MoCCA announces guests, exhibitors, debuts and more

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Tweet MoCCA Fest is just around the corner—April 5-6—and it’s going to be a pretty great weekend judging by the guest list. After a transitional first year under the Society of Illustrators, it looks like everything is going full speed ahead. In addition to previously announced guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples […]

Fun times with Abe Vigoda and Drew Friedman at the Society of Illustrators

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Tweet It is not every day you see Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds and legend Abe Vigoda in the same place (as seen on Reynolds’ FB page.). But it happened last night at the Society of Illustrators opening for Drew Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians show. Also in attendance: Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Shaffer, Robert Klein and […]

On the Scene: A night with G. Willow Wilson at Word

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Tweet Last night I made the epic journey* to Jersey City to host a talk with G. Willow Wilson at the Word bookstore. This shop opened a few months ago and has a healthy interest in graphic novels. The event was the biggest they’ve yet held, I was told, with 80 people or so, a […]

Tonight to do: G. Willow Wilson at Word, Jersey City

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Tweet I’m extremely honored to be interviewing G. Willow Wilson at the Word bookstore in Jersey City tonight, talking about her award winning writing, including the new smash Ms. Marvel. G. Willow Wilson, author of the new Ms. Marvel comic set right here in Jersey City, will discuss comics, super heroes, and science fiction, as […]

To do Feb 11: The Many Identities of the Struggling Cartoonist

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Tweet I’m not too clear on the weather back home for the weekend, but if you can make it out and you live in New York City, this sounds like a good show: THE MANY IDENTITIES OF THE STRUGGLING CARTOONIST An artshow about cartoonists and other mediums   Curated by Adriano Moraes and Christine di […]

TCAF announces more guests: Smith, Blaine, Pearson, etc.

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Tweet I’m not sure when this rolled out, but the Toronto Comic Arts Festival has announced more guests. While I think if you’re going to TCAf you’re already definitely going, no one will turn up their noses at this list, including the great French cartoonist Christophe Blaine. I may have to bring my copy of […]

Gregory Benton announces B+F Tour

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Tweet  AdHouse has jus announced that Gregory Benton will be on tour for his B+F book. This oversized fantasy about a woman and her dog is called “a wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.” and it’s one of the best looking books of the year. The schedule Washington DC | February 15, 4pm – […]

This weekend: the Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomberg Center

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Tweet Yes it’s another NYC event, but this two day festival of comics sounds quite worthwhile. The FREE event includes special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country.  And it seems to be growing: Last year’s premiere installation drew 1,200 people — double […]

SPX 2014 exhibitors list goes to a lottery system

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Catching up on some of the news that broke Christmas week (!?!) and this is pretty huge. After a total server meltdown and general headaches over exhibitor registration for the 2013 show. the Small Press Expo is going to basically a lottery. “Legacy” exhibitors—those who have been at the show for five years or more—and invited guests (of course) will be given tables, and the remainder will be put up for a lotteryplain and simple. The show will not go curated, as nearly every other CAF has, because…well because of tradition. Here’s the new procedure::

TCAF release second poster and announces kids programming

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TweetThe Toronto Comic Arts Festival has released its second psoter, this one by Isabelle Arsenault while also announcing a line-up of kids programming. Partticipating creators include Arsenault, Fanny Britt, Kazu Kibuishi, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, Darren Rawlings, Jason Caffoe, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and more to come. TCAF will present two full days of kids-oriented […]

TCAF 2014 unveils first poster by Michael DeForge

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Tweet Right here. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival will be held May 10-11 and will be awesome.

Tonight to do: Jesse Reklaw at Desert Island

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Tweet Jesse Reklew will be signing COUCH TAG at 7 at Desert Island in Brooklyn tonight. As I think I mentioned only a few posts ago, this is an autobiographical comic done right, sardonic and pointed. The short story “13 Cats of My Childhood” is porbably one of my top ten favorite comics shor stories […]

Tonight to do: Kim Deitch opening at Scott Eder Gallery

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TweetUnderground and alt comix legend Kim Deitch will have an art show at teh Scott Eder Gallery in Dumbo tonight.

To do tonight: Brooklyn Comes to Morningside Heights

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Tweet It’s been a busy, busy few weeks of comics events in the NYC area, and here’s one more: the final event for the year in Columbia’s graphic novel program.

Jack Kirby Pop-Up Museum opens today!

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A pop-up museum for comics legend Jack Kirby located on the Lower East Side — where he was born— opens today. The effort was funded via Kickstarter and is located at 178 Delancey Street.

Government Shutdown Hits Comics

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Tweet    By Bruce Lidl While wandering the aisles at the 2013 Alternative Press Expo in San Francicso this past weekend, overwhelmed by comics, comix, and knitted hats, the problems dominating Washington DC seemed very far away indeed. Yet, even here among the alternative nerds, we felt the effects of the government shutdown, depriving us […]