MICHAEL DEFORGE, SIMON HANSELMANN, & PATRICK KYLE @ Kafe Kerouac 9/27

Comics’ newest supergroup is going on tour, and stopping in Columbus, OH!

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Join us for an evening of comic readings, book signings and booze at Kafe Kerouac with Australian cartoonist Simon Hanselmann on tour with his new graphic novel MEGAHEX, Michael DeForge debuting Lose #6, and Patrick Kyle touring Distance Mover!

Simon Hanselmannhttp://girlmountain.tumblr.com/
Michael DeForgehttp://michaeldeforge.wordpress.com/
Patrick Kylehttp://www.patrickkyle.com/

Doors at 7PM
Projected-comics readings begin at 8PM

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John Porcellino and ROOT HOG OR DIE 9/26

This Friday at the Schulz auditorium at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum come see John Porcellino and the new documentary Root Hog or Die!

For over twenty-five years, John Porcellino has self-published his zine King-Cat Comics & Stories, which, through simple artwork and storytelling, investigates the essence of just being alive. In King-Cat, John beautifully renders the “in-between moments” – those instances which occupy the bulk of our lives, but can pass easily without notice: Sitting on the front porch. Peeing at a rest stop. Watching a bird. Born of the zine revolution of the late eighties/early nineties, King-Cat today is the template for cartoonists who seek to create work that is personal, well-crafted and free of outside influence.

Root Hog or Die is a documentary about John and his lifelong project, and about how John manages – and occasionally struggles – to live and function as an uncompromising artist in twenty-first century America. Directed by Dan Stafford, Root Hog or Die is a fascinating window not only into one of our most original and dedicated cartoonists but into the world of alternative comics.

John Porcellino also has a new book, Hospital Suite, recounting his struggles with physical and mental illness, and after the documentary he will be talking about the book and signing. The evening’s schedule is:

6:30pm – Informal meet-and-greet with book signing opportunities
7pm – Root Hog Or Die Screening
8:30 – Q+A with John Porcellino
9:00pm – Book signing / Spit And a Half sales

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The Sequentialist and Independents’ Day

This weekend features two comics-related events, one a new venture and the other a new tradition.

Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8pm–Join the publishers and artists behind Columbus’ new monthly cartoon newspaper, The Sequentialist, for a launch party at Kafe Kerouac. The party includes music by Metavari and a panel discussion with cartoonists Bryan Moss, Colleen Clark and more hosted by Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. The new issue features work by Julian Dassai, Lavinia Westfall, Thom Glick, and Bryan Moss. No cover!

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Read more from Sequentialist co-founder Matt McClure here.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 & 22Independents’ Day! It’s here again at a new locale: the corner of Town and Lucas St. in Franklinton. Columbus’ annual end-of-warm-weather festival focuses on local and independents businesses, and it’s always been good to local cartoonists. There will be a comics pop-up shop, booths featuring various publishers. Here’s at least a partial list of presenters. For more info, visit Independents’ Day’s website.

Saturday, September 20:
11 am to 1 pm:
Jon Harvey
Rich Trask
1 pm to 3 pm:
Valerie Starr
Michael Carroll
3 pm to 5 pm:
Talcott Starr
Brian Canini
5 to 7 pm:
Matt Wyatt
Luke Herr

Sunday, September 21:
11 am to 1 pm
Amie Key
Ray Tomczak
1 pm to 3 pm:
Maryanne Rose Papke
Katie Valeska
3 pm to 5 pm
Max Ink
Jonathon Riddle
Jessica Spangler

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TONY MILLIONAIRE at the BILLY IRELAND on Thursday 9/4

 

