Getting ahold of art prints from your favorite graphic novel artists just got a little bit easier.
Papergirl Press has launched a new service called The Pushpin that collects and curates giclée prints by graphic novel artists. The prints range from $25 to $150 in price and include a mix of licensed art and original works from artists.
The current launch selection includes more than 40 prints from artists like Kate Beaton, Johnnie Christmas, Michael Cho, Valentine De Landro and Jeff Lemire. Art from editorial illustrators Julia Breckenreid, Dani Crosby, Chloe Cushman, Jay Dart Sarah Lazarovic and Christian Northeast round out the offerings. The Pushpin also sells unique works dubbed Pushpin Originals from artists like Kagan McLeod, Ryan North and Chip Zdarsky.
The Pushpin is the product of Papergirl Press, a Toronto-based small print publisher that works with independent artists. The company was founded by Jessica Johnston. Johnston is a former journalist who spent the last ten years working as an editor at a Canadian daily newspaper. After leaving her job in 2016 she began a freelancing career and eventually founded the Pushpin.
The Pushpin is currently open for business, with art from numerous artists like Bryan Lee O’Malley, Marguerite Sauvage and Gordon Wiebe coming down the pipeline in the following months.