The Cross Hatch Dispatch 12.30.09

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[Above, Katie Skelly’s hospital orientation. Below, helllloooooo Dispatch.]

  • Indy Comic Book Week is December 30th! Head on over to your local comic book shop and pick up some weird local stuff instead of the usual!
  • Meredith Gran is really doing it up right for the holidays with an animated Octopus Pie Christmas Special (complete with some Charlie Brown dance moves), and a set of paintings titled “The 12 Days of Hipsters.”
  • Dorothy Gambrell has also been getting into the holiday spirit. She has purchased some energy saving Christmas lights, which she found “in an abandoned shopping cart in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Target’s seasonal department.”
  • Puny Entertainment is busy doodling some fantastic aliens and teenagers concept art for a Will Shepard project.
  • “Tales of Mere Existence” is a series of animated videos by Lev Yilmaz that are featured on the television program Cut Up, which airs on the French ARTE channel. Fortunately, they’re available on YouTube as well. The latest video ponders the existence of God.
  • Oni Press is now offering international shipping! And they’re taking 30-percent off select graphic novels through the end of semester. So jump on the Oni boat before the New Year.
  • Katie Skelly has been working on her Nurse Nurse comic series for several years now. Issue 4 is being released in three parts on the Arthur Magazine website. Check out part one right now.
  • Cartoonist Brian Fies will be speaking at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, January 9, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
  • Cartoon Brew has kindly directed the Internet’s attention toward a collection of 183 government-commission comic books, which the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has recently made available in an online collection.

–Athena Currier