Website: Symptom of the Universe
Bio: Sabin Calvert is a Brooklyn artist who has self-published numerous comics.
His most recent book, Gorgeous Clothed Flies was given the 2010 Award from Printed Matter. 6 pages from the book were featured in Keith Mayerson's NeoIntegrity; Comics Edition show at the Museum for Comics and Cartoon Art.
His newest webcomic, Symptom of the Universe is a story within a story, an old school space opera written by a trans woman who is dying of cancer and estranged from her daughter. The two stories interweave, creating an uneasy balance and implode to create its own elegy. It is a love note to stony space rock as much as it is to the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy as well as a tribute to their authors.
It can be found online at symptomcomics.com and updates every Monday.
His ongoing minicomic Demon of the Fall follows an alcoholic superhero who gets his powers from drinking, combining surreal fantasy with religious themes.
His work has appeared in the Awesomer anthology (Top Shelf), World War Three Illustrated and Pile Driver, an anthology of wrestling comics.
His day job is making signs in Manhattan and doing freelance design and artwork for companies and musicians.
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