To Do Tonight May 16th: Box Brown reads Andre The Giant at Bergen Street

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Tweet I’ve been remiss in announcing localish events but there’s a good one tonight at Bergen Street Comics where Box Brown will read from Andre The Giant: Life and Legend. Deets: Friday, May 16th 8:00PM Comics Reading, Signing and Book Release with Box Brown! This Friday will see Box Brown–one of our favorite alternative cartoonists–rocking his major label […]

Cartoon Art Museum to host Queer Comics Expo this June

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Tweet As part of Pride Month, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will host the first annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) on June 8th from 11am to 5pm. The museum was previously an incubator for the Latino Comics Expo, and this sounds like another fine event. Details via the announcement below: The expo encourages attendees to […]

Cartoon Art Museum to host Queer Comics Expo this June

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Tweet As part of Pride Month, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will host the first annual Queer Comics Expo (QCE) on June 8th from 11am to 5pm. The museum was previously an incubator for the Latino Comics Expo, and this sounds like another fine event. Details via the announcement below: The expo encourages attendees to […]

Comics Unmasked: a watershed for comics in Britain

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If there was ever a reason to go to England, as if more than real mushy peas was needed, this summer’s “Comic Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK” exhibition at the British Library is the one. Not only is it the biggest exhibit of British comics yet, it is by far the most official, and will be, I daresay, the most influential. Curated by Paul Gravett, along with John Harris Dunning, this is no mere “Oh look comics are cool!” exhibit, but a bracing investigation of the often transgressive gutter nature of comics in a specific culture. Since there is little chance I’ll be able to go see it for myself before it closes on August 19th, James Bacon’s photo heavy walk-through will have to do.

Eventbrite uses social media to examine PAXEast

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Tweet PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows are run by ReedPOP, which also throws […]

Reports: Linework NW was a hit

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Tweet Over the weekend Portland, OR saw Linework NW debut as a new indie-styled comic arts festival to replace Stumptown, which has merged with Rose City Comic-Con. Held at the more indie-complaint Norse Hall it sounds from all reports that the show had a great energy. Dark Horse’s David Scroggy was kind enough to send […]

MoCCA Party Poop: From Robert Williams to Pinball

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TweetCon be damned, it’s MoCCA Time — I’ll be running some previews and debuts througout the day — but here’s all the party poop you need to know about starting tonight. (I know there were a bunch of great events last night as well — On the Scene reports anyone?) FRIDAY Fiona Staples at Midtown […]

To Do Saturday: MoCCA after parties expand to include pinball

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Tweet If you are a MoCCA Fest old timer, you remember one of the fun parts of the Puck Building days was that after the show everyone went to Puck Fair, the excellent Irish Bar, across the street and the party continued there. This is a little odd for a New York show since events […]

To Do: Graphic Brighton with David Lloyd, Chris Riddell, Hannah Berry etc. on May 24th

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Alex Fitch tell us that he’s one of three people organising a one-day comic symposium set for the University of Brighton in England. The day will include panels, talks, workshops and so on.

To so Tonight, NYC Dare2Draw at SoI

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Tweet Dare2Draw, the comics themed life drawing class is back tonight at the Society of Illustrators with special guest Cliff Chiang Attendees These events always include giveaways and contests as well as drawing and a fun time is had by all. More info in the link.

London, Ontario’s TING Festival unveils Jesse Jacobs poster

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Tweet The Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival in London Ontario is yet another of the comic arts festivals (CAFs) springing up around the world. It will be held for a full TWO WEEKS (April 22-May 3) and showcase local artists, from past and present including Seth, Marc Bell, Aaron Costain, Scott Chantler, Willow Dawson, […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn announces date with bonus City of Glass video

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Tweet It’s not too soon to start planning: Comic Arts Brooklyn has just announced its 2014 dates: November 8th Mt. Carmel church and a few satellite locations. The above art by Benjamin Marra should get you in the mood. Exhibitor applications are available here. Applications will be open until June 1st. PLUS: here’s the video […]

MoCCA Festival announces programming schedule and new advance tickets for two panels

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Tweet The programming for this year’s MoCCA Festival (April 5-6) just went up. Designed by Bill Kartalopoulos, it’s a masterclass in comics with participants from around the world. This is grad school level stuff and I can’t wait! And neither can many others. For the first time, two of the panels, Art Spiegelman & Joost […]

SPACE poster by Tom Williams unveiled

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S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) is yet another comics-related event in Columbus. This will be the 15th year for the show, making it one of the granddaddys of the indie “CAF” circuit and it claims to be “the midwest’s longest running exhibition of small press, creator owned  and art comics.” This year it will be held April 14 and 15th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus and sponsored by Back Porch Comics.

Charlie Brown is coming to MoCCA Fest in balloon form

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Tweet Remember how we said there would be a lot to see at this year’s MoCCA Festival on April 5-6? Well, that includes the iconic Charlie Brown balloon usually seen at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s just been announced that the 50.9-foot tall, 53.4-foot long and 29.4-foot wide balloon will be set up inside […]

Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson interviewed on the state of cartooning

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Tweet Yep you head me right. This weekend the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and LIbrary in Columbus Ohio will open two incredible shows, The Irresistible Force Meets The Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective and Exploring Calvin And Hobbes and in advance of the show Jenny Robb has interviewed Bill Watterson and Caitlin McGurk has […]