The Cross Hatch Dispatch 5.24.10

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, Magnolia Porter started the fire. Below, Dispatch, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again.]
  • It’s thesis exhibition time at the Center for Cartoon Studies! Congratulations to the class of 2010!
  • Meanwhile in Rhode Island, Magnolia Porter has just graduated from RISD, and is exploring some rejected alternate realities on her webcomic, Bobwhite.
  • Maris Wicks eloquently expresses the pain of moving to a new place—and leaving an old one behind—in a new comic on her livejournal.
  • Harvey Pekar eats chips and loses his wallet: Muncie, Indiana Part II.
  • Smith Magazine has a new interview with Bill Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner, authors of “To Teach: The Journey, in Comics.” Ayers will be reading from the book on June 19 at Quimby’s in Chicago.
  • TOON Books would like to invite you to the BEA 2010 Drink and Draw on Monday, May 24, from 6:00-8:00pm at Books of Wonder in New York. Artists Geoffrey Hayes, Trade Loeffler, Dean Haspiel and Nadja Spiegelman will be attacking the easel with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.
  • Get ready for Indie Island! It’s from June 4-6 at Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year’s T-shirt was designed by the one and only Kate Beaton.
  • Check out these alternate takes on classic DC covers, created for the sci-fi show Fringe, side by side with the originals.

-Athena Currier