Oh, how ironic that Dave Cooper's pillowy female forms will be on display at the La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa...
But indeed, they will, in a show titled Eddy Table and Other Misbehavers! So head over there on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 PM for a wonderful show, affiliated with the great Ottawa International Animation Festival! (You might recall, another Fantagraphics artist Max Andersson will screen first feature-length film Tito on Ice at this animation festival, too!)
Dave will have a ton of affordable drawings and doodles available, as well as a cool super-affordable, specially-priced inaugural fine art print to celebrate his new printing venture! There will also be live music, drinks, and, Dave teases, maybe even a couple of musical surprises...
On Saturday, Jaime Hernandez was honored with the Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist during Baltimore Comic Con. The Harvey Awards are voted on by Jaime's fellow cartoonists and creative professionals in the comics industry. A great nod to a great cartoonist the same month as Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 is out. Pick up a copy at SPX in Bethesda, Maryland this week!
Are you of delicate, easily offended, politically correct sensibilities? Look away, my friend, look away. Coming in October, Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend and Other Classic Comics collects classic National Lampoon strips by Charles Rodrigues in a classy-looking hardcover that belies the degeneracy within. A man cavorts with a corpse; a private eye conducts business from within an iron lung; a child ruins minds and causes havoc with her ugliness; conjoined twins put a new twist on self-loathing; and other weirdos get weird.
Meet the titular characters (if you can call a cadaver a "character") in our free downloadable exerpt and pre-order the book right here.
• Seattle, WA: Our very own Jason T Miles will be part of group art show at Cairo, comprised of collaborative and independent ink drawings with artists Darin Shuler and Aidan Fitzgerald! Join them from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for art, words, and drinks! (more info)
• Berkeley, CA: Alternative comix queen Dame Darcy descends upon The Escapist Comic Bookstore for an evening of readings and signings,starting at 5:00 PM! (more info)
• Oslo, Norway: Jason will be signing at Tronsmo Bookstore at 2:00 PM. Along with his Fantagraphics titles, he'll also be signing Pop!, his new collection of illustrations published by Norway's Jippi Comics! (more info)
There's a pretty good chance you've already checked out Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree in serialized form at Boing Boing, but here's the first bunch of pages as they appear in the first print collection, which is debuting at SPX this coming weekend and should be in stores in October! Step back to the mid-1970s in the Bronx as DJ Kool Herc gives birth to an art form, meet the early players on the scene, witness the first rivalries, feel the block-rocking beats... and pre-order first-printing copies for yourself and all your homies!
“Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me is as combative, iconoclastic, and embittered as its title suggests it would be. It is also smart, thought-provoking, and funny as hell. Disconcertingly, you’ll agree with at least half of what Bagge says. Then, gratifyingly, you’ll realize that everybody is stupid except for you, too.” — Esquire
“Like all good political cartoonists, Bagge can be cruel. But he’s also willing to skewer himself when he deserves it... as libertarian polemicists go, he’s a lot more fun than, say, Ayn Rand.” — The Washington Post
“Bagge has been doing really interesting work, mixing field journalism with humor and opinion in an entirely novel way. As an essayist Bagge is never preachy, and he often points out the shortcomings of his fellow libertarians (his account of meeting Ron Paul is particularly funny). He explores more than he rants, and when he does let loose, he’s got a healthy sense of self-satire. These comics will piss you off, and that’s good.” — Boing Boing
“This collection of satirical rants... is philosophically more about punk individualism than Ayn Rand, and artistically the heir to 1980s indie comics. Indeed, Bagge is an indie star, famous for his wonderfully elastic cartooning style and punk-inflected comedies.” — The Observer
“[This book] finds Bagge as sharp and irate as ever, and still possessed of a great sense of humor, especially about himself — even the title reveals an element of self-mockery among all the self-righteousness.” — The A.V. Club
This September 26th enjoy an "Evening of Literary Mayhem & Music" in New York starringDanny Bland, celebrating his new novel In Case We Die and Mike Edison, author of "I Have Fun Everywhere I Go" and "Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!"
The night couldn't be complete without featuring the World's Greatest Piano Player, Mickey Finn. And special guest DJ Eric Davidson will be spinning punk rock favorites and more! "Where is this?" screams everyone at once---creating such a deafening noise we wonder if you can possibly still attend because your ear drums erupted and, ew, it's kinda bleeding all over--It's at MANITOBAS! We'll see you there.
