15 best indie comics of 2014. Gail Simone calls Flutter, Vol. 1, “a truly thrilling graphic novel.”
About 215 Ink: 215 Ink is an independent book publisher based in Philadelphia, PA, dedicated to showcasing some of the most original creator-owned titles from some of the best up and coming creators. Formed in 2010 with a single title, Massive Awesome, the company now publishes nearly thirty titles both in print and digitally.