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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]