The Cross Hatch Dispatch 8.23.09

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[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.

–Athena Currier

2 Comments to “The Cross Hatch Dispatch 8.23.09”

  1. danno | August 24th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Athena. Thanks for the linky-loo!

  2. Athena | October 26th, 2009 at 9:02 pm