It’s con season! And how this weekend sees four big shows and probably some other ones I forgot. NYC is a ghost town because everyone is off at some con or another. If you’re going you probably already know it but a brief rundown: Heroescon Perhaps the most loved stop on the con circuit, […]
Whew the comics arts festival circuit news is flowing thick and fast; we’re in the middle of application season and hearts and minds are turning to tabling. And the CAFs are answering back with news.
Responsible for some of last year’s most visually arresting comics in the form of Winter’s Knight: Year One, Robert Ball’s next project is going to be launched at ELCAF: ‘Dark Times’. Steve Morris http://stardarkcity.wordpress.com/
Astounding designer and comic-maker Kristyna Baczynski will be at ELCAF, debuting what look to be a number of new pieces. One will be her zine ‘Intrepid’ which she says mixes a short existential story with “jungle girl drawings”. Which, now there’s a combination nobody could refuse, right? She’ll also be launching a new comic called […]
Launching early for ELCAF (the full release isn’t slated until September), Jörg Tittel and John Aggs’ book ‘Ricky Rouse Has A Gun’ will be on offer at the SelfMadeHero booth. Possibly the most likely comic ever to get sued by Disney, the book takes aim at a certain familiar rodent, and the rest of his crew. […]
Isabel Greenberg, who can’t walk five minutes down the road without another well-deserved award being lobbed at her head, will be debuting a new zine at ELCAF. Spinning off from her Encyclopaedia of Early Earth, this one is called “Rites, Customs and Histories of the Great Empire of Migdal Bave”. Steve Morris http://stardarkcity.wordpress.com/
ELCAF is tomorrow, and all sorts of wonderous and startling comics and arts are going to be going on all day. Remember the Kokiri Forest from Ocarina of Time? It’s essentially going to be like that, only with more pixies floating through the sky at any given moment. It’s a magical sort of festival, and […]
Last weekend saw the second ELCAF take place in London, an indie comic festival which headlined with publishers Nobrow, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate. It was a popular event, drawing in a large crowd eager to see the latest self-published or small-press comics and graphic novels. Figuring that maybe there was something to this whole ‘independent […]