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Jen Vaughn's Blog
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Cartoonist, journalist and lover of all comics! Here to encourage you to read Fantagraphics books and then pass them on to your friends AND family. Especially those Eros ones. Graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Minneapolis: Cute Boy Alert at Boneshaker Books
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon Hanselmannevents 29 Sep 2014 5:35 PM
Hanselmann  
The Cute Boy Alert tour featuring Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle is snaking its way across the misnomered Northwest! They find themselves in Minneapolis, MN at home in Boneshaker Books for an opulent signing of epic proportions. Starting at 5pm on Thursday October 2nd, you can find them in the well-lit brick business or as Boneshaker puts it "star cartoonists talking about cartooning and signing cartoons."  
 
Did you know that Boneshaker is COMPLETELY run by volunteers?! Opening back in January 2011, Boneshaker Books is a radical & progressive bookstore located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. They specialize in "progressive/radical literature, children's books, and a curated fiction section. Purchase in our store or place a special order online for pickup. If you are local, you can choose to have your purchase delivered to you by bicycle!" Oh, how cool is that?! 
Boneshaker 
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-871-7110
Open 11am-8pm daily
Megahex Lose #6 Distance Mover



BOSTON: Hornschemeier at MICExpo
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Paul Hornschemeierevents 29 Sep 2014 12:30 PM
Poster
This weekend, October 4th and 5th, Boston's going to host it's annual indie comics party masquerading as a comics show! The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICExpo) is being held at University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge's Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area's only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics. Our own Paul Hornschemeier is a special guest and even designed the poster! He'll be on the Atrium level, table 31. MICE even conducted a pre-con interview
with Paul. 

Paul is also on a Saturday panel from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM "MICE special guests Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll and Paul Hornschemeier will discuss their processes in turning disparate comics material into published graphic novels. Each of these creators has worked in various formats: webcomics, serialization, anthologies. The panel will look at how the specific themes and qualities of their work come into play as short stories or serialized narratives come together into single books, exploring the definition of the term 'graphic novel.'"

Artists Authors Paul
Saturday, October 4th, 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am - 4 pm at Lesley University in Porter Square. Be there! For more information visit the MICE website.





Carol Tyler at the Carnegie Theater
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsCarol Tylerart shows 29 Sep 2014 10:34 AM
The Carnegie
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm, the Carnegie in Covington, KY offers you a rare opportunity to hear Cincinnati's Carol Tyler, noted cartoonist, give a free public presentation based on her graphic novel, You'll Never Know. Her talk will be of special interest to those in art, graphics, writing, comics, and have relevancy for veterans, families of veterans and health professionals concerned with PTSD. 

The Carnegie offers Carol's presentation in conjunction with "Pages from the Graphic Novel, You'll Never Know," an installation she created for the art exhibit, With and Without: Challenges, curated by Mary Heider. Carol's installation and the entire art exhibit will be available for viewing prior to the presentation. Exhibit hours on Oct 1: noon-8:00 pm.
 
You'll Never Know 3
The exhibit runs through November 1, 2014. See www.thecarnegie.com for more exhibit information and regular hours.

The event is free and open to the public. Don't miss this amazing cartoonist!
C Tyler
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Carnegie Theater
1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011  








CHICAGO: Cute Boy Alert at Kavi Gupta
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon Hanselmannevents 26 Sep 2014 3:06 PM
Tour
Cute Boy Alert is heading to Chicago! Simon HanselmannMichael DeForge, and Patrick Kyle are a-coming and boys are celebrating the releases of their new comics, Megahex, Lose #6 and Distance Mover, respectively. They are ready to dazzle you with their smiles as their comics have dazzled (or drugged) your brain. Everyone's favorite, Jessica Campbell, formerly of D&Q and now of the big bad art world has invited the three cartoonists to Kavi Gupta to sign on Tuesday, September 30th at 6pm

Want your friends to join the fun at Kavi Gupta? Invite them to the Facebook event
Kavi Gupta
Editions Kavi Gupta
835 W Washington Blvd
Chicago IL 60607 
Kavi Gupta




DRM-Free is the way to be
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under digital comicscomiXology 26 Sep 2014 1:05 PM
Jim Ipad
You heard right, digital comics lovers, Fantagraphics Books is now DRM-free on comiXology. Along with a long list of publishers like MonkeyBrain Comics, IDW Publishing and more, you can now keep a backup of your comic. Sweat no more.
 
"After the wildly successful launch during Comic-Con International we're thrilled to offer our customers an even greater selection with this next wave of publishers offering DRM-free backups," said comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. "We look forward to continuing to work with more publishers in offering DRM-free backups to comics fans worldwide." 
 
