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1. This Weekend in Dublin: Irish VFX & Animation Summit

The second Irish VFX + Animation Summit will take place this weekend in Dublin, Ireland.

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2. Tonight in LA: ‘Schoolhouse Rock! LIVE’

90-year-old 'Schoolhouse Rock!' composer and singer Bob Dorough performs live in Los Angeles tonight!

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3. Tonight in LA: David OReilly Retrospective

Tonight in downtown Los Angeles: Beyond 3D: The Animated World of David OReilly, a retrospective of work by the Irish filmmaker.

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4. Indies First & Gloria Steinem Get Booked

Indies FirstHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Children’s author Maureen Kanefield will appear at the University Avenue Discovery Center to deliver a reading. See her on Monday, November 24th starting 3 p.m. (Madison, WI)

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5. The Grolier Club is Hosting the ‘Quotations of Chairman Mao’ Exhibit

getImageThe Grolier Club is hosting an exhibit focused on the “Quotations of Chairman Mao.”

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The exhibition begins at the beginning, and even before, with several precursor anthologies that can be seen as steppingstones to the Quotations, first issued with a white paper cover in spring 1964. Vinyl bindings in three shades of blue were tried out, but within a few months, the red vinyl cover with an incised red star in the center, now familiar, appeared, and red it remained, all over the world. One of the more arresting display cases includes nearly identical copies of the Quotations in dozens of languages, from Albanian to Uighur.”

Justin G. Schiller, a collector and rare bookseller, loaned many items for this display. It was organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Communist leader’s little red book. A closing date has been scheduled for January 10, 2015. Follow this link to read an English translation of some of the text.

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6. OPEN STUDIOS! TOMORROW!


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7. YALLFest 2014 | Event Recap

The heart of Young Adult Fiction descended into picturesque Charleston, SC on November 7, 2014 as 60 Young Adult authors, including 37 New York Times bestsellers, joined together for the 4th Annual Charleston Young Adult Book Festival (“YALLFest”).

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8. Books For Bags: Celebrating Local Bookshops! by Emma Barnes


Recently on ABBA I posted about Book Festivals  - and how they are going from strength to strength.  It's not been so easy for bookshops.  Discounting in supermarkets, the decline of the high street, and the growth of online retailing have all made it much, much harder for bookshops to compete.




Last month, a national celebration of bookshops - Books Are My Bag - brought authors and bookshops together to try and do something about this.  Across the country, there were all kinds of festivities to help make the public more aware of the importance of local bookshops.

Here in Leeds, my fellow children's author Alison Brown (the author/illustrator of picture books Mighty Mo and Eddie and Dog) had the idea we should be part of this, and so on Saturday 11 November I was chuffed to be part of <i>Books for Bags</i> at Radish, the fantastic bookshop close to us in the high street in Chapel Allerton.

Me, Alison and Lisa at Radish

Radish is a great shop and the atmosphere, the selection of books, and the recommendations by knowledgeable staff provide something you cannot find online.


Bookshops are vital - part of the infrastructure of a reading culture.  Bookshop staff read the books they sell, can make recommendations, and know the kind of things their customers enjoy.

Many books have taken off not because of a mass marketing campaign by publishers, but because of grassroots recommendations and a slow spreading of word of mouth...often originating with the independent bookshops. 

We need to support them.  It really is a matter of Use Them - or Lose Them.

I just wish I'd had more time to browse the fantastic children's selection on the day.  Never mind.  The joy of local bookshop is you can pop in any time.



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Emma's new series for 8+, Wild Thing, is about the naughtiest little sister ever.  Out now from Scholastic. 
"Hilarious and heart-warming" The Scotsman

 Wolfie is published by Strident.   Sometimes a Girl’s Best Friend is…a Wolf. 
"A real cracker of a book" Armadillo 
"Funny, clever and satisfying...thoroughly recommended" Books for Keeps


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9. Busy weekend for comics with events in Leeds, Seattle, NOLa, Columbus and Durham!

What’s that you say, with Thanksgiving days away the comics calendar must surely slow down as we attend to the making of cranberry sauce and quest for hot toys.

No Way.

This is actually one of the BUSIEST weeks in comics! Especially for indie/small press comics with at least FOUR events on around the world!

