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to miss this event! NUTS
Join comics legend
tomorrow night, Gahan Wilson Thursday, October 20th, at the great Strand Bookstore in New York City!
He'll be signing and discussing his new book,
, a collection of stories originally published in the Nuts National Lampoon’s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s.
Moderating the discussion will be our pal
Jesse Pearson, former editor of VICE magazine and contributor to The Comics Journal.
The fun starts at
7:00 PM, and you can either buy the book from The Strand or buy a $10 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event. Both options admit two people. The event will be located in The Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Gahan Wilson in the Fantagraphics office last year!
photo credit: the great Alex Cox from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
The reports of Mark Twain's death
were greatly exaggerated indeed! Why, he's been all over the New York area lately, promoting the smash-hit , as transcribed by the wonderful humorist and cartoonist Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010 . Michael Kupperman
Here he is, at the
this past weekend, signing with our friends at the New York Comic-Con Comic Book Legal Defense Fund... photo credit: M. Sweeney Lawless
photo credit: Emily Flake
...Oscar the Grouch...
photo credit: M. Sweeney Lawless
... and making
lots of new friends! You can check out more photos from his NYCC adventures at Mr. Kupperman's Flickr page. photo credit: Edwina Hay
And earlier this month, Twain made an appearance at Littlefield in Brooklyn for the
: Twain in the Membrane Comedy Party photo credit: Edwina Hay
Ben Franklin showed up to challenge Twain to a duel, and apparently won by faking a heart attack.
photo credit: Edwina Hay
There was a Twain-lookalike contest...
photo credit: Edwina Hay
... and as we reported, yes...
frog-humping. Although apparently no one was brave enough to compete! Enjoy tons more awesome pics at photographer Edwina Hay's Flickr page here.
As you can see, things have been
zany with our good friend, Twain-y, so stay tuned to the FLOG for future dates in the tour! Twain in the Membrane
photo credit: Edwina Hay
We've got an exciting last-minute addition to our already-thrilling
tour: Twain in the Membrane will make an appearance at the Michael Kupperman New York Comic-Con this Friday, October 14th, signing copies of his most-recent masterpiece, ! Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010
WILL HE? 'Cause we've heard tell that a certain Mr. Twain might show up in his place! Those sure are some beautiful eyebrows, Mr. Kupper-- er, Twain.
He'll be signing from
1-3 PM with our good friends at the at Booth #1158. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
And then at
3:15 PM, head over to the Hasbro Stage for a special NYCC-edition of the cartoon slideshow extravaganza , hosted by our pal R. Sikoryak! Kupperman will be joined by Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, and Emily Flake. Carousel
As always, stay tuned to the FLOG for future appearances in the
tour! Twain in the Membrane
UPDATE: Mike here, butting in to add the newly-posted flyer and ] link to more info for the NYCC Carousel performance!
Virginia Commonwealth University is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special exhibit on The Hernandez Bros.
You can check out the display on the fourth floor of the
James Branch Cabell Library [ 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA ], until the end of the week, Saturday, October 15th.
tour has rolled from Brooklyn back to Brooklyn, and now the Twain Train is heading for Twain in the Membrane . In Brooklyn! Desert Island
Thursday, October 13th, join for a book release party and signing for the smash-hit Michael Kupperman , and be one of the Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010 very first to get a copy of ! Plus, Tales Designed to Thrizzle #7 free beer with any purchase!
And don't forget: this is your chance to pick up
this excellent exclusive print we mentioned last month on the FLOG! Each 16X20 screenprint will be numbered and signed by Kupperman himself.
is located at 540 Metropolitan Avenue, and the merriment starts at Desert Island 7 PM! Keep an eye on the tour dates on the Twain in the Membrane Fantagraphics Events page!
Plan ahead for the future with a blast from the past -- it's the 2012
calendars! Jim Flora
Sheffield Island letterpress calendar, as seen above, based on a 1954 Flora woodcut...
...And there's the smaller classic design, featuring Flora's illustrations from the 1950s:
Swingin' Sax, Boogie-Beat Drummer, and Stardust Moon.
These are all hand-printed by
Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress of Knoxville, and as the Jim Flora website promises, they are guaranteed to include your birthday, as well as those of your family and friends!
Got a hole in your jacket from that
story that reached in, tore your heart out, and stomped it into the ground? (His writing, that is, not the man himself -- he's pretty laid-back.) Chris Ware
Patch it up with
one of these rad new patches from our friends at in Chicago! Heat adhesive, four-color embroidered, and only five freakin' bucks. Only available at the store for now, but they should be on sale on their website soon. Quimby's
Two bearded artists with "ham" in their last names have teamed up for
this latest release on ! Drag City Records
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy nom de plume, Will Oldham has a brand-new album out now featuring cover art by the one-and-only . Why, I think it might be time for another edition of Sammy Harkham ... Under the Covers with Fantagraphics
For the chilly month of October, the
Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco is heating things up with their new exhibit . Dirty Comics: An Exhibition of Erotic Comic Art
Bay area erotic artist Jon Macy has curated a show featuring 30 different comic artists, including our very own
! Dame Darcy
Center for Sex & Culture is located at 1349 Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.
Thanks to the always-intrepid
Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter for the heads-up-- uh, I mean, tip-off-- uh, I mean... never mind.
signing at the Fantagraphics booth at Trina Robbins San Diego Comic-Con 2009
I am personally so over-the-moon-excited about this weekend's event, and frankly, you should be, too! We are thrilled to present artist & women's comix "herstorian"
at the Trina Robbins this Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Saturday, October 8!
The reception runs from
6:00 to 9:00 PM, and we'll be debuting our latest exhibit, showcasing . Trina will be leading a slideshow presentation of Brinkley's work that you do not want to miss, and she'll be signing copies of the book afterwards. The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913 - 1940
You can also catch Trina earlier that day, as she's a featured guest at
, making its debut at Seattle Center this October 8th and 9th. Geek Girl Con
is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Don't miss your chance to meet this legend of underground comix! Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery