The Cross Hatch Dispatch 8/12/08

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[Above, baggin’ on indie books. Below, the portable Dispatch.

  • Ryan Pequin’s The Walk debuts on Top Shelf 2.0.
  • New York bookstore, The Strand unveils its Artist’s Series Tote Bags. A quick search of “Tote” on their website yields results from Art Spiegelman, Adriane Tomine, and David Hockney. The Spiegelman bag is a revised version of the one commissioned last year for The Strand’s 80th Anniversary, but the others are brand spankin’ new.
  • The U.S. Constitution gets “graphic.” Hill & Wang, an imprint of FSG Books will be releasing a graphic adaptation of The Constitution in October. Next stop, manifest destiny!
  • CBLDF has an upcoming benefit with Cory Doctorow and Paul Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky) for a multimedia speaking event. It takes place Thursday, August 21 at Helen Mills Theatre (137-139 W 26th St. NY). Tickets are $20 at There will also be an after-party at Sutra Lounge.
  • Essex County keeps raking in the awards. This time Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel trilogy lands him a Best Emerging Talent Award.
  • IndieReview revamps their site.
  • Drawn and Quarterly has their August archive listed.

–Jason Owen

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