Koyama Press artists Julie Delporte and Jesse Jacobs are heading to International Comics Festival Boomfest. Inaugurated in 2007, the festival takes place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and is a month-long celebration of comics and illustration. Exhibitions, film screenings, competitions, seminars, and a book fair highlight this international event.
Delporte released her critically acclaimed collection of diary comics Journal last year. Publishers Weekly praised the work stating, “At its very best moments, Journal becomes indistinguishable from poetry—and there are, as the reader will discover, many such moments.”
Jacobs’ By This Shall You Know Him was recently selected to be excerpted in the 2013 edition of Best American Comics edited by Jeff Smith, the cartoonist behind the comics classic Bone, and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Jacobs’ next release is set to debut in Spring 2014, Safari Honeymoon, tells the tale of a pair of newlyweds honeymoon in a truly exotic location as they delve deep into a mysterious forest and themselves.
Find out more about Boomfest here!