Legendary underground comic artist Kim Deitch appears at Chicago Comics on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm to sign his newest book: “The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley.” A limited number of copies of the book will be available.
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Kim Deitch speaks at Johns Hopkins University on April 26
The Homewood Art Workshops wraps up its 35th anniversary celebration with a slide talk by legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch on Monday, April 26. Deitch’s talk, “The Search for Smilin’ Ed and Other Tales,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Along with Robert Crumb, Bill Griffith and Art Spiegelman, Deitch transformed the art of cartooning in the psychedelic late 1960s. Combining a love of early 20th century comic strips and animation with the media-savvy satire of mid-century MAD Magazine, these artists gave a raucously subversive jolt to a nearly moribund medium.
Deitch, 65, began doing comic strips for the New York underground newspaper, the East Village Other in 1967. Since then, his work has appeared in dozens of publications, including RAW, Pictopia, Details, Nickelodeon Magazine, and Little Lit. Among his groundbreaking comic books and graphic novels are Hollywoodland, The Mishkin Files, A Shroud for Waldo, The Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Alias the Cat! His latest book, The Search for Smilin’ Ed, will be published by Fantagraphics in June. Deitch will sign advance copies of Smilin’ Ed at the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble, 3330 St. Paul Street, on Sunday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Deitch has been recognized with the comics industry’s highest honors, including an Eisner Award, an Inkpot Award and a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in 2008. He lives in New York City with his wife, Pam.
“The Search for Smilin’ Ed and Other Tales” is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-516-6705.
With a little effort and a LOT of luck, we also got Kim Deitch (who is planning on dragging his brother Seth along) on Friday, 25 September 2009 from 5-7pm! Kim was a crucial figure in the comix underground during the 1960s. Kim & Seth worked together on DEITCH’S PICTORAMA. Kim’s most recent book was ALIAS THE CAT. His newest book, THE SEARCH FOR SMILIN’ ED, is due out in the spring of 2010.
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Mike Carbo’s Big Apple Conventions Presents
New York City’s Premiere Summer Comic Book Event:
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!!!
Offered by New York’s Longest-Running Comics Convention!
Plus! – Bring Your Comics for a FREE APPRAISAL
By the U.S.A.’s foremost expert- Mike Carbo!
WHERE: 18th Floor, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th 2009 ~ 10:30am-7pm
SPECIAL EVENT! Between 1:00 & 2:00pm ONLY – Bring your comic book collection for an instant FREE verbal APPRAISAL of current market value by Big Apple Con founder and internationally renowned comic book impresario – MIKE CARBO!
The BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART, SCI-FI & TOY EXPO kicks off its newest Comic Collectibles event when it presents:
â€¢ Over 100 top dealers & exhibitors showcasing –
â€¢ Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Original Art, DVDs, Autographs, Trading Cards, TV, Movie, Comic Memorabilia & more!
â€¢ Buy, Sell or Trade your Valuable Collectibles!
â€¢ Collect Autographs and Have Your Pictures Taken With Your Favorite Television, Movie, and Comic Artist Celebrities!
â€¢ Expand Your Personal Comic Collection and Invest in the very latest collectibles!
The Big Apple Con is the place to meet comic book legends and hot new artists! Special guests appearing include:
â€¢ British superstar KEVIN O’NEILL (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
â€¢ Golden and Silver Age masters GENE COLAN (Daredevil), DICK AYERS (Fantastic Four), IRWIN HASEN (Dondi), and JOE GIELLA (Batman)
â€¢ Underground Comix artists JAY LYNCH (Bijou Funnies), KIM DEITCH (The Stuff of Dreams), DAN FOGEL (Cherry Poptart), MICHAEL DIANA (Boiled Angel) , and LESLIE STERNBERGH (Mad magazine),
â€¢ Trading Card Illustrators DAVID GROSS and JAY LYNCH (Wacky Packages) and BRIAN KONG (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
â€¢ DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), BILLY TUCCI (Sgt. Rock), LARRY HAMA (GI Joe), and many more!
Headlining the Special Media Guests at this year’s Summer Special Event are:
â€¢ YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”, “Law and Order”)
â€¢ Legendary WWE wrestler THE IRON SHEIK
â€¢ Playboy models CATHY ST. GEORGE and CHERYL BACHMAN
â€¢ JOSE HERNANDEZ JR. (Bad Guy for Hire from HBO’s “Oz” and A & E’s “Watching the Detectives”
â€¢ LEYLA MILANI (“Deal or No Deal”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and more!
Register by filling out on the form on our website, www.bigapplecon.com, print out the receipt, bring it with you to the convention, and come on in for free! Children under 12 years need not register to qualify for free entry, so long as a registered adult accompanies them.
There will be FREE GIVEAWAYS at the door and SPECIAL EVENTS including panels about comic books, Q&A sessions with celebrities, and MORE! Sponsored in part by FORBIDDEN PLANET New York.
DATE: Saturday June 13th, 10:30 am-7pm
PLACE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor, 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. (Across from Madison Square Garden)
TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION! Register Online at: www.bigapplecon.com
INFORMATION: Press Contact: DAN FOGEL (510) 220-6314, email@example.com
To set up an interview with MIKE CARBO, or consult him about sale/appraisal of your comics collection,
call CHRIS DENIS at (646) 996-1851, firstname.lastname@example.org