Fantagraphics is puttin’ the “comics” back in Comic-Con as we head to San Diego this week with a slew of scintillating signings, almost two-dozen dynamite debuts, and a collection of comics sure to please any comics fan… and fill those enormous free tote bags they give away at the door.
First up, DEBUTS!
• Love & Rockets New Stories 4 by Los Bros Hernandez
• Mark Twain’s Autobiography by Michael Kupperman
• Prison Pit Vol. 3 by Johnny Ryan
• Mome 22, edited by Eric Reynolds
• The Raven by Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattotti
• The Art of Joe Kubert, edited by Bill Schelly
• Setting the Standard: Alex Toth, edited by Greg Sadowski
• Esperanza by Jaime Hernanadez
• Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques Tardi
• Gil Jordan, Private Detective: Murder by High Tide by M. Tillieux
• The Pin-Up Art of Humorama, edited by Alex Chun
• Drawing Power, edited by Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard
• Sibyl-Anne vs. Ratticus by R. Macherot
• Willie & Joe: Back Home hardcover and Willie & Joe: The WWII Years softcover by Bill Mauldin
• The Armed Garden by David B.
• Complete Peanuts 1981-1982 (Vol. 16) by Charles Schultz
• Even More Jewish Comedians by Drew Friedman
• The Hidden by Richard Sala
• The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen
• Nuts by Gahan Wilson
Next up, SIGNINGS!
Thursday, July 21st:
1:00 – 2:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Esther Pearl Watson
2:00 – 3:00 PM Bill Schelly / Robert Goodin
3:00 – 5:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
5:00 – 6:00 PM Frank Stack / Paul Hornschemeier
Friday, July 22nd:
11:00 – 12:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Bill Schelly
12:00 – 1:00 PM Floyd Norman / Wilfred Santiago / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
3:00 – 4:00 PM Paul Hornschemeier / Anders Nilsen / Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM Mark Kalesniko / John Pham / Malachi Ward
5:00 – 7:00 PM Johnny Ryan
5:00 – 6:00 PM Jon Vermilyea
6:00 – 7:00 PM Robert Goodin
Saturday, July 23rd:
12:00 – 1:00 PM Wilfred Santiago / Bill Schelly
1:00 – 2:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Frank Stack
2:00 – 4:00 PM Paul Hornschemeier / Johnny Ryan
3:00 – 4:00 PM Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM Mark Kalesniko
4:00 – 6:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
6:00 – 7:00 PM Robert Goodin / Jon Vermilyea / Malachi Ward
Sunday, July 24th:
11:00 – 12:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Jon Vermilyea / Esther Pearl Watson
12:00 – 1:00 PM Mark Kalesniko / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
All the action awaits you at our usual spot, Booth #1718!
And don’t miss our amazing PANELS! I won’t get into all the details, because Mike did so earlier here on the FLOG, so click on the date to see our previously posted full rundown on each panel!
Thursday, July 21st:
• 12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Bill Schelly [Room 8]
• 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 2: Shannon Wheeler [Room 30CDE]
• 2:00-3:00 Love and Rockets — Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez [Room 9]
• 2:30-3:30 Joyce Farmer: Special Exits, A Memoir [Room 4]
• 3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Frank Stack [Room 4]
• 6:00-7:00 Comics for Social Justice: The Making of Oil and Water [Room 9]
Friday, July 22nd:
• 10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Critical Approaches to Comics: An Introduction to Theories and Methods— Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan with panelist, Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Wordless Comics with Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 12:00-1:00 CBLDF Master Session 3: Jaime Hernandez [Room 30CDE]
• 1:00-2:00 Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels with moderator Justin Hall [Room 9]
• 1:00-2:30 The Golden Age of the Fanzine moderated by Bill Schelly. [Room 24ABC]
• 10:30-11:30 Cartoon Network Comedy: Regular Show/The Problem Solverz and More! The Problem Solverz talent includes Ben Jones, John Pham, and Jon Vermilyea. [Room 6A]
Saturday, July 23rd:
• 10:00-11:30 50 Years of Comic Fandom: The Founders with Bill Schelly [Room 24ABC]
• 11:30-12:30 Bill Blackbeard: The Man Who Saved Comics with Trina Robbins [Room 24ABC]
• 12:30-1:30 Fantagraphics 35th Anniversary [Room 24ABC]
• 1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Anders Nilsen [Room 4]
• 2:30-3:30 The Art of the Graphic Novel with Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir) [Room 24ABC]
Sunday, July 24th:
• Nothing. Come shop with us!
PHEW! And, can you believe it? This is only the beginning! Stay tuned to the Fantagraphics FLOG, Twitter and Facebook for important (we mean it!) Comic-Con announcements all week long!
The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November
A FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS CELEBRATING COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS -
AUTHORS, EVENTS, EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS & MORE!
MIAMI, September 14, 2010 –The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14-21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and will again feature the popular Comix Galaxy.
The New York Times hailed the Miami Book Fair as the model for all book festivals. The Fair again broke new ground two years ago when it launched The Comix Galaxy, a program that celebrates the place of comics and graphic novels in American literature with panels, sessions for educators, workshops for kids and teens, and more.
The Comix Galaxy invites teachers, librarians, parents, and comics and graphic novel creators to participate in the School of Comics, to be held on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19.
The first day of the School of Comics will be a Day of Education for teachers, librarians and parents on how to expand the academic curricula with graphic novels, and will be held on Thursday, November 18. Programming will be keynoted by Dr. William Ayers, education theorist, professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. Also on this program will be James “Bucky” Carter, professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Chris Schweizer, professor of Sequential Art and Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta and author of Crogan’s March, and Adam Johnson, professor of Creative Writing at Stanford University and co-editor of the Stanford University Graphic Novel Project. Practical examples of how comics and graphic novels have been integrated into curriculum will be part of this event as well as lists of titles that work in the classroom environment. The Day of Education will be moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, publisher of the popular website site GraphicNovelReporter.com.
On Friday, November 19, a second day of School of Comics programming will address aspiring comics creators with an emphasis on established creators teaching their craft and talking about how to get published. Participating creators include Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers), Tracy White (How I Made It to Eighteen) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).
For the past two years, the weekend portion of The Comix Galaxy has presented panels by diverse and exciting creators from all facets of the comics and graphic novel industry. This year promises to be just as inspiring with David Axe (War Is Boring), Barry Deutsch (Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword), Sid Jacobson (Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography), Mat Johnson (Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story), Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Denis Kitchen (The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel (Cuba: My Revolution), Lars Martinson (Tonoharu), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Jaime Hernandez (The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death), Joan Hilty (Senior Editor, DC Comics/ Vertigo), Joe Sacco (Footnotes in Gaza), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), Alex Simmons (Archie) and many others.
Original drawings and final page blowups from the graphic novel Cuba: My Revolution (DC Comics/ Vertigo) by DeanHaspiel and Inverna Lockpez will be on display throughout the week of the Fair and beyond, part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s Center Gallery. Another exhibition will tie in with the Fair’s celebration of Mexican culture. It will consist of pages from a 12-issue comic book series about the Mexican Revolution by artist Jose Luis Pescador, written by some of the greats of contemporary Mexican literature.
Another favorite, Kids’ Comic Con, returns from New York City with hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews! Last year’s crowd-pleasing activities got kids and teens drawing and writing alongside professional artists/teachers. Free and open to all over the three-day weekend Street Fair, November 19-21, Kids’ Comic Con is the place for every kid who dreams of creating the next Superman or Wimpy Kid.
The return of School of Comics and Kids’ Comic Con to Comix Galaxy 2010 is part of the Miami Book Fair’s continued celebration of comics and graphic novels. We look forward to sharing more names of participating graphic novelists and comic book artists in the weeks to come.
For updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email email@example.com.
MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS
Miami Book Fair International is the largest and is regarded as the finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in South Florida. Literacy projects target children of all ages—from kindergarten to high school—as well as college students and adults. Established and emerging writers from South Florida and all over the U.S. read, lecture, and teach workshops. They work with K-12, MDC students, and diverse members of the community, helping to deepen their understanding of literature, and encouraging their work of writers at all stages of development. The Center envisions South Florida as a nexus of literary activity in the Americas and beyond, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.
Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.
ABOUT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, The Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performance arts series, The Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 170,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. In 2006, MDC admitted its 1.5 millionth student.
Jaime Hernandez is one of the most significant comic creators in our medium’s history, and this April, the great folks at Abrams are releasing a gorgeous new book on the Art of Jaime Hernandez by Todd Hignite.
To celebrate, Jim Hanley’s Universe will be holding a NYC EXCLUSIVE signing with Jaime and Todd, Friday, April 9 beginning at 6:00pm!
