alice meichi li
"Gravity"
One-Shot Gallery asked me to do a piece inspired by an Image comic for their FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22 show, and I knew I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing Rocket Girl by my good friends Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

"Gravity"

One-Shot Gallery asked me to do a piece inspired by an Image comic for their FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22 show, and I knew I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing Rocket Girl by my good friends Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

Long Hidden illustrations

I was honored to be asked by Daniel José Older to do a few illustrations for the incredible anthology, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. This book features short stories and artwork from some of my favorite people of color and woman creators/friends, including (other than the superlatively talented writers I illustrated for): Julie Dillon (who did the cover!), Nilah Magruder, Ken Liu, and more. :)  The pieces I contributed are below…

"Numbers" written by Rion Amilcar Scott

"Free Jim’s Mine" written by Tananarive Due

Oh, and NPR reviewed Long Hidden! Rock!
Magic From The Margins In Long-Awaited ‘Long Hidden’

If you’re checking out MoCCA Fest this weekend, be sure to drop by Table #H15 to say hi to me and Michael. :)

If you’re checking out MoCCA Fest this weekend, be sure to drop by Table #H15 to say hi to me and Michael. :)

"By Moonlight"
24” x 18” glow-in-the-dark silkscreen
Edition of 50
Signed, numbered, and inspected by the artist
$40

Usagi Tsukino (Sailormoon) in her Princess Serenity form, wielding her Silver Crystal. For Bottleneck Gallery’s “When the Lights Go Out 2” glow-in-the-dark art show.

Available for purchase @ Bottleneck Gallery!

Day & Night

Diptych for Swoon Gallery’s “Get the Lead Out: V” show. Both are graphite on Rives BFK paper.

Death: Rebirth

Death is necessary for Rebirth to spring from its fertile remains.

In Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s Death is often depicted as someone you’d be pleased to meet at the end of your life. Drawing on a myriad of funerary goddess myths akin to Isis and the apocryphal Eve, Death was not so much a Grim Reaper as she was a guide into the next phase of being. Perhaps it is no small coincidence that Eve brought life to humanity and Isis resurrected her dead brother-husband, linking the notion of rebirth so inextricably and cyclically to death.

And like a modern birth/funerary goddess myth, Death herself reflects rebirth with her entire countenance and approach towards life. It is this aspect that I wished to capture.

Poppies are for remembrance. And for Dreams.

Painted for Mission: Comics’ Sandman 25th Anniversary Tribute Art Show.

Please Email gallery@missioncomicsandart.com for inquiries and how to purchase.

nilaffle:

tildrum:

medievalpoc:

Fiction Week

lsjohnson submitted to medievalpoc:




I’m sure you’re already aware of the anthology being put out by Crossed Genres called Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, but the Table of Contents is up now and I suspect that some of the stories therein will fit your framework admirably.
Thank you for this marvelous blog! You have made me aware of many blind spots in my educational background, and given me direction in overcoming them. My writing is much, much better due to your work. I am truly grateful.



Thank you so much and
OMG THIS IS THE COOLEST THING:



Why tell stories from the margins of history?
We want to take a step toward righting an injustice that goes back to the dawn of time: some types of people are deemed more worthy of protagonist roles than others.
We believe that all people are the heroes of their own stories. We want to provide solidly grounded historical fiction to modern readers, who may have only encountered myths, fragments, or garbled notions of how marginalized people lived (and died) in past times—or may never have learned anything about those people at all.
By foregrounding marginalized people from the past, we hope to amplify marginalized voices in the present. Every story will make a statement that these voices deserve to be heard, and these stories are worth telling and reading.
Why make them speculative stories?
We want to reclaim speculative literature. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers frequently spin tales of intrepid conquerors and feuding kingdoms that have their roots in real-world history of invasion and oppression.
This perpetuates the idea that certain people are unfit for heroism, and leaves many speculative fiction fans longing for protagonists they can identify with and stories that recall their own personal and family histories. Those fans deserve a book like this.
Speculative fiction is what we know best: Crossed Genres publishes speculative fiction, Daniel writes it, and Rose edits and reviews it. We’re passionate fans of genre fiction. And like anyone who puts together an anthology, at heart we’re simply looking for the kinds of stories we’ve always wanted to read.
Our hope and belief is that you’ll be as excited by this anthology, and as eager to read it, as we are.



