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Anybody else going (or presenting) on Saturday? Some amazing talks on Sunday but all sold out already!

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 November 2014 16:34 (nine years ago) link

Damn, I missed this thread. Couldn't have made it anyway, but that sounds like a great event.

Nhex, Monday, 10 November 2014 19:38 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

I am going to the McCloud thing (though it may be remedial) and really should go to this:

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Monday, 26 January 2015 16:42 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Went to both of them and both were rad!
Spiegelman sightings at Barry/Groening. They were super nice.

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Friday, 13 February 2015 06:28 (nine years ago) link

The 117th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Paul Tumey on Forgotten Funnies: 
Images of America in the Comics of Percy Winterbottom, Dwig, and Ving Fuller
Forgotten today, the works of these three cartoonists were widely published and enjoyed a respectable readership in their successive eras. Presenting rare comics and original research, comics scholar and writer Paul Tumey paints a four-color triptych of lost comics masters:
Percy Winterbottom was a pen name for George Beckenbaugh, a humorist/cartoonist who had a brief career in comics in the late 1890s until he died in 1901 at age 36. He conceived of Klondike, a strange, satirical comic strip, presented in deliberately comically primitive art and language, about a parade of larger than life American archetypes that reflect what American music scholar Greil Marcus has called the “old, weird America.”
Clare Victor “Dwig” Dwiggins came of age in idyllic rural America in the late 1800s and worked in comics from 1900 to the 1950s. He enjoyed a boyhood much like that of Mark Twain’s characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Working at first in whimsical illustrations and screwball comics, Dwig later sought to recapture his magical childhood in syndicated comics like School Days, and Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, reflecting the rise of nostalgia in industrial America.
Ving Fuller’s career spans the 1920s to the early 1960s. He was the barely successful cartoonist brother of famed Hollywood maverick filmmaker Sam Fuller. Creator of the first psychiatrist in comics, Doc Syke, Fuller made urban screwball comics that dealt with a host of post-war American neuroses, including gags about the atomic bomb that first appeared mere weeks after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
When juxtaposed together, the lives and work of these three obscure cartoonists tell a larger story that helps shed light on American comics and culture in the first half of the twentieth century.

Paul Tumey was a co-editor and essayist for The Art of Rube Goldberg (Abrams ComicArts 2013). He was also a contributing editor and essayist of Society is Nix (Sunday Press, 2013). His essay on Harry Tuthill appears as the introduction to The Bungle Family 1930 (IDW Library of American Comics, 2014). His work can be read regularly in his column, Framed! at the online Comics Journal (

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:20 (nine years ago) link

Last day of the Woodring exhibition; wish I had known earlier

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 February 2015 20:21 (nine years ago) link

may try to do the forgotten funnies tonight.

The 117th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Kent Worcester on Ten Great Cartoonists You’ve Never Heard Of
In recent years there has been a flurry of scholarly interest in comics and cartooning, much of which has focused on a relatively small number of cartoonists. This illustrated talk will make the case for looking beyond the usual suspects and will highlight the “lost art” of ten highly talented creators who are not yet on the comics studies radar. Perhaps one or two of their names will be familiar to devoted fans of political cartooning, but very little has been written about any one of the following: M. Verne Breitmayer, Jesse Cohen, Pele deLappe, Phil Evans, Jimmy Friell, John Olday, Charles Peattie, Donald Rooum, Laura Slobe, and Ben Yomen. This presentation will also feature a “hidden bonus track” – cartoons by a famous nineteenth century writer who was also a capable illustrator.

Kent Worcester teaches political theory at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of eight books, including A Comics Studies Reader (coedited with Jeet Heer, 2009) and The Superhero Reader (coedited with Charles Hatfield and Jeet Heer, 2013). His latest book is Peter Bagge: Conversations (2015). He regularly gives public talks on New York City and Comics on behalf of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities series.


Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 15:36 (eight years ago) link

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This looks GREAT

The 120th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7pm at The New School University Center, 63 5th Ave., room L104 (lower level). Free and open to the public. Please note new location this week only!

Drew Friedman on 40 Iconic Paperback Book Covers.
Artist Drew Friedman shares and discusses 40 of his favorite paperback book covers. Paperback books are the cheaply printed (held together by glue rather than stitches) books released by publishers in a low-cost format. Friedman has amassed a large collection of vintage paperbacks over the years. The book covers were all scanned from his personal collection and range from pulp-fiction and non-fiction, horror, humor reprints, (MAD, etc), comic book reprints, (Tales From The Crypt, etc), cartoon collections, joke books and show business biographies, predominantly from the nineteen fifties and sixties. Featuring artwork by among others, drawing legends such as Harvey Kurtzman, Virgil Partch, Frank Frazetta, Sanford Kossin and George Wachsteter, Friedman will dissect each cover and explain why they had a profound influence on him and his work over the years as a cartoonist, illustrator and fan of pop culture.

Award winning artist Drew Friedman‘s comics and illustrations have appeared in Art Spiegelman’s Raw, R. Crumb’s Weirdo, American Splendor, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, The New Yorker, BLAB!, Time, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, among many others, as well as numerous book covers and art created for Topps and SHOUT Factory. His work has been collected in five anthologies, the most recent, TOO SOON?. Drew Friedman’s Sideshow Freaks was published in 2011. Steven Heller in the The New York Times wrote of his three volumes of portraiture of Old Jewish Comedians: “A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt”. His latest book of portraits, Heroes of the Comic Books, was published by Fantagraphics with a foreword by Al Jaffee. Friedman’s 8-page comic strip “R. Crumb & Me”, detailing his friendship and association with the artist R. Crumb, appears in Masterful Marks, edited by Monte Beauchamp and published by Simon & Schuster. Friedman lives in rural PA with his wife and frequent collaborator K. Bidus.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 16:22 (eight years ago) link

that does sound awesome!

Mocca fest coming up in a coupla weeks too at an exciting new venue

I'll be at the Uncivilized Books table, obv, pushing the vol.2 True Swamp hardcover which currently should be streeting in July

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 16:25 (eight years ago) link

maybe i'll go just to stealth-buy a book from Jon

Nhex, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 22:26 (eight years ago) link

Well you can stealth buy v 1 but I'll only be promoting v 2 in mockup form

I always want to meet ilxors even when no funds are exchanged

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 23:04 (eight years ago) link

anybody else wanna join me at MOCCA sunday?


The 121st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Ilan Manouach will present a slideshow of his published works and give a talk explaining the idea and providing the background for each book project. He will also present Shapereader, a tactile comic book specifically designed for a visually impaired readership.

Ilan Manouach was born in Athens in 1980. In 2001, he obtained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Saint-Lucas Institute of Brussels and started working on open-ended and experimental comics. He is a multidisciplinary artist, with a focused interest in the printed medium, and in tandem, works professionally as a musician and a publisher. He has published more than a dozen solo projects in French language and curated 4 different anthologies bringing together contributions from artists, publishers and writers. His books have received generous support on different occasions both from the National Book Center of France (CNL) the French Community of Belgium and he is a Koneen Saation Fellow in Finland. He is also member of the Errands Group, a very active research group, teaming artists, architects and social scientists studying urban space. He often travels for exhibitions, workshops talks and concerts (Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Finland, Austria, Turkey, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Canada).

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 9 April 2015 14:19 (eight years ago) link

forks i want you and my wife to have a conversation about dark souls. she's obsessed. I'll try to get her to come on sunday.

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 9 April 2015 15:43 (eight years ago) link

sure! i can wax grandiloquent about those games all day

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 9 April 2015 16:59 (eight years ago) link

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The 124th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, room A510 (Klein Conference Room), New York City. Free and open to the public. Please note the new location for this event!

The Eternal Question: What’s Funny About This?!
The Eternal Answer from Arnold Roth.

