The Cross Hatch Dispatch 11.9.09

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[Above, Daryl Cagle takes a shot at the middle east. Below, foaming at the Dispatch.]

  • MSNBC.com cartoonist Daryl Cagle recently went on a speaking tour with cartoonists from Egypt, Israel, and Palestine. Read all about it in his account, “Israel vs. Palestinians and My Cartoon Trip to the Middle East.” During the Algeria stint of the tour, Cagle gave an interview which, translated to Arabic and then back into English, makes for a pretty funny read. Susie Cagle [possibly related] also documented the event.
  • Uneasy Happiness, Volume 3 of Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings series, hits stores this January. The comics in Little Nothing’s come straight from Trondheim’s illustrated blog. In anticipation of the release, you can read new Little Nothings every Monday and Thursday on his publisher’s Website.
  • The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is December 5, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, a Our Lady of Consolation Church. The guest line-up looks pretty killer: Gabrielle Bell, Kim Deitch, Dash Shaw, and Charles Burns, to name a few.
  • Charles Burns was recently interviewed on the Sound of Young America.
  • Another graphic novel about Berlin? Catch a six-page preview of Oliver East’s Berlin And That, the third and final book in East’s trilogy of travel and observational comics.
  • Join MoCCA in celebrating the world of Archie Comics at their new exhibit, “The Art of Archie Comics.” It runs November 20, 2009 – February 28, 2010. The opening reception is November 19, 7:00-9:00 PM.
  • The Boston Comics Roundtable has announced the first issue of Outbound, a spin-off of sister publication Inbound, an anthology of comics from Boston. Outbound, a science fiction anthology, contains comics and short stories from a mix of Boston-based creators and artists all over the world
  • DWEX, the Dallas Webcomics Expo is this Saturday, November 14, at the Southfork Hotel in Plano, Texas.
  • Jay Ryan and Paul Hornschemeier are signing at the Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 4-6 pm.

–Athena Currier