The Cross Hatch Dispatch 3.15.10

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch
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[Above, Liz Prince vs. head trauma. Below, the back peddling Dispatch.]
  • Kate Beaton sold a comic to the New Yorker! The announcement was made official via her Twitter. Also news worthy from Ms. Beaton’s Twitter? Fat ponies.
  • Rene Engstrom has a beautiful new blog.
  • Phil Yeh and Geoff Bevington have written a new book, Steve the Dog and the Winged Tiger. Both authors will be present for the book’s launch event, March 19 and 20 from 11am-5pm at Open Books in Chicago. They will be doing a permanent mural inside the store and the public is invited to come and help paint. Yeh has painted over 1800 murals around the world and was honored at the White House for his literacy campaign.
  • MoCCA’s Master Class Series in Comics Writing begins this Tuesday, with Chris Claremont.
  • 81-year-old Jules Feiffer will be reading from his new book, “Backing Into Forward: A Memoir,” on March 18 at 4pm at Politics & Prose in D.C.
  • Tyler Page spent $46,918.60 self-publishing his comics—and so can you! Find out how to spend a lot (or, fingers crossed, not so much) in his self-publishing tutorial.
  • Liz Prince would like to remind you to wear a helmet.
  • The Comics Journal has written an extremely comprehensive review of Jason Shiga’s choose-your-own adventure comic, “Meanwhile.”

-Athena Currier