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The International Comic Arts Forum 

taking place in Columbus, OH at the Billy Ireland Library with Rep. John Lewis. Jeff Smith, Phoebe Gleockner and more. Tomorrow is actually the last day and if you were going you’re probably already there. This is one of the most important scholarly conferences of the year where comics are concerned, and our own Brad Ricca just presented his important find on the thesis of Paul Cassidy.  

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is in Seattle tomorrow, November 15th! There’s a kick-off tonight at the Fantagraphics store and a party tomorrow. All sorts of activities, baking and comics.

Thought Bubble in Leeds is of course one of the TOP TOP TOP shows of the year, with indie and mainstream creators mingling in a bucolic setting. I recommend following our alums Steve Morris and Zainab Akhtar for all the info. ONce again, events have been underway for a week but there is MORE TO COME, including the presentation of the British Comics Awards. GUests range from Jeff Lemire to Jillian Tamaki and back again.

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THOUGHT BUBBLE!

This is one of the most loved shows of the year, with a full week of events. Follow on the scene reporters Zainab Akhtar and Steve Morris for all the scoops and excitement. Plus British Comics Awards!

 

 

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NEW EVENT! NOCAZ

, the New Orleans Comics and Zine festival kicks off for the first time tomorrow! Their kickstarter to raise money for sandwiches was SUCCESSFUL for ham and swiss for all. There’s more info here,  but this show has a lot ov love and enthusiasm behind it and I hope it’s a success.

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NC Comicon!

We were a guest at this for two year and it was awesome. We’re skipping it this year, but it looks like another great time, with Fiona Staples, Neal Adams and many more. Pro tip: Durham is an incredible foodie town so make reservations ahead of time. The show kicks off with a party tonight.

Oh and congrats to show runner Alan GIll who just became a dad again YESTERDAY. I think he’ll have his hands full this weekend!

Finally, a note to showrunners; It is nice to include a GOOD SIZED IMAGE OF YOUR FESTIVAL POSTER RIGHT ON THE FRONT PAGE OF YOUR SITE. Just sayin’.

 

 

 

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10. The Joslyn Art Museum Hosts Exhibit On Graphic Novels

PrintWhat does it take to create artwork for comic books?

The Joslyn Art Museum is hosting an exhibit called “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels.” This art show shines the spotlight on works by Smile graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier, Akiko series creator Mark Crilley, Big Nate series creator Lincoln Peirce, Lunch Lady series creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Babymouse series artist Matthew Holm.

Attendees will see sketches, ink drawings, mixed media pieces, computer-generated illustrations, storyboards, and cover art. A closing date for this exhibition has been set for March 29, 2015.

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11. Reading Matters 2015: The Conference

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Reading Matters is Australia’s leading youth literature conference for professionals and youth literature enthusiasts.

Gather to discuss big issues, YA trends, and celebrate new and established young adult writers. Share ideas with colleagues from across the country, find inspiration in outstanding talent, mull over the big issues and celebrate the strength of our industry at Reading Matters.

Dates: 29 – 30 May 2015

Venue:  ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne

Bookings:

  • Early bird (until 31 January 2015): $490
  • Full price: $540

Book now.

The Centre for Youth Literature is excited to announce its 2015 roster of incredible talent:

*Program is subject to change.

Join the conversation!

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12. Pen Parentis & The Thalia Book Club Get Booked

symphonyHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The topic of the forthcoming Pen Parentis Literary Salon will be “Risqué Words.” Check it out on Tuesday, November 11th at The Andaz Hotel from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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13. Animation Breakdown Festival Unveils Amazing Line-up of Screenings and Guests

Next week, the Cinefamily in Los Angeles will present its Animation Breakdown festival comprised of nineteen events over six days.

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14. YALLFEST Announces New West Coast Event

YALLWESTOver the weekend, the organizers behind YALLFEST announced the launch of a new West Coast-based sister event called YALLWEST. The 2015 dates for both festivals were also revealed.

YALLWEST will take place in Santa Monica, CA from April 11th-12th, 2015. YALLFEST will follow later on in the year in Charleston, SC from November 13th-14th, 2015.

Librarian Robert Graves announced on Twitter that he will be working on the programming for YALLWEST. Several writers will also be taking part on the YALLWEST team: Holly Goldberg Sloan, Pseudonymous Bosch, Brendan Reichs, Tahereh Mafi, Margaret Stohl, Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, Leigh Bardugo, and Melissa de la Cruz.

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15. THANK YOU DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY!!

I recently had the great honor to be the guest author for the Denver Public Library by invitation of my kind hosts, Librarians Joan Vigil and Martha Garbison (lovely, wonderful new friends), as well as the behind-the-scenes Jeanine Haney.
     It meant flying to the mile-high city to visit six elementary schools and one teen group in two days (with a day on each end for travel). The only down side was, while I expect to get sick upon my return from intense public speaking schedules like this, I did not expect to catch a cold on the plane to Denver. Pah! Still, I'm proud of my extreme rallying skills, as apparently nobody could tell (except my kind hosts who were extremely understanding). I just slept like a coma in my room each night, which seemed to work, because I really did have a FABULOUS TIME!! I'll try to share some of it with you...
     Flying into Denver at sunset was remarkable. The sun made the mountains glow like solid gold. And I don't know what it is about the lights in Denver, they remind me of Paris - yellow, lovely, inviting. What a pretty city. The photo from the plane doesn't do it justice:

      Two awesome EMLA (Erin Murphy Literary Agency) Gangos met me for dinner on Sunday, my first night there - Jeannie Mobley and Tara Dairman. We've been chatting for ages online, so it was so nice to finally meet in person and talk shop, life, travel, you name it. What a great welcome to Denver! (They both have new books out, we clinked glasses at dinner, so I hope you'll click their names and check them out.)
     I also learned a very cool fact about my last name. Our waiter was from Malawi and commented. Apparently "Kulemba" (rather than "Dulemba," which is Polish) means "to write" in Chichewa, a Bantu dialect. WOW! How cool is that, and ironic? Zikomo! (Thank you!)

     Joan and Martha picked me up the next morning and off we went!
     It cracks me up when people refer to children's book visits as glamorous. There's a good bit of heavy lifting and punting involved. Joan, Martha and I got really good at quickly setting up my slide-show, drawing easel, microphone and such. Every school was different. We met in libraries and auditoriums, both formal (kids in chairs) and informal (kids on the floor) in groups of 60 to 90 2nd graders. And best of all, every single child got a free copy of SOAP, SOAP, SOAP ~ JABON, JABON, JABON. Wow.
     The first stop was Stedman Elementary School - mostly 2nd graders with a few 3rds scattered in. They were fabulous and it was a great kick-off to the tour!


     The kids at CMS made a lovely welcome sign for me. (I'll post more photos as I get them.) And it was so fun to hear so much Spanish in this dual-language school environment. (What a sweet little library too!)

     After a lunch of Pho Ga (basically, Vietnamese chicken soup with all kinds of fresh herbs - yum!) we visited the third school - McGlone Elementary. (Martha was taking pictures with her camera and I'll share as she shares with me.)
      What really made an impression on me was how involved and tight the local librarians were. The librarian from the nearest library was at each school and they knew their kids. They also knew and supported each other. I like to think that's how it works everywhere, but I'd never seen that before and was really quite touched and impressed by how proud they were of their libraries and connected they were to the school libraries and librarians and especially to the kids. Not to mention, many were bilingual - important in these highly Hispanic-populated schools. (It's part of why they invited me - two of my picture books are bilingual - what a treat!)
      After a successful day, I was feeling poorly, but still wired. Martha drove me by the Tattered Cover bookstore. I have a story about this store... When I lived in the mountains and didn't have a bookstore - any bookstore within 100 miles, I used to listen to the podcasts of authors visiting the Tattered Cover. It was before I was published and was such a dream of "what if..." So, it was a thrill to finally get to visit this bookstore with which I've always felt such a connection. Even better? They had two copies of A BIRD ON WATER STREET in stock!

     Then we stopped by The Bookies - an all children's bookstore which was so packed to the rafters I could have lost myself in there as a kid - oh! What a wonderful space!
     I was originally going to have dinner with more friends, but they were called away on a family emergency (sending love!). Perhaps it was for the best (not the emergency part), as I went back to my hotel, ordered take-out, and slept for 11 hours. Zzzzzz.
     The thing about being around kids is, they are incredibly energizing. When they are being attentive and participating, there is no better feeling in the world. And it's up to me to give them something to pay attention to - so it becomes a self-fulfilling cycle. Kinda cool.
      The next morning was a much prettier day - blue skies, green and golden leaves everywhere (this whole town seems gold to me) and the mountains can be spotted everywhere of course - stunning! We set off for Barnum Elementary and librarian Ms. Hungerford (who has already friended me on FB - hi!). Gads I love Smart Boards. Can I tell you how awesome those things are? Every school should have them, they make life so easy. We talked about the evolution of storytelling via the Jack Tales. Here, the kids are being mountains...

     The kids at Swansea Elementary liked being mountains too:

     Although the biggest hit was when my dog Bernie came up in the slideshow (wearing his glasses from ARLO NEEDS GLASSES by Barney Saltzberg. Can you see the slide? Huge screams and laughter!

     Joan, me and Martha grabbed lunch at a very funky and yummy Tex-Mex sort of restaurant:

     Our last school was Goldrick Elementary and boy do they have a dedicated teacher in Ms. Denise. It always amazes me how hard teachers work, in and outside of their regular work hours, to get what each child needs to move ahead. They should all be canonized (made into saints).
     This was the most formal setting of all the schools. Isn't it adorable seeing all those little heads poking above the seat backs?

     At each school, I do a demonstration drawing where the kids come up to help draw the basic shapes I'll work with. I have to say, the rubber duckie we ended up with at Goldrick was my favorite one ever! He ended up so wonky and happy with a huge head. We mostly did duckies, but I did a cow at Swansea. I let the kids shout their favorite color and whatever color I hear first or loudest ends up being the color of the cow. It's my own version of Andy Warhols. I dedicate any art we make to the schools, so they're all over the country now - that makes me happy.
     But we weren't done yet! For the cherry on top, we visited the lovely old Carnegie library of Park Hill where I shared A BIRD ON WATER STREET with budding teen writers while we ate yummy Chipotle - buffet style. (It was really good and worked well for those of you who need an idea for a similar event.) These were smart young women (+ one guy) and it was a thrill to share their brain-space for a little while.
     Okay, so after that I was done, fried, kaput. My now good friend Martha drove me to the airport the next morning. We saw fields of protected Prairie Dogs - I wanted to hug them all, and more of the gorgeous Denver landscape. The airport and flight were uneventful and direct - all good. And hubbie caught me when I landed. That night and Thursday were a bit of a boneless blur on the couch, must admit. But now I'm feeling better and going through the sweet thank you art and "I love this book" art students made for me. I tell ya, that's the best chicken soup of all!
     Thank you so much to Joan and Martha as well as the Denver Public Library system for making my visit possible. I know I love school visits, but I also think they're amazing for the kids (even when it's other authors). It helps them understand writing and the creative process and to see that all the books they love have real people behind them, and that they can do something like become an author too if they want. (Or a fireman, or a basketball star, or, or, or...) It's all about building exceptional futures and I'm proud to be a very small part of that.

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16. I was on TV! Atlanta and Company

Esther Levine of Booking Authors connected me with Channel 11's daytime show, Atlanta and Company, and I'm so glad she did! They invited me on recently to talk about A BIRD ON WATER STREET! Have a looksie - the image will take you to the show's website where the video is archived:

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17. Few Weeks Left For WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

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You can help make a difference by making a donation.

 

There are lots of things you can receive by contributing to the cause. Example: AGENT critiques and EDITOR critiques from editors at Big 5 publishing houses.

An unforgettable opportunity to have a private dinner in NYC with incredible bestselling & award-winning authors Jacqueline Woodson AND Matt de la Peña

Coming soon – a limited number of discounted registrations for Fans of SCBWI – including a VIP critique at their annual LA conference in 2015! Many thanks to Lin Oliver, Sara Rutenberg and Kim Turrisi for offering this. Can’t wait to see how quickly they go!

Here’s the link to the WNDB campaign: http://igg.me/at/diversebooks Maybe even find something you could give as a holiday gift with your donation.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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18. Art Gallery of Ontario to Host ‘Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective’

Art SpiegelmanThe Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will host “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective.”

Visitors will see 300 different items such as trading cards, magazine covers, and original manuscripts of the comic Maus. This art show will run from December 20, 2014 until March 14, 2015.

