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CCS Alumni Sophie Goldstein releases coming-of-age fantasy graphic novel: An Embarrassment of Witches

An Embarrassment of Witches by Sophie Goldstein ′13 and Jenn Jordan released on March 3 from Top Shelf Comix. This coming-of-age tale is set in an urban fantasy world full of animal familiars, enchanted plants, and spell-casting. The story explores the mundane horrors of breakups, job searches, and post-graduate existential angst.

“The blobby, busy artwork, drenched in candy colors, is packed with visual jokes: a traffic jam with dragons and pumpkin carriages, mall stores named Fae Jewelers and Taco Spell, a corporate office that turns into an M.C. Escher maze.”

Publishers Weekly

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Visiting Artist: Alum Sophie Goldstein

Sophie Goldstein (′13) is cartoonist, illustrator, and comics instructor based in the great city of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. Her book The Oven, published by AdHouse Books, won two Ignatz awards and was nominated for the Cartoonist Studio Prize. Her latest book, House of Womena collection of the Ignatz award-winning, self-published mini comic series—will be coming out from Fantagraphics this fall. Sophie’s first comics endeavor was Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, a web comic co-written with Jenn Jordan. It was self-published with funding from Kickstarter in 2013. Sophie has also illustrated a children’s book, Poopy Claws (Overdue Media, 2012), written by Gene Ambaum. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Best American Comics 2013 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), Fable Comics (First Second, 2015), The Pitchfork Review, Cricket Magazine, Sleep of Reason (Iron Circus, 2013), and Symbolia Magazine, among others.

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