Sacred Heart

Liz Suburbia

Liz Suburbia's Egg Cream and the Rise of Czap Books Kickstarter

Liz Suburbia will be continuing her award-winning Sacred Heart story in her new one-person anthology series called Egg Cream with Czap Books! Right now, you have an opportunity to help make this happen. Czap books is running a Kickstarter to fund their 2017 publishing schedule which includes Liz's "Egg Cream", "Witchlight" by Jessi Zabarsky and "Don't Tell Me Not To Worry (I'll Worry All I Want)" by Kelly Kwang. The good news is that the Kickstarter campaign blew the doors off the initial funding goal in the first two days, so it's gonna happen. The better news is that you still have a chance to get lots of great stuff! Click the link to read all about it and to back the project: http://kck.st/2atMYIz

And to show our support, OOSA is proud to be teaming up with Czap Books to bring you newly added reward level which will include Liz's new Old VA II t-shirt.

The "Old VA" - $300+

Attention Liz Suburbia super-fans! Starting today, pledge $300 or more and you'll get a super-charged version of our "Lelek" goodie bag tier, including our full 2017 collection, a handful of our previously-released titles, all the merch and the jackpot: print copies of every Liz Suburbia comic we've ever printed, including many that are now long out of print! We're bringing these out of print especially for this Kickstarter, and won't be available otherwise. Out of Step Arts is also donating a handful of their new t-shirts designed by Liz for backers. This is a very special, once in a lifetime opportunity!

Liz Suburbia Minis included:
- CYANIDE MILKSHAKE #2-7
- EAT OR BE MEATBALL
- THE CRUSHER
- PRIDE
- TURBO MUTT
- IX
- XIII
- VI

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.

 

Liz Suburbia, News

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:

 

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.