Cartoonists Simon Hanselmann and Katie Skelly appear at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7 PM – 10 PM!
Simon Hanselmann’s comics don’t spare the bawdy, broke, bad-tempered extremes of its Saturday-morning cartoon characters. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam takes the titular weed-addled witch and her feline partner out of the suburban home they’ve made in his previous work in Megahex, at VICE, and in mini-comics aplenty, all the way to the stoner capital of Europe. Taking the gang out of their familiar down-under backwater doesn’t lift them from their singular miasma of bleak moods, dire hijinx, and unclear boundaries–join Simon at Strand for a wild night of the same.
Joining Simon in conversation will be fellow cartoonist Katie Skelly, Brooklynite creator of Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, the ongoing My Pretty Vampire, as well as comics for the sex-positive website Slutist. She’s also written and lectured about comics for outlets such as The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics, Japan Society, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Fordham University and The New School, and co-hosts the Trash Twins podcast with fellow cartoonist Sarah Horrocks.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
Simon Hanselmann appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday April 23 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM! Simon will signing books, playing some jams, and will be joined by special guest HTML Flowers and his release of No Visitors #2.
New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) was born in Tasmania, Australia and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. When not makes comics, Simon can be found smoking cigarettes and walking a one-eyed dog.
HTML Flowers is the moniker of 28 year old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with cartoonist Simon Hanselmann on the series “Werewolf Jones & Sons”, Gronewold is currently penning “No Visitors”. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. “No Visitors” draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, and The Lifted Brow.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
Simon Hanselmann appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM for the Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam and Other Stories release party, art exhibit & musical performance.
Born in mini-comix and made popular by Tumblr, Simon Hanselmann’s comics embody the angst of being an aging 20-something. In the wake of the New York Times Best-Seller Megahex, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam follows Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their roommate Owl, and Werewolf Jones as they all struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug dependency, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other.
Debuting this April 7th at Floating World, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam is the graphic novel anthem for people who are trying to find their place in the world. Collecting all of Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex. We will have original art from the book on display all month and Simon has prepared a special musical performance for the release party.
Simon Hanselmann is a genderqueer Australian cartoonist living in Seattle, WA. Each page of comics is hand drawn and meticulously watercolored. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Mission: Comics welcomes Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and a special addition of local favorite Ed Luce on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm!
+ MICHAEL DEFORGE currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.
+ PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his self-published comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.
+ SIMON HANSELMANN was born in Tasmania in 1981 and lives in Australia and on girlmountain.tumblr.com
+ Ed Luce (pronounced “loose,” like the opposite of tight) has made a huge splash in the comics scene with his self-published comic book series. Since 2008 he’s been traveling to conventions and comics festivals all over the U.S. Wuvable Oaf has garnered a huge following of fans both in the comics world and in the queer art world. Luce lives in San Francisco with his partner and collaborator, Mark, and their kitty, Luna. He can regularly be found either under a pile of drawing paper or at a local comics festival. His WUVABLE OAF will be published by Fantagraphics in March 2015
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Atomic Books hosts their annual Small Press Expo kick-off party on Friday September 12th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, the night before SPX.
Meet CHARLES BURNS! Signing from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
Then, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, readings from new books and signings with:
JOSH BAYER & TOM NEELY
NOAH VAN SCIVER
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211