The Cross Hatch Dispatch 11.16.09

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[Above, Rick Parker is really pushing it. Below, Dispatch on the tracks.]

  • Haunted, the Xeric winning debut graphic novel by Joshua Smeaton is now available for pre-order from Orion Books.
  • Two middle schools recently pulled Stuck in the Middle from their library shelves. The book is an anthology of true-life stories about…middle school.
  • Jack Baxter is a New Yorker with superpowers. However, he’s not a superhero; he’s a reporter. He also happens to be the star of Phantom Jack, a new comic available on iTunes.
  • Rick Parker is creepy but funny, as his contribution to Tales from the Crypt, titled “Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid” should make quite clear.
  • This Wednesday at 8:00, Dixon Place presents “Carousel: Cartoon slideshows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.” The event is hosted by R. Sikoryak.
  • As Berlin celebrates the fall of the wall, Oni Press announces the release of Cold City, Antony Johnston’s thriller of British spies and East German Soviets.
  • James Kochalka’s “Little Paintings 4” exhibit is now open at the Giant Robot gallery in San Francisco.
  • Lucy Knisley reaches for memories in her latest journal comic.
  • November 19-22 is the Thought Bubble Festival, in Leeds, England that celebrates sequential art.
  • Frank Cho and Brandon Peterson will be signing books at Yancy St Comics in Port Richey, Florida on Friday, November 27th.

–Athena Currier

2 Comments to “The Cross Hatch Dispatch 11.16.09”

  1. danno | November 17th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    That’s lame about STUCK IN THE MIDDLE. I gave it to my daughter to read the year BEFORE she went into middle school to prepare her. AS that there was nothing terrible awful in it I felt fine about this choice. And her biggest worry after reading it is that she would one day have to hide poop in her backpack. WHAT IS WRONG WITH COMICS ABOUT POOP IN BACKPACKS, AMERICA?!?!

  2. Athena | January 23rd, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    RIGHT??? It’s crazy. I would definitely pass my copy of “Stuck in the Middle” along to any middle schoolers in my life.