Harvey Pekar, Stumptown, Bryan Lee O’Malley — this week has it ALL!

NEW YORK, NY — 8 pm: Best American Comics signing at Galapagos, 70 N 6th Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn, $2. Booksigning with editors Harvey Pekar and Anne Elizabeth Moore – plus slideshow with local artists Kurt Wolfgang, Jessica Abel, David Heatley, Kim Deitch, and Tom Hart.

NEW YORK, NY — 7 pm: Of Mice and Cartoons, Makor, Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street, Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 at door).
Gabrielle Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Ivan Brunetti, David Heatley, Adrian Tomine and Lauren Weinstein appear.

From R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman to Kim Deitch and Chris Ware, the pioneers of comics and graphic fiction are now being recognized as important artists in an emerging medium. Enjoy a slideshow and talk on the art and pleasures of comics by Ivan Brunetti and fellow cartoonists. Brunetti is the creator of Schizo and editor of the new book An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories.

TORONTO, ON — 8 pm:Ralph Steadman reading
Brigatine Room

Ralph Steadman’s The Joke’s Over, is a memoir of his remarkable friendship and collaboration with Hunter S. Thompson, a relationship which spanned more than thirty years. Steadman is the illustrator of many books, including Thompson’s legendary Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph, which won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award, Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art. Steadman will be reading alongside Patrick McCabe, Tom McCarthy, and Clifford Chase.

NEW YORK, NY — 8-10 pm: Release Party for Tales Designed to Thrizzle (#3). at Rocketship, 208 Smith Street in Brooklyn. Beer and wine will be served.