Cross Hatch Dispatch 7.19.10

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, Jim Woodring is mightier than the sword. Below, the Dispatch goes back to the (ink) well.]
  • