Apr 30, 2007
Categories: The Cross Hatch Dispatch
- Not to be missed if you’re in Los Angeles: This Thursday, Kim Deitch will not only be signing your books at Sammy Harkham‘s comics shop, The Family Store, he’ll be curating a screening at “the only silent film theater in the US.” Get ready for the “Serial Queens of the Silent Screen”—Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Harry Houdini in the Iron Claw, Plunder, Lightning Raider, The Timber Queen, and much more. (via Fantagraphics).
- Have a peak inside the inner sanctums of Fantagraphics, where comics sit in various stages of undress.
- You know that Johnny Ryan‘s latest comics assault, Klassic Komix Klub #2, is up for sale, right? How could you not? Remember, “not available in stores.”
- Not only is Dan Goldman‘s “KELLY” back, it’s back with a soundtrack! This comic is not safe for work.
- Did you know that Marjane Sartrapi‘s Persopolis was made into a movie? You did? Well fine, did you know it got accepted at the 60th Festival de Cannes?
- The best way to chronicle APE is through a comic, so it’s a good thing Jason Turner, and Fart Party‘s Julia Wertz were on their game. Also, Newsarama alerts us to the San Francisco Chronicle’s home video of the event, which gives you a nice feel of what it was like to roam the convention.
- This is what happens when the talents of a cartoonist are used in cooking.
- Late add: For a minute there, I thought there was a theme to this magazine, what with all the Asian faces and all, but really, it’s all about comic nerds. Check out the R. Kikuo Johnson and this rather striking photo portrait essay of the creatures known as comic convention goers.
- Another late add: The Beat has a couple of neat finds. Heidi offers up a Tate Modern article that has generous comic pictures and historical info, and spies a Robert Rodriguez and Chris Ware connection (check out the comments section for a Chris Ware easter egg).