Here’s more from the AGO website: “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective was organized for the 2012 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, by Rina Zavagli-Mattotti and is presented at the AGO in collaboration with The Jewish Museum, New York. The exhibition has travelled to the Library of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Jewish Museum, New York; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The AGO is the exhibition’s only Toronto venue.”

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19. KLIK! Animation Festival Begins Tomorrow in Amsterdam

The new edition of the KLIK Animation Festival begins in Amsterdam tomorrow and continues through Sunday, November 9th.

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20. Wolfendale event

On Friday November 7, from 7.30 - 9.30pm, Urbanomic presents a book launch and discussion with Peter Wolfendale on his new book Object-Oriented Philosophy, followed by Q&A, at Baltic Kitchen, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.

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21. Launch of Stewart Home's new novel

Launch of Stewart Home's new novel The 9 Lives of Ray The Cat Jones (Test Centre) on Thursday 6 November 2014 at 6.30pm, at The Function Room, Upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB.

This is also the final opportunity to see Stewart Home & Chris Dorley Brown's current exhibition The Age of Anti-Ageing at The Function Room.

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22. SCBWI School Visit Webinar

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Webinar – School Visits with Suzanne Morgan Williams

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Date(s) – 11/12/2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

COST: $25.00 For All SCBWI Members – $30.00 Non-Members

Suzanne-Portrait-2012300dpi-150x150The best school visits are age appropriate, energetic, engage the students, and add value to the school’s curriculum. How do you design amazing presentations? Gain confidence in your performance, teaching, and negotiations? How do you get schools (or more schools) to hire you? Author, former teacher, and school presenter, Suzanne Morgan Williams, uses handouts, exercises, and the online presentation to help you plan programs based on your strengths, your books, and students’ needs.

She’ll share her best tips for connecting with schools and negotiating fair deals. If you’re serious about giving presentations that leave schools buzzing tune in for this one. The webinar will end with an optional online question and answer time.  Homework and supplemental information will be forwarded to participants as they register. A link to the online classroom will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.

Click HERE to register for:

So You’re Not a Juggler: Planning Amazing School Visits with Suzanne Morgan Williams

Suzanne Morgan Williams is the author of the middle grade novel Bull Rider and eleven nonfiction books for children. Bull Rider is a Junior Library Guild Selection, is on state award lists in Texas, Nevada, Missouri, Wyoming, and Indiana, and won a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. Suzanne’s nonfiction titles include Pinatas and Smiling Skeleton. The Inuit, Made in China, Nevada, and her latest book, China’s Daughters.

Suzanne has presented to adult and children’s audiences and taught writing workshops at dozens of schools, professional conferences, and literary events across the US and Canada. A former teacher, she has an M.Ed, teaching credentials, and a Montessori teacher certification. She’s been commissioned to create teacher’s guides for other writers as well as to write and support community cultural and literacy projects such as Nevada Hispanic Service’s/Nevada Humanities’ Great Latinos Biography Project. Visit www.suzannemorganwilliams.com

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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23. Tonight in NYC: John Canemaker Recreates Winsor McCay’s Vaudevill Act at MoMA

To honor Gertie the Dinosaur's 100th birthday, John Canemaker will recreate Winsor McCay's original vaudeville act at the Musuem of Modern Art tonight.

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24. Tonight in NYC: John Canemaker Recreates Winsor McCay’s Vaudeville Act at MoMA

To honor Gertie the Dinosaur's 100th birthday, John Canemaker will recreate Winsor McCay's original vaudeville act at the Musuem of Modern Art tonight.

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25. To do tonight: Al Jaffee, Anya Davidson, Hic and Hoc and more pre_CAB events

Whoops a LOT to do tonight! Fire up your Über! These are ALL tonight.

A Faintly Lit Light- Group Show

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Right now! HOT DRINKS!

The Perfect Nothing Catalog
260 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Blaise Larmee / Quintessa Matranga / Lms Sadler / Aidan Koch / Marie Jacotey / Anthony Cudahy / Wiley Guillot

Pre-CAB party! Join us 4-7, Friday November 7th at The Perfect Nothing Catalog shack for art, a bonfire, and hot drinks ^_^


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Al Jaffee ART SHOW opening reception FRIDAY NIGHT Nov 7th 6-9 PM
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge St Apt 2I,
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Come celebrate the opening of our new show ‘The Mad Fold-In Art Of Al Jaffee’. Enjoy the majesty of these paintings in all their glory. Al will be in attendance.


