Announcing the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

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New York’s already busy fall season got one more show with the official word of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a new oft-rumored indie-centric show to be run by Desert Island and PictureBox. It’s a specially picked guest list, including Gary Panter, Jillian Tamaki, Charles Burns, Ben Katchor, Kim Deitch, Mark Newgarden, Michael Kupperman, Frank Santoro, Lauren Weinstein, Dash Shaw, Matthew Thurber, Jon Vermilyea, and Dina Kelberman.

Although it’s coming very late in the year — December 5th is the last date you can easonably do anything without running afoul of Xmas — this show wins just for having a Charles Burns poster. Plus FREE admission.


Saturday December 5th 2009
Our Lady of Consolation Church
184 Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
free admission



  1. Looks like such fun! Go Regen, Go!

  2. What time?

  3. From 11 am – 7 pm
    see for more info and guests as our planning evolves

  4. michael says:

    Interesting, but they need to really think about the date though.

    But for merely being in the right place, they are sure to get a lot of great names in there. :)

  5. Adorable.

  6. Naw, that doesn’t sound too condescending at all , Deano.


  1. […] Meanwhile, the NYC small press scene’s bustling Brooklyn-based subset now has a show to call its own: The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Overseen by two of the Borough of Kings’ altcomix anchors, retailer Desert Island and publisher PictureBox Inc., the con will take place on December 5th at Our Lady of Consolation Church (184 Metropolitan Ave.) in the decade-defining hipster enclave of Williamsburg. Charles Burns, Kim Deitch, Ben Katchor, Michael Kupperman, Gary Panter, Dash Shaw, Jillian Tamaki, Matthew Thurber, and Lauren Weinstein are listed as featured guests, and admission is free. With that December date, we’re guessing a lack of air conditioning won’t be an issue… (Hat tips: Tom Spurgeon and Heidi MacDonald) […]

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