Brian K. Vaughan and Brian Wood! Svetlana Chmakova, Andrew Foley and Chester Brown! Patrick McDonnell, James Jean, Lee Marrs…and more more more in the jump.

Wednesday, October 11
Fox Lake, IL, 4:30-6:00
Joshua Elder, writer of Tokyopop’s all-ages OEL manga series Mail Order Ninja, will be at the Fox Lake Library from 4:30PM-6PM for a book signing and discussion. Call 847.587.0198 for more information.

Thursday, October 12

New York, NY 7:00
Brian K. Vaughan signs at Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY

St, Louis, MO, 7 pm:
Gary Panter lectures at Washington University Rebstock Hall, Room #215

Banff, Alberta, 7:00
Andrew Foley and Svetlana Chmakova appear at the Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, WordFest.
October 12, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm End: 8:00 pm
Venue: The Banff Book & Art Den

New York, NY 6-8 pm
Tara McPherson signs LONELY HEART at KIDROBOT NY, 126 Prince St. New York, NY 10012 212.966.6688

Friday, October 13
Bethesda, MD
SMALL PRESS EXPOkicks off at 2 pm at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center .

St. Louis, MO
Opening reception for Gary Panter’s painting exhibition “Swamp Weeds” Philip Slein Gallery Exhibition runs from October 13 through November 11, 2006

New York, NY, 4:00-6:00 PM
Brian K. Vaughan signs at MIDTOWN COMICS, 200 West 40th St., New York, NY 10018

New York, NY 8:00 PM
Brian K. Vaughan and Brian Wood sign at ROCKETSHIP, 208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Los Angeles, CA, 8:00 pm
Dirge x Daily Gallery Show at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. L.A., CA 90046, 323.851.7223

Strung together and hung forever, Steven Daily and Roman Dirge have collapsed upon one another in an entropic wave that threatens to engulf all reality, or at least most of the second half of October!

Opening on Friday, October 13th at the Meltdown Gallery in Hollywood, CA is a most splendid exhibition from those masters of shadowy substance, Mr. Steven Daily and Mr. Roman Dirge. Attendees will be able to sneak a peek at the new collaborative book from Messrs. D & D entitled IT ATE BILLY ON CHRISTMAS as well as individual works of note from Mr. Daily. Mr. Dirge promises to lift himself from a bed of ennui and present drawings and perhaps a painting or something. We are fairly certain ‘something’ will not include a thrice-stabbed ham. This exhibition represents Mr. Dirge’s first gallery showing in more than a decade, so it is recommended that you take full advantage of the presentation from the moment it occurs.

Saturday, October 14
Banff, Alberta
Chester Brown, Andrew Foley and Svetlana Chmakova appear at the Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, WordFest. $12
October 14, 2006
Start: 2:00 pm End: 3:00 pm
Venue: Calgary Public Library – Memorial Park Branch
Meet the new comics icons!

St, Louis, MO 2-4pm
Gary Panter and Todd Hignite sign at Star Clipper for In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

Sunday, October 15
Pasadena, CA, 11am – 2pm
James Jean conducts a workshop at the Entertainment Art Academy

James Jean will present the sketchbooks he kept at the beginning of his career, and explain about how they led to exciting and diverse work for the editorial, comics, advertising, and entertainment fields. He will also conduct a 2 hour drawing demo and session, concentrating on composition, conceptualization, and expression. Attendees are encouraged to work in their sketchbooks while James draws from the model and surrounding environment

New York, NY, 7 pm

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art continues its relationship with the New York chapter of Friends of Lulu as Lee Marrs teaches you how to put your comics on the Web. She will cover the intriguing difference between the linear and non-linear, the passive and interactive, and the straightforward and avant garde, while showing you ways to make your creations amazing. This will be the East Coast premiere of the Marrs Hypercomics Recipe, the subject of an independent study from Marrs’ M.A. in Multimedia studies. Plus, learn which Webcomics are worth reading! Also check out MoCCA’s amazing, century-spanning She Draws Comics exhibit for free.

Carle Place, New York 2 pm
Patrick McDonnell signs Just Like Heaven at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514, 516-741-9850


  1. And don’t forget ICAF at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., which features me and Jamal Igle on “Comics Production Roundtable”, Saturday October 14th at 1:30 PM! Other weekend attractions include an evening with Jules Feiffer; Phil Jimenez and Denny O’Neil on “Comics and Politics”; and a variety of academic papers on various comics-related subjects. More info at: .