Throughout the month of February, the Ohio Art League is showcasing a comic art exhibition curated by Ken Eppstein, creator, publisher and chief muckity-muck of Nix Comics, a local comic book publisher. Not only has Eppstein put together a delightful display showing the process in which a comic has made, he’s also arranged for three presentations about the past, present and future of comics in Columbus.
Even as folks tape up their combat boots for the San Diego badge scramble, more modest events are springing up everyone —
even Grand Rapids, MI, which is getting the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 12 in Wyoming, Michigan. Organizer Mark Hodges is realistic about this first time show—he expects 2000-3000 people to attend event, to be held at the Home School Building—but can’t ignore the visions dancing in his head of a future show that draws 30,000 people, even if he can’t afford Ron Perlman this time.
TweetOn February 9th, from 4-7 PM, Medialia Gallery at 335 West 38th street hosted an opening reception for it’s 7th annual Panel to Panel Comic and Cartoon Art exhibit, this year entitled “One Thing Leads to Another”. Though the exhibition has been going for seven years, many comics event goers may not have heard of [...]
Con wars are back! Only not warlike. After a long absence from the crucicble of New York City’s cramped and expensive venues, Wizard World is coming back to the city that started it all with the WIzard World New York City Experience, to be held June 28-30 at Basketball City Pier 36. The venue is known to us but does recall the cavernous Pier 94 where Wizard held its 2009 show. The date doesn’t seem to conflict with anything too major, save for a few smallish cards and comics shows in the midwest.
Tweet It looks like award season for comics is in full swing, and here’s another prize announcement: The 2012 SPACE PRizes, given to the best of books collected from the SPACE Festival in Columbus Ohio. And the winners are: General Category 1st Place (Tie) Kiss & Tell A Romantic Resume Ages 0 to 22 Harper [...]
Although the Angoulême Comics Festival is the biggest comics event outside of Japan, with 200,000 people visiting art exhibits and lining up for hours to meet cartoonists, is the the most poorly covered in the English language. No minutely updates of what vintage wine is consumed or breaking news on cover artists, Nonetheless, scouring our twitter feed revealed some pictures that give a bit of the flavor:
This claims to be a video but only the audio is working for me. However either way you slice it acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith and cartoonist Chris Ware talking about story at the New York Public Library is a fascinating team up. For those who cannot absorb audio, there’s a write up of their December chat here.
Oh boy, so much TCAF news! If you didn’t want to go before, you will now. The show will beheld May 11-12 at the Toronto Reference Library.
Tweet This year’s MoCCA Festival is being eagerly awaited to see how changes made under the new Society of Illustrators management will affect a show that has yet to take the place on the show schedule that its location would be assumed to afford. So far everything’s been looking good and the announcement of the [...]
The first ever Black Comic Book Festival was held on Saturday January 12, 2013 at The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture, located in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The festival, which was presented by The Schomburg Junior Scholars and Dr. Jonathan Gayles, celebrates artists, writers, and fictional characters of African descent. Although I have passed by before, this event was my first introduction to the Schomburg Center which is a part of the New York Library. The show was free and open to anyone.
Tweet Lost in some of The Walking Dead behind the scenes excitement and chart topping sales, is the human element: the Zombie Walk will be coming back to San Diego Comic-Con this year. As you may recall, this was an event held at PetCo Park which enabled you to scramble for safety through an obstacle [...]
Tweet It was a must-go sight unseen but now that it’s been seen, we’re dialing up Porter Air for tickets. This year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival—held May 11-12th—not only presents manga legends Taiyo Matsumoto and Gengoroh Tagame, but Euro comics master Blutch and US icons Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. It’s gonna be awesome. Fans of [...]
Tweet Not much news this peaceful time, as folks enjoy either going back to work or the US equivalent of Boxing Day, but the Stumptown Festival has announced its guests and it’s a top notch lineup with stars from both indie and mainstream. Stumptown will be held April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Oregon [...]
Tweetby Dre Grigoropol This past Sunday marked the first Locust Moon Comics Fest, a rookie comics show in West Philadelphia organized by the two owners of Locust Moon Comics. This show filled the hole left behind by Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con when organizer Pat Aulisio decided to focus more strongly on creating comics. It was [...]