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.
Yet more incredible debut books from tomorrow’s Comic Arts Brooklyn fest, being held at the Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the Knitting Factory down the street.
Comic Art Brooklyn 2013: the Debuts Part One – Blexbolex, Hangdai, PictureBox, Koyama, Wartella and more
[Comic via Tumblr by Gabriel Calderon] That is not a joke. It is definitely not a joke. With the SPX floor increased by a third to encompass the whole exhibition space it meant there were 280 tables, and with 2-4 people per table it meant that there were some 600 registered cartoonists at the show. […]
One of the “It” cartoonists at this year’s SPX was definitely Sam Alden, who took home the Most Promising New Talent Ignatz, and was generally mentioned by many people as a cartoonist to watch. While he’s yet to team-up with a “home” publisher, Uncivilized Books will be the first to put out an Alden collection. […]
Indie comics folk around Brooklyn and beyond have been quietly grieving over the imminent end of Cartoon House, a giant loft in South Williamsburg inhabited by a bevy of cartoonists over the years, and scene of many someday legendary comic book people events. In the first in a series of micropress profiles for Publishers Weekly, […]
This is the golden era of indie comic, artistically and even financially, at least in term of the number of publishers, CAFs and cartoonists who wake up every day excited to be cartooning. It’s a movement that is aesthetically and formally as exciting as anything else going on out there.
All of which makes the Jason Karns Kerfuffle all the more unusual.
The indie-focused Ignatz Award nominees have just been announced. Chosen by a panel consisting of Lisa Hanawalt, Jason Shiga, Dustin Harbin, Damien Jay and Sakura Maku the list comprises an eclectic and incredible array of comics from the year past. Winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly on […]
Experimental comics madman Connor Willumsen has a major new work up called Treasure Island, which is definitely Shavian—Dash Shaw that is—but also…unlike anything really. Willumsen has a “Pay What You Can” button at the end. Why not send a buck or two after reading? He’s also looking for a print publisher.
First came TCAF…then MeCAF…and just a week ago VanCAF…and now DCAF and KentCaf. It is the age of the CAFs, or Comic Arts Festival. I have no idea if the TCAF founders and originators of the CAF label are glad that it’s practically become a brand name, but that ship has sailed and bought some silk-screened mini comics
William Kuskin, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado, Boulder, introduced Denver Comic Con’s keynote speaker, cartoonist Chris Ware, as a man who presents “honesty” as an “antidote to the emptiness we see in culture now, countered by art, even if he evokes a nightmare through that honesty”. Ware guided the audience at DCC through the […]
George Jurard is a versatile artist working in an indie spare-line style, often with soft, muted pastels and grey-tones in color choice. He’s currently working on a creator-owned web series, BEACON LIGHTS, for TRIP CITY, a series of “loosely interlocking stories that take place over the course of 200 years”. As you can tell, he’s […]
Pop culture is a bizarre creature and often creates strange intersections in media. Brooklyn-based artist Jen Ferguson has found herself standing at a cross-roads of TV, blogging, and illustration in her projects OUT OF LUCK, based on the HBO series LUCK, and in the Triple Crown horse racing previews that she’s been asked to create. […]
By Dre Grigoropol The artist collective The Phantom Hand is having their art opening for their show The Last Meal this Saturday on 4/20. The show is at Jinxed, an art gallery at the Piazza in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia. This gallery focuses on illustration. The Phantom Hand a group that is organized by illustrators and […]