As always there are about four gabillion pop culture events this weekend, but this weekend it’s CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) in Chicago, kicking off TONIGHT with a couple of excellent events: Friday, June 9 CAKE Kick-off Reading with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley, and C. “Spike” Trotman 7:00–10:00 p.m. Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 W. […]
Someone had an awesome idea: a Humble Bundle offering $198 worth of award-worthy comics for as little as $1. IN this case, it’s a bundle of 2017 Eisner-nominated comics in digital cross platform no DRM formats. As you may recall, Humble Bundle offers digital downloads of books, games and comics in a pay what you […]
§ Hi everyone, Philippe here with some micro press, small press and indie comics links and news. § Nice art: The above image is from Xia Gordon, a phenomenal cartoonist from Orlando (now based in NYC). Her work is one of the highlight of my TCAF experience. She participated in the 2dCloud Altcomics 10 comics reading/art show/animation/dance event. Her […]
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of the highlights of the North American comics year, but there is always a little anxiety about border crossings. These anxieties predate the current US government administration, although things like the Gisele Lagace incident have ratcheted up anxiety. (She was denied at the border coming to America because […]
Welcome back to episode 2 of Four Women in a Hotel Rooms At TCAF starring myself, Erica Friedman, Deb Aoki and Brigid Alverson. After some confusion over our differing bedtimes, we got up bright and early this morning and assembled our thoughts. In this episode: Brigid talks about the panels on the infrastructure of […]
So What? Press marked it’s fifth year as an indie comics publisher this past fall. Their tent pole horror-noir series, Tales of the Night Watchman, is celebrating the release of their fifth issue with a signing at Forbidden Planet in New York this Saturday.
It looked a little rocky there for a while, but, Comic Arts Brooklyn is back at the Mt. Carmel Gymnasium, 12 Havemeyer St. in Williamsburg tomorrow. In past years this was a somewhat bigger blowout, but the stripped down art shows/comics mart/animation program schedule sounds just fine, and from the looks of things, there will be […]
Anya Davidson’s ‘Band for Life’ is one of the boldest graphic novels of the year, an eye splitting trip into the lives of am indie punk rock band and their misadventures. Call it Josie and the Pussycats for the post-iTunes generation. Here Davidson talks about her own music tastes and band as well as the history of the strip and her use of color.
“I haven’t even tried to watch Game of Thrones because I have heard that they keep killing people off, and I can’t stand that! Which I imagine sounds kinda awful, considering how quick with the knife I was in Wandering Star. I mean, look what I did to the Earth! But it had to happen. Wars don’t come without loss.”
Pre-orders for the second edition of Short Box, the box of exclusive comics and swag curated by Zainab Akhtar (with some logistical help from Thought Bubble’s Clark Burscough) is now available for pre-order , but the cut-off is midnight today (7/27/) in the UK, which is like, 7 pm edt. The line-up will want to […]