Steven T. Seagle addresses nakedness in new essay collection

Seagle and 19 emerging global cartoonists will “take drawn storytelling into the world of the ‘graphic essay'” with a new collection titled ‘Get Naked.’

Image Comics will publish It’s a Bird writer Steven T. Seagle’s Get Naked, a collection of essays featuring illustrations by a host of artists.

“For most of my life I had massive reservations about getting naked,” Seagle said. “But the more I traveled the world, and found myself in uncomfortable situations, the more it became obvious that the American anxiety of ‘I’m not taking my clothes off in front of anyone else unless it’s to have sex with them’ is unique—and not in a good way—to the US. I started looking into the history of nakedness and thinking about why we’re so uncomfortable with bodies in this country—with me as a lens for that. Comedic essays seemed like the right way to chronicle what I realized, and graphic essays felt like a great new kind of visual challenge for challenging subject matter—nakedness—both physical and emotional.”

Artists featured in the collection include Emei Olivia Burell, Tina Burholt, Patricia Amalie Eckerle, Christoffer Hammer, Andrada-Aurora Hansen, Rebekka Davidsen Hestbæk, Hope Hjort, Angelica Inigo Jørgensen, Bob Lundgreen Kristiansen, Silja Lin, Sim Mau, Ingvild Marie Methi, Thorbjørn Petersen, Aske Schmidt Rose, Erlend Hjortland Sandøy, Mads Ellegård Skovbakke, Cecilie “Q” Maintz Thorsen, Fred Tornager and Thomas Vium.

The collection arrives in February.

3 thoughts on “Steven T. Seagle addresses nakedness in new essay collection”

  1. Ask Steven what happened to Mercury ? The story he was doing with Teddy Kristiansen. It was supposed to come out a few years back.

    1. Steve here – Teddy and I are still working on MERCURY. We are thinking of re-titling it MOLASSES to mirror how long it’s taking us! But the book where neither of us knows what it’s about until it’s done will get finished one of these years. Thanks for asking!

      1. Hi Steve,

        Thanks for writing me back.
        Love your work on Grendel, Sandman mystery theatre and House of Secrets (would love to see you and Teddy return to it)
        Looking forward to Mercury,

        Best wishes,
        Kelly

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