With less than two weeks left until San Diego, there’s still plenty going on, including the Asian American Comic Con in NYC and a new underground comix exhibition in SF. Plus events with Brian Azarrello, Lynda Barry, Michael Kupperman, Peter Bagge and more!

Wednesday, July 7

New York, NY, 8 PMNeil Kleid at Comic Book Club

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Writer and filmmaker Ana Hurka-Robles and Dave of Geekanerd join hosts Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben for this week’s installment of New York’s comic book talk show. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, July 8

Dearborn, MI, 5 PM – 8 PMNeil Swaab at Green Brain Comics


To celebrate the release of the third collection of his weekly comic strip REHABILITATING MR WIGGLES, Brooklyn-based Michigan native Neil Swaab will make a signing appearance at Green Brain Comics. It all takes place on Wednesday, July 8th with the signing at 5pm and its capped off at 8pm with Green Brain Comics monthly Comic Jam, where local cartoonists of all talent levels are invited to participate in a creative exercise that puts their drawing and improvisational skills to the test.

Friday, July 10

San Francisco, CA, 6 PM – 8 PM The Cresting Wave gallery opening


A group exhibition or work by underground comix artists from San Francisco will open at Electric Works, featuring art by Mark Bode, Vaughn Bode, Guy Colwell, R. Crumb, Jay Kinney, Paul Mavrides, Dan O’Neill, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Larry Todd, Randy Vogel, and S. Clay Wilson. The exhibition runs through August 22. In addition, Electric Works will be publishing a collaborative “jam” print featuring many of the artists in the exhibition, proceeds of which will benefit the S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust to aid Wilson in his continuing recovery from his near fatal brain injury last November.

Friday, July 10

Brooklyn, NY, 7 PM – 9 PM Michael Kupperman at Desert Island Comics


Michael Kupperman makes an appearance at Desert Island Comics to celebrate the release of TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE VOL. 1, the first collection of his hit humor anthology, which inspired the Adult Swim show Snake ‘N’ Bacon. In addition to the book, Kupperman will be selling handmade screenprints.

Saturday, July 11

New York, NY, 10 AM – 5 PM Asian American Comic Con


Presented by the creators of SECRET IDENTITIES: THE ASIAN AMERICAN SUPERHERO ANTHOLOGY, The Museum of Chinese in America, and the Asian American Writers Workshop, the first Asian American Comic Con will be held at the Museum of Chinese in America.

Saturday, July 11

Brooklyn, NY, 2 PM Conversational Comics at Union Pool

As part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s summer speaker series, Conversational Comics, Jessica Abel (ARTBABE, LA PERDIDA), Jason Little (Shutterbug Follies) and Matthew Thurber(1-800 MICE) will talk about the nature of narrative and fiction in comics at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Saturday, July 11

Seattle, WA, 6 PM – 9 PM Peter Bagge exhibit opening and book release


To celebrate the release of EVERYBODY IS STUPID EXCEPT FOR ME AND OTHER ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS, Peter Bagge’s newest collection of cartoons, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is hosting a book signing and a gallery opening of original art by Bagge. The event will be followed by a concert by Bagge’s power pop combo Can You Imagine? at Jules Mac’s Saloon.

Saturday, July 11

Los Angeles, CA, 7:30 PM 100 Bullets Last Shot


Meltdown Comics hosts a farewell party for Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s acclaimed Vertigo series 100 BULLETS, coinciding with the release of the series’ final trade paperback. Azzarello is making the trip from Chicago for the party, which will be handled in true Chicago speakeasy style, with a pianist and torch singer and cocktails served in custom-etched shot glasses. VIP tickets are $15- and SRP tickets are $50. Both are available in limited numbers.

Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17

Rhinebeck, NY Writing the Unthinkable course with Lynda Barry

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Cartoonist and writer Lynda Barry (100 DEMONS, WHAT IT IS) hosts one of her legendary writing workshops at the Omega Institute. Tuition is $425.

Posted by Aaron Humphrey