Here it is! We’re thrilled to release the third issue of Spiny Orb Weaver, our art journal about cartooning in South Florida! This issue features a new comic written by Miami-based writer and publisher, Jamila Rowser, and an interview with her about the great work she does. Cartoonist, buttercup worked with Jamila to create Real Realm, the story of messy gods who attempt to improve their standing with mortals by starring in a reality TV show.
The back-up pages features a conversation between cartoonists remus jackson and Mar Julia who both grew up in Palm Beach County. remus and Mar discuss the ways in which South Florida has influenced their comics work, and how nostalgia plays a pivotal role.
This is the final issue of the first set of Spiny Orb Weaver issues, which was funded by the Ellies, Miami’s visual arts award, presented by Oolite Arts. We are grateful to Oolite Arts for making Spiny Orb Weaver a reality, and to the nine cartoonists, writers, and critics who have contributed to the series so far. We’ll let you know when we have information about the next set of issues planned, but for now, please enjoy all three issues!