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JOSEPH COTSIRILOS is a writer & cartoonist. His work has appeared in places like Ashcan MagazineAviaryInter-Connected-CirclesOn Verge, and anthologies like Not My Small Diary. His work has also been featured on Tumblr's homepage, art galleries, and numerous comic book conventions. Work of his has been collected by the EBABZ Digital Zine Library (link) and the Rock Paper Scissors Zine Library.

He won the Ara Jo Memorial Fund Grant in 2018, has exhibited at Rose City Comic Con in 2019, 2020, and 2021, where he presented a panel on LGBTQIA+ comics.

Contact: pencilsandrockets@protonmail.com Newsletter

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AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/RESIDENCIES

  • Hugo Award Committee (2018)
  • Ara Jo Memorial Fund Grant (2018)

PANELS/SPEAKING EVENTS

  • Rose City Comic Con -  LGBTQ+ Mini Comics - How to start and continue - Panel (2021) 
  • Rose City Comic Con - Individual Interview (2021)
  • San Francisco Zine Fest - Show & Tell - Panel (2021)
  • Afro Comic Con - Individual Interview (2020)
  • Afro Comic Con - Individual Interview  (2019)
  • Alternative Press Expo - Individual Interview (2017)

COLLECTIONS

  • EBABZ Digital Zine Library (link) (2021)
  • Rock Paper Scissors Zine Library - Feature (2018)

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Earth Lines" (2021)
  • "Syzygy" Volume 1 (2021)
  • “Pancake Music”. Not My Small Diary #20. (2020)
  • Guttermind Podcast Episode 1. Podcast. (2019)
  • Interview - Jason Martin - Guttermind Podcast (2019) 
  • Sleeping Backwards. Graphic novel & collection. (2019) [self-published] [out of print]
  • “Not so Fast My Dear”. Inter-Connected-Circles #5. (2019)
  • “Two Small Stories”. Rock Paper Scissors Collective. (2018)
  • My Growing Years. Graphic novel & collection. (2017-2018) [self-published] [out of print]
  • The Basketball Minotaur (2017) [self-published] [out of print]
  • The Bridge. Graphic novel. (2017) [self-published] [out of print]
  • Dent 1-14 (2017) [self-published] [out of print]
  • Midwest. Collection of photography. (2017) [self-published] [out of print]
  • “The State of Comics: They've Become Time". On Verge. (2016)
  • “Art In A 21st Century: Robert Lansden”. On Verge. (2014)
  • Boys Moving. Novel. (2014) [Bard College Digital Library]
  • “Julian Macabee” Aviary. (2013)

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

  • Rose City Comic Con (2021) 
  • San Francisco Zine Fest (2021)
  • San Diego Comic-Con (2021)
  • Community of Writers Workshop (2021) 
  • Release Party! Syzygy Magazine Volume 1 (2021)
  • The Studio Shop (2021) 
  • Rose City Comic Con (2020-3/2021)
  • AwesomeCon (2020-3/2021)
  • East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Festival (2020)
  • Berkeley Pop Up Show (2020) 
  • Afro Comic Con (2020)
  • Snow (2020) 
  • Graphic Wonderland: Showcase (2019)
  • Holiday Pop-Up Show (2019) 
  • Jungle Show 3.0 (2019) 
  • Rose City Comic Con (2019) 
  • San Francisco Zine Fest (2019) 
  • Community of Writers Workshop (2019) 
  • Rock Paper Scissors Event: We're Here (2019) 
  • Zinefest: Show Me Your Stories (2019) 
  • Mission Art & Comic Expo (2019) 
  • Syzygy Collab Art Show (2019)
  • WonderCon (2019) 
  • Cosmos Show (2019) 
  • Homegrown Beats (2019) 
  • Pre-Code Horror: Exhibition Reception and Halloween Party (Assisted with Cartoon Art Museum) (2019)
  • Batman: The Definitive History book release party (Assisted with Cartoon Art Museum) (2019)
  • Sakura Inktober Sketch Night (Assisted with Cartoon Art Museum) (2019) 
  • Making Faces with John Kascht and Academy Award-winning director and Pixar's Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter (Assisted with Cartoon Art Museum) (2019)
  • December Showing (2018) 
  • East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Festival - EBABZ - Showing via RPSC & Ara Jo Memorial Fund grant (2018)
  • Holiday Pop-up Show (2018)
  • Extremely Graphic: Showcase (2018) 
  • AfroComicCon (2018) 
  • October Art Show: Occult (2018)
  • Oakland Print Fair (2018)
  • San Francisco Zine Fest (2018) 
  • Syzygy Academy Exhibition (2018)
  • Afro Comic Con (2017)
  • Alternative Press Expo (2017)
  • WonderCon (2015)
  • Alternative Press Expo (2014) 
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