The Cross Hatch Dispatch 10.11.09

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[Above, Esther Pearl Watson takes on the man of steel. Below, wiping up the Dispatch.]

  • Happy 70th birthday, Harvey Pekar! In his honor, Smith Mag asked a bunch of artists to draw Harvey Heads. They wound up with well over seventy [including one from Cross Hatch EIC Brian H.]!
  • The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund debuted a new benefit anthology, Liberty Comics at Baltimore Con.
  • The new comics anthologies Dark Corners and Funny Aminals will be holding a joint signing tour organized by the “I Know Joe Kimpel” minicomics collective. Stops on the tour: Desert Island in Brooklyn on Friday the 16th, Hub Comics in Somerville, MA on Saturday the 17th, and Ada Books in Providence, RI on Sunday the 18th.
  • Vegansaurus recently interviewed cartoonist Susie Cagle about her new book, which details her experiences with Food Not Bombs.
  • Art Spiegelman is participating in the event “Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the ‘War on Terror,’” on Tuesday, October 13 at Cooper Union.
  • And on Tuesday, October 20, comics historian Kent Worcester will explore the connection between New York’s streetscapes and the development of the comic book at the New York Center for Independent Publishing.
  • As the second and final installment of Esther Pearl Watson’s Unlovable will be released this January, now is a good time to read this glowing 2007 review of her from Comixology.
  • More recent is an interview with Julia Wertz on Hayden’s Ferry Review, in which she details the dramatic day-to-day life of a cartoonist.

–Athena Currier

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