Wow, this is going to be a VERY crowded schedule! There are a ton of things to do throughout New York Comic-Con and no matter what you choose, you’re sure to get a little cultural edification, whether it’s comics of Kirby Krackle. There are so many events and parties we had to slit this into two. We’ll have Saturday’s line-up later on.




Darwyn Cooke signing

October 07, 2010 7:00 PM

Borders 2 Penn Plaza New York, NY 10121


What: RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Launch Party & Art Showing

Come celebrate the launch of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN by Jim McCann & Janet Lee, published by Archaia.

The original artwrok will be on display and available for purchase as will advance copies of the book.

Where: Alice’s Tea Cup:

102 West 73rd St (73rd & Columbus)

NY, NY, 10023 (212) 799-3006

When: Thurs, Oct 7, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food: scones, cake & tea (wine after 8:00 pm courtesy of Bluebird Wines:


WHAT: Illustration House and Eva Ink Artist Group will be hosting an open house in honor of artists Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Steve Scott, this Thursday.

Food and drink provided, and all artwork is for sale for the duration of the exhibition. Here are the details:

Who: Event hosted by Illustration House and Eva Ink Artist Group

What: Illustration House Gallery Show Reception When: Oct. 7th, 6-8 pm

Where: 110 West 25th Street, Manhattan Why: In honor of Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Steve Scott

How: Subway, cab, you name it. Illustration House is easy to find! And if you can’t be there in person, check out their website!


What: Best American Comics Signing with Neil Gaiman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Matt Madden and Jessica Abel.


Neil Gaiman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Jessica Abel, and Matt Madden discuss the 2010 compendium of Best American Comics, showcasing the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors.
Thursday October 07, 2010 7:00 PM
Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810




CBLDF welcome party, sponsored by Image and The Beat


NYCC Welcome Party, benefiting the CBLDF!
Thursday, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Village Pourhouse (366 W. 46th St)
Come support Free Expression, the 2010 LIBERTY ANNUAL, and mingle with the greatest talents in comics at the CBLDF‘s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics and The Beat! We’ll have special gifts, copies of the Liberty Annual and special open bar bracelets!


Dark Horse/Comics Alliance/Laughing Squid Meet up

Thursday, October 7 · 8:00pm – 11:30pm Galway Hooker Pub

7 East 36 Street (Between 5th Ave and Madison)
New York, NY





Geek Girls Tweet Up — with Kirby Krackle!

Join the 2nd biggest Geek Tweet-Up event of all time during the New York Comic-Con!

During the convention, we will all be busy waiting in lines, getting autographs, attending panels, waiting for bathrooms, and squeeeing over all that is awesome that time to meet those you have been friends with online and across the globe often takes a serious back seat. This Tweet-Up will be the perfect opportunity to hang out with friends you have made online and hopefully make some new friends.

WHEN: Friday, October 8th @ 8:30 pm

WHERE: Stitch Bar & Lounge 247 West 37th Street

EPIC MUSIC: Kirby Krackle




Drew Friedman at Desert Island


Friday, October 8 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Desert Island

540 Metropolitan Ave btwn Union and Lorimer
Brooklyn, NY
This will be a good one! Drew Friedman in person at Desert Island, interviewed by Dave the Spazz from WFMU, celebrating his new book TOO SOON? We’ll also have a new limited edition print published by Desert Island. Good times!




ComicCon NYC: October 8, 2010

Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston (map)

When: Friday, October 8, doors at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 (sharp).

Afterparty at Von

Cost:  $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

A little bit slower than a speeding bullet. Arguably 18% more powerful than a locomotive, completely incapable of leaping any sized buildings in any amount of bounds. It’s a lark! It’s an amazement! It’s LDM NYC – The ComicCon episode!

A seemingly mild-mannered bunch, these superstar writer/artists are breaking away from the ComicCon NYC madness, donning their capes and tights (metaphorically, we hope) to partake of the ultimate multimedia showdown. Who are these masked combatants? Illustrator/comic artist Michael Kupperman (Snake’N’Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret), cartoonist Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball),  R. Sikoryak (creator of Masterpiece Comics), and wirter/director Anthony Lappé (Shooting War).

From behind a force field of awesomeness, a trio of judges will decide who competes for the title. Author/critic John Reed (Tales of Woe) will judge Substance, flanked by actress Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede) judging Performance, and cartoonist Dan Pirarro (Bizarro) will lay down the law on Intangibles. The final battle will determine who emerges the Hero, and who joins the ranks of LDM’s worthy, though vanquished, mortals. 

This is a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed, super-spectacular LDM for the ages! Costumes encouraged. Hilarity guaranteed. 

Hosted by LDM NYC Executive Producer Ann Heatherington and Agent Provocateur Erin Hosier.






  1. Thursday, OCT. 7, 7 pm – 11pm

    The New York Comic Jam

    Come get drunk and show off your cartoon skillz at New York’s very own monthly Comic Jam, conveniently located in the heart of everything, Jack Demsey’s Pub, (36 West 33rd street, check both upstairs and downstairs party rooms — just down the block from Jim Hanley’s Universe).

    Pop in and out from the other local events (3 blocks from the Dark Horse/Comics Alliance Event, 2 blocks from the Darwyn Cooke signing), free admission, but tip your waitresses please.