The Cross Hatch Dispatch 4.19.10

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, Craig Thompson celebrates another day on the Habibi assembly line. Below, Schlemiel, schlimazel, Dispatch Incorporated.]
  • If there’s one thing we know about cartoonists, it’s that they like making art in their art books. Kate Beaton, Jeph Jacques, Meredith Gran, Ryan Pequin, and Erika Moen have all demonstrated this beautifully in recent videos.
  • Craig Thompson has completed chapter seven of his (from all appearances, epic and incredible) new graphic novel, Habibi.
  • Caboose is a new comics magazine from the students at the Center for Cartoon Studies. It’s devoted to White River Junction, the Vermont town in which they’re all residing.
  • Tara Wray’s documentary, “Cartoon College,” about the Center for Cartoon Studies, is now in its third year of production, and the filmmakers need your help. Make this movie happen!
  • Graham Annable will be selling his The Hidden People: Nature’s Best Kept Secret print set starting April 20.
  • The Manhattan children’s bookstore, Books of Wonder, hosted a kids’ comics day this Saturday, April 17. The event drew some very venerable cartoonists, including the entire Spiegelman family.
  • The Chicago cartoonists that make up the Trubble Club will be at Quimby’s bookstore on May 1, to celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
  • Mark Fiore, a political cartoonist who recently became the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize, still can’t get his comics on iPhones, because, in Apple’s words, his satire “ridicules public figures.” Hipsters, it’s time to find a new software company to idolize.
  • Have you started reading the webcomic Darwin Charmichael is Going to Hell yet? If the answer is no, you should get on that.

-Athena Currier