The Brooklyn Book Fest is TOMORROW.
We are sharing a space with our friends at Uncivilized Books for the event. The event is out doors and runs from 10am to 6pm. Our shared tables are at space 412.
MariNaomi will be on the panel Single Facing City: Coming of Age Comics. New graphic narratives by popular comics creators Mike Dawson (Angie Bongiolatti), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), and yes, MariNaomi (Dragon’s Breath And Other True Stories — WOO!) follow the lives of very different young women, all striving for their place, identity, and their own way to change the world—some fictional, some confessional, all unforgettable. Moderated by Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review. Featuring screen projection.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. 10 am. Brooklyn Historical Society
Blaise Larmee and Sarah Ferrick will be holding down the 2DC table most of the time. They both will have new books and self published mini’s at the event. Sarah’s newest book, S Song will be there as will Blaise’s newest, Comets Comets. Mari’s signing time at the 2DC + Unciv tables will run from 2pm to 4pm.
Hope you can make it!
The second in our line of manga translations in association with Ryan Holmberg will be The Man Next Door, collecting four stories by Masahiko Matsumoto from the 1950s. The book will be released to coincide with the London Cartoon Museum’s Gekiga exhibition starting September 23rd, and will be available from our online store shortly after.
Breakdown Press is quietly being one of the most exciting alt-comics publishers right now. Really excited for the work they’re publishing right now, including new work from Ryan Holmberg in his alternative manga project.
ALSO, I made the digital version of the first issue pay-what-you-want! So if you weren’t sure if cool girls having adventures and feelings was right for you, give it a try for FREE!
In case you missed it! Get yourself some COMICS!
Here’s my obligatory SPX post!
First off, I just printed a new mini: Middle School Missy. 16 pages, black and white with a little bit of red. $3.
I’ll have copies of Sub, Missy 1 and 2, and 477 bright circle as well.
Find me at Table N7 with Sam Alden. I’ll also be signing copies of 477 bright circle at the Foxing Quarterly table (J8) at random times throughout the weekend and at the Oily Comics table (J1) from 12 -1 pm on Saturday and 3-4 pm on Sunday, signing copies of Missy 1 & 2.
And I feel very honored to be nominated for an Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. You can vote at the show! Hopefully, I’ll see you there.
'The Divine, written by Israeli writer/filmmaker Boaz Lavie, and illustrated by the immensely talented Asaf and Tomer Hanuka, will be concurrently released in English with First Second, and in French by Darguad, next year. It follows the story of former military man Mike, whose humdrum civilian life is interrupted by his army friend Jason, who persuades him to take on a job which he assures him is easy money: a covert, lucrative contract in an obscure, cicil-war ridden, South-Asian country called Quanlom. The job turns out be far from simple, however, as it turns oyut the civil war is being led by two 10-year old twins with supernatural powers. Heidi MacDonald’s got a blurb over at The Beat, which describes it as ‘a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.’ The Hanuka’s can draw the living hell out of anything, so I imagine a lot of people- myself included- will be all over this one.’