What more do I even need to say here?! The great Esther Pearl Watson + something called "The Lexicon of Sexicana" = your guaranteed attendance!
Oh, fine, more details...
The Ladydrawers Comics Collective is an unofficially affiliated group of women, men, transgender, and non-binary gender folk who research, perform, and publish comics and texts about how economics, race, sexuality, and gender impact the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. This summer, they have launched SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER., an exhibition and workshop series at the A+D Gallery in Chicago.
And, on Thursday, July 11th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Esther will join sexual health educator and critic Terri Kapsalis to create a work exploring sexual health based on Mort Walker’s satirical look at comics devices for cartoonists, The Lexicon of Comicana. They’ll look at cartoons from around the world with an eye to the formation of bodies, sex, and gender in order to collect this international set of new cartoon symbols. Perhaps they’ll even coin new symbols and terms that will one day be found in dictionaries!
I told you, this event = your guaranteed attendance. The A+D Gallery is located at 619 South Wabash, in the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Cathy will be serving up smiles and signings of Wake Up, Percy Gloom!, starting at 12:30 PM. It's sure to be your new favorite bedtime story, except you'll be too enchanted by Percy's adventures to fall asleep!
Mission: Comics & Art is located at 3520 20th Street, Suite B in the Mission District of San Francisco, natch!
And then Kim will present a very special screening of the 1915 silent film by Lois Webber, The Hypocrites! (And if you enjoy that, be sure to join Kim the following evening, Thursday, July 18th, for the kick-off of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival!)
Don't miss this amazing, enlightening event with a true master of cartooning! Booksmith is located at 1644 Haight Street in San Francisco.
Well, not only does Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes open to the public this Saturday, June 29th, but the man himself will be in attendance!
Join him for a discussion of his work starting at 1:00 PM! Exhibit curator Susan Miller will engage Clowes in a conversation about his practice, his connections to Chicago, and the genesis of the exhibition. A book signing follows the talk. Space is limited, so don't hesitate to get your ticket today!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located at 220 E Chicago Avenue, just one block east of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. The exhibit runs through October 13, 2013.
We're thrilled to announce two of our esteemed artists will be guests-of-honor at the 2013 Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia: come say hi to Kim Deitch and Michael Kupperman!
While Fantagraphics won't have a table ourselves, you can visit these fine gentleman direct on Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The festival itself takes place on Saturday, but events and festivities at Locust Moon Comics will spill across the weekend, including a Drink & Draw, a book release party, and post-con pancake breakfast.
The second annual Locust Moon Comics Festival will be held at The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia (must... resist urge... to sing "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" theme song...).
* Other People's Publications ** Yeah, You Know Me.
I'm a big fan of anthologies -- I think they're a fantastic way of discovering new artists whose work you might be unfamiliar with, nestled beside the work of some of your favorites. So, I was excited to see on our shelves The Big Feminist But: Comics About Women, Men, and the IFs, ANDs, & BUTs of Feminism, edited by Shannon O'Leary and Joan Reilly.
There a quite a few Fantagraphics artists included:Ron Regé, Jr. submits the transcendent piece "Adam & Lilith," while Ulli Lust teams up with Kai Pfeiffer for "Her Fat Feminist Ass." There's also Gabrielle Bell's piece on Valerie Solanas, and Justin Hall, our delightful editor of No Straight Lines, turns in a fantastic piece on gay marriage. Mome-veteran Andrice Arp contibutes a collaboration with Jesse Reklaw, and Jeffrey Brown makes an appearance with "Doesn't This Baby Realize We're Trying to Redefine Gender Roles?".
That's just a sampling of the artists in this thoughtful self-published anthology, and I did indeed discover some new artists who I'm now curious about!
Perhaps you will too, when you pick up this collection at theFantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle's Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110.
So, it seems perfect for Kim to present his latest work on the opening night of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, at the historical Castro Theater on Thursday, July 18th!
It will be an amazing, enlightening evening, as they'll be screening the rarely-seen Louise Brooks film Prix de Beauté, starting at 7:00 PM. And then stick around afterwards as the adventures continue with our own Kim Deitch signing his most recent masterpiece, presented in "widescreen" format!
The Castro Theatre is located at 429 Castro Street, at Market Street. Tickets to the screening are available online here.
Held in Columbia, SC, on October 25th & 26th, Cola-Con features comic book artists, vendors, visual artists, lectures, panels and music. Ed will bring tha noise with a talk on the history of hip-hop music, everything from Grandmaster Flash to Public Enemy, and will be signing copies of his book!
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