Hey all, I’ve extremely excited to announce that we’ve been tapped by our pals at the People’s Improv Theater to curate Comic Book Club. Next Tuesday I’ll be joining the show’s hosts, Alex, Pete and Justin, alongside Cross Hatch favorites Tom Hart, Sarah Glidden, and John Kerschbaum.
Hart is best known for his long-running strip, Hutch Owen, which follows the misadventures of the titular knit capped rabble-rouser. The strip is currently syndicated both online through Hart’s site and in the Boston and New York editions of the daily Metro paper. Hart has also been teaching cartooning at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts for more than a half-dozen years.
Sarah Glidden recently picked up a “Promising New Talent” Ignatz Award for her mini, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less. She also runs the site SmallNoises.com, named for her three-issue-long diary mini.
John Kerschbaum’s debut graphic novel, Petey & Pussy was recently released on Fantagraphics. The publisher calls it “Looney Tunes Meets Luis Bunuel,” and really, were at a loss to come up with a more apt description.
And Brian Heater, of course, is probably best known for being the belching champion of his boy scout camp in 6th grade.
The show is Tuesday the 18th at the People’s Improv Theater (154 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001). It starts at 8:00 PM and costs $5. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s easily one of the top five live comedic comic book talk shows currently running in midtown Manhattan. For more info, check out the Comic Book Club site.
Oh, and in addition to the usual Midtown Comics gift certificate, we’ll be tossing in one of those snazzy Daily Cross Hatch shirts for one lucky trivia winner.
Oh, and if it works out this time, maybe they actually let us do it again. See you guys on Tuesday!