The Cross Hatch Dispatch 4/29/09

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch

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[Above, Kevin Pyle confesses. Below, the guilt-ridden Dispatch.]

  • Comic Book nerds, flex those knowledge muscles – an editable Google Doc called The Definitive Guide to the History of the Comic Book Industry has come to fruition in Wiki form.
  • The great David Lasky has created 12-page comic on flu pandemics, developed for the Seattle and King County. Pretty weird since this whole Swine Flu thing’s just begun. Coincidence? Hurmmmm…
  • Semiannual political comix magazine, World War 3 Illustrated, is ringing in its 39th issue with a release party jam-packed with artsy joy: a multi-media presentation, live music and more, at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on April 30.
  • On May 1 in Seattle, Drub, Dale Lazarov, Patrick Fillion and Steve MacIsaac will participate in a roundtable discussion entitled “Intro to Gay Erotic Comics” as part of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Also in Seattle for the following two days, the Crazy for Comics Graphic Arts Festival begins with a bevy of fun.
  • The School for Visual Arts in NYC has an in-house comic convention, aptly named “Fresh Meat,” which takes place on May 1 at the SVA Student Center.
  • For those London, Englanders, Orbital Comics is hosting a launch party on May 1 for Tom Humberstone and his book, How to Date a Girl in 10 Days. The following day (May 2) brings League of Extraordinary Gentlemen creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill to sign copies of their books at Gosh! Comics. And let’s not forget the London Zine Symposium at the Rag Factory on May 3 – lucky Brits!
  • Comics fans in Philly are darned serious (black armbands! a mock funeral complete with tombstones!) about protesting Wizard World Philadelphia.
  • AOL has relaunched its wonderfully informative Comics Alliance blog and Laura Hudson, Comic Foundry‘s former senior editor, is the blogger behind it all.
  • What a shmorgy borgy! Jeffrey Brown visits the popular Swedish morning show “Nyhetsmorgon” for an interview.

–Adri Cowan