The game for comics news announcements has been seriously upped in recent years, with Image Expo and the DC Rebirth live streaming, Marvel press conferences and the like and Valiant is getting into the game with #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016, a live event and Periscope livestream set for Tuesday May 17th at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in […]
The Preacher tv show debuts on May 22nd on AMC. Now THAT’S a sentence I though I would never ever type, but it’s really happening, with Dominic Cooper as Jesse, Ruth Negga as Tulip and Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, with an ocean of character actors to play Herr Starr, Arseface, Quincannon and all your other […]
Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it…and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast’s droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams’ loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.
Held the day before Emerald City Comic Con, Image took their Image Expo on the road to The Showbox in Seattle for all the creator announcements of upcoming projects. The location was unique and perfect when you consider the many independent and up and coming bands that rolled through The Showbox in the past—plus how long Image has been associated with independent. The Showbox offered a sexy venue with lighting, chandeliers, and was already decorated for Image’s Spring Formal later in the evening. Image Expo would offer many highlights and it was interesting to see when the audience connected most with the presentations during the day.
I’m flying out to cover Image Expo and Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, but if I was sticking around San Francisco you’d be certain to see me at Sonny Liew’s book release tour stop at The Isotope. Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye has already been declared “2016’s first superalitve graphic novel” by our own Kyle Pinion, great review from NPR’s Fresh Air, and it’s already part of the discussion for what is 2016’s first comics masterpiece. What’s happening and where else can you see him?
Italian comics maestro Guide Crepax is getting what I’m willing to bet is his first ever US art exhibit this weekend at the Scott Eder Gallery in Dumbo.
Frank Miller was in LA this weekend to talk about Batman and the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 30th Anniversary Edition, At a signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Stan Lee showed up to greet him, and DC Entertainment captured this historic moment in pictures. The LA Times also interviewed Miller about […]
The Columbia University Science Fiction Society (CUSFS) is hosting a talk with artist Dennis Calerotonight at 7 pm: This event is at 207 Milbank Hall in Barnard College, Columbia University. If you’re not a student, Milbank Hall is the rightmost building when you enter the college gates of Barnard College, Columbia University, at 117 and […]
Interference Archive’s Our Comics, Ourselves ongoing art exhibit is a powerful reminder of how comics have always been an expression of personal issues from many viewpoints.
We recently noted that writer Marc Tyler Nobleman was on the hunt for a video of a particular panel from WonderCon about Bill Finger. He writes to tell us that he has a Finger-related event coming up in NYC on February 9th: As you know, 9/18 was the day DC Comics announced that (after 76 […]