The Cross Hatch Dispatch 1.18.10

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[Above, Dave Watchter is a Hero 4 Haiti. Below, the Dispatch is just doing what it can.]

  • Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse) has a new webcomic called Bee Girl. It is about a girl who is also a bee. It’s updating Mondays and Fridays.
  • Featuring work by Ivan Brunetti, Lisa Hanawalt, Ben Katchor, and many others, “FUNNY (not funny)” is a new gallery show running January 22-February 26, full of “recent comic art exhibiting signs of black humor.” The opening reception is this Friday, January 22, 6:00-9:00 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Neil Kleid has completed his first-ever prose novel, Coffin, and it is available for sale on Lulu.
  • Robot 13 is a new comic available for your iPhone. And there’s a trailer for it up on YouTube…complete with an Evanescence song you probably haven’t thought about in six years.
  • Want to get some nifty art AND donate money to charity? Check out “Heroes 4 Haiti,” a grassroots movement of artists auctioning off their work and donating the profits to help provide relief to victims of the recent earthquake.
  • Vera Brosgol has completed her graphic novel! It’s called Kristyna’s Ghost, and though there’s still awhile to wait before it hits shelves, you can check out a few tantalizing panels on her blog.
  • The Vancouver Institute of Arts is offering a part-time course called “Intro to Comic Book Production,” for those with adequate funds and portfolios.
  • The next batch of students (entering fall 2010) at the Center for Cartoon Studies is beginning to take shape. Names include Dakota McFadzean, Bailey Sharp, Nate Wootters, and…uh, Athena Currier.

–Athena Currier

3 Comments to “The Cross Hatch Dispatch 1.18.10”

  1. Josh Kramer | January 18th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats! I’m a current CCS Freshman. You’re gonna love it.

  2. Dakota McFadzean | January 19th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I’m so excited to go to CCS. See you in the fall?

  3. Athena | January 23rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Woo! I can’t wait to meet you both next year! I was able to visit CCS this fall for portfolio day. Holy. Crap. What an awesome place.