I’m giving a talk at the Library of Congress on Friday…

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Tweet ….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 […]

Jeff Smith on tour for RASL all fall

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Tweet 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 – […]

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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Tweet 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. ——- […]

Valiant Tease UNITY For November – Their First Event Crossover

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

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Tweet 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 […]

How did you like your CAKE?

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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TweetModerator 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 […]

On the Scene: Jason Aaron, Greg Rucka, Jason Latour Talk Crime Comics at Heroes Con 2013

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TweetVito Delsante hosted a gathering of some of the purveyors of the gritty, and often all too reality-based comics handling crime and violence at Heroes Con, and when they noticed that everyone on the panel was bald, they decided that this was a call to “embrace the dark side of humanity” by shaving one’s head.  […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con 2013, Pioneering Souls in Artists Valley

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TweetThe floorspace for Artists Valley at Denver Comic Con was expansive, and positioned between the vendor and publisher areas in the front and the celebrity signing booths and food court at the back. It was almost arranged like a centrepiece, and to judge from the ethos of the con, that was intentional. A wide range […]

Autoptic Festival: official poster, more guests announced

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Tweet We promised to keep you updated and so here we are with more details and updates from the new Minneapolis-based comics/art/music festival, Autoptic. Back in February,when the festival was initially announced, the only special guest known to be attending was Jamie Hernandez. Well, Autoptic have been steadily adding to that list, with Marc Bell, Genevieve […]

Reign of the CAFs: DCAF and KentCAF are coming

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First came TCAF…then MeCAF…and just a week ago VanCAF…and now DCAF and KentCaf. It is the age of the CAFs, or Comic Arts Festival. I have no idea if the TCAF founders and originators of the CAF label are glad that it’s practically become a brand name, but that ship has sailed and bought some silk-screened mini comics

Beanotown Arrives in London – Softies Beware

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TweetAs part of a collaboration between DC Thomson, the Southbank Centre, and designer Wayne Hemingway (the one from off of The Big Breakfast), Beanotown has officially been opened for a short-term stint on the South Bank of London. Celebrating 75 years of The Beano, the installation mixes hands-on activities with a look at the history […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con Bounces Back and Cosplay Abounds

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TweetAs reported previously, Saturday posed some serious challenges to both the Denver Comic Con attendees and the staff trying to handle unprecedented numbers seeking entrance to the convention center and the show floor. Luckily, as the afternoon progressed, the strategy was clearly updated to handle some of these problems. At noon, problems were at their […]