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Anya Davidson: CHARACTER FLAWS
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Tomato House
301 Saratoga Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York 11233
Tomato House is thrilled to present a solo show of drawings by the acclaimed cartoonist, printmaker, and musician Anya Davidson.

Davidson has produced an avalanche, a torrent, a dizzying froth of comic work over the course of the last decade, often self-published in labor-intensive, fully silkscreened editions. Her storylines frequently collapse elements of the fantastic, the grotesque, and the mythological onto scenes of everyday life, exposing the ancient forces at work under our veneer of modern civilization. Her story “Barbarian Bitch” appeared in Kramers Ergot 8 and the graphic novel “School Spirits” was published in 2013 by PictureBox. “Band For Life”, her Ignatz-nominated online comic about the trials and tribulations of a group of young musicians, continues to appear weekly on vice.com.

“Character flaws is an attempt to capture some of the inhabitants of my brain, my neighborhood, my planet and my galaxy. They are usually in motion but they stood still for these portraits. As a cartoonist I have a deep and abiding obsession with the human figure and the myriad ways it can be altered, twisted and re-interpreted. I also have a compulsion to make up stories. Sometimes my character designs generate stories and sometimes it’s vice versa. Each one of these creatures is the potential protagonist of a story I haven’t thought up yet.” -A.D.

CHARACTER FLAWS opens November 7, with a reception from 6 to 10 PM and continues through December 6.


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NY Launch Party of Matt Huynh’s comic book ‘Magpie, Magpie’

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B_SPACE NYC,
219 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
Come join us for drinks and great music to celebrate the launch of Australian artist Matt Huynh’s gothic sumi-e comic book ‘Magpie, Magpie’ including exhibition of original art.

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Prints Gone Wild! 2014

Today
at 6:00pm – 1:00am

littlefield 622 Degraw St,

Brooklyn’s own legendary Cannonball Press has again assembled an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will be present displaying and selling their prints for $50 or less for one night only on Nov. 8th at LITTLEFIELD NYC.

ONE NIGHT ONLY. Friday, Nov. 7th, 6pm – 1am

LITTLEFIELD
622 Degraw St., Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11217
btwn. 3rd and 4th Aves.
www.littlefieldnyc.com
Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Terminal or the R train to Union St.
directions: www.littlefieldnyc.com/directions

21 and over only.

As part of New York Fine Art Print Week, organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Pint Fair, long-time champion of the affordable art cause Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country.

Featuring:
Justseeds
Bikini Press International
Sean Star Wars
Drive By Press
Cinders Gallery
Non Grata
Florence Gidez
Deerjerk and Haypeep
Raking Light Projects
Church of Type
The Amazing Hancock Brothers
Cannonball Press

Come join us for live printing, beer, music, and a GIANT dogpile of awesome cheap prints!!!


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Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature Book Launch Party

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Society Of Illustrators 128 E 63rd St,
New York, New York 10065
Come out and celebrate the official book launch of The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature by master anthologist Russ Kick. The launch party will be held in conjunction with the second annual “Push and Kick Awards” at the Society of Illustrators. Seven Stories Press would like to recognize the enthusiasm and support of three important figures in the comics art community, R. Sikoryak, Hillary Chute, and Lynda Barry. The reception is being co-sponsored by The Society of Illustrators and Publishers Weekly. The awards ceremony also coincides with the opening of an accompanying exhibition at the Society of Illustrators, of original artwork by contributors to The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature.The exhibition will run November 4–December 20.


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Pre-CAB Comic Book Party

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Park Slope Ale House
356 6th Ave,
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Join Hic & Hoc Publications, Space Face, Secret Acres, Breakdown Press, Decadence Comics & Happiness Comix for our first annual pre-CAB Comic Book Party, Friday, November 7 from 7-10PM at the Park Slope Ale House.

Come out, have a beer and tell us universal truths that we’ll try to dispute. It’ll be a good opportunity to get ready for CAB, where we’ll all try to out-cool each other and fail miserably.

We’ll be in the back room but a group of sad-faced comic nerds shouldn’t be too hard to spot.

Poster art by Joe Kessler!

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