Taking Flight

July 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

flight6_jellyfish_425In the earlier days of the 21st century, a group of comic artists met through the Internet with a simple plan: 1) Draw comics 2) See what happens.  Scott McCloud delivers this story through his afterword to the first issue of the glorious anthology, Flight.   CBR: Comic Book Resources gathered a more detailed explanation from the Flight series editor and contributor Kazu Kibuishi:

“‘Flight’ began as a tiny little project that Catia Chien suggested just a little while after the Alternative Press Expo last year.  We had such a great time at the convention that we felt we should put together a book full of short stories to sell at our table the next year. I thought it was a great idea, and I had been planning for a few years to do some sort of comics magazine or anthology that I wanted to call ‘Flight Patterns’ full of Moebius and Miyazaki-influenced material. The two ideas sort of converged, I shortened the title to ‘Flight,’ asked a few friends to contribute, and began putting together some material.”  (excerpt of article by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer for CBR)

Since that time, a total of five editions of Flight have been published.

Kazu Kibuishi and friends have a new volume of Flight (edition #6), ready for release on July 21st.   Comic artists include JP Ahonen, Graham Annable, Bannister, Phil Craven, Mike Dutton, Michel Gagné, Cory Godbey, Rodolphe Guenoden, Steve Hamaker, Kazu Kibuishi, Andrea Offermann, Richard Pose, Justin Ridge, Rad Sechrist, Kean Soo.    Check it out!  Available online and in stores where good (comic) books are sold.

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