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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/

jimrugg:

Cartoonists Tom Scioli and Ed Piskor share a studio in Pittsburgh. We visited their studio to talk about what it’s like being professional comic book artists, selling their work, nostalgia, research, color theory, anger management, and “skewmorphism!”

Tom Scioli is co-writing, drawing, coloring, and lettering the monthly comic book series, Transformers vs. G.I.Joe. His other comics include GodlandAmerican BarbarianFinal Frontier, and Myth of 8-OpusEd Piskor is the author/artist of theHip Hop Family Tree – a weekly comic strip on Boing Boing and an ongoing book series that chronicles the history of hip hop in comics form. He is also the creator of Wizzywig.

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Boing Boing’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is an interview podcast featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.

Subscribe to Tell Me Something I Don’t Know podcast | iTunes | Listen to previous episodes | Twitter on Twitter

copcomco:

Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 2 - RELEASE PARTY
This Saturday, August 23 @ Copacetic - 7pm to10pm

TONGHT!

copcomco:

Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 2 - RELEASE PARTY

This Saturday, August 23 @ Copacetic - 7pm to10pm

TONGHT!

STOP GIVING CNN RATINGS! THEY ARE LYING TO US TO PROTECT DARREN WILSON

sheenvelopesthenight:

thatprettymvthafvcka:

blackgirlsparadise:

You can follow journalists on twitter that are on the ground in Ferguson. They are showing what’s really going on an verifying with pics and videos.

Follow these people on twitter: @zellieimani @jamilahlemieux  @FeministaJones @MichaelSkolnik @iJesseWilliams @shaunking @Yamiche @Timcast @vicenews @chrislhayes @AntonioFrench @marclamonthill

^^^^*

There are also more trustworthy sources of information regarding Ferguson available in the black media community:  it might be a good idea to give them the ratings they deserve and start a virtuous circle:

http://colorlines.com/

http://thisweekinblackness.com

http://www.theroot.com/

Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 2 - RELEASE PARTY
This Saturday, August 23 @ Copacetic - 7pm to10pm

Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 2 - RELEASE PARTY

This Saturday, August 23 @ Copacetic - 7pm to10pm

Pittsburgh Is in the House

Pittsburgh Is in the House

Attention Pittsburgh:  Batten down the hatches.

copcomco:

Katie Skelly & Meghan Turbitt Signing

Drop in to The Copacetic Comics Company between 7 and 9pm this Saturday, August 9 and spend a couple hours with NYC-based cartoonists, Katie Skelly and Meghan Turbitt - along with a host of Pittsburgh comics cognoscenti.  They’ll be bringing their new releases: Skelly’s Operation Margarine - from AdHouse Books - and Turbitt’s #foodporn.  See you there!

TONIGHT!