When people think about comics the term “fashion” doesn’t usually come up unless they’re talking about someone dressed in a Wonder Woman or Sailor Moon costume at a convention. It just doesn’t happen. Sure, there’s a few dapper dressers here and there in the creative field: Grant Morrison likes to wear suits, Warren Ellis has a cane, and Neil Gaiman just plain looks cool. But comics has never been known as a place you can get the latest tips on fashion trends… Until now.
Here is the official PR for a webcomic I’m producing with Andrea Grant for theFashionSpot.com:
TheFashionSpot.com and comic book creator Andrea Grant have teamed up to present the new webcomic series Ready to Where?
Updated twice a week, Ready to Where? features the adventures of Athena Park, editor-in-chief of The Fashion Source, a major online fashion magazine. Athena gets invited to the most covetable parties, events, and fashion shows, and interacts with the most elite, interesting characters in New York City. But she constantly struggles to balance her work, friendships, and the quest for Mr. Right in a city where there are a lot of Mr. Wrongs.
“I started working as a fashion editor two years ago,” says series creator Andrea Grant. “I’ve always wanted to do a fashion comic and portray the hilarity of this industry, where people are sometimes caricatures of themselves. Fashion moves so fast, and it infiltrates music, film, art, and design – so of course there’s always something epic happening.”
Grant is a professional writer, editor, and multimedia artist. She is the Managing Editor of The Fashion Spot and the President and founder of Copious Amounts Press. Ms. Grant has published essays, poetry and photographs in numerous publications internationally, and is the author of a graphic novel series called MINX, which merges Native American mythology with contemporary fantasy.
Ready to Where? gives readers insight into the fashion world through a unique, entertaining medium. “The Fashion Spot is thrilled to be launching Ready to Where?, the first ever fashion inspired webcomic series,” says Grant. “We developed this series to allow women an entertaining escape into the world of fashion through the adventures of our heroine, Athena Park. Comic books aren’t just for guys anymore.”
Originating in July 2001, theFashionSpot.com made a name for itself as an invitation only community of designers, stylists and fashionistas that dissected designer collections, celebrating some and skewering others. Building the largest fashion-focused community on the web, theFashionSpot.com has grown into a well-respected fashion editorial site with a strong and active community element.
Fashion is a world full of fantastic personalities, high stakes, colorful costumes and personal drama — sounds a lot like your favorite superhero adventures, eh? I hope that you will give Ready to Where? a chance. Andrea Grant and Liza Biggers have put together quite the comic. Thomas Mauer is providing his usual lettering magic. In addition — it’s free to read! That’s the beauty of webcomics. More on that soon. A lot more…
Christian Beranek is a writer, producer, actor and musician. Currently he is in production on a project for Disney’s Kingdom Comics and has a major role in a feature for Lakeshore Entertainment. CB is never late for dinner and invites you to add him on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/beranek