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Janet Hamlin at NYU School of Law
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJanet Hamlinevents 12 Nov 2013 2:25 PM

Sketching Furman

Don't forget! Tomorrow night at 6pm in Furman Hall on the NYU School of Law campus there is the (Un)covering Guantanamo Panel with Janet Hamlin. 

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the ACLU are delighted to bring together a panel of speakers with unparalleled experience depicting and reporting on the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and the military commission trials taking place there.

Included on this panel are Janet Hamlin, artist behind Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals, 2006-2013, and Carol Rosenberg, who wrote the foreword for the book.

This distinguished group of journalists will address the challenges and opportunities of covering the most important terrorism trials of our time at an off-shore military base, discuss long-standing allegations of censorship and excessive secrecy, and consider the extent to which the United States government has succeeded (or not) in managing the public image of Guantanamo and the military commissions. They will also discuss the fates and stories of the detainees they have covered.

Join them at Furman Hall [ 245 Sullivan Street ] on the 9th Floor in the Lester Pollack Room. A valid ID and RSVP is required for admission to this event. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This event will be followed by a brief reception.

Sketching Gitmo

Joe Sacco on The Great War Tour
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJoe Saccoevents 28 Oct 2013 4:50 PM
The Great War 
Joe Sacco's latest book is The Great War, published by our distributor W.W. Norton. This BEAUTIFUL book is actually one large illustration 24 feet in length. Get your self this beautiful accordian folded book today and catch Sacco out on the town(s) to get it signed.
 
Nov. 10th – Powell's Bookstore at 7:30pm, Portland OR
Nov. 12th – Los Angeles Public Library (Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library) at 7:15pm, Los Angeles, CA (with Gene Luen Yang and Charles Hatfield)
Nov. 14th – Town Hall at 7:30pm, Seattle, WA 
Nov. 18th – 92nd Street Y / Unterberg Poetry Center at 8:15pm, NYC (with Geoff Dyer)
Nov. 19th – McNally Jackson at 7:00pm, NYC (with Matt Weiland)
Nov. 20th – Politics and Prose at 7:00pm, Washington, DC
Nov. 21st – Free Library of Philadelphia at 7:30pm, Philly, PA
 
The Great War page 
 
Joe Daly debuts a new webcomic!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsThings to seeJoe Daly 18 Oct 2013 6:19 PM

Highbone Theatre

For those of you wondering what's up with the next volume of Dungeon Quest, well, Joe Daly has detoured onto another project for a while: a new graphic novel, Highbone Theatre, which he's unveiling, chunk by chunk, as a webcomic! And there's some pretty big chunks posted so far. Expect the same blend of neck-spasming action, awkward dude interactions, and flaccid penises you love Dungeon Quest for! There's also a Facebook page for you to like for updates and such.

Highbone Theatre by Joe Daly

Menu's tribute to Kim Thompson
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeKim Thompson 8 Oct 2013 2:28 PM

Jean-Christophe Menu just sent this very sweet strip to us today. Thanks, J-C.

James Romberger & Rick Prol Art Opening
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJames Rombergerart showsart 7 Oct 2013 12:45 PM

James and Rick

Come one, come all to the NYC art opening to celebrate the James Romberger and Rick Prol's show this October 16th. The reception will take place at the Dorian Grey Gallery on 9th Street (near Ave A.) from 6pm 'til 9pm. If you enjoyed Romberger's Fantagraphics graphic novel 7 Miles a Second or Post York from Uncivilized Books, this is the place to be!

The show will run from October 16h-November 17, 2013 and the gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-7pm.

Dorian Grey Gallery
437 East 9th Street (at Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
516.244.4126
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Ed Piskor at Chicago Ideas Week
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeeventsEd Piskor 2 Oct 2013 12:20 PM

Chicago Idears

Coming up this October, Ed Piskor will be speaking at the Chicago Ideas Week on the panel called Hip-Hop: Movement Beyond the Music. This panel is on Saturday, October 19th from 4-5:30pm.

What began at a house party in the Bronx has swelled into an international cultural movement influencing our music, fashion, advertising and collective identity. Forty years after the birth of hip-hop, industry voices gather around the mic to deconstruct how it impacts us all- whether you know it or not.  

Ed will gather around the mic with Reggie Osse (Combat Jack Show), Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), Tricia Rose (Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America), hip hop artist Brother Ali, and dance group FootworKINGz! This panel is not to be missed! Get yourself pumped by checking out a preview of Ed's book, Hip Hop Family Tree.

Tickets are $15, available on the website and well worth it.  

Hip Hop Family Tree

And I'm just gotta throw in this video from FootworKINGz back when they were on America's Best Dance Crew (which more than a few Fanta employees like to watch...). If you can get through Mario Lopez, it's worth it because they show off a few Chicago-centric dance styles before the big number (how did they not get further in the competition?).

 

Hip Hop: Movement Beyond the Music at Chicago Ideas Week
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601


Linda Medley update!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeLinda Medley 17 Sep 2013 2:32 PM

Twelve Witches

Great news for Linda Medley fans: after taking a break, she's back to the drawing board sketching out storyboards for Castle Waiting Volume 3! Publishing details are still to be determined so we don't know quite yet in what format it will be available to readers, but we sure are excited! In the meantime, to limber up, she's dug up an unfinished project from 2003 to work on: a spin-off of Castle Waiting aimed at younger readers called "Twelve Witches," which you can see as a work in progress on our Tumblr blog. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of that in the near future!

Literary Mayhem & Music at Manitobas, NYC
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeeventsDanny Bland 9 Sep 2013 10:55 AM
In Case We Die
This September 26th enjoy an "Evening of Literary Mayhem & Music" in New York starring Danny 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!




Dash Shaw at IFP Filmmaker Conference
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeeventsDash Shaw 6 Sep 2013 3:56 PM
Dash Shaw
 
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.

Full schedule & tickets available here! Friends of Fantagraphics get a discount on tickets, join our Facebook event to get the code! Take your copy of New School and get it signed!







Look Maw, we're on the cover of Seattle Weekly
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seePeter Bagge 3 Sep 2013 4:44 PM

Forward, Fantagraphics!

Peter Bagge pays tribute to "the World's Greatest Comics Publishers" (ahem, us) on the cover of last week's Seattle Weekly, where you can also find a "Fantagraphics 101" style profile in advance to our big hoo-hah at Bumbershoot. We're a little tardy posting this (our pals at D&Q even scooped us) because, well, that last panel has the resounding ring of truth.