The Annual 2012

School of Visual Arts
Newsmakers

Inked In

Trent Thompson and Amedeo Turturro

Fall 2011 saw the debut of INK, an online magazine for and about SVA’s active comics community. The brainchild of BFA Illustration and Cartooning students Trent Thompson and Amedeo Turturro, who also edited the first two issues, INK is available as a free app for the Apple iPad.

Shortly after its release, INK already had a following. In Australia, the technology website CNET.com named it “App of the Day.” Wired.com blogger Amy Kraft wrote, “This lovely app is a great way to see emerging art talent.” Comics Alliance was also enthusiastic:

Having gifted the comics and cartooning communities with such prodigious talents as James Jean, Kyle Baker, Phil Jimenez, Peter Bagge and the legendary Archie Goodwin himself, it was only appropriate that New York’s School of Visual Arts produce its own comics magazine. Titled INK, the free digital publication spotlights the work of new creators as well as comics industry veterans. The first issue is available now as a downloadable PDF or as a free iPad application and features comics by students and interviews with pros like Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), Joey Cavalieri (DC Comics senior editor) and Nick Bertozzi (Rubber Necker).INK also captured the attention of The Beat comics blog, which featured highlights from the fall and spring issues, and the spring issue’s interview with illustrator Drew Friedman landed INK on technology and culture blog BoingBoing.

Whatever form it takes next, the future of INK looks bright.

INK: New York’s School of Visual Arts Debuts Free Digital Comics Magazine

SVA’s Student Ink