drawingpower:

John Porcellino Returns to Pittsburgh
Join us in welcoming back Drawing Power participant, John Porcellino to Pittsburgh, PA for a double-header event!   First, we will be celebrating the release of John’s new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite.  Second, John will be accompanying the world-premiere tour of Root Hog or Die, a film documenting his life and career along with the history of King-Cat Comics and Stories (the two overlapping to such a large degree as to be nearly synonymous). 
It will be held at The Harris Theatre, located at 809 Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh on the evening of Thursday, September 25.  Here’s the evening’s schedule:7:00pm - 8:00pm - reception/signing with John Porcellino8:00pm - 9:30pm - screening of movie9:30pm - 10:00pm - Q & A10:00pm - 10:30pm - follow-up signing
Co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The Copacetic Comics Company.
See you there!

drawingpower:

John Porcellino Returns to Pittsburgh

Join us in welcoming back Drawing Power participant, John Porcellino to Pittsburgh, PA for a double-header event!   First, we will be celebrating the release of John’s new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite.  Second, John will be accompanying the world-premiere tour of Root Hog or Die, a film documenting his life and career along with the history of King-Cat Comics and Stories (the two overlapping to such a large degree as to be nearly synonymous). 

It will be held at The Harris Theatre, located at 809 Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh on the evening of Thursday, September 25. 

Here’s the evening’s schedule:

7:00pm - 8:00pm - reception/signing with John Porcellino
8:00pm - 9:30pm - screening of movie
9:30pm - 10:00pm - Q & A
10:00pm - 10:30pm - follow-up signing

Co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The Copacetic Comics Company.


See you there!

@ COPACETIC on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7PM - 10PM

comicsbeat:

cute bos tour1 Hanselmann, Deforge and Kyle on tour

Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge are going on tour together, an event that will doubtless span a thousand autobio comics. DeForge is the best known of the group, acclaimed for Lose, Ant Comix and many more of his abstractly horrifying enquiries into social systems human and animal. Hanselmann’s Megahex presents a sit-com for millennials, as an owl a witch and a cat struggle with depression and ennui. I have read Kyle’s Distance Mover yet, but the blurb has me sold:

Mr. Earth can move incredible distances in his improbable Distance Mover, a wondrous vehicle that reflects the fantastic world it traverses. He, and his young art-star protégée Mendel, explore culture-rich crystalline cities, challenge the mighty Council of the Misters, try to overcome the all-conquering Ooze, and much more!

The crew kicks off on Thursday at Atomic Books, travels to SPX, hits Bergen Street, the Brooklyn Book Festival, Secret Headquarters, Floating World, Fantagraphics and even Vegas. Here’s the whole schedule:

September 12th - Baltimore, MD - Atomic Books
(with Charles Burns, Ed Piskor, Noel Freibert and more!)

September 13-14th - Bethesda, MD SPX

September 15th - Charlottesville, VA - Telegraph Gallery
(with Noel Freibert)

September 16th - Philadelphia, PA - Locust Moon Comics
(with Farel Dalrymple, Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

September 20th - Brooklyn, NY - Bergen Street Comics
(with Eleanor Davis, Jesse Reklaw, Matthew Thurber, Mark Connery, Alex Degen and Noel Freibert)

September 21st - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Book Festival

September 23rd - Manhattan, NY - The New School

September 24th - Pittsburgh, PA - Copacetic Comics
(with Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

September 27th - Columbus, OH - Kafe Kerouac

September 30th - Chicago, IL - Quimby’s

October 2nd - Minneapolis, MN - Boneshaker Books

October 4th - Las Vegas, NV – TBA

October 5th - Los Angeles, CA - Secret Headquarters

October 7th - San Francisco, CA - Mission Comics

(with Ed Luce)

October 9th - Portland, OR - Floating World

October 10th - Portland, OR – Gridlords

October 11th - Seattle, WA - Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery
(with Lane Milburn and Conor Stechschulte)

October 12th - Vancouver, BC - Pulp Fiction
(sans Simon Hanselmann)

tourposter Hanselmann, Deforge and Kyle on tour

@ COPACETIC on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7PM - 10PM

Hold onto your hats:  The Michael DeForge / Simon Hanselmann / Patrick Kyle World Tour will be pulling into Pittsburgh on the evening of Wednesday 24 September 2014 at The Copacetic Comics Company, with special guests Noel Freibert and Annie Mok!