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY
WONDER WOMAN DAY IV – PORTLAND
Sunday, October 25, 2009 — 12noon-6pm — FREE
Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
A part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
PORTLAND MAYOR SAM ADAMS HAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED
“WONDER WOMAN DAY” IN PORTLAND!
PORTLAND SPECIAL GUESTS SIGNING (with FREE Prints):
Gilbert Hernandez from noon-6pm (Love & Rockets, Luba, Palomar)!
Jaime Hernandez from noon-6pm (Love & Rockets, Penny Century, Locas I & II)!
Paul Gulacy from noon-3pm (Batman, Catwoman, Star Wars, 007, Master of Kung Fu)
Anne Timmons from noon-3pm (Go Girl!, Graphic Classics, Star Trek)!
Steve Dorris from noon-3pm (onsite caricatures of YOU as a super-hero)!
Gail Simone from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Welcome To Tranquility)!
Aaron Lopresti from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Excalibur, Ms Marvel)!
Ron Randall from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Outsiders, Star Wars, Trekker)!
PORTLAND SILENT ART AUCTION: (see more details below)
original Wonder Woman illustrations created and donated by top Comic Book, Comic Strip, and Animation Artists including
Past Wonder Woman Artists: Aaron Lopresti — Alex Ross — Ed Hannigan — Gary Frank — Karl Waller — Nicola Scott — Ramona Fradon
Plus A Host Of Superstar Artists: Aaron Felizmenio — Aaron McConnell — Alexandre Tso — Al Milgrom — Al Rio — Amy Pronovost — Andy Perez — Anne Timmons — Anthony Hochrein — Anthony Lee — Anthony Rizzo — Arie Monroe — Ariel Guzman — Arthur Reis — Beck Kramer — Ben Dunn — Bennett Pisek — Bob Prodor — Braulio Gregorio — Britton Walters — Carrie Cartwright — Cat Staggs — Celina Hernandez — Chris Giarrusso — Christian N. St. Pierre — Christopher Chamberlain — Claudio Pozas — Colleen Coover — Dan Schoening — Dan Thompson — Dane Ault — Daniel HDR — David Burton — David Newbold — Dennis Hart — Denise Vasquez — DJ Jackson — Diane Carroll — Don Perlin — Duanne Barbour — Dylan Williams — Ed Bickford — Elvis Moura — Emi Lenox — Erik Burnham — Ernest Jocson — Francisco Paronzini — Fred Hembeck — Gilbert Hernandez — Greg Moutafis — Guy Davis — Henrique Bittencourt — Heubert Khan Michael — Howard Bender — Ian Walker — Ibrahim Moustafa — J.A. Fludd — Jaime Hernandez — Jamal Igle — Janet Hetherington — Jay Leisten — Jeremy Alva — Jeremy Treece — Jesse Hamm — Jessica Hickman — Jonathan Lau — Jonathan Racimo — Jon Riggle — Jose Weingartner Jr — Josh Heusinkveld — Juan Fontanez Jr — Judith Hunt — Karen Krajenbrink — Karlton Hahn — Katie Cook — Keith Perkins — Keith Tucker — Kelly Everaert — Kevenn T Smith — Kevin Karstens — Knate Carter — Kristen McCabe — Lance Sawyer — Linda Chartier — Lynne Anderson — Mark Bloodworth — Mary Bellamy — Matt Grigsby — Maureen Gubia — Mauricio Dias — Max Bretschneider — Michael Duron — Michael T. Gilbert — Michael Troy — Mike Collins — Mike Murphy — Mike Pascale — Natalie Nourigat — Nathan Ohlendorf — Neil Vokes — Nicole Falk — Paul Gould — Paul Gulacy — Paul Taylor — Phil Nibbelink — Ray Caspio — Ray Johnson — Richard Howell — Rich Ellis — Rob Jones — Rob Kramer — Rock Barcellos — Rodney Buchemi — Rogerio DeSouza — Ron Chan — Ryan Kelly — Ryan Odagawa — Sarah Wilkinson — Scott Barnett — Scott Christian Sava — Scott Koblish — Scott Morse — Sean Chen — Sergio Calvet — Sina Grace — Stefano — Steve Dorris — Steve Howard — Terry Blas — Tim Fish — Todd Moniz of Thunder Road Laser Graphics — Tom Hodges — Tram Ngo — Tyler Richlen — Wattana — Wayne Moraghan !
