MA – A Festival of Comics

Press Release:

Celebrate the art of comics during this exciting afternoon of artist talks and demonstrations, workshops, signings, comic book appraisals, and tours of “Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross” on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby) and Jack Purcell (DC, Marvel, “Heavy Metal”). Come dressed as you favorite superhero and receive half-off admission. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Newly Announced Guests

Sean Wang
Greg Ruth
Jerry Craft
Colin Panetta
Gary Smith
Brett Swanson 
George Amaru
David White
Bryant Johnson
Sarah O’Donnell

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

MA – FCBD: The Censored Howard Cruse Signing

Howard Cruse, creator of the Censored Howard Cruse FCBD book, signs at Modern Myths from 2PM to 5PM on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

About the comic:
In conjunction with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, BOOM! Town presents “The Censored Howard Cruse”! Get a special sneak-peek at this summer’s upcoming “The Other Sides of Howard Cruse” graphic novel. He’s known for his gay comix, but that’s not all that’s been on his mind! From his Underground days up through present day, Howard wrote on a slew of topics, including freedom of speech, civil rights, drugs, and interesting uses for toothpaste. Get a taste of his impressive catalog of works, just with a few tastefully-placed black boxes. You’ll have to get the OGN for the uncensored version!

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Modern Myths
34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

MA – Wendel Book Club

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Howard Cruse joins the Modern Myths book club on Thursday August 25th to discuss his book Wendel.

Modern Myths
34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

Press Release:

A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

Featured Guests

Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

Ruth Sanderson
, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.

Programming

The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

Sponsors
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

Official Website
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

NJ – Stuck Rubber Baby Signing

HOWARD CRUSE signs on Wednesday, March 2nd, 7:30 – 9:30pm.

Dewey’s Comic City is pleased to welcome pioneering creator Howard Cruse to their store for a signing on Wednesday, March 2nd, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Cruse’s comic strips and humorous illustrations have appeared in Playboy, The Village Voice, Artforum International, Heavy Metal, The Advocate, Starlog, and numerous other mainstream American magazines, as well as in assorted underground comic books. He was the founding editor in 1980 of the Gay Comix series.

His best-known work, his graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, was the winner of both Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S. and went on to garner awards in Germany, Spain, and at Angouleme Festival. The Complete Wendel, a new compilation of the entire Wendel series from the 1980s, will be published by Universe Publishing in April 2011. Cruse’s material contains mature themes.

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940