Tattered Cover Book Store 1628 16th Street Denver, CO 80202 303-436-9219 ext.2731 www.tatteredcover.com
2009 Cowtown Alternative Comix Fest
Featuring: John Porcellino, Patty Leidy, Noah Van Sciver, Felix Tannenbaum, Lonnie Allen, Stan Yan, and Will Barnes
Saturday, June 27, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Tattered Cover Book Store, Historic LoDo
Several local comic artists will join us for an afternoon Comix Fest! Beginning at 1:00 pm, guests are invited to peruse the exhibits, talk one-on-one with the artists, and have pieces signed. Our presentations begin at 2:00 pm with John Porcellino, creator of King-Cat Comics, presenting Twenty Years of King-Cat Comics, 1989-2009. At 3:00 pm Patty Leidy, creator of Zero Hour, will offer a talk entitled "The Perils and Turmoils of Syndicating a Daily Comic Strip in These Tumultuous Times." Following Patty at 3:30 pm, Felix Tannenbaum, the creator of Chronicles of Some Made, will discuss "Robots, Love and Allegory," and finally, at 4:15 Stan Yan the creator of Subculture, reading from Subculture and 24 Hour Comics People.
From the press release: The Type Directors Club will hold a silent auction on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. On the block will be 24 original posters by top graphic designers. The posters celebrate numbers as letterforms while focusing attention on one of today's (and every day's) biggest issues: MONEY. The Numbers Project silent auction will benefit the Scholarship Fund of theType Directors Club newly formed Typographic Design Center.
From Me: The Type Directors Club of New York is one of the most respected organizations in the field of Graphic Design and I'm honored to be a part of this event. Organized by Matteo Bologna, you can see thumbnails of more posters at the TDC website. These include work from the likes of Will Staehle, James Victore, and Rodrigo Corral. Above is my poster (and detail).
It's not often that we reprint Marvel Comics press releases, but we couldn't resist this one. Not only is Marvel finally releasing that long-promised Peter Bagge Hulk story, but they've commissioned other alternative degenerates to provide their visions of Marvel characters, including Dash Shaw, Tony Millionaire, Michael Kupperman, Johnny Ryan (uh-oh...) and Jason.
See below for a totally exclusive preview of the Jason Spider-Man story!
Marvel Comics is proud to announce the release of Strange Tales MAX #1 (of 3) in September 2009, featuring the most acclaimed creators in independent comics today! This landmark three issue limited series, overflowing with 48 pages of all new stories, features your favorite Marvel heroes-from Spider-Man to the Hulk-like you've never seem them before! Paul Pope, Peter Bagge, Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt, Junko Mizuno, Dash Shaw, James Kochalka, Johnny Ryan, Michael Kupperman, Nick Bertozzi, Nicholas Gurewich, Jason and more unite for the all-new Strange Tales MAX!
Just what does Peter Bagge have planned in "The Incorrigible Hulk", a story so incredible that we had to serialize it over all three issues? Will Spider-Man make it out alive of Jason's thrilling story? This first issue comes wrapped in a marvel-ous cover by Paul Pope and Jose Villarubia!
"Flat out, this is the apex of human artistic achievement. This is it. The end. The crowning result of tens of millions of years of evolution, right here, in three packed-to-the-gills issues," said Editor John Barber. "The philosophy of the book was to have these creators from ‘indy' or ‘alternative' or "literary" or ‘art' comics come in and do what they do best. I think Marvel readers will really dig seeing radically different versions of their favorite characters, and the fans of these cartoonists will get to see the creators work in a milieu they never thought they'd get to see. It's win-win. It's really the best of both worlds."
Editor Jody LeHeup added, "This book is a metric ton of solid gold awesome. The talent we've got lined up are without hyperbole some of the greatest creative minds working in comics today. I mean, who wouldn't want to read a Spider-Man story by Jason? Or an Iron man story by Tony Millionaire? Or anything by any of the contributors we've got attached to the project? I've been reading independent comics my whole life and I've always wanted to see what those creators could do with Marvel characters if they were given free reign to tell their stories. Well, now that vision's becoming a reality and I can't tell you what an incredibly special thing it is to see the final result. If you're a fan of comics of any school, do yourself a favor and pick this up."
Now's your chance to experience the Marvel Universe through the eyes of the best and brightest indie talents! Don't miss Strange Tales MAX #1 in stores this fall!
STRANGE TALES MAX #1 (of 3) Written and Drawn by: PAUL POPE, PETER BAGGE, MOLLY CRABAPPLE &JOHN LEAVITT, JUNKO MIZUNO, DASH SHAW, JAMES KOCHALKA, JOHNNY RYAN, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, NICK BERTOZZI, NICHOLAS GUREWICH, AND JASON Cover by PAUL POPE Explicit Content ...$3.99 On-Sale In September!
Douglas Wolk raves in the New York Times Book Review yesterday about Carol Tyler's ambitious memoir YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. "It's impossible not to compare ‘You'll Never Know' with Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the first great graphic novel about what happened to a cartoonist's father during World War II," says Wolk. "Tyler's book is a vivid, affecting, eccentrically stylish frame built around a terrible silence."
There isn't much to see in the "Tower of Basil" Flickr group just yet but this one surprised me. If anyone has more photos of playground toys influenced by (surely not created by?!) Basil Wolverton I sure hope they put them up there.