Arnold Roth will present a profusely illustrated talk with a selection of his works through the decades, from the philosophical to the filthy.

Arnold Roth is an award-winning cartoonist based in New York City. His cartoons have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Punch, the New York Times, and many, many more. Since 2011 Arnold Roth posts on his weekly blog

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 17:45 (eight years ago) link

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Box Brown talks Tetris with NYU Professor on the history of the game and of games in graphic novels
Free at NYU Game Center in Brooklyn on December 8 at 7pm

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:45 (seven years ago) link

Sounds interesting! I'm too lazy to make it all the way out to Brooklyn though

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:52 (seven years ago) link

I need more nerd friends to do this stuff with.
What if i get you a sammich?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:09 (seven years ago) link

a tempting offer, but i probably couldn't get there in time after work anyway on that day (I checked and it's a nearly 2 hour trip for me down there)
i'll come to one of these someday

Nhex, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:05 (seven years ago) link


the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:26 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

he Comics Framed Festival Returns to New York City

October 3rd – 9th 2017

A week-long festival, day-to-night around the New York Comic Con

Celebrating the Franco-Belgian comics tradition and boundary-breaking storytelling

Featuring: Pénélope Bagieu, Brüno, Mathieu Lauffray, Patricia Lyfoung, Fabien Nury, Alexis Sentenac, El Torres, Valérie Vernay, and Zep

Daily: Visit us at Booth #1669 at NYCC—meet the creators, pick up free prints and fancy swag!

Nightly: Discover the beauty of bande dessinée at innovative and interactive events across the city—screenings, panels, art parties, and more!

Scroll right (hit that little arrow) on web banners for a day-to-day schedule

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:52 (six years ago) link

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At MOCCA in NYC (46 and 11 ave) on Sunday April 7, lots of exciting talks!

Garamond Room / 12:00 pm
Liana Finck in Conversation with Gabrielle Bell
Liana Finck’s cartoons and comics appear regularly in The New Yorker and other venues. Her latest book is the graphic memoir Passing For Human. Additionally, her daily outpouring of witty, observant cartoons on Instagram has earned her hundreds of thousands of loyal readers online. Finck will appear in conversation with cartoonist Gabrielle Bell, with whom she regularly meets to draw, for a wide ranging conversation in which the two artists will interview each other about their work. Bell’s most recent books are Everything is Flammable and a new, updated edition of her short story collection Cecil and Jordan in New York.

Garamond Room / 3:00 pm
Bill Sienkiewicz in Conversation with Klaus Janson
Bill Sienkiewicz is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, with his groundbreaking run on New Mutants, his fully painted work on comics including Elektra: Assassin and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters. He will be joined for a special conversation with artist Klaus Janson, a distinctive stylist and storyteller whose own career path has intertwined with Sienkiewicz’s. Moderated by Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University.

Helvetica Room / 3:00 pm
Comics and the Teaching Artist
Historically a self-taught discipline, comics are now taught in classes, programs, and dedicated institutions. How do teaching artists construct syllabi and curricula? What have they learned as artists that they can teach? And how does their teaching affect their own work? Comics scholar Tahneer Oksman (Marymount Manhattan College) will discuss this and more with Ivan Brunetti (Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice and Comics: Easy as ABC!), Sequential Arts Workshop (SAW) founder Tom Hart (Rosalie Lightning), and Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) founder James Sturm (Off Season).

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 15:12 (four years ago) link

also, this talk last night with Bill Griffith about Schlitzie the Pinhead was fascinating; bought the book and read it this morning. Excellent, excellent stuff!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 15:13 (four years ago) link

A good friend of mine is giving a (really interesting!) lecture on comic book printing and colouring in NYC on the 2nd April:

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 15:38 (four years ago) link

Yeah, I wish I wasn't already booked that night; the history of Ben Day dots is right up my alley.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 15:49 (four years ago) link

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The Society is pleased to celebrate the release of The Book of Weirdo, a massive retrospective of Robert Crumb's 1980's magazine WEIRDO, published by Last Gasp and written by Jon B. Cooke. Please join us for a panel discussion by fellow WEIRDO contributor Drew Friedman and the author, alongside special guests WEIRDO contributors Kim Deitch, Glenn Head, Mark Newgarden. A book signing will follow.