* Fans can take photos with Real Live Super-Heroes & Heroines On-Site!
* See an exhibit of top Wonder Woman collectibles!
* Come dressed in a super-hero costume!
* Kid Friendly!
Door prizes and drawings (for charity) include items from:
Diamond Distributors / Diamond Select (limited and signed toys & action figures)
Hallmark Cards (artist-signed Wonder Woman Keepsake ornaments)
Tonner Dolls (Deluxe Wonder Woman doll)
Arby’s (Justice League “Paper Heroes” bobblehead toys)
Fantagraphics Books (Love & Rockets hardcovers)
Dark Horse Comics (miscellaneous trades and comics)
* Fliers and Poster designed by Richard J. Fowlks
* Scanning and Catalogue printing donated by Documart Printing
* Poster printing donated by John Trachtenberg at AdPrint
* Postcard printing partially donated by ColorMation
* 4×7 Store Banner donated by Sign Wizards
* matting and framing donated by Jason Jones and Lara Sydney Framing Gallery
* Wonder costume donated by Don Hood
* Wonder wig styling donated by Allen Fortuna of The Little Beauty Shop
* online PR help by Richard Caldwell
* Wonder Woman Day was created and is produced by best-selling author Andy Mangels
Marv Wolfman, Jamie Hernandez & more sign at 826LA East
Tuesday, September 22
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring some of the most groundbreaking and innovative cartoonists working today. Our guests will discuss ink and pixels, pigments and politics, and how the love of comics mixes with the sticky waters of the business. Panelists will also answer your thought and question bubbles.
Lalo Alcaraz is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist and creator of the first nationally syndicated Latino-themed political daily comic strip, La Cucaracha. Lalo drew editorial cartoons for the LA Weekly from 1992 to 2009. Lalo illustrated Latino USA: A Cartoon History (text by Ilan Stavans), and produced the books La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha (the first collection from his daily comic strip) and Migra Mouse, a collection of his editorial cartoons on immigration. He is also a screenwriter and a popular speaker on the college circuit. His award-winning artwork has appeared across the US and the planet. Lalo also hosts the popular radio program The Pocho Hour of Power Fridays at 4:00 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 FM.
Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of the beloved Love and Rockets series, one of the pioneering alternative comics of the 1980s. Love and Rockets, initially a self-published single comic, was picked up by Fantagraphics Books and produced 50 issues before the series went dormant in 1996. In 2001, the run was revived as Love and Rockets Volume 2. In the interim, Jaime’s solo projects included Whoa, Nellie!, Penny Century, and Maggie and Hopey Color Fun. Jaime has also worked for The New Yorker, Spin, and Hustler, and has done album covers for Michelle Shocked, 7 Year Bitch, The Indigo Girls, and Los Lobos. In 2006, he produced a 20-part strip in The New York Times Magazine titled La Maggie La Loca. Jaime was born in Oxnard, California, and now lives in Pasadena with his wife and daughter.
Darrin Bell was the first African American cartoonist to have two comics in syndication at the same time. He creates the controversial comic strip “Candorville” (syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group) and co-creates the comic strip “Rudy Park” (syndicated by United Media). His editorials have appeared regularly in such papers as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Oakland Tribune, and sparked numerous organized protests across the country. His most controversial cartoons have been featured as news items on 60 Minutes, MTV and the network newscasts. Darrin was born and raised in Los Angeles.
Marv Wolfman is a forty-year veteran in the field of comic book writing. After lengthy runs working for Marvel Comics in the 1970s on such titles as Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Strange (and creating the character of Nova), Wolfman moved to competitor DC Comics where he has mostly remained since. There, with penciller George Perez, Wolfman co-created The New Teen Titans, which has seen life beyond the comics page as a Cartoon Network series and whose characters have appeared in the television program Smallville. Also with Perez, Wolfman is responsible for the groundbreaking mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. He has won numerous awards for his writing and helped pioneer the receiving of writing credits for for-hire work.
Moderator Salvador Plascencia was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in El Monte, California. His debut novel, The People of Paper, was named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Salvador is a Visiting Professor at UC Davis.
826LA East, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, CA 90026
Saturday, September 12
Los Angeles, CA, 5 PM – 7 PM
LOVE & ROCKETS cartoonist Jaime Hernandez will sign copies of the new hardcover collection of his work, LOCAS II, and discuss his craft with writer Ben Schwartz at Skylight Books.
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027