|2018 DEBUT||Dirty Diamonds #9: Being|
|Book Author(s)||Kelly Phillips, Claire Folkman, various contributors|
|Book List Price||$22|
Dirty Diamonds is an award-winning all-girl comic anthology that features the semi-autobiographical work of female comic creators from around the world. Each of our books focus on a central theme, and for our ninth installment we’ve gathered comics from over 65 creators and artists from 11 different countries about BEING!
What’s this book all about?
This is a book about being true to yourself. This is a book about finding out what motivates and drives you in the face of challenges and others’ expectations. This is a book about carving out a space in this world where you feel like your most true and authentic self.
We feature comics about making mistakes, feeling like a mistake, and learning to grow because of them. Stories delve into family and multi-cultural identities, and making sure to honor those histories while also understanding your place among them. There are experiences with cancer, surgery, and concussions that made creators feel as though they no longer recognized themselves, and how they’ve started on the path to recovery.
This is a book about strength, resolve, failure, and struggle. These are comics that show the importance of taking time for yourself, forgiving yourself, and believing in what you’re able to do.
This book is inspiration. This book shows journeys. This book is about how being your best isn’t as important as letting yourself be exactly what you need to be right now.
Let’s find our truth.
Comic previews available at: www.dirtydiamonds.net/books
This book was recently successfully funded through Kickstarter, where you can learn more about the contributors to the book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-9-being-an-all-girl-comic-anthology
The complete Dirty Diamonds collection will be available at the show, including Dirty Diamonds #8: Sex, Dirty Diamonds #7: Imagination, Dirty Diamonds #6: Beauty, Dirty Diamonds #5: Comics, and the Dirty Diamonds Omnibus (#1-4)
Each issue of Dirty Diamonds has been proudly archived in the permanent comics collection of the Library of Congress.
224 pages – 65 contributors – perfect bound – full color cover / b & w interior – 8.5″ x 11″ – 16+ suggested
Cover art by Weshoyot Alvitre.