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.

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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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.

SPX 2013 programming goes live

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HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE? The super-excellent lineup of guests has led to an amazing lineup of spotlights and panels as always. Put together by Bill Kartalopoulos, SPX always has a diverse and thought provoking lineup and this year is no exception. This year’s SPX will be held September 14-15 in North Bethesda, MD. ——- Saturday […]

Valiant Tease UNITY For November – Their First Event Crossover

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On Free Comic Day Valiant teased the future of their comics line, revealing they’d be starting up new ongoing series for characters Ninjak and The Eternal Warrior, as well as something called ‘Unity’. Previously the name of a major crossover event from Valiant past, today the company have released two teaser images which mark down […]

Comic-Con: A Sneak Peak

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By Carolina Cooney Arriving Tuesday as an exhibitor gives one a special portal into the magical world known as Comic-Con. Having been a show exhibitor for more than ten years now, Tuesday is my favorite day — yes, it’s hot, as the exhibitor hall has yet to turn on the air conditioning, but there is […]

To Do tonight NYC: Big Feminist But Release Party at Housing Works Bookstore Café

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The Big Feminist But is a comics anthology that was Kickstarted a while ago and now it’s here. And Tonighyt I’l be moderating a panel about the book: Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly; The Beat:The News Blog of Comics and Comics Culture) presents readings and a conversation about the great big BUTs we all seem to […]

To do tonight, BKNY: Strange Attractors and Change release party at Bergen Street Comics — PLUS FREE COMICS

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Two models of the “Nü” graphic novel, STRANGE ATTRACTORS by Charles Soule and Greg Scott and CHANGE by Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske are having a release party at Bergen Street tonight. Both creators are on the fast track at the New 52, so catch ‘em while they’re hot. More info here: Please join us […]

How did you like your CAKE?

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This past weekend saw the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo roll out, a much anticipated foray into the CAF circuit for one of the biggest markets in the US. If you look at the debuts,l the comics were vibrant and exciting. Last year’s show was good but had room to grow, so we’re eager for reports […]

On the Scene: Going Too Far? Humor in Comics with Cho, Dorkin, Bagge, Rickard at Heroes Con 2013

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Moderator Christopher Irving braced himself for a storm of strong personalities talking about their experiences pushing the boundaries of humor in comics, further complicated by the face that there were a gaggle of young teens in attendance to remind creators to try to put a lid on the almost unavoidable profanity that was bound to […]