So What? Press is excited to announce that it will publish two comics by Jess Ruliffson in 2014: Invisible Wounds and City Chickens. The first, Invisible Wounds, is part of Ruliffson’s series documenting the stories of veterans from the Iraq and Afghan wars. It will debut at MoCCA Arts Fest on April 5th & 6th. City Chickens tells the touching story of a man who runs an urban chicken coop in his Brooklyn neighborhood. It is slated for a late summer release. So What? Press, founded in 2012 by Dave Kelly and Lara Antal (Tales of the Night Watchman), looks forward to continuing its mission of showcasing the work of emerging artists with Ruliffson.
Jess Ruliffson is a nonfiction cartoonist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. As a member of the Joe Bonham Project, she has spent the past couple years documenting the experiences of returning veterans wounded in combat. Her work has been featured in several anthologies as well as galleries on the East Coast. Most recently, her portrait series Characters: Portraits of Contemporary Cartoonists showed at LaunchPad NYC. An accompanying book will be published later this year by Paper Rocket. You can learn more about her here: callingthedog.blogspot.