The Ignatz-nominated comics series Ley Lines will return this year with four new issues, giving cartoonists “a platform … to directly engage with influences beyond the realm of comics.”
Published by Grindstone Comics and Czap Books, each issue of Ley Lines features a different artist’s take on an artist’s work. Previous issues have featured Gloria Rivera tackling the work of author and naturalist John Muir, Diana Chu channeling singer Patti Smith and W.T. Frick focusing on science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin. L Nichols oversees the project.
Now in its sixth year, the 2020 lineup includes:
- Victor Martins on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando – February 2020
- Simon Moreton on Alfred Watkins, originator of “ley lines” concept – May 2020
- Xia Gordon on Octavia Butler – August 2020
- Brendan Leach on Lincoln Center, San Juan Hill and West Side Story – November 2020
During the month of February, 2020 subscription bundle are on sale for $20, $8 off the regular price. The subscription begins immediately with Victor Martin’s Cabra Cabra and include a vinyl sticker featuring art from the issue. Each issue will ship when it becomes available.
Check out a preview of Martins’ issue below: