The Cross Hatch Dispatch 8.19.09

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[Above, Josh Neufeld gets waterlogged. Below, 40 days of Dispatch.]

  • With the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, the collected edition of Josh Neufeld’s Webcomic, AD: New Orleans After the Deluge,  hits bookstores this week.  The book tour starts today at BookPeople in Austin, Texas.
  • In NYC today, Bryant Park hosts “Comics: From Every Angle, a special panel devoted to graphic novels as part of their “Word for Word” author series.  Speakers this afternoon include Danny Fingeroth, Joe Quesada, Chip Kidd, David Mazzucchelli, and Heidi MacDonald.
  • Archie #600, in which Archie finally proposes to Veronica (and not Betty), hits your local comic shop today and newsstands on September 1st.  Raven-haired beauties FTW.
  • “I read it for the comics.”  RM Guera, artist of Scalped, illustrates an Inglorious Basterds tie-in for the latest issue of Playboy.
  • NBC has picked up Vertigo’s Midnight, Mass. for a television series.  Here’s hoping it gets past that difficult pilot episode hump.
  • The new release of Brandon Graham’s King City is out next week.  Check out the awe-inspiring nine-page preview of issue one from Image Comics.

–Miles VanMeter