The Cross Hatch Dispatch 12.22.09

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[Above, it’s a bad Garfield party. Below, the Dispatch is not a huge fan of Mondays.]

  • Dan Goldman is cooking up a new Web serial called Red Light Properties. It won’t hit the internets till January 5th, but in the meantime, check out Goldman’s blog post about this “tropical horror series set in Miami.”
  • Crude Behavior, a Kindle Graphic Novel by Kidd Millenium, is 128 pages long and available for download now.
  • It’s a Bad Garfield Party on the Internet, yo! Add your own bad Garfield drawing to the comments section on Ryan Estrada’s blog.
  • Elite Gudz is toiling hard through the winter in order to bring greatness to all of us, come spring. Take a peek inside the Elite Gudz office and find out what super artists and super heroes are up to during the Holiday Season.
  • “The ACT-I-VATE Experience,” a documentary by Seth Kushner and Carlos Molina, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere webcomics collective—and beyond that, it provides insight into the world of Webcomics, Web vs. print, and the future of the comics industry.
  • MoCCA is getting into the holiday spirit by offering a 2-for-1 membership special! Memberships start at just $35.
  • Webcartoonist John Campbell will be signing copies of his book Pictures for Sad Children Vol. 1 in Lone Star Comics in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, December 23. Stop by to enjoy some holiday treats, meet John, and pick up a copy of his book!
  • Come to Challengers Comics in Chicago on Thursday, December 24 from 2:00AM-4:00AM for Art Baltazar’s birthday bash! Baltazar, co-creator of Tiny Titans is staying up late at Challengers as part of their annual “Blackest Night Before Christmas” event, where the store is open for 30 straight hours!
  • Charlotte ComiCon is Sunday, December 27th, 10:00AM-4:00PM in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York is anticipating an epic End of the Year Signing. On Wednesday, December 30, David Heatley, Dash Shaw, Josh Neufeld, and Chip Kidd will all be at hand.

–Athena Currier