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

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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 Speed […]

Gregory Benton announces B+F Tour

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  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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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 the […]

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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The 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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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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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 of […]

Tonight to do: Kim Deitch opening at Scott Eder Gallery

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Underground 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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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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    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 […]

Your New York Comic-Con Event Calendar; or Party Poop Goes 2013

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Look, I made a calendar. And Embedded it. This is not ALL the events surrounding New York Comic-Con, but it’s the ones I was invited to via Facebook. And I even included stuff beyond this week. IS YOUR PARTY NOT LISTED? LINK IN THE COMMENTS. If you want a more graphic representation, here are flyers […]

Sandman’s 25th Anniversary celebrated at the Cartoon Art Museum

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With the 25h Anniversary of The Sandman coming up and a NEW Sandman prequel on the way, SF’s Cartoon Art Museum has just announced a retrospective exhibit of more than 75 pieces of original art from the seminal fantasy series. The show will run October 5, 2013 – March 16, 2014, with details of the […]

I’m giving a talk at the Library of Congress on Friday…

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….so come on down! Seriously…no pressure. WHY am I giving a talk? Because I donated a bunch of my mini-comics from the 90s on to the Library of Congress, and as part of the SPX festivities, I get to give a little talk. I’ve been pondering my subject—notable books in the evolution of the graphic […]

Jeff Smith on tour for RASL all fall

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The complete RASL by Jeff Smith is out this week, and he’ll be touring all over the place—from SPC to CAB—throughout the fall. Here’s his schedule: September 12, 2013 Washington, DC – Politics & Prose Store Signing http://www.politics-prose.com/event/2013/09/28/month/all/all/1 September 14-15, 2013 Bethesda, MD – Guest of SPX http://www.spxpo.com/ September 22, 2013 Brooklyn, NY – Guest […]

Brooklyn Book Festival spotlights graphic novels with Tomine, Feiffer, Modan, more

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Fall’s Brooklyn Book Festival, to be held September 22nd this year, has evolved into the biggest public book event in NYC—authors range from Edwidge Danticat to Chuck Klosterman—and each year it features a pretty extensive graphic novel presence as well. This year is no exception, with a full slate of panels which you can see in the link. Cartonist guests thi syear include Adrian Tomine, Jules Feiffer, Rutu Modan, Francoise Mouly, Audrey Niffenegger, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Art Spiegelman, and Gene Yang.