Liz Suburbia

Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia Wins 2016 Alex Award

Sacred Heart by OOSA artist Liz Suburbia was just announced as a winner of a 2016 Alex Award by the American Library Association! Way to go Liz! 

Buy your copy of Sacred Heart here:
http://www.fantagraphics.com/sacredheart/ 

About the Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.

The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends.

 

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Fantagraphics to Publish Liz Suburbia's SACRED HEART

SacredHeartCoverSo the big news was released at this year's San Diego Comic Con that indie powerhouse publisher Fantagraphics will be publishing Liz's online comic SACRED HEART in its entirety as a 300+ page book. SACRED HEART will join the ranks of other publications such as Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree, Los Bros. Hernandez's Love and Rockets, Charles Shulz's Peanuts and a slew of other quality and award winning books. And even though you can read the first part of SACRED HEART online, Liz will be redrawing the entire book from scratch so it's quite an undertaking. You can read this interview on Robot6 to find out more about the book.  You can also follow her on instagram, where she posts the occasional art update or process pic like these:

 

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OOSA T-shirts are here!

If you follow me on Twitter and Tumblr (which you should be doing, btw), then you have heard talk and seen teases of the OOSA t-shirts to be debuted at Heroes Con next month. Well, they are now available for pre-order in the store at a special price for a limited time with free shipping in the US and Canada. You know, just in case you can't make it to Heroes Con. 

These shirts feature original designs by Liz Suburbia and Toby Cypress and are printed on premium fitted Next Level Apparel tees using a discharge process so the shirts are super soft. This is a limited edition run of 200 for each design and they will not be reprinted. Once they're gone, they're gone! Click here to get yours.

Toby Shirts

Sub tees Gray

 

Liz Suburbia

Liz Suburbia Joins the OOSA Crew

Liz is the most punk rock comic artist around and it bleeds straight through into her work. She writes and draws comics about misguided youth, sex, partying, sex, drinking, sex…. oh, and her dogs. It may sound crass and juvenile, and maybe some of it is in a fun way, but Liz’s comics tackle these subjects with maturity and feeling; using them as a vehicle to let you better relate with the characters. Liz also puts a lot of herself in her stories and it shows. The main reason why I was drawn to her comics and asked her to be part of the OOSA crew was because I felt like I had a good understanding of her as a person and an artist just from reading her work. That, and I love her style!!! I think it really compliments the rest of the artists in the Out of Step Arts collective while remaining uniquely her own. I’m really pleased to have her involved.

So, check out her profile here on the OOSA site, read her online comic SACRED HEART, and follow her on Tumblr and Twitter. You'll be glad you did.