Thursday, September 26, 7 PM Manitobas 99 Avenue B (212) 982-2511 FREE!
Fans of Peter Bagge’s generation-defining, satirical fiction may not realize this, but the cartoonist doubles as an opinionated cuss, and has been contributing provocative (but still hilarious) comic-strip opinion pieces to Reason magazine for the last several years... collected in this volume.
Although a libertarian by inclination (hence the Reason gig), Bagge (who lives in the fuzzy-headed, liberal capital of the Northwest, Seattle) is hardly dogmatic, and many of the pieces undermine traditional party lines in favor of a rather personal, rational and informed take on hot-button issues that will force partisan Democrats and Republicans alike to rethink them. And of course, Bagge’s well-researched comic strip “essays” crackle with the same energy and wit that propelled him into the collective Gen X consciousness with his comic book series Hate.
Favorite topics include the erosion of our civil liberties (whether the post-9/11 Bush administration's gradual erosion of the Bill of Rights, the insanity of the war on drugs, or nanny-state meddling), ongoing boondoggles of the American public (for professional sports stadiums or ineffective public transportation systems), the Iraq war (Bagge is vociferously against it), so-called art and so-called entertainment, the homeless, the mall-ification of America, politicians both in general and in particular (including the 2008 presidential race and a revelatory one-on-one with Republican not-so-hopeful Ron Paul that soured Bagge on the candidate forever), the conservative/religious war on sex and drugs, and whether citizens should be allowed to own bazookas. Each piece features the voluble Bagge himself front and center as the puzzled, indignant, or deeply conflicted everyman-on-the-street trying to make sense of this 21st Century.
And of course, every panel is delineated in Bagge’s glorious, laugh-out-loud stretchy 4-color cartoon style, making even his disquisitions on some very serious topics go down as smoothly as Buddy Bradley’s latest escapade.
BONUS: This new edition of the sold-out Everybody Is Stupid features an extra 32 pages of never-before-collected comics, including an epic biography of eccentric libertarian (and Ayn Rand contemporary) Isabel Mary Paterson.
IFP Filmmaker Conference - Inspiration, Action, Community! Sept. 15-19, 2013, Lincoln Center, New York City
Guess what? Your favorite cartoonist-cum-animator Dash Shaw will be appearing at the Filmmaker Conference the week after SPX. Here are the details, friends!
Whatever form your story takes, IFP's Filmmaker Conference showcases how great projects can connect with audiences and stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Presenting filmmakers and cross-platform innovators including Oscar-nominated producer Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games), filmmakerLucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan) and multimedia musician DJ Spooky, case studies of Fruitvale Station, Our Nixon, Comedy Central's Drunk History, Sound City, and interactive documentary Hollow, as well as "Blitz Wisdom" talks from street photographerJamel Shabazz, animator Dash Shaw, composer Peter Nashel, big data pioneers Harmony Institute, distribution advisor Peter Broderick, and the Walker Art Center's #CatVidFest.
For a more hands-on experience, the Conference also offers Live Pitch Workshops, submit your pitch today for a chance to get feedback from industry pros on how to make it more impactful - plus games presented with Upright Citizens Brigade and Meet the Decision Makers, cinematography workshop with Kodak, and small group meetings with tastemakers who can further your project! And new this year, #ArtistServices NYC presented by Sundance Institute, fierce conversations around the latest technology and trends in independent filmmaking.
Get ready, Norway, 'cause the brilliant artist Jason is comin' home this month!
On Thursday, September 12th, the Grafill Gallery [ Rosenkrantz Gate 21 ] in Oslo will debut a new exhibit of Jason's works, including pages from Lost Cat, alongside some new paintings, like this one of Bukowski.
An opening night reception begins at 6:00 PM, and the exhibit will be on display through October 4th.
And then on Saturday, September 14th, join Jason at Tronsmo Bookstore [ Kr. Augusts Gate 19 ] at 2:00 PM for a signing. Along with his Fantagraphics titles, he'll also be signing Pop!, his new collection of illustrations published by Norway's Jippi Comics.
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