The Cross Hatch Dispatch 3/30/09

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[Above, it’s clobberin’ time with Miss Lasko-Gross. Below, Dispatch flame on.]

  • Ditch out on church on Sunday April 12th, and check out the Easter Sunday Comix Reading at KGB Bar in NYC with Dash Shaw, Leslie Stein, and other School of Visual Arts grads.
  • Robert Goodin has put a bunch of recent work up for sale at Comic Art Collective.
  • A Mess of Everything, a collective of high school escapades and the new sequel to Escape from Special by Miss Lasko-Gross, can now be previewed and pre-ordered from Fantagraphics.
  • Thanks to Thge Beat, we have a tease page from Paul Pope’s upcoming “Loverman”, a story for the French comics magazine Pilote.
  • Gary Baseman will have a new art show opening on May 2 and on view through May 23, at the Corey Helford Gallery in L.A.. titled La Noche de la Fusión, which promises to “transform the gallery into a Carnivalesque festival celebrating the beauty of the bittersweetness of life.”
  • A long-lost issue of Big Numbers #3, a story by Alan Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Al Columbia has been obtained and leaked onto the interwebs by some seriously Irish LiveJournal blogger, Pádraig O Méalóid.
  • Alison Bechdel reviews Jane Vandenburgh’s memoir, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century, for The New York Times.
  • The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, is offering a series of cartooning workshops for ages 16 and up for the summer, including Stephen Bissette, Robyn Chapman, Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth as professors.
  • Nickelodeon Magazine has announced the winners of its first Comics Awards, as chosen by more than 17,000 readers – and it’s really no surprise here. The big winners? Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Simpsons Comics, Bone, and Garfield.
  • Comic nerd and tech geeks, unite! ComicZeal is a program for the iPhone that allows you to read your comics on the go, simply with that familiar “swipe, pinch and double tap.” Because comic books weren’t portable enough.

–Adri Cowan