Tweet Independent publisher Space Face Books is gearing up for some awesome November releases, many of which are debuting this Saturday at BCGF. A complete list is available on their website, and while all of them look quite fetching, here’s a glance at three noteworthy pieces: Michael DeForge’s MOLECULES, Alex Schubert’s CYBER SURFER, and Simon Hanselmann’s [...]
Tweet Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is less than a week away, and with the horrendous effects of Sandy slowly alleviating, there’s no better way to begin the countdown with some fantastic cartoonists and company! Tomorrow (Monday) at Public Assembly in North Wiliamsburg, comedy and variety show hosts, The Moon, have prepared a night of [...]
Tweet Adding to what is going to be an exceptional surplus of releases for next month’s BCGF is the third installment of the unconventional and visually dazzling GANG BANG BONG, a bilingual comic anthology completely removed from any confining narrative structure; rather, editors Ines Estrada and Ginette Lapalme explore new mediums of visual storytelling through [...]
Tweet Looking into Jane Mai’s work thus far, spanning from comics and zines to an extremely active advice page on her Tumblr, one can’t help but see inklings of some of the greatest autobiographical cartoonists. Jane is the opposite of censored; she lets every aspect of her personal life come through her work, often unabashedly [...]
Tweet It’s been quite some time since Sam Henderson inked a new issue of MAGIC WHISTLE (almost four years in fact), but finally his return is upon us! Returning to his previous 32-page format, MAGIC WHISTLE has been an ongoing project for Henderson since 1993. The 12th issue, appropriately titled THE RETURN OF THE MAGIC [...]
Tweet Beginning this past Monday, the Cleveland Public Library just started releasing their new Harvey Pekar library cards. Pekar, the native Clevelander, has become cemented in Cleveland history with his own limited edition membership cards, not to mention a bronze statue erected in his honor right outside the library. Cleveland Public Library director Felton Thomas, [...]
Tweet Not to keep adding to the pre-NYCC extravaganzas galore, tomorrow (WEDNESDAY), the Strand Bookstore is playing host to a talk that features CHARLES BURNS, CHRIS WARE, AND CHIP KIDD. It is definitely worth checking out if you want to get your NYCC brain-juices flowing; or perhaps if you weren’t able to get your hands [...]
Tweet Banned books week is upon us, and the CBLDF is doing its part by hosting what will be a night of erotically sensational readings and an all around fabulous time. Fifty Shades of Banned will feature dramatic readings from censored literature, including The Story of O,Joe Blow, Howl, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and Fifty Shades of Grey. Performers include [...]
Tweet At this year’s SPX, London’s Nobrow Press booth was indeed one of the shining surprises of the weekend. Filled with some of the most artistically intuitive graphic novels and then some, one of the newest highlights was indefinitely Kyle Platt’s MEGASKULL. While not in attendance, MEGASKULL was released at a party in its honor [...]
TweetComicsalliance just unveiled what could possibly be the best App EVER (or maybe just for you die hard otakus). With the commonality of Instagram’s “vintage” effects already upon the masses, this new (and FREE) Manga-Camera App lets you turn any old picture on your phone into that black-and-white /moire-filled manga styling that is beyond cool. There is [...]
Tweet Monkeybrain Comics continues its spot on releases with the upcoming AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD #3. As one of the launch titles for Monkeybrain, Amelia Cole is a young female magician, living between two worlds whilst being trapped in a third world. Written by Adam P Knave and DJ Kirkbride with art [...]
The one and only Gary Panter, quintessential punk illustrator and the highly accoladed set designer of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, envisions a mind-bending sci-fi/punk fusion in a new release with Fantagraphics. Originating in 1983, this is first time Panter’s DAL TOKYO will be collected into one epic volume, exhibiting the surreal cultural and temporal collision of a futuristic Mars that is terraformed by Texas and Japan. This one is going to be a real trip.
Secret Acre’s wildly psychedlic cartoonist Theo Ellsworth preps the release of his newest work, THE UNDERSTANDING MONSTER – BOOK ONE, as it debuts in a couple weeks at SPX. A quest to explore the inner workings of an imaginary world sends the displaced Izadore, whose current form is that of a mouse, to regain his true form and full realize his true identity.
Glyn Dillon marks his return to comics with the stunning release of THE NAO OF BROWN, a graphic novel that is shockingly different to his previous work with Vertigo. A sweeping story of a “hafu”(half Japanese and half English) young woman by the name of Nao, Dillon explores her unique form of OCD, one in which she constantly has violent and gruesome fantasies of deaths around. At the core of Nao’s self exploration is a search for perfect love, and what she finds is that the real world is as warped and convoluted as her own morbid imaginings.
Calling forth “a new era for comics arts,” Portland’s Floating World Comics is organizing an epic three-day mash of workshops, exhibitions, panels, and performances all set to nurturing comic expression and collaboration. The Kickstarter for this extravaganza, appropriately titled THE PROJECTS, has only 7 days remaining to fund this ambitious gathering.