Issue 1 of Panelalia, an online magazine collection of innovative and interesting comic strips, has been released. Panelalia is made available for free online, with a donation page set up to support the UK-based charity Refugee Action.
Each issue will be associated with a specific charity, which readers are invited to donate to. Hence, the purpose of the magazine is two-fold:
- to promote independent, original voices in comics
- to raise money for charities that are doing important work in the world
Issue 1 of Panelalia features over 100 pages of work by artists from the UK, Poland, Sweden & Australia, covering a range of styles, media and topics from slice-of-life, historical, fantasy/SF, to entirely abstract. The stories are not exclusively political, nor focused on the work done by the supported charity.
Artists featured in issue 1 are Rebecca Bagley, Peter Cline, Mike Cooper, Dave Crane, Kaśka Gazdówna, Allan Haverholm, Michael Hill, Gareth A Hopkins, Myfanwy Nixon, Emmet o’Cuana & Dan Gilmore, Nick Prolix, CF Sherratt and Zara Slattery.
Issue 1 of Panelalia supports Refugee Action, a UK-based charity who campaign on behalf of, and offer practical support to, refugees resettled in the UK.
Panelalia is edited and produced by Dave Crane, an independent UK-based comics creator, writer and artist.
Issue 2 of Panelalia is expected to be ready in December 2017. Submissions are actively being sought by up-and-coming creators.
More information about Panelalia can be found at http://panelalia.co.uk, and issue 1 can be downloaded at http://download.panelalia.co.uk. Donations can be made to http://donate.panelalia.co.uk. More information about Refugee Action can be found at http://refugee-action.org.uk. Dave Crane can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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