Jason Shiga’s Patreon for Demon reaches $1000 a month


A lot of cartoonists—and many blogs, ahem—have taken to PAtreon as a means to finance the creation of comics. There are quite a few (a round up post is called for, maybe later this week) and Patreon doesn’t make it clear who makes the most, the way Kickstarter does, but Jason Shiga recently hit $1000 […]

I hope to continue earning your support

Wow. When I started fretting about my computer repairs yesterday, Tom Spurgeon offered to suggest that people donate some money to help out, and I didn’t say no. (Tom Spurgeon is good people, in case you didn’t know that.) And then you guys started hitting the Paypal button. My immediate bill was covered within an […]

To do today: Montreal, San Francisco

Montreal’s Galerie Monastiraki opens a new exhibition of work by James Kochalka (AMERICAN ELF, MONKEY VS ROBOT) today, with a vernissage and musical performance by Kochalka. The show runs through December 4 and will feature about 66 of Kochalka’s small 2×2 inch paintings, which are quite cute. For those in the Bay Area, Kochalka will […]

To do today: Portland, OR

Floating World Comics in PDX is hosting two events tonight! First up, at 6 PM, Abby Denson will be signing her new book DOLLTOPIA as part of her West Coast tour. We’re told there will also be free cupcakes for everyone, and a prize for whoever brings the most “punked up” doll. Then, at 7 […]

To do today: Austin, TX

Writer Chris Roberson (I, ZOMBIE) will be at Austin Books & Comics from 4 PM – 6 PM today to celebrate the release of the first issue of CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE, his FABLES spin-off miniseries featuring art by Shawn McManus. Posted by Aaron Humphrey.

To do today: Political Cartooning in NYC

Tonight at 6:30 PM, four of New York’s best political cartoonists, Eric Drooker (FLOOD, BLOOD SONG), Tom Hart (HUTCH OWEN), Tim Kreider (THE PAIN), and Peter Kuper (SPY VS SPY, STICKS AND STONES), will discuss the historical and ongoing conversation between political cartoons, New York City, and the public in a panel discussion with Bill […]

To do tonight: Crumb at UCLA

Robert Crumb continues his short tour of the states to talk about his adaptation of GENESIS with an appearance at UCLA tonight, where he’ll be joined by Françoise Mouly. Tickets are $60, unless you’re a UCLA student, in which case they’re a bargain at $18. UCLA’s great Hammer Museum also just opened an exhibition called […]

To do today: New Orleans Vampire Film Festival

What better place than New Orleans to hold a Vampire Film Festival? The Big Easy is in the middle of just that, and comics scribe Van Jensen will be there today as part of a panel with vampire novelists to discuss his graphic novel PINOCCHIO: VAMPIRE SLAYER, which features art by Dusty Higgins. More details […]

More to do today: Greensboro, Chicago, and Philly

There are some good parties being thrown down East of the Mississippi today … Acme Comics in Greensboro, NC is hosting an all-day signing party featuring a cavalcade of kids-friendly comics creators, including Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN, MINI-MARVELS), writer Gregg Schigel and artist Jacob Chabot (X-BABIES), Art Baltazar (PATRICK THE WOLF BOY, TINY TITANS), and Brian […]

More to do today: LA, NYC, Iowa, and Maine!

We’ve mentioned most of these events before, but in case you’ve gotten caught up with the hustle, bustle and possible flash-flooding of the week, don’t forget: * Robert Crumb will make a rare stateside public appearance to talk about his illustrated version of THE BOOK OF GENESIS, which he will discuss with fellow cartoonist Francoise […]