SF – Comics 4 Comix Fundraiser

Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the sixth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.  Join the Bay Area’s funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of today’s brightest stars in comics.  This year Comics 4 Comix takes place on Tuesday, September 7th 2010, at San Francisco’s famed Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery Street.  The doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 8pm. General admission tickets for this benefit cost $20.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from Livenation’s website (livenation.com) or at the door on the night of the event.

The Cartoon Art Museum will host an all-star cast of stand-up comics for this event, featuring headliner comedian and Simpsons writer Dana Gould,  as well as local comedians Joe Klocek, Mike Meehan, and host Michael Capozzola, comedian and creator of the comic strip Surveillance Caricatures in the San Francisco Chronicle’s 96 hours section. Accommodations for our headliner are being provided by the InterContinental San Francisco.  Performances will begin at 8 pm.  In addition to getting a dose of high comedy, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on and peruse original comic strip art from popular local and national cartoonists, including Dan Piraro (Bizarro), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Michael Jantze (The Norm), Jack Davis (Mad Magazine), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and much, much more.

Wilson Signing Tour

Dan Clowes embarks on his tour this week in support of his first ever original graphic novel. In each city, Dan will be talking with a special guest moderator complete with slide show. (and it’s a great slide show) And in Boston you get to see Ghost World after the event, with an introduction by Dan himself.

05/03/10 | 7 PM Washington DC POLITICS & PROSE With Dan Kois

05/04/10 | 6 PM Cambridge BRATTLE THEATER & HARVARD BOOKSTORE With Hillary Chute

05/05/10 | 7 PM NYC THE STRAND With David Hajdu

05/07/10 | 7 PM Toronto TCAF & TPL With Mark Medley

05/08/10-05/09/10 Toronto TCAF & TPL

05/13/10 | 7:30 PM San Francisco THE BOOKSMITH With Glen David Gold

05/14/10 | 7:30 PM Los Angeles SKYLIGHT BOOKS With Dana Gould

05/16/10 | 7:30 PM Portland POWELLS With Greg Netzer, Director of Wordstock

06/03/10 | 7 PM Oakland DIESEL With Eli Horowitz

06/12/10 | 7 PM Chicago QUIMBY’S (signing only)

06/13/10 | TBA Chicago PRINTERS ROW With Ray Pride

ABOUT WILSON: Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family – a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.