Hold onto your hats:  The Michael DeForge / Simon Hanselmann / Patrick Kyle World Tour will be pulling into Pittsburgh on the evening of Wednesday 24 September 2014 at The Copacetic Comics Company, with special guests Noel Freibert and Annie Mok!

comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY
The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”
The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.
Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.
READ MORE

comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY

The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”

The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.

Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.

READ MORE

TONIGHT @ Copacetic:: The Dog City & Maple Key comics cooperatives joint release party.  

Avast, new self-published comics are on the horizon in Pittsburgh this September! Small press aficionados are sure to be pleased by the arrival of Dog City #3 and Maple Key Comics to the city of Pittsburgh.

Join Dog City Press and Maple Key Comics in celebrating the release of the third issue of Dog City and the third issue of Maple Key Comics at The Copacetic Comics Company.

You’ll have a chance to chat with comics pals and peers and to enjoy food, drinks and limited editions goodies. Editors Joyana McDiarmidSimon Reinhardt and Juan Fernandez will be present to discuss these ongoing projects. 

And, of course, you can pick up copies of both publications, hot off the press!!

♥ All zine and comics lovers welcome. ♥

About Us:
Maple Key Comics is a comics anthology magazine, released bimonthly. Dedicated to featuring the work of talented emerging cartoonists. Focusing on serialized stories, Maple Key Comics brings you the joy of new installments of your favorite stories with the convenience of having them all in one book.

Dog City is a small press comics magazine dedicated to publishing quality minicomics. Each issue of Dog City consists of a curated selection of minicomics packaged in an artfully designed cardboard box.

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 • 7:00PM TO 9:00PM
@The Copacetic Comics Company
Avast, new self-published comics are on the horizon in Pittsburgh this September! Small press aficionados are sure to be pleased by the arrival of Dog City #3 and Maple Key Comics to the city of Pittsburgh.

Join Dog City Press and Maple Key Comics in celebrating the release of the third issue of Dog City and the third issue of Maple Key Comics at The Copacetic Comics Company.

You’ll have a chance to chat with comics pals and peers and to enjoy food, drinks and limited editions goodies. Editors Joyana McDiarmidSimon Reinhardt and Juan Fernandez will be present to discuss these ongoing projects. 

And, of course, you can pick up copies of both publications, hot off the press!!

♥ All zine and comics lovers welcome. ♥

About Us:
Maple Key Comics is a comics anthology magazine, released bimonthly. Dedicated to featuring the work of talented emerging cartoonists. Focusing on serialized stories, Maple Key Comics brings you the joy of new installments of your favorite stories with the convenience of having them all in one book.

Dog City is a small press comics magazine dedicated to publishing quality minicomics. Each issue of Dog City consists of a curated selection of minicomics packaged in an artfully designed cardboard box.

adhousebooks:

comicsreporter:

The great Jack Kirby, King of Comics, would have been 97 years old today. He is remembered in images here.

HAPPY KINGDAY!

It is nigh unto impossible for a comic book reader to imagine a world in which Jack Kirby had not been born…

spx:

With barely two weeks to go until SPX 2014, I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce ourselves.
WHAT IS SPX ALL ABOUT?
SPX is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving independent voices in the comics medium.
As an all volunteer organization - every penny we make goes to our charitable programs or internal investments. SPX receives no funding outside of what is raised by our annual events, which we would really, sincerely love for you to attend.
(And before I inadvertently give you grandiose notions, by nonprofit foundation I mean that we’re about a dozen people who volunteer their time and work their asses off to perpetrate this labor of love every year.)
How we going about accomplishing this mission takes several forms over the course of the year. The longest running and most visible aspect of what we do is…
THE ANNUAL EXPO
If you’re following us here on Tumblr, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the annual SPX comics festival that takes place in Bethesda, Maryland (September 13-14th!). This is what most people thing of when they think “SPX.”
What started out in 1994 as a regional indie comics show has grown to  become arguably the preeminent such event, with top-flight domestic and international guests, the Ignatz Awards festivities as well as an excellent slate programming (just announced today). 
We are getting perilously close to 700 creators attending and over 175 new books debuting at SPX 2014, along with a killer line-up of special guests that includes folks like:

 Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Emily Carroll, Jules Feiffer, Michael DeForge, Mimi Pond, Box Brown, Roman Muradov, Jen Sorenson, Brandon Graham, Tom Tomorrow, Keith Knight, Eleanor Davis, Drew Friedman, Rene French, Robert Mankoff, Drew Friedman and Ben Katchor, Shannon Wheeler and Derf Backderf!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SPX
The Expo looks a little bit like this and is basically the best time ever:

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW
One crucial aspect of our annual festival —  this is how SPX funds all our other philanthropic programs. Your “membership” at the door is what makes everything else we do possible. And your word of mouth is the best way to help us grow stronger, and do more year over year.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF
Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting here on Tumblr to hit all the other ways SPX is out there promoting, protecting and preserving the work of independent comic creators.  I hope you’ll given ‘em all a read…
But the easiest way to understand what we’re all about is by coming to see us September 13th and 14th in Bethesda, Maryland.
Please do think about making the trip!
We can hang.  It would rule.
— MDT

TWO WEEKS TO GO…

spx:

With barely two weeks to go until SPX 2014, I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce ourselves.

WHAT IS SPX ALL ABOUT?

SPX is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving independent voices in the comics medium.

As an all volunteer organization - every penny we make goes to our charitable programs or internal investments. SPX receives no funding outside of what is raised by our annual events, which we would really, sincerely love for you to attend.

(And before I inadvertently give you grandiose notions, by nonprofit foundation I mean that we’re about a dozen people who volunteer their time and work their asses off to perpetrate this labor of love every year.)

How we going about accomplishing this mission takes several forms over the course of the year. The longest running and most visible aspect of what we do is…

THE ANNUAL EXPO

If you’re following us here on Tumblr, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the annual SPX comics festival that takes place in Bethesda, Maryland (September 13-14th!). This is what most people thing of when they think “SPX.”

What started out in 1994 as a regional indie comics show has grown to  become arguably the preeminent such event, with top-flight domestic and international guests, the Ignatz Awards festivities as well as an excellent slate programming (just announced today). 

We are getting perilously close to 700 creators attending and over 175 new books debuting at SPX 2014, along with a killer line-up of special guests that includes folks like:

Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Emily Carroll, Jules Feiffer, Michael DeForge, Mimi Pond, Box Brown, Roman Muradov, Jen Sorenson, Brandon Graham, Tom Tomorrow, Keith Knight, Eleanor Davis, Drew Friedman, Rene French, Robert Mankoff, Drew Friedman and Ben Katchor, Shannon Wheeler and Derf Backderf!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SPX

The Expo looks a little bit like this and is basically the best time ever:

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW

One crucial aspect of our annual festival —  this is how SPX funds all our other philanthropic programs. Your “membership” at the door is what makes everything else we do possible. And your word of mouth is the best way to help us grow stronger, and do more year over year.

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF

Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting here on Tumblr to hit all the other ways SPX is out there promoting, protecting and preserving the work of independent comic creators.  I hope you’ll given ‘em all a read…

But the easiest way to understand what we’re all about is by coming to see us September 13th and 14th in Bethesda, Maryland.

Please do think about making the trip!

We can hang.  It would rule.

— MDT

TWO WEEKS TO GO…

Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something!  is a great, currently ongoing series of educational and entertaining short (5 min.) videos on environmental issues - made right here in Pittsburgh! We especially recommend these to educators. New videos are added on a regular basis, so you’ll want to bookmark this and/or subscribe.

http://www.dosomethingaboutclimate.com/