thrilled to be bringing Our Wretched Town Hall down to San Francisco next month for a special launch party at Isotope Comics! if you’re in the bay area, come on by!
new poster for akanbi/pulsum/efemmera/vibrant matter, playing two evenings next month!
cover girl for tomorrow’s special year-end edition of NOW Magazine! thanks to Kevin and Lulu for art directing and helping put it all together!
The AV Club has presented an exclusive preview of Our Wretched Town Hall, along with a thoughtful write-up on the book from critic Oliver Sava:
“Eric Kostiuk Williams’ comics are visually defined by their malleability. His forms shine like latex and stretch like taffy, and his stories take place in surreal, psychedelic environments that morph as time passes. That fluid visual aesthetic ties into major themes of his work like gender expression, queer culture, and urban preservation and development, all of which involve people and places in a constant state of change. His new book from Retrofit, Our Wretched Town Hall, collects a variety of his short comics and illustrations, spotlighting his signature style and his skill at telling stories full of emotion and atmosphere in a very short page count.”
Our Wretched Town Hall will be premiering at Comic Arts Brooklyn on Sunday, November 11, with wider release later in the month.
thrilled to find out that Condo Heartbreak Disco has made the Notable Books list in this year’s Best American Comics anthology, edited by Phoebe Gloeckner and Bill Kartapoulos. congrats to everyone in here!
poster for an upcoming brunch at Constantine!
big thanks to Lindsey!
i was commissioned to make a flyer for NYC Inferno's upcoming party, The Nude Mutants! an unofficial after party to this month's Flame Con. thanks to Adam!
i had the opportunity to review Vag Halen's Heavy Leather Parking Lot concert for NOW Magazien! check it out online here, and IRL in the latest issue of NOW. thanks to Richard Trapunski for his editing wizardry!
thought i'd share one of the opening pages of Our Wretched Town Hall, my new short story collection out later this year with Retrofit. this sequence pays loving homage to the film adaptation of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity; the costume designs of Leigh Bowery; and Slava Tsukerman's cult classic Liquid Sky.
Retrofit's Kickstarter is closing in on its final day. i'm really honoured to be on this lineup with such a diverse crew of books, and cartoonists. if you're so inclined, check it out and consider helping out (and by doing so, you'll actually get one, some, or all of the books, basically a pre-order type thing!)
check out the campaign here! thanks so much to everyone who's already contributed.
Condo Heartbreak Disco is up for the Doug Wright Spotlight Award, "given to a Canadian cartoonist deserving of wider recognition." The awards will be given out next month at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Check out the rest of the nominees here!
the third installment of the Twink Rage Revue is up now on OMG Blog!
this one's an autobio comic, about traveling on the 1-year anniversary of the American election. it features a passage from Close To The Knives by David Wojnarowicz, one of my favourite books, and one that has become very timely, despite being published in the early 90s.
check out the whole comic here.
i'm thrilled to be the recipient of the 2018 Queer Press Grant, awarded by Prism Comics!
the grant will be used towards the completion and promotion of my next book, Our Wretched Town Hall, out later this year from Retrofit/Big Planet.