Thursday, January 10, 2013

Accentuate the Positive


Back to work now that the holidays are over. I am thankful for a great 2012 creatively with so many lifetime goals met and projects completed. Tom Spurgeon at the Comics Reporter wrote a nice piece about my debut as a publisher of Yam Books being a positive comics thing to happen in 2012. Really honored to be included! Here's the link:

50 Comics Positives In 2012: Rina Ayuyang, Publisher
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/50_comics_positives_in_2012_rina_ayuyang_publisher/


I've just posted the catalog of upcoming 2013 releases at the Yam Books website. I'm very excited to be working with Sacha Mardou, Renee French, and Onsmith -- three artists whose work through the years has exhilarated and inspired me as an artist and as a comics fan. There will be more information to come as each book is released through the year.

And yes, I'm still going to be drawing comics this year. I hope! I mean, I plan! My book about all things corny and dancing, Blame it on the Boogie will debut this Spring. See, I have an actual deadline! So stay tuned!

In the meantime, I was in the Post It Show exhibited at Giant Robot in LA, curated by the talented duo Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd. I contributed 3 post-its drawings that I call my Cyd Charisse series because they depicted three of my favorite dance numbers of hers (not including solos). They are still available for sale at the Giant Robot website and shown below for your enjoyment!

Girl Hunt Ballet


The Broadway Melody

Dancing in the Dark


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