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 Do your favorite art forms get downgraded to ''craft''?  From sewing to horror flicks, many of our beloved pursuits are condemned by the masses as passe or campy.  Comics are no exception to this rule of kitsch; often mixed with romance novels and Ring Pops in the grocery store checkout lane--a catchall for our culture's most ''tacky'' items--only the daring pore over their contents in the public eye. An exhibit in Columbus, Ohio titled ''This Is ... Read More
Miriam Libicki is a United States-born Jewish comics artist who packed up and moved to Israel to join the IDF, despite being rather ill-suited to the soldiering life. She has since relocated to Canada and created an autobiographical comic book, jobnik! about her experiences, as well as created several drawn essays in which she takes a critical look at comics, art, Israel, sex and sexuality, and of course, being Jewish. I met Libicki at New York's MoCCA ... Read More
Maggie Heinze is a fairy-princess from Queens, NYC. She documents her excursions into sherbet-colored dimensions with sweeping line-work, obsessive stippling and liberal use of bubbles. She is currently lending her talents to help build and decorate a gypsy caravan made of found, industrial parts. A project headed located in the wilderness of Long Island and headed up by internationally recognized master printer, Dan Welden . Like any proper Irish ... Read More

NYC Zine Fest This Weekend!

BY Susan in Artsy |

If you love reading and making zines as much as I do, then stop by the NYC Zine Fest this weekend at the Brooklyn Lyceum. I will be having a table on both days selling my zines (for a dollar!) and some specialty items for 5 bucks and up. You can also buys some Free Danger zines online too as well as at Cinders , Printed Matter and Dessert Island . It will be totally worth your while to stop by especially since there is free admission! Read more about what's ... Read More

Showbiz Baby!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

 On Thursday night, our fave N.Y.C. nightlife impresario Murray Hill will be recording his comedy album down the street from BUST HQ at Comix, and you better believe I'll be there! Here's the deets below from the man himself - use the VIP code to snag some discount tix!: MURRAY HILL - COMEDY ALBUM TAPING! THURSDAY, JUNE 25 at 7:30 and 9:30pm at COMIX, 353 West 14th St. NYC ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. NEW SHTICK! NEW SONGS! NEW ... Read More

Women Looking At Women

BY Web Intern in Artsy |

All too often, depictions of women are from a male viewpoint, based on desire for the female form and frequently showing women as passive and available for pleasure.That's what makes this art exhibit so refreshing. The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women is a collection of female artists portraying the female form. The exhibit will display multiple media like painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography.The collection will feature several female ... Read More
Performance/video artist Patty Chang, who once recreated a Bruce Lee fight scene and portrayed a Chinese contortionist, has a new exhibition in New York. The main video of her exhibit is ''The Product Love,'' which tells the story of the real-life meeting of Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong and German critic Walter Benjamin. The two met when Benjamin was interviewing Wong, who had escaped to Germany to avoid the racist typecasting of American film. Chang's ... Read More

The kids are alright

BY Laurie in Artsy |

Our friend and photographer Martynka is having a show of her brutal and beautiful kids photographs, tomorrow night in NYC. Come down and say ... Read More

YOUNITY Wants You!

BY Web Intern in Artsy |

Are you a cool chick making cool art? If so, you should know about YOUNITY. Founded in 2007 by New York City artists Alice Mizrachi and Toofly, the organization's mission is to provide a forum for women artists to share their ideas and showcase their work. According to YOUNITY: 'The confines of galleries were too rigid and staid; the 'white cube' did not lend much room for personal expression and individual style. [We] wanted to create a place wherein females ... Read More
Artist Neil Freeman took subway maps from major cities around the world and posted them online, all to the same scale, without any station names, line differentiation or colors. It's interesting to see how different cities' transportation systems look in relation to each other. Some are really dense, some are sprawling, some take on odd shapes. The site above compares Moscow to a daddy-long-legs, though i think it kind of looks like a neuron without the ... Read More