The Book of Weirdo is an exhaustive retrospective -- called a "great book" by Robert Crumb -- on Weirdo magazine, Crumb's irreverent 1980s humor comics anthology, and the featuring a comprehensive history, interviews with Crumb and the other two Weirdo editors, Peter Bagge, and Aline Kominsky-Crumb, as well as publisher Ron Turner. Also included are over 130 testimonials by Weirdo contributors and sidebars on all sorts of Weirdo-related aspects of that era, as much a history of the alternative comics of that time as it is the tale of a single magazine. Crumb added that The Book of Weirdo was "a monumental statement on American culture and life in that dismal decade of Reagan, AIDS, widespread cocaine abuse, and the rise of the Yuppies, the 1980s."

The Book of Weirdo, 288 pages, black-&-white, hard cover, published by Last Gasp of San Francisco, $39.95. Cover art by Drew Friedman. Friedman will be available for signings following the panel.

$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Students/ seniors (Undergrad with valid ID)
The price of admission also gets you a large, signed poster of The Book of WEIRDO cover.

About the Speakers

Jon B. Cooke is the five-time consecutive Eisner Award winner for his former magazine, Comic Book Artist, as well as writer and producer of the full-length feature film documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist(2007). Currently editor of Comic Book Creator magazine (published by TwoMorrows), Cooke is author of The Book of Weirdo, published by Last Gasp. He is also co-editor of Kirby100, The Warren Companion, Swampmen: Muck Monsters of the Comics, and the forthcoming 25th anniversary book, The World of TwoMorrows. Plans are underway for a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Last Gasp coming in 2020. A Rhode Island resident, Cooke toils by day as a graphic designer.and lives in Southern Rhode Island with his wife, Beth, two dogs (Dilly and Roxy), a cat named Noodle, and two of his three sons as they get their acts together.

Award-winning artist Drew Friedman’s comics and illustrations have appeared in RAW, Weirdo, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, Time, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Observer and many other publications, as well as on numerous book covers. In his New York Times book review of Old Jewish Comedians, Steven Heller wrote: “A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Drew Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt.” The Society of Illustrators hosted a two-floor main gallery showing of all of Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians drawings in 2014. Filmmaker Kevin Dougherty is preparing a documentary, “Vermeer of the Borscht Belt” covering Friedman’s career.

Friedman’s upcoming book is titled “All The Presidents” and will be released by Fantagraphics in the fall. A major exhibition of Friedman’s illustrations depicting all the presidents will be held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Art & Museum at Ohio State University in fall 2019.

Drew Friedman and his wife Kathy Bidus live in rural PA with their rescue beagle Gunther.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 2 June 2019 21:46 (four years ago) link

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Are you in NYC? Please join the Jack Kirby Museum at 6:30pm Wednesday August 28th on Delancey Street just east of the corner of Essex St. (near Richie’s and Fabco Shoes) Lower East Side for a walking tour including a visit to Jack’s birthplace, a guerrilla street theater reading of his autobiographical story Street Code near where he grew up, trivia questions (with prizes), and ending with a mixer at a local haunt (TBD!)

This is a free, non-ticketed event. Donations welcome! Show up and celebrate with us!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:02 (four years ago) link

Well this could be a disaster but hey:

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 23 August 2019 21:46 (four years ago) link

i'm a lazy coward who won't see that, but you do this and report!

