Weekend Webcomics: Michael DeForge’s “Winter Break” will make you want to eat turkey

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Here’s a little holiday jam to get you in the mood for next week’s Turkey Marathon.

CAB Debuts from Drawn and Quarterly: Franz, DeForge, Mizuki and Lindgren

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D&Q sent along info on their four debuting books this weekend at CAB: Earthling Aisha Franz, translated by Helge Dascher   First Year Healthy Michael DeForge Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson   Pippi Won’t Grow Up Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman

Watch Simon Hanselmann marry comics — the full video

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At SPX, following the Ignatz awards, a very special wedding took place, as cartoonist Simon Hanselmann, author of Megahex, wed comics in a ceremony presided over by SPX Executive Director Michael Thomas. Michel DeForge, currently on tour with Hanselmann, stood in for comics, althuogh several acual comics were present. Hanselmann, who is a cross dresser, […]

Michael DeForge’s shelf porn is made for action

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Zainab Akhtar’s excellent Comics and Cola blog runs a feature called “Comics Shelfies” which includes pictures of various comics collections. Usually the Expedit or Billy is called into play, but for Michael DeForge, the plastic milk crate is the basic storage unit. I can definitely relate, as for years my life was based around the […]

Hanselmann, Deforge and Kyle on tour

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Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge are going on tour together, an event that will doubtless span a thousand autobio comics. DeForge is the best known of the group, acclaimed for Lose, Ant Comix and many more of his abstractly horrifying enquiries into social systems human and animal. Hanselmann’s Megahex presents a sit-com for […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: A Very Sticks Angelica Christmas

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This year we’re celebrating not only Christmas, but Hannukah (early this year but still in December), Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Festivus, Krampus and anything else you care to mark with drawings and hats. First up, Michael DeForge: with a holiday tale from his longform Sticks Angelica comic strip. If you have art for this feature — please […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn: Embracing the strange

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This weekend marked the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB) festival, presented by small Williamsburg comic book shop Desert Island. Because of this, perhaps, it felt like a neighborhood affair.

24 Hours of Halloween: Study Group’s Halloween Comics revisited

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We teased Study Group’s Halloween offerings a few days ago, but here’s the goods.

Koyama Press announces Spring 2014 titles: Kim, DeForge, Jacobs and Lim

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Wow is it Spring already? In the publishing world it is. Koyama Press has just announced its titles for Spring 2014 aka TCAF time! and as usual they look irresistible. The lineup includes new releases by Michael DeForge and Jesse Jacobs. Information below: