May 04, 2009
Categories: The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, taking out the recyclables with Kate Beaton. Below, curbside Dispatch.]
- It’s not too late to be funny! Big Funny, a comic anthology styled after Sunday funnies sections of old, has extended its deadline by a week—to May 8th. Draw big, draw funny. And please send an email to let them know you still plan to turn something in.
- Can’t get enough robot sex? Good news! Jess Fink of Chester 5000 XYV, an erotic Webcomic about a horny Victorian lady and the robot who loves her, is holding a contest. Those who come up with the best erotic robotic devices will win sexy prizes.
- Ms. Fink is also selling her “Time Travel Memoir,” a 109-page book that depicts the author hurtling through her past in an attempt to right old wrongs.
- The Internet is full of naughty little gems: “The Day After V-Day” is one. This beautiful marker-drawn minicomic by Jordyn F. Bochon is available in its entirety online, but can also be purchased for a mere five bucks.
- It’s never too early to start thinking about a Xeric grant. Xeric is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that doles out money to help cartoonists self-publish their work. The next deadline is September 30.
- This coming weekend is the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, from May 9-10. The guest list includes: Joey Comeau, Meredith Gran, Scott McCloud, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Paul Pope, Seth, Adrian Tomine, and about five billion other awesome cartoonists.
- This spring marks the third commencement for the Center for Cartoon Studies. Jeff Smith is the speaker for this year’s ceremony.
- Derek Kirk Kim’s “assistant” has released a video, explaining some of the secret stuff that takes place during the creation of a graphic novel.
- The first run of Kate Beaton’s new book has officially sold out! But no worries: a second run is being printed at maximum speed.