Nhex, Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:17 (four years ago) link

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Tripwire's editor-in-chief Joel Meadows has spent the last three decades covering the best in comics and genre, and Masters Of Comics is a book that takes a look at the studios and work practices of the world's finest comic artists and illustrators. This talk and signing will feature a selection of the artists featured in the book including Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Eight), Bill Sienkiewicz (Legion TV show, Elektra Assassin), Yuko Shimuzu (The Unwritten, New York Times) and Walter Simonson (Ragnarok, Thor, Manhunter), Dan Panosian (cover artist 100 Bullets, The Punisher), and Dave Johnson (artist, X-Men, Logan) talking about their working practices and their studios.

Masters Of Comics is a lavish paperback published by Insight Editions which also includes artists like Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets, Moonshine), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, Jupiter's Children), Sean Phillips (Criminal, Kill Or Be Killed), Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drewe, Gemma Bovery), Michael Kaluta (The Shadow, Books Of Magic) and many more. Introduction by TV writer and producer Mark Verheiden (Daredevil, Ash vs Evil Dead, Swamp Thing).

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:57 (four years ago) link

That's October 5 btw

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:57 (four years ago) link

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Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:31 (four years ago) link

Did you go? I was booked

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 18 October 2019 13:10 (four years ago) link

couldn't get my gal out Both legends of course.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 October 2019 16:52 (four years ago) link

Who is doing Comic Arts Brooklyn this year? This Saturday November 2 11 to 7 at Pratt Institute
Chris Ware talking with Mouly and Spiegelman; Aline Kominsky interview, Charles Burns and Gary Panter interview, Kim Dietch talk

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 27 October 2019 16:48 (four years ago) link

Me of course

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 28 October 2019 04:58 (four years ago) link

cool, as i have a fucked up arm i may drop my treasures off at your table if that's cool.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 October 2019 05:16 (four years ago) link

We can arrange a treasure hole of some kind

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 28 October 2019 13:57 (four years ago) link

So here's my CAB haul:

- New work from one of my favorite contemporary cartoonist, AT Pratt. AT qualifies as something of a genius outsider artist for my money; his primary work is a series of intricately hand-cut diorama/pop-up books that prominently feature pop culture icons both contemporary (he has something of a thing for the Star Wars "porgs") and of his own making (a Nintendo Kirby-meets-Pillsbury Doughboy character named Bompi). He call many of these works his "Little Brothers" and he had a new one of him being (spoiler: mistakenly) taken to hell by the Griever Cleaver. His other main metier is designing socks and then making comic to accompany the socks. AT is one of the oddest and most loveable faces at any convention and I will always buy anything he is selling.
- Got a copy of Kim Deitch's new book Reincarnation Stories signed by him. Long long longtime fan (I put him up with Barks and Eisner in a personal pantheon); he and his wife were gregarious. When asked what he's reading that he recommends, he suggested Tim Lane and Harold Gray.
- An issue of "Boutique Mag" from Neoglyphic Media, mostly Marc Bell. The editor was friendly, mannered and enthusiastic and i would likely have bought something more substantial but everything is so expensive in this world! Was particularly taken by "An Unknown Power" but I am not the guy who can manage $50 for an art pamphlet, no matter how intriguing.
- Zines from Karen Sneider and Sarah Glidden who were sharing a table with Lauren Weinstein; both books fun reads and beautifully drawn
- From Beehive Books, a companion zine to the monster Harrison Cady book they just published (and that I bought and loved): the reprint of the first part of a Cady and Carolyn Wells serialized poetry amble called "The Happy Chaps"... apparently a con original as it's not for sale anywhere! No one at their table to discuss with.
Coincidentally, I also got the second (labeled "#4") issue of their excellent LAAB broadsheet by Ryan Wimberley in the mail yesterday; he was on hand with copies. Looking forward to digging in as this looks even bigger and better than the previous and very impressive "#0"
- "Blind"a book by Evan Cohen that I got primarily for my gal; she's a fan. I like his work quite a bit as well but she vibes on the slow transition panel stuff more than i do.
- A super gorgeous $5 print from Gary Leib of the happiest turkey you ever did see; I should've bought ten of these and given them out as Thanksgiving gifts.
- Kate LaCour's Vivisectionary, her debut Fanta book, previously on Study Group online. I've been a big fan of her indie work for a few years; super happy to see her succeeding on a larger scale. I prefer her more semi-narrative stuff tbh but this "book as diorama" idea is a nice realization of her medical illustration style grand guignol body horror surreality.
- Paul Kirchener's new one Hieronymus & Bosch from French publisher Tanibus. It's a series of beautifully rendered mostly wordless single page/ mostly six panel gag cartoons about a schlub and his toy duck in hell. It's wonderful.
- Got a stack of mini-kuš books at five bucks a pop from Kevin Hooyman, Marlene Krause, Jesse Jacobs, Samplerman and Hironori Kikuchi. I probably should've just bought one of everything they had but stopped myself.
- a book from Estella Vega's great accordion book series about the Paleozoic era, the first book in her new Triassic series and her short sci-fi book Alien Encounters. She's something of a savant and I'd love to see her get a bigger audience, say in the Heavy Metal world. I still need to buy the last two of her Paleozoic books to finish my collection.
- intricate ballpoint insects in micro format from illustrator Allison Conway; love her style.
- a stack of free newspapers from Nolan Pelletier, a commercial illustrator making interesting 70's rococo images somewhere between golden books, ephemeral kitsch and Charley Harper. The newspapers were spectacular objects and mostly in service of selling notepads and greeting cards. I bought a sticker as i felt obliged. Really nice work!
- a compilation of the Rough Ones webcomic
- the real find of the fest was Lale Westvind's second volume of GRIP which really blew me away; i read it straight through like three times immediately. The color is incredibly but it's the kinetic, remarkably clear intention of the cartooning that makes it feel like something genuinely new and sort of life altering. Absolutely devastating work and worth hunting down at any cost.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:09 (four years ago) link

You can buy Grip 2 for $35 here.

Westvind says these guys are gonna do a single volume collection in February which i will definitely get

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:17 (four years ago) link

thanks for the recap ulysses, lots of interesting stuff here

Nhex, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:41 (four years ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 November 2019 03:02 (four years ago) link

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Featuring Angélique Roché

With great power comes great responsibility. But when it comes to making change in the real world, how can we unlock our own unique abilities to shape the future? Assemble with journalist, cultural critic, and self-described “professional nerd” Angélique Roché (SyFy Wire, Marvel, and more) as we take inspiration from the world of sci-fi and fantasy to uncover our own unique super powers.

Join Public Forum for our free monthly gatherings where we come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies. Each month will feature a different theme driven by artists, musicians, poets, activists, and civic organizers who are using their voices to create change in their communities. Break bread with your neighbor, raise your voice in song, and leave inspired.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 February 2020 19:10 (four years ago) link

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A slideshow presentation and discussion on non-fiction comics as a teaching tool, featuring cartoonists working in the fields of science, politics, art and more. This event is part of Will Eisner Week, and Eisner’s own educational and instructional comics are the inspiration for this panel. With Malaka Gharib, Scott McCloud, Whit Taylor, and Kriota Willberg, moderated by R. Sikoryak.

Free with registration.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 March 2021 15:43 (three years ago) link

interesting! if i'm not already collapsed in bed i may give it a shot

Nhex, Monday, 1 March 2021 15:49 (three years ago) link

one month passes...
Some very good virtual events in here including stuff with Derf and Simon Hanselmann and Ben Katchor and the Hernandez Bros with Adrian Tomine

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 10 April 2021 11:18 (two years ago) link

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"- the real find of the fest was Lale Westvind's second volume of GRIP which really blew me away; i read it straight through like three times immediately. The color is incredibly but it's the kinetic, remarkably clear intention of the cartooning that makes it feel like something genuinely new and sort of life altering. Absolutely devastating work and worth hunting down at any cost."

I just picked this up myself (the currently available vol. 1 & 2 collection) and it is indeed mind blowing.

Evan, Monday, 2 August 2021 20:40 (two years ago) link

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