I am over the moon to finally announce the imminent arrival of "What Is A Witch," a comic book of a sort with text by me and images by the incredible illustrators Tin Can Forest! What is "What Is A Witch," you ask? It's a lyrical reflection of the witch and her many guises. A visual spell, a kind of a poem put to pictures, an ode to feminine magick. We're calling it an "illuminated manifesto," and that's the name that I think suits it best. We'll be launching it at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival the weekend of May 14th and 15th, and the three of us will be there in person to watch her take flight. You can pre-order your copy here, and if you order before May 15th, you get a gorgeous free print! Here are all of the juicy details:
What Is A Witch
Tin Can Forest Press presents “What Is A Witch” an illuminated manifesto on witchcraft.
Written by Pam Grossman,
Images by Tin Can Forest.
Launching at Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016.
Pre-ordered books ship with small print until May 15
Conjure an image of a witch in your mind’s eye, and you’ll find s/he can take many different shapes. Evil, beautiful, hideous, holy, a sinner who just might save us all – this multifaceted archetype is a dark layer-cake of legends and associations. Written by Phantasmaphile’s Pam Grossman and artwork by Canada’s occult sweethearts Tin Can Forest, What Is A Witch is a an illuminated incantation, a crystalline invocation, a lovingly-crafted celebration of the world’s most magical icon.
Pam Grossman is a writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history. She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog that specializes in esoteric and fantastical art. Her writing has appeared in Abraxas Journal, Sciences Occultes, Sabat, Huffington Post, MSN, Film Comment, and elsewhere. Pam’s group art shows and projects have been featured by such outlets as Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America. She is Associate Editor of Fulgur Esoterica and the co-organizer of the Occult Humanities Conference at NYU.
Until May 15th, We’re offering a small print free with each pre-ordered book. Each print is approx. 6.5″ x 6.5″, printed on 100% cotton rag Hahnemühle paper and signed by Tin Can Forest. Choose between three prints, viewable on this page below the book cover. Pre-order books ship early June. Single small print price will return to $10 after May 15th.
What Is A Witch
Text by Pam Grossman
Images by Tin Can Forest
Published by Tin Can Forest Press 2016
32 pages, soft cover, saddle stitched, full color, 9″ x 11.75″
Printed in Canada on ©FSC paper containing
30 percent post-consumer waste
ISBN : 978-0-9880222-3-2
signed by Tin Can Forest
additional prints with the book are:
add $10.00 for book and two prints
add $20.00 for book and all three prints
Print 1: Ace of Pentacles
Print 2: Inanna
Print 3: Blomsterbohm
If you have a shop you'd like to stock it in, please email info [at] tincanforest . com.
And I am in the process of planning some lovely release events for it in NYC and elsewhere, but do feel free to reach out to me directly if you are interested in perhaps hosting one: phantasmaphile [at] gmail . com.
May can't come soon enough!