MoCCA: Drawn + Quarterly Schedule

June 2, 2009 by  
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Drawn + Quarterly at MoCCA ArtFest:

Beware and behold! MoCCA ArtFest is no longer at the Puck Building, the festival is now at the 68th Armory on Lexington Ave between 25th and 26th Streets.  We will have all of our spring 2009 books including George Sprott, The Collected Doug Wright, Melvin Monster, Moomin Volume 4, Shortcomings PB, and the new edition of 32 Stories.  On staff from D+Q, will be the comedic dream team of Creative Director Tom Devlin, Publicity Coordinator Jessica Campbell and special US envoy Alison Naturale. Stop by the booth or one of their bits and one of our D+Q specials. And one of our fashionable D+Q totes!


12:00-1:00 PM
D+Q Booth
1:00-3:00 PM
Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr
D+Q Booth
3:00-5:00 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth
D+Q Booth

12:00-1:00 PM Seth D+Q Booth

1:00-3:00 PM

Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr D+Q Booth
2:30-3:30 PM
Adrian Tomine & Seth Slide Shows
MoCCA Panel Hall

 3:30-5:30 PM               Adrian Tomine & Seth                                  D+Q Booth

Adrian Tomine & Seth On Tour

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Adrian Tomine and Seth will be traveling together and each will be presenting their own slide show.  All I can say is that Adrian’s is based on his new edition of 32 Stories and Seth’s is based on his stories he has written for the show, some are on comics, some are not.  Both are awesome and should not be missed.  Questions will be answered, books will be signed.

06/02, 6:00 Brattle Theater Cambridge, MA
06/04, 7:00 The Strand New York, NY
06/06-7 MoCCA Fest New York, NY
06/09, 7:30
Free Library Philadelphia, PA
06/10, 7:00 Quimbys Chicago, IL
06/17, 7:30 Skylight Books Los Angeles, CA
06/18, 7:30 Booksmith San Francisco, CA

MA – Indie Comic Masters

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Name: Adrian Tomine, Seth

Date(s): June 2, 2009

Description: ADRIAN TOMINE and SETH

Two comics masters

discuss their craft

$5 tickets go on sale Tues., May 12th.

Harvard Book Store is honored to welcome two comics masters to the Brattle, ADRIAN TOMINE and SETH, for a discussion of their craft as well as the new offerings from each–the paperback edition of Shortcomings, a new boxed-set edition of 32 Stories, and SETH’s new George Sprott, 1894-1975.


“Tomine’s lacerating falling-out-of-love story is an irresistible gem of a graphic novel. Shortcomingsis set primarily in an almost otherworldly San Francisco Bay Area; its antihero, Ben Tanaka, is not your average comic book protagonist: he’s crabby, negative, self-absorbed, über-critical, slack-a-riffic…. In Tomine’s apt hands, Tanaka’s heartbreaking descent into awareness is reading as good as you’ll find anywhere…. Tomine accomplishes in one panel of this graphic novel what so many writers have failed to do in entire books. In crisp spare lines, he captures in all its excruciating, disappointing absurdity a single moment and makes from it our world.” —Junot Diaz for Publishers Weekly (starred)

AND…the comics that first launched Tomine into his luminary career is now out in a special-edition box set. Redesigned to coincide with the release of Shortcomings in paperback is a brand-new edition of Tomine’s first book, 32 Stories, which collects his inaugural mini-comics in a special edition. This onetime printing includes facsimile reprints of the seven mini-comics packaged in a slipcase, as well as an additional pamphlet containing a new introduction and notes by Tomine.

Adrian Tomine has also designed the new edition of legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s biographical A Drifting Life.


First serialized in The New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages,” in George Sprott, 1894-1975, celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott, the host of a long-running television program. The events forming the patchwork of George’s life are pieced together from the tenuous memories of several informants, who often have contradictory impressions. His estranged daughter describes the man as an unforgivable lout, whereas his niece remembers him fondly. His former assistant recalls a trip to the Arctic during which George abandoned him for two months, while George himself remembers that trip as the time he began writing letters to a former love, from whom he never received replies. Invoking a sense of both memory and its loss, George Sprott is heavy with the charming, melancholic nostalgia that distinguishes Seth’s work.

DATE: Tuesday, June 2nd
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge MA

TICKETS: Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased starting Tues., May 12th, online (below), at Harvard Book Store, or over the phone with a credit card (617.661.1515).

Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA



NYC – Cartoonists in Conversation

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Name: Adrian Tomine and Seth

Date(s): June 4, 2009

Description: Adrian Tomine & Seth in Conversation

June 4th 07:00PM – 08:30PM

The two New Yorker illustrators will be celebrating their own new releases–Tomine’s new editions of Shortcomings and 32 Stories and Seth’s new graphic novel George Sprott 1894-1975–as well as the releases of the books they have each edited and designed–Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A Drifting Life (Adrian Tomine) and The Collected Doug: Canada’s Master Cartoonist (Seth). The two authors will present slide shows, chat with each other, take questions from the audience and sign books.

Location: The Strand Bookstore, 12th St. & Broadway, New York, NY



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