To Do: Graphic Brighton with David Lloyd, Chris Riddell, Hannah Berry etc. on May 24th

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Alex Fitch tell us that he’s one of three people organising a one-day comic symposium set for the University of Brighton in England. The day will include panels, talks, workshops and so on.

London, Ontario’s TING Festival unveils Jesse Jacobs poster

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The Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival in London Ontario is yet another of the comic arts festivals (CAFs) springing up around the world. It will be held for a full TWO WEEKS (April 22-May 3) and showcase local artists, from past and present including Seth, Marc Bell, Aaron Costain, Scott Chantler, Willow Dawson, Jessica […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn announces date with bonus City of Glass video

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It’s not too soon to start planning: Comic Arts Brooklyn has just announced its 2014 dates: November 8th Mt. Carmel church and a few satellite locations. The above art by Benjamin Marra should get you in the mood. Exhibitor applications are available here. Applications will be open until June 1st. PLUS: here’s the video of […]

MoCCA Festival announces programming schedule and new advance tickets for two panels

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The programming for this year’s MoCCA Festival (April 5-6) just went up. Designed by Bill Kartalopoulos, it’s a masterclass in comics with participants from around the world. This is grad school level stuff and I can’t wait! And neither can many others. For the first time, two of the panels, Art Spiegelman & Joost Swarte […]

SPACE poster by Tom Williams unveiled

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S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) is yet another comics-related event in Columbus. This will be the 15th year for the show, making it one of the granddaddys of the indie “CAF” circuit and it claims to be “the midwest’s longest running exhibition of small press, creator owned  and art comics.” This year it will be held April 14 and 15th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus and sponsored by Back Porch Comics.

Charlie Brown is coming to MoCCA Fest in balloon form

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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 the […]

Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson interviewed on the state of cartooning

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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 interviewed […]

MoCCA announces guests, exhibitors, debuts and more

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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 and […]

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

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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 JAY […]

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

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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 full […]

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

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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 well […]

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

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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 Tolvo […]

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 […]

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.