This coming March, Fantagraphics releases the comics collection Kolor Klimax: Nordic Comics Now... and when the Nords say "now" they mean it, as editor Matthias Wivel has already thrown a "Pre-Release Party" for the book last week in Copenhagen! You can view more pictures from the party here.
And the fun doesn't stop, as today Friday, November 25th, there will be (was?) a signing at the comic book store Fantask [ St. Pedersstræde 18, Copenhagen ]. Wivel will be (was?) joined by artists Peter Kielland, Johan F. Krarup, Mårdøn Smet and Thomas Thorhauge.
Nordic Comics NOW, indeed!
[Ed. note: Edited to reflect the fact that we may have gotten this posted a little late -- sorry!]
Forget about Black Friday. It's time to get in line for Black Monday, when Lou Reed descends upon Brooklyn on December 12th!
Join Lou at BookCourt [ 163 Court Street ] at 7:00 PM. He will be signing and discussing The Raven, his collaboration with legendary Italian illustrator and cartoonist Lorenzo Mattotti, based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe.
The last time Lou signed The Raven, The New Yorker was there to report: "Mattotti's illustrations, which were projected in a slide show, saturated the room with a kind of terror and despair. There was also something about the sound and sudden fits of fury in Reed's voice that seemed to mirror Poe's tormented vision."
As if you needed further convincing, this event is free. Don't miss this one, Brooklyn!
Mmmm! Cheese biscuits and Love & Rockets sure go great together, as a buncha folks found out this past weekend in Charlotte, NC! Our friends at the comic shop Heroes Aren't Hard to Find hosted a discussion group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. -- concentrating on Death of Speedy and Flies on the Ceiling -- and it looks like it was a ton of fun!
See what I mean??? And, hey, there's cartoonist Dustin Harbin back there in the stripes!
And on Sunday, November 20th, the authors of Oil and Water will be signing from 12:00 - 4:00 PM! Meet writer Steve Duin, a columnist for The Oregonian, and editor Mike Rosen, and hear more about the PDX2Gulf trip they took with three Aubudon staffers to the Gulf Coast back in 2010.
And make a note in your calendar, 'cause the authors will be back at the Aubudon in February to give a "Nature Night" presentation!
The Wild Arts Festival is held at Montgomery Park [ 2701 NW Vaughn, Portland ].
An exhibit of Jim Flora's curiously sinister art opens tomorrow night, Saturday, November 19th, in the curiously sinister city of New York, and you do not want to miss this!
The Dorian Grey Gallery is proud to present the very first posthumous New York exhibit and sale of Jim Flora original art, curated by our own Flora archivist Irwin Chusid, in conjunction with gallery owner Luis Accorsi and director Christopher Pusey.
It's gonna be a doozy: Offerings include temperas on paper; woodcut prints (vintage and new); medium and large acrylics on canvas; pen & ink drawings on paper; fine art and screen prints, and branded Flora paper merchandise. Many of these exhibited works have NOT been previously published in our three Fantagraphics anthologies!
The opening reception is this Saturday night from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, and will include a live music set by the Cracked Latin trio, featuring gallery owner/vocalist Accorsi along with guitarist/vocalist Lane Steinberg and percussionist Charlie Zeleny. Zowie!
The Dorian Grey Gallery is located at 437 East 9th Street (between 1st and A) in New York City. The exhibit runs through January 8th.
It's that time of year again! The time of year where a flock of Fantagraphics artists participate in the annual Giant Robot Post-It Show, and like last year, it will be curated by the inspirational husband-wife team of Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd.
The Giant Robot Post-It Show 7 runs from December 10th through 29th at GR2 [ 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA ] with an opening reception event on Saturday, December 10th from 6:30 - 10:00 PM. It's "cash-and-carry," so don't forget your bag-and-board!
Comics and Autobiography:Mark Kalesniko on Freeway, Jason Shiga on Empire State: A Love Story (or Not); Jennifer Hayden on Underwire. Moderated by John Hogan, editor, Graphic Novel Reporter
Both panels take place at the Prometeo Theatre (Building 1, 1st Floor, Room 1101), and the whole Miami Book Fair takes place at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The whole weekend is jam-packed with literary good times, so don't miss it!
Both Steve Duin, columnist for The Oregonian, and Eisner-winning artist Shannon Wheeler will be in attendance from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
Get your copies of Oil and Water signed, and find out more about what happened when ten Oregonians traveled to the Gulf Coast in August 2010 to plumb the devastation wrought by the Deepwater Horizon spill.
This event is free and open-to-the-public, so be sure to drop by! Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave. in the bridge-festooned city of Portland.
Comedian and Emmy-award winning Daily Show writer Elliott Kalan has devised the "Closely Watched Films" series, for "hardcore movie nerds and beginning cinephiles alike." And on Wednesday, December 7th, Kupperman will join him at 92Y Tribeca [ 200 Hudson Street, NYC ] for a look at the 1934 film The Scarlet Empress, starring Marlene Dietrich.
Together, they will discuss "rare bursts of Hollywood madness, von Sternberg’s Svengali relationship with Dietrich and whether historical accuracy is ever necessary." And based on Kupperman's latest, Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010, I'm gonna say the answer to that last part is... naw.
Register and Login to receive full member benefits, including members-only special offers, commenting privileges on Flog! The Fantagraphics Blog, newsletters and special announcements via email, and stuff we haven't even thought of yet. Membership is free and spam-free, so Sign Up Today!