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Tonight in Toronto!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoeventsBlake Bell 18 Jun 2008 8:48 AM

Tonight in Toronto: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, a Canuckian book launch for Toronto author BLAKE BELL on Wednesday, June 18th from 7PM-9PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College St., Toronto). And yes, FREE.

  

 

MoCCA recap day 2: Boiling Over!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted StearnMiss Lasko-GrossMichael KuppermanLeah HayesKim DeitchJasoneventsDash Shaw 16 Jun 2008 1:34 AM

Check out Day 0 and Day 1, and then read on for the final day of the MoCCA Art Festival for 2008.

Sunday was a bit mellower than Saturday at the Festival... at least until the now-infamous fire alarm evacuation! Our first signer of the day was Leah Hayes, seen here, seated, with the just-arrived Ted Stearn and Dash Shaw:

Fantagraphics at MoCCA Art Festival, 06/08/08

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MoCCA recap day 1: The First Day!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted StearnPaul HornschemeierMiss Lasko-GrossJasoneventsDrew FriedmanDash ShawBlake Bell 16 Jun 2008 12:06 AM

That's what you would have seen if you were among the first attendees to visit our table at this year's MoCCA Art Festival. Check out our "Day 0" recap here, and read on for the full rundown on Day 1 (Saturday, June 7, 2008).

We got to the Puck Building (traditional site for the Festival) early (so very early) on Saturday morning to meet Alex and Mary from Rocketship. This year we arranged to have our books shipped to their store, and they made two trips across the river from Brooklyn to deliver everything to us at the Festival. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Alex and Mary, who were solid-gold superstars, going above and beyond the call of duty and providing us with invaluable assistance the entire weekend (not to mention loaning us a spare spinner rack). If you're in the area, get your butt over there ASAP and have yourself a spending spree -- you'll be giving your comics budget to two of the nicest folks in the business. (Plus, their store is fantastic.)

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MoCCA recap day 0: Jason at Rocketship
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jasonevents 15 Jun 2008 9:42 PM

So as not to overwhelm, I'm going to split up my recap of the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival by day, so stay tuned for further posts and be sure to hit those "Read More" links to read the full report from each day.

This year's experience began on the evening of Friday June 6 at the Museum's gallery space on Broadway at the exhibitor reception and early check-in, where enthusiastic volunteers were distributing badges:

MoCCA Art Festival exhibitor reception, 06/06/08

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Sunday in Boston!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah HayesJohnny Ryanevents 14 Jun 2008 4:42 AM

This weekend in NYC & Boston!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah HayesJohnny Ryanevents 12 Jun 2008 12:08 PM

We'd like to bring to your attention the first-ever east coast store signings by America's Sweetheart, JOHNNY RYAN. Johnny will be appearing in New York and Boston this June to promote the release of ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14. In Boston, Johnny will be joined by fellow Fantagraphics author (and, coincidentally, America's other sweetheart) LEAH HAYES, who will be signing copies of her acclaimed new graphic novel, FUNERAL OF THE HEART.

WHO: JOHNNY RYAN
WHAT: ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14 release party!
WHERE: Desert Island
540 Metropolitan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WHEN: Friday, June 13, 6PM - 9PM

  

WHO: JOHNNY RYAN and LEAH HAYES
WHAT: ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14 and FUNERAL OF THE HEART book signings
WHERE: The Million Year Picnic
99 Mount Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge
WHEN: Sunday, June 15, 2PM - 4PM 

 







Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery: "Now Serving Cheesecake"
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Jack ColeFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDon FlowersDan DeCarloBill WenzelBill WardAlex Chun 11 Jun 2008 5:09 PM

THE CLASSIC ART OF CARTOON PIN-UP OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 28

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Stay tuned for MoCCA Festival wrap-up
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under events 10 Jun 2008 9:44 AM
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival this past weekend! Great turnout, incredible guests, an intense early-summer NYC heat wave, and a couple of visits from emergency service personnel made it a memorable show! Once I'm caught up with business here, I'll write up a full run-down with photos and a bit of video; in the meantime, you can spend a few seconds looking over some real-time text updates I sent to our Twitter page during the show.
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Hotwire: The Art Show in Brooklyn 6/14!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hotwireevents 9 Jun 2008 9:44 AM

The HOTWIRE ART SHOW is having its opening party on Saturday night, JUNE 14th at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood.

The show: An international cast with a veritable list of the comic book world's alternative home run hitters, veterans, and up and comers fills out the line up for this group show. Works of art in all types of media and fine art prints will be on display and for sale. Featured in the show: Max Anderson, Ivan Brunetti, Mary Fleener, Matti Hagelberg, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Tim Lane, David Lasky, Mats!?, Tony Millionaire, David Paleo, Johnny Ryan, David Sandlin, R. Sikoryak, Tobias Tak, Mark DeanVeca, and Chadwick Whitehead.

HOT WIRE? HOT DAMN. 

AMNY previews MoCCA, Dash Shaw
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDash Shaw 6 Jun 2008 8:56 AM

Today's AMNY has a great preview of this weekend's MoCCA show, focusing on Dash Shaw and Alex Robinson.