As usual, there’s lots happening this week, with conventions in Chicago and Montreal, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson on tour to support BEASTS OF BURDEN, and cartoonists like Keith Knight, Paul Karasik, Peter Kuper, Josh Neufeld all making appearances on the west coast. Plus more! Read on…

Tuesday, September 15

New York, NY, 8 PMJoe Kubert and Chris Mata at Comic Book Club


This week’s guests at New York’s live comic book talk show are legendary cartoonist Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK, FAX FROM SARAJEVO) and comedian Chris Mata. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, September 16

Cambridge, MA, 4 PM – 7 PMKeith Knight signing


Cartoonists Keith Knight (K CHRONICLES) will sign copies of his books, including the latest collection of his strips, I LEFT MY ARSE IN SAN FRANCISCO, at Cambridge retailer The Million Year Picnic. A trip to the pub will follow!

Wednesday, September 16

Staten Island, NY, 6 PM – 9 PMBeasts of Burden signing

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Writer Evan Dorkin and artist Jill Thompson make an appearance at Staten Island retailer Comic Book Jones to celebrate the release of the first issue of their series BEASTS OF BURDEN, which features the supernatural adventures of a band of neighborhood pets.

Wednesday, September 16

New York, NY, 7 PMThe Fletcher Hanks Experience at The Strand


Paul Karasik makes an appearance at New York’s The Strand bookstore, where he will talk about his new book, YOU SHALL DIE BY YOUR OWN EVIL CREATION, the second volume of comics by golden age cartoonist Fletcher Hanks. He will also present “The Fletcher Hanks Experience,” a multi-media safari over the harsh landscape of the psyche of Fletcher Hanks including comic panels and archival audio.

Wednesday, September 16

New York, NY, 7 PM – 9 PMA.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge panel at McNally Jackson


Joshn Neufeld will discuss his NY Times bestselling book A.D.: NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE DELUGE, at McNally Jackson Bookstore, along with his editor Lisa Weinert and Jeff Newelt, comics editor for SMITH Magazine, where the comics that became A.D. were originally serialized.

Thursday, September 17

New York, NY, 7 PMPeter Kuper at MoCCA


Cartoonist Peter Kuper (SPY VS SPY, WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED), will talk about his book DIARIO DE OAXACA, which chronicles his experiences in Oaxaca, Mexico, during the political uprising of 2006 and its aftermath. An exhibition of Kuper’s work related to the book will be on display at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) from Tuesday, September 15.

Thursday, September 17

New York, NY, 7 PM – 9 PMFrom Adaptation to Mutation


Parsons Illustration presents “From Adaptation to Mutation,” a panel discussion with Nora Krug (RED RIDING HOOD REDUX), Isabel Samaras (ON TENDER HOOKS) and R. SIKORYAK (MASTERPIECE COMICS) at The New School. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 17

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 8 PMJohn Buscema exhibition


This exhibition of work by the late, great John Buscema (CONAN, THE AVENGERS, ET AL), may be the first expansive gallery showing of Buscema’s artwork, featuring pieces from private collections spanning his career. Thanks to Rob Harrigan for the info.

Friday, September 18

Brooklyn, NY, 8 PMJulia Wertz art show


To raise money for hospital bills (and have some fun), cartoonist Julia Wertz (THE FART PARTY) is hosting an art show featuring medical horror story readings, free cookies, and art for sale.

Saturday, September 19

Chicago, IL, 10 AM – 6 PMWindy City Comicon

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Special guests at this year’s Windy City Comicon include Jeffry Brown, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Matt Kindt, Tony Moore, David Petersen, Skottie Young, and many more. The convention will be held at the Center on Halsted, and tickets are $10.

Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20

Montreal, QCMontreal Comic-Con

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Special guests include Mike & Laura Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Herb Trimpe, Lou Ferringo and others. The convention will be held at Place Bonaventure, room 200-N from 11 AM – 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM – 5 PM on Sunday. Tickets are $10 per day, or $15 for both days.

Saturday, September 19

Brooklyn, NY, 6 PMBeasts of Burden signing

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Bergen Street Comics hosts the Brooklyn launch party for the first issue of BEASTS OF BURDEN, a horror comic starring doggies and kitties, written by Evan Dorkin (MILK AND CHEESE) and painted by Jill Thompson (SCARY GODMOTHER). Both creators will be present to celebrate and sign copies of the issue. Refreshments will be served, and Thompson will be selling a new print.

Saturday, September 19

Santa Rosa, CA, 1 PM – 3 PMBrian Crane at Charles M. Schulz Museum


Brian Crane, cartoonist of the syndicated comic strip PICKLES, will give a talk about his work at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Admission to the museum is $8. The talk will be preceded by a masterclass from Crane at 10 AM, which requires advanced reservation and costs $40.

Saturday, September 19

Mesa, AZ, 3 PM – 4 PMFall Out Boy at Atomic Comics


The comic book in question was written by Brett Lewis and drawn by Sam Basri, who are not “members of the multiplatinum band Fall Out Boy,” so presumably they will not be there, but if you are a fan of Fall Out Boy, this could be right up your alley.

Posted by Aaron Humphrey