Zainab Akhtar Archives

Zainab Akhtar Details Short Box Comics Fest 2021
After dropping out of this year's Thought Bubble to protest the inclusion of Frank Miller as a guest, Zainab Akhtar announced the 2021 iteration of her own comics festival, Short Box Comics Fest. Short Box Comics Fest art by Jean Wei via Short Box Regarding Frank Miller's inclusion at Thought Bubble, Akhtar said: [A]s a proud Muslim woman,[...]
The Final Shortbox Box
It is possible that Zainab Akhtar's final curated box of newly published small-press comic books ShortBox may be its most popular yet, approaching a thousand box pre-order on Kickstarter. Our aim with the box is simple: to present a spectrum of work in a variety of styles and approaches and explore all the many things the[...]
Shortbox Boycotts Thought Bubble Over Frank Miller's Attendance
Zainab Akhtar is the award-winning cartoonist, writer, publisher, and critic, behind Shortbox, the crowdfunded curated small press comics collection publisher that has just launched its final Shortbox Akhtar and Shortbox were attending guests at Thought Bubble this year, but that will no longer be the case She tweeted from the Shortbox account, saying; I am sorry to[...]
ShortBox Comics Fair This Weekend – What, How Many And How Much?
Zainab Akhtar of the ShortBox small press curator and publisher is launching the ShortBox Comics Fair this weekend, to help raise funds to deal with added pressures from the shutdown and increase in international shipping costs – and in doing so, making a few ShortBox rarities available again. ShortBox Comics Fair This Weekend – What, How[...]
ShortBox in Dire Financial Straits, Announces Shortbox Comics Fair
They previously ran a Kickstarter for Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's Don't Go Without Me (which we looked at here) to get the publisher into bookstores and libraries. Art for the ShortBox Comics Fair 2020 At the online Comics Fair scheduled for October 24th and 25th 2020, ShortBox will offer prints from Emma Ríos, Ron Wimberly, Jon McNaught, and Choo,[...]