This is one not to miss: Tony Millionaire talking with the Billy Ireland’s Caitlin McGurk on Thursday evening, kicking off what is going to be a raucous fall for comics events on campus and around town :
Thursday, September 4th, 2014 – 7pm
The Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
FREE to ALL AUDIENCES
Tony Millionaire is the mad genius behind the long-running and frequently mispronounced syndicated comic strip “Maakies,” which began in 1994 in The New York Press. He is also the creator of a long list of all-ages graphic novels, including “Billy Hazelnuts” and the “Sock Monkey” series, which revolves around the beloved character Uncle Gabby and his adventures in an old seaside Victorian house with his stuffed compatriot Mr. Crow. Millionaire also created the Cartoon Network animated Adult Swim series, “The Drinky Crow Show,” based off of his “Maakies” comic strips. Combining all of the mystery and beauty of the work of Johnny Gruelle (“Raggedy Ann and Andy”) with the macabre style of the 19th century Penny Dreadfuls, Millionaire has produced a prolific body of work that is as grotesque at times as it is poignant and romantic.

Please join us on Thursday, September 4th at 7pm as Mr. Tony Millionaire graces the stage at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (2nd floor) for a conversation with Caitlin McGurk about his eccentric life and cartooning legacy. There will also be a book signing to follow.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please join us on Thursday, September 4th at 7pm as Mr. Tony Millionaire graces the stage at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (2nd floor) for a conversation with Caitlin McGurk about his eccentric life and cartooning legacy. There will also be a book signing to follow.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

 

 

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Today! Nate Powell @ the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons & Comics, Nate Powell will be signing beginning at 3PM today at the Library. At 2PM, Caitlin McGurk and Jared Gardner will give a tour of The Long March and Will Eisner: Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling beginning at 2PM. The galleries are open today from 1-5, and both exhibits will run until November 30th. More information about both exhibits can be found at http://library.osu.edu/blogs/cartoons/2014/07/16/upcoming-exhibits-civil-rights-anniversary-will-eisner-retrospective/

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Columbus Eisner nominees

Two of our very own cartoonists are up for Eisners at this weekend”s SDCC: Jeff Smith,under the “Best Graphic Album—Reprint” category, for the complete and beautifully colored RASL, and Steve Hamaker, for the aforementioned beautiful coloring on RASL, as well as for his coloring work on Mylo Xyloto (Bongo) and  Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio). Whether you are in San Diego this weekend or celebrating at Packrat, be sure to cheer on our local boys!

Oh, and I will be losing my third straight Eisner nomination for my work as co-editor on Skippy Vol II (under the “Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips” category). Just too many good books in that category this year (and last), but truly totally awesome to be there among such fantastic projects and editors.

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Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio) – See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014#sthash.zSmBxHZj.dpuf
Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio) – See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014#sthash.zSmBxHZj.dpuf
Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio), – See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014#sthash.zSmBxHZj.dpuf
Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio), – See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/will-eisner-comic-industry-award-nominees-2014#sthash.zSmBxHZj.dpuf

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Packrat Comics Not at Comic Con Party 2014

Can’t make it to San Diego for the big show?  Head out to Hilliard to Packrat Comics for their annual Not-A-Con event!

July 26 at 11am,  celebrating 75 years of Batman with special guest appearance by The Shazzbots and exclusive Comic Con swag shipped straight from San Diego!   There’ll be:

*Free Batman Comics and Graphic Novels

*Superhero Training Academy: Ever wanted to be a superhero? Now’s your chance! Begin your training at our  Superhero Training Academy being held during NACC! Learn skills needed to help Batman defeat his villains during our training sessions. Schedule your FREE class today for either 12pm or 1pm!  Space is limited, email your name & age with ‘Superhero Training’ in the subject line.  packratcomics@sbcglobal.net

*Kids Create Comics: Dirk Manning and Victor Dandrige will be teaming up during Not at Comic Con to present a special all ages panel teaching kids to create comics!

* Artist Alley featuring Darryl Banks, Dirk Manning, Victor Dandrige, JD Larrabee, Jason Strutz, Bobby Hardy, Michael Neno, Tom Williams, Wiccy Creations, Todd Beistel, Art Explorer Post Program

*Free Shazzbots Concert

* Mikey’s Late Night Slice Pizza Assault Truck selling pizza by the slice

* Lots of fun and games throughout the day

http://packratcomics.com/2014/07/07/not-at-comic-con-party-2014/

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