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.
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KEITH KNIGHT, Cartoonist of THE KNIGHT LIFE and THE K CHRONICLES posted on his blog:
With suggestions from some of my Boston area homies, I have set up a series of signings coinciding with the release of the first Knight Life collection: the Knight Life, Chivalry Ain’t Dead, for my trip back east in early June. Here they be:
Thursday, June 3rd 7pm: FRANK E. CONVERSE LIBRARY-Malden, MA (36 Salem St.)
I will begin my Boston area book tour with a signing directly across the street from myold high school! I am psyched to be signing for my first collection of dailies at the place where I spent hours perusing Doonesbury and Peanuts collections as a kid. Not only that, but I was presented my first (and only) arts scholarship at the historic landmark, which was designed by architect H. H. Richardson. There’ll be a slideshow, Q & A, book signing, and then beers at the Dockside! Read more details here.
Saturday, June 5th 6pm: GULU-GULU CAFE- Salem, MA (247 Essex St.)
Next, I’ll be signing in the lovely town of Salem, Mass, home of my alma mater, Salem State College. It’ll be alumni weekend, AND the Salem Arts Festival that weekend, so there’ll be plenty of mischief going on. The Gulu-Gulu cafe looks like a place I would’ve spent most of my time in, had it been around back in the day. Joining me in this slideshow/book signing will be fellow SSC alum and award-winning cartoonist Mark Parisi!! Beers at Dodge Street following event.
Wednesday, June 9, 6-8pm MILLION YEAR PICNIC, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
I can’t make a trip to Boston without a signing at the finest comics emporium in the area, Million Year Picnic. At one signing, Cornel West was walking by outside the shop and my aunt stopped him and took his pic alongside my cousin. She never invited him in and I’m still bitter about it. At the last signing, a guy asked me how much my Knight Life originals were. I said “One twenty five.” He proceeded to take one dollar and a quarter out of his pocket to pay me.
What I’m saying is anything can happen at MYP, and it usually does. Beers at Shay’s after the event.
Saturday, June 12, 4pm NE Chapter of NCS Cartoonist Dinner, Johnny D’s Somerville, MA
I’m the guest of honor at this annual shin-dig put on by the New England Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. It’s pretty elaborate with a great dinner, drinks and a presentation by yers truly. The event is open to cartoonists and aspiring cartoonists only. You don’t have to be a member of the NCS (you just pay a little more).
You gotta RSVP by May 28th, so send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for info.
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Keith Knight signs on Thursday June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Come meet Malden born cartoonist, musician and author Keith Knight at the Malden Public Library.
His K Chronicles, (TH)ink and The Knight Life comics are syndicated nationwide in numerous print and online publications.
Mr. Knight will present a slide show of his work, take questions, and sell and sign copies of his forthcoming book, The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain’t Dead.
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Keith Knight appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday April 17th.
Harvey and Glyph Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight explores the business side of indie cartooning, including self-publishing, syndication vs. self-syndication, being a web cartoonist, and more from 10-11:30am. Knight’s comics, which include the Knight Life, K Chronicles, and (Th)ink, are read world-wide and have been collected in eight books.
The always-entertaining Keith Knight will sign books and talk with visitors from 1-3pm.
Call (707) 284-1263 for reservations and fee information.
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KEITH KNIGHT/WELCOME TO L.A. BOOKSIGNING/ART PARTY @ MELTDOWN
First Official signing in LA!! It should be a damn fine affair with beer, music, an art show and slideshow performance… PLUS: a special appearance by Lil Gravy!!
Sat. Nov 14th 7-10pm @ Meltdown Comics, 7522 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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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
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Keith Knight signs at Million Year Picnic on Wednesday, September 16 2009 from 4-7pm! Keith’s most recent book was released a couple of weeks ago: his latest K CHRONICLES collection – I LEFT MY ARSE IN SAN FRANCISCO. He is a VERY funny man. A trip to the pub follows.
Million Year Picnic, 99 MT Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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BOSTON!! Saturday, Aug 29, 4-7pm- Join Keith Knight (K-Chronicles, (th)ink, Knight Life) as he shares the stage with Brian McFadden (Big Fat Whale) for an early evening of beer, comics and hot racial love!! It takes place at the Burren, 247 Elm St in Davis Square, Somerville (just blocks away from a certain kerfuffle between a Harvard professor and a Cambridge cop!!).
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From Keith Knight’s blog:
August 15 (Sat)
6:30pm to 8 pm
1803 Market St.
San Francisco, California USA
Join Keef as he returns to his true home for another tag-team slideshow performance and booksigning with San Francisco cartoonist Lev (“Tales of Mere Existence”)!!