The Cross Hatch Dispatch 8/2/08

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[Above, Hi-Way Wonders. Below, Dispatch delights.]

  • MoCCA is exhibiting Kim Deitch: A Retrospective starting Sept 9th. The opening reception’s happening onSeptember 12th. Visit the website for more information and reception time.
  • Starting Sept 2nd, Roger Langridge’s Mughwhump the Great joins Act-I-Vate  with new episodes premiering weekly. Says Langridge, “music-hall ventriloquist Mughwhump the Great, with his foul-mouthed dummy Billy Woodentop, attempt to find the good life on cheap wages and cheaper gin! (Warning: this comic may contain Peruvian Brick Dancers.)”
  • Fox Atomic Comics releases the second volume of The Nightmare Factory on Sept 2nd. This second volume revisits the critically acclaimed stories of Thomas Ligotti’s world by artists and writers like Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Nick Stakal, Toby Cypress, Vasilis Lolos, and Bill Sienkiewicz.
  • A new book by the University Press of Mississippi, Harvey Pekar: Conversations, edited by Michael G. Rhode is now available to order from the University’s site.  The book offers nearly 25 years of interviews, from fanzines, public radio broadcasts, and The Washington Post [Don’t forget The Daily Cross Hatch!-ed.]. The book touches on everything from his biographical life, to his David Letterman show appearances in the 1980s, and the success of the film adaptation of American Splendor.

–Jason Owen

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