Monday, October 6
Washington, D.C., 5 PM“Happy Accidents” Panel at George Washington University’s Gelman Library

Cartoonists Jesse Reklaw (THE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE), Dash Shaw (BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON), Trevor Alixopulos (THE HOT BREATH OF WAR), Ken Dahl (WELCOME TO THE DAHL HOUSE), and Sarah Edward-Corbett (SEE-SAW) will join a reading and panel discussion titled “Happy Accidents,” about contemporary themes and issues in graphic novels. The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID is required to enter the library.

Monday, October 6
New York, NY, 6:30 PMDojinshi with Dan Pink at the Japanese Society


Dan Pink, author of the business-by-manga guide THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY BUNKO (above), will discuss the world of dojinshi, and explain why the amateur manga artists who remix and repurpose popular titles into new creations are actually helping the Japanese manga industry. Tickets are $5 – $10 and are available online.

Thursday, October 9
New York, NY, 7 PM – lateComic Foundry Release Party


Comic Foundry editors Tim Leong and Laura Hudson celebrate the release of the magazine’s fourth issue with a party at The Irish Rogue on 356 W 44th St. Free copies of the new issue to the first 50 guests to arrive.

Saturday, October 11
San Francisco, CA from 1 – 3 PMMike Gray at The Cartoon Art Museum


Award-winning cartoonist Mike Gray, creator of THOM CAT, (which will air on Nickelodeon in December 2008 as part of the Random Cartoons series) will appear at the Cartoon Art Museum as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will have the chance to see Mr. Gray at work, watch his cartoons, chat with him about cartooning, and get a free sketch. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 11
San Francisco, CA from 6:30 – 10 PMGame Over: Art of the Gamer Generation opening reception at Giant Robot


Giant Robot presents a group show that pays homage to the massive influence and continuous evolution of videogames. The impact and inspiration of videogames will be represented through a wide assortment of styles and genres provided by top artists in the fields of illustration, painting, sewing, and indie comics.

Saturday, October 11
Chicago, IL from 7 – 8 PMRelease Signing for THE HOT BREATH OF WAR at Quimby’s Bookstore


To celebrate the release of Trevor Alixopulos’ 2008 Ignatz Award-nominated graphic novel, THE HOT BREATH OF WAR, by Sparkplug Comic Books, Alixopulos and fellow 2008 Ignatz Awards nominees Laura Park and Jeremy Onsmith will be signing comics at Quimby’s Bookstore.

Posted by Aaron Humphrey


  1. Oh, so there was something to do in NYC that was comic book related while I was out there…

    …other than getting my ass kicked out of Midtown Comics for trying to solicit my Deposit Man books.