So check out some of our latest titles like Jim by Jim Woodring, the second installment of Dash Shaw's Cosplayers series, How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis or Megahex by Simon Hanselmann.
Cosplayesr 2  htbh  Megahex
NASHVILLE: Peter Bagge at Wizard World
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 25 Sep 2014 3:00 PM
Wiz world
This weekend, September 26-28th at the Wizard World convention (held at Music City Center) in Nashville you can find cartoonist Peter Bagge as a special guest amongst all your favorite sci-fi tv and movie stars. Peter will have his newest graphic novel, Buddy Buys a Dump, in addition to Everybody is Stupid Except for Me (and Other Astute Observations). a collection of his polication comics from Reason Magazine. Find him at table A34.
 
The show is open Friday the 26th from 3pm - 8pm; Saturday the 27th from 10am - 7pm; and Sunday the 28th from 11am - 5pm.
 
Buddy Buys a Dump Peter Bagge 
You can buy tickets online and possibly at the door but why risk it? 

Music City Center
201 5th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
HALLS A & B







CHICAGO: Lucy Knisley at Challengers
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Lucy Knisleyevents 25 Sep 2014 11:51 AM

An Age of License
Lucy Knisley is appearing at her first big event since the debut at SDCC! Starting Friday, September 26th at 7pm at Challengers Lucy will be signing and customizing your copy of her newest book from us, An Age of License. This travelogue follows recounts the artist's charming (and romantic!) adventures on a book tour in Europe. The comic store has even gone to the kitchen to whip up some of her sweet and savory treats found in a previous graphic novel, Relish. Challengers was also awarded the 2013 Will Eisner Spirit Award so roam the stacks with ease and feel free to ask the staff any questions, they can fire an answer right back 'atcha!

Get there early before the books sells out or else we highly suspect you'll have to fight crowds, zombies and possible commit a misdemeanor. Glimpse into the future provided by Lucy herself here:

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Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL
773.278.0155




SEATTLE: Jim Woodring at Town Hall
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 23 Sep 2014 12:41 PM
woodring at desk
The time is nigh to buy tickets to see Jim Woodring at Town Hall in Seattle! On Sunday, October 5, from 7:30 - 8:45pm you will be glued to your seat for Offhand Gestures: An Evening of Spontaneous Creation with James McNew, Bill Frisell, and Jim Woodring. Woodring will great on-the-spot drawings and paintings inspired by the collaborative musical efforts of jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and James McNew, bassist for Yo La Tengo. An event for the lover of music, comics, visual performance arts and above all, collaboration. Presented by Town Hall Seattle, Fantagraphics and sponsored by City Arts

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Town Hall website. Woodring's newest book is available for purchase online, at your local comic and bookstores or your favorite library branch.

"Woodring's great talent, apart from his beautiful artwork, is his ability to make these absurd and almost nonsensical stories enthralling." - Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

Jim



Manhattan: Cute Boys at Parsons New School
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon Hanselmannevents 22 Sep 2014 11:56 AM
World Tour 
Tuesday, September 23th is a sumptuous ending to our New York Events as Simon Hanselmann and Michael DeForge give talks at the Bark Room at 8pm in association with Parsons the New School for DesignModerating the talks will be faculty member, Steven Guarnaccia.
Megahex Lose 6
This is just one of the many stops on the Cute Boy Alert tour featuring Hanselmann, DeForge and Patrick Kyle. For more information about future stops, 
click here and flip your hair to the right, left and right again . Here the boys are (RtoL: Hanselmann, DeForge and Kyle) at the Telegraph Gallery last week.

The Boys, the boys 
Bark Room, Parsons
2 West 13th Street
(at the corner of Fifth Ave.)
Room M101
New York, NY 10011










Secret Headquarters at MONDO CON
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under jon vermilyeaJaime Hernandezeventsart 16 Sep 2014 1:30 PM
Mondo Con
One of the best parts of Austin, Texas is its extreme love for good art and great design. Whether it's a local band playing, new shirt shop or the annual Flatstock or Mondo, the boutique line from Alamo Drafthouse, there is a lot of good stuff on hand. But NOW the aforementioned Mondo is having its own con! And guess who's going to be there? Our great pals, Secret Headquarters!
Winsor McCay
The Daves and Julie of Secret Headquarters sent us some sweet photos of some of the prints they are carrying including the Winsor McCay print called When Black Death Rode (with a horse face detail).
Winsor McCay
Jaime Hernandez shirt, print and one beautiful Jon Vermilyea patch. You can check out their other goods on the site OR just hustle on over to Mondo Con this Saturday and Sunday! 
Ape Sex print
If anything is left over they will be put online in the near future, so by Satan's cloven hoof SHQ better only sell 99 of those pizza patches.

Pizza patches
Marchesa Hall and Theater
6406 N I H 35 # 3100
Austin, TX 78752