I AM YES THANK YOU
Seriously, they have a table of contents up with the authors, story titles, and settings!!! It comes out in MAY 2014!!!

Loooove the cover art by Julie Dillon. I’m very excited to have my artwork appearing in this book, along with my buddy Alice! Long Hidden is full of amazing stories and illustrations. It’s gonna be good, guys. <3

I contributed a couple of illustrations to Long Hidden, so I want to share this update with all of you. Check out the table of contents on the website, there’s some serious talent in there. Looking forward to the release!

Fangirling over being able to contribute to this truly amazing anthology with two of my super-talented (not to mention, super COOL) lady friends, Nilah Magruder and Julie Dillon. <3

nilaffle:

tildrum:

medievalpoc:

Fiction Week

I’m sure you’re already aware of the anthology being put out by Crossed Genres called Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, but the Table of Contents is up now and I suspect that some of the stories therein will fit your framework admirably.

Thank you for this marvelous blog! You have made me aware of many blind spots in my educational background, and given me direction in overcoming them. My writing is much, much better due to your work. I am truly grateful.

Thank you so much and

OMG THIS IS THE COOLEST THING:

Why tell stories from the margins of history?

We want to take a step toward righting an injustice that goes back to the dawn of time: some types of people are deemed more worthy of protagonist roles than others.

We believe that all people are the heroes of their own stories. We want to provide solidly grounded historical fiction to modern readers, who may have only encountered myths, fragments, or garbled notions of how marginalized people lived (and died) in past times—or may never have learned anything about those people at all.

By foregrounding marginalized people from the past, we hope to amplify marginalized voices in the present. Every story will make a statement that these voices deserve to be heard, and these stories are worth telling and reading.

Why make them speculative stories?

We want to reclaim speculative literature. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers frequently spin tales of intrepid conquerors and feuding kingdoms that have their roots in real-world history of invasion and oppression.

This perpetuates the idea that certain people are unfit for heroism, and leaves many speculative fiction fans longing for protagonists they can identify with and stories that recall their own personal and family histories. Those fans deserve a book like this.

Speculative fiction is what we know best: Crossed Genres publishes speculative fiction, Daniel writes it, and Rose edits and reviews it. We’re passionate fans of genre fiction. And like anyone who puts together an anthology, at heart we’re simply looking for the kinds of stories we’ve always wanted to read.

Our hope and belief is that you’ll be as excited by this anthology, and as eager to read it, as we are.

I AM YES THANK YOU

Seriously, they have a table of contents up with the authors, story titles, and settings!!! It comes out in MAY 2014!!!

Loooove the cover art by Julie Dillon. I’m very excited to have my artwork appearing in this book, along with my buddy Alice! Long Hidden is full of amazing stories and illustrations. It’s gonna be good, guys. <3

I contributed a couple of illustrations to Long Hidden, so I want to share this update with all of you. Check out the table of contents on the website, there’s some serious talent in there. Looking forward to the release!

Fangirling over being able to contribute to this truly amazing anthology with two of my super-talented (not to mention, super COOL) lady friends, Nilah Magruder and Julie Dillon. <3

"Death: Rebirth" - work-in-progress

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My work-in-progress pencils for this show :)  Colored version coming soon…

sandmanartshow:

For Immediate Release
1/3/14

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Mission Comics and Art Presents

“Sandman: 25th Anniversary Group Art Show”
Featuring New Works by over two dozen New Contemporary and LowBrow Artists
curated by Daisy Church

January 18, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Oh hey, I&#8217;m in this show.  ::wave::

Oh hey, I’m in this show.  ::wave::

Who’s ready for the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special?  :) I know I am!

There are only a few prints left of the glow-in-the-dark "The Lonely God" posters!  You could be one of the last ones to get yourself or a loved one one of the last of this limited-edition screenprint before the holiday rush, so check it out. :)

http://www.bottleneckgallery.com/collections/when-the-lights-go-out/products/alice-meichi-li-the-lonely-god