Aug 24, 2009
Categories: The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, Harvey Pekar gets the point. Below, feelin' kinda Dispatch.]
- Harvey Pekar gets on the Internet super-highway. Grumpily.
- Minnesota cartoonist Danno Klonowski snapped some good shots of some Minnesota comic studs hanging out at the Big Funny opening in Nordeast Minneapolis.
- Meathaus recently did a piece on Nate Williams, an illustrator whose overwhelming abundance of good art puts us all to shame.
- Meanwhile, Inkstuds just did an interview with Brandom Graham, James Stokie, Marley Zarcone, and Lars Brown, all of whom will be appearing at Vancouver’s Comix and Stories festival.
- Tech podcast PCMag After Hours [co-hosted by Cross Hatch editor, Brian Heater] is debuting a new logoThe drawn by North Carolinian cartoonist, Dustin Harbin.
- There’s a release party coming up for Smoke Signal #2 at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. The party starts Saturday, August 29 at 9:20pm. Come and celebrate the second issue of this free comics newspaper!
- Another party coming up, on Thursday, September 3, from 6:00-10:00 PM, takes place at Floating World Comics in Portland. This one celebrates the release of Guy Davis’ new book “The Marquis: Inferno,” and features an exhibit of Davis’ work.
- Jacq Cohen is making the big move from Portland to Seattle, leaving her position as publicity coordinator at Dark Horse, and taking on a publicity job at Fantagraphics.
- 45 is a forthcoming illustrated book featuring pages from 45 different artists. It tells its story through a series of interconnected interviews. Each artist was given no information about the story other than the script for their specific page.
- “I, New York,” a new photos/comics collaboration project from Time Out New York, recently featured the work of Box Brown. You could be next!
- A trailer for Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary about Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, has been unofficially released to the Internet.
- Perfect Stars has been perfectly parodied! By Wilson “Eli” Parker of Unwinder’s Tall Comics.