176 pages, 5” x 6”, color covers, black & white & color interior, perfect bound
Little Heart is a comic anthology created to show support for marriage equality. The comics included in the volume, much like the creators themselves, come from and cover a diverse range of backgrounds and subject matter to emphasize that love indeed strikes all walks of life. Little Heart contains new work and unique collaborations from big name and upcoming authors alike: Emily Carroll + Kate Craig, Maurice Vellekoop, MariNaomi, Michael DeForge, Annie Mok + Sam Sharpe, Noah Van Sciver and many many others. Up and coming cartoonist Jeremy Sorese’s contribution placed Little Heart in the 2013 Jeff Smith edited edition of Best American Comics.
This project was spawned by the very urgent need to fight the 2012 referendum that seeks to instill discrimination and hate in the Minnesota state constitution.
Featuring a cover by Tuesday Bassen and an introduction from the Director of the Toronto Comics Art Festival’s Christopher Butcher.
PRAISE FOR LITTLE HEART
I’m excited that Little Heart [was] made… not just because I think that works of art like this can make a difference, but because this is a book I want to read.
[T]he variety of styles and point-of-views make that book a good tool to discuss the issue.
One of the great things about the book is its diversity; some pieces are in color, some in black and white, some are short and some are long, some offer traditional comics panels, some are more collage-y or use free-floating prose, some use straight text as a narrative tool, while some are much more open to interpretation. They’re all comics that show the great versatility of the medium, perhaps like the dynamic nature of human sexuality and relationships themselves…It’s a great batch of comics, with an even greater mission. Grade A.
There’s no question that it’s a beautifully designed book, as all 2D Cloud projects tend to be, and I hope that it makes a difference.
Full contributor list:
Hedwig Vinson + Rachel Kowarski
Annie Mok + Sam Sharpe
Noah Van Sciver
Sally Madden + Matt Wiegle
Emily Carroll + Kate Craig
Funded in part via kickstarter.
Read interviews with some of the artists here.
Artists get out pens and paper in support of marriage equality in Minnesota via XTRA
Local Kickstarter Artists’ Reception at the Walker Art Center