In Between

***Available now from Pleiades Press***

“Some people use pens to write poems. Mita Mahato uses a scalpel. With surgical precision she cuts into the world’s throwaway materials–newspapers, old dress patterns—and renders from them poetry comics about—what else?—loss. With this technique, Mahato returns dimension and palpability to the things we’ve lost so we can reckon with them in the real world.”   —Rich Smith, The Stranger

“Emotionally deep and deeply beautiful, Mita Mahato’s cut paper poetry comics navigate tender and difficult landscapes with insight and a soothing visual clarity.” —Dana Walrath, Aliceheimer’s


WINNER Cartoonists NW Best Comic Book (2015)

“… a beautiful book — easily the most beautiful thing I picked up at Short Run — and it captures the mystery and the darkness and the majesty of the sea in a new way.”

—Paul Constant, Seattle Review of Books



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In Between announcements!

In Between (Pleiades 2017) made its debut at the seventh annual Short Run Comix and Arts Festival this last Saturday, along with incredible new work by many others (highlights for me include Robyn Jordan’s “Whose Embryos” and Alexandria Grace Vickery’s “Thin-Skinned”). This year’s festival was a huge success and I was so proud and honored to have been a part of it.

Now that In Between is out in the world, I wanted to provide some information about scheduled upcoming events, related exhibits, and press (see below). I will be updating information as I learn more. In terms of the book itself, if you’d like to purchase directly from me, your copy will come signed with some additional cut paper treats. If you don’t order from me, please support your local bookstores and make requests from them. And for those of you eager to know how the Arctic Residency went, I will be creating a separate post soon. Thank you for following and for your support <3

11/10/2017 Book launch party at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, Seattle, WA.
12/15/2017 Reading at Elliott Bay Books with poets E.J. Koh, Jane Wong, and Montreux Rotholtz, Seattle, WA
3/1/2018 Whitman College, Visiting Writers Series, Walla Walla, WA
4/6/2018 Keynote Speaker, Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Gainesville, FL
10/18/2018 Reading, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
10/19/2018 Reading, The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO

Exhibits (featuring original art from In Between)
Art to Read (group show), SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA

Marathon (group show), Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, Seattle WA

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Review of Books
The Stranger (starred event)

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