Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl comic anthology edited and published by Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman. Holding down the fort on opposite ends of Philadelphia, they have been the loving parents of the all-girl comic anthology since 2011. The goal of Dirty Diamonds has been to give the women of comics a dedicated outlet for telling their stories, and artists from around the world have contributed their (semi-)autobiographical works, highlighting both the talents and experiences of women in comics today. Each issue of Dirty Diamonds is archived in the permanent comics collection at the Library of Congress. The sixth and latest issue is the largest published to date, featuring comics from 52 artists around the theme of Beauty.
Kelly Phillips is a cartoonist living in West Philly. She is the co-editor and publisher of the all-girl comic anthology Dirty Diamonds, with the sixth, most recent issue showcasing dozens of comics from an international array of women around the theme of Beauty. She has been featured in Secret Prison, Philadelphia City Paper, Quarter Moon, and MAD Magazine. Her most recent work details the the story of her teenage years as the moderately successful webmaster of a “Weird Al” Yankovic fan site in the comic series Weird Me.
Claire Folkman is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She creates out of Mercer Street Studios where she makes comics, collages, videos, and costumes. She is also editor and contributor to Dirty Diamonds: an all-girl comic anthology, which has been archived in the Library of Congress.
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LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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