Thrilled to see my art on the cover of RESIST! The New Yorker’s art editor Françoise Mouly and her daughter, writer Nadja Spiegelman, have guest edited this protest newspaper. I first met Francoise and Nadja when my art June Brides, celebrating gay marriage was chosen from Blown Covers to be on the cover of the New Yorker.
55,000 copies of RESIST! will be officially released on January 20th. They are co-ordinating a national distribution network to distribute them in Washington, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Des Moines, and Texas -- as well as shipping boxes of 50 copies to supporters throughout the country.
Resist! is published as a special issue of Gabe Fowler’s quarterly comic Smoke Signal, and is a series of illustrations and comics by artists created in response to Trump’s election.
It's so exciting that the paper has been receiving lots of interest from the press - Francoise just recorded with BBC world service (listenership of 2 million!) today.
I created the art while listening to my daughter Sonya Kitchell's song Funeral, written in response to the election - imagining what women of all colors and ages might look like at the March on Washington. Determined. Angry yet hopeful. Brave. Strong. United. Now there are marches all over the country and I will be marching in Boston. This art was originally going to be part of an online image campaign that I was working on in collaboration with my Art For Obama team of designer Laura Radwell and marketing whiz Mitch Anthony. We spoke a few days after the election, Laura was in Berlin, I was in Granada and Mitch in Western MA. We wanted our 'poster' campaign to begin with the women's march and have lots art by different artists each poster going to a central website with info, links and articles to inform people on that particular cause. We found ourselves too busy to actually pull off this idea - so when Francoise asked to use the art on the cover of RESIST! i was happy it found the perfect home. I'd sent it to her as a New Yorker cover submission.
Go to http://resistsubmission.com to order a copy or help distribute.