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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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 22:26 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink


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

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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