Tweet I suspect this is going to be an epic night so get there early! The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the Opening Reception for The Art of Harvey Kurtzman Curated by Monte Beauchamp and Denis Kitchen Friday, March 8th, 2013, 6:30pm Refreshments will be served Cash Bar will be open until [...]
Tweet (8) “Check-Marks” Opening at Open Space Gallery Running March 8th through April 15th Opening March 8th from 7 to 10pm Curated by Austin English Featuring works on paper by Nick Payne James Ulmer Leif Low-beer Jason T Miles Molly Colleen O’connell Wiley Guillot Becca Kacanda The 7 artists in this show believe in images. [...]
Feeling adventurous I journeyed out to an unfamiliar part of Bushwick last night for an opening night party for the new issue of World War 3 Illustrated. Founded in 1980, this comics magazine has been charting politics, struggle, and social causes around the world for more than 30 years. The latest issue’s theme is “The Other,” surely a propitious one. I’ve yet to read the whole issue but the parts presented last night were quite striking.
Tweet Autobiographical comics used to be a feature of zines and small private presses, but readers are increasingly able to follow their favorite genre of the comics medium in graphic novel editions from mainstream book publishers. There’s no doubt that the artistic appreciation for autobiography and semi-autobiographical works is on the rise, but amid commentary [...]
Tweet …and then take a long, long time to finish them. Just kidding. This new buddy pictures in the making will tour four cities as part of the UcreateComics Big Break Tour, starting in NYC on May 4th, 2013. (That’s also Free Comic Book Day.) And who is UcreateComics, you ask? According to the PR [...]
Miriam Katin is hitting the road with LETTING IT GO , her memoir about coming to terms with her son’s move to Germany and her memories of the Holocaust.
Wow did we miss the boat on this. Two days in and we finally link to it. Shameful. On the other hand, it’s a sign of comics ongoing academic respectability that a three day comics symposium featuring Nick Bertozzi, Josh Neufeld, Erin Polgreen and more could be taking place and there would be so much other comics stuff going on that it would only be the most serious of six or seven other top notch events. Anyway read all about it here, and there’s still time to get in on the fun with tonight’s keynote and tomorrows panels:
There’s comics action in Austin, TX this weekend as well with STAPLE, which lasts all weekend and has now morphed into an Independent Media Expo, kicking off just before SXSW. Comics Guests include Steve Niles, Bernie Wrightson and James O’Barr. Here’s a schedule and some highlights:
About four times a year, noted cartoonist Robert Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) hosts Carousel: Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures. This is an event where artists and writers present their comics though a slide show while vocalizing the dialogue and narrative, sometimes incorporating music and sound design. For those in attendance, the resulting experience comes closer to watching a play than a movie or an animation. Sikoryak describes it as “a cross-pollination of theater and comics.”
Well here’s a must do: a chance to see Carol Tilley, the heroic professor who proved Dr. Fredric Wertham was a fraud, in person with Paul Levitz, David Hajdu, Craig Yoe, Sharon Packer and Danny Fingeroth at a talk celebrating Wertham’s 118th birthday on March 20th.
It’s more than a week, but not quite a fortnight: from March 1-10 Will Eisner Week will be celebrated nationwide with events promoting reading graphic novels and celebrating the man most associated with pioneering the form.
Tweet The UK’s largest comics festival, Thought Bubble, has announced it’s first wave of guests for this year. Declared rather unanimously to be the best festival on the British comics circuit by professionals and fans alike, Thought Bubble is situated in the North of England in it’s greatest city, which also just happens to be [...]
Tweet It’s all still a bit cloak and dagger (and very early days), but there’s a new and upcoming event in Minneapolis this August. Cooked up by Zak Sally, Anders Nilsen, Tom Kaczynski (all of whom are currently faculty members at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), local publishers 2D Cloud, TalkWeird Press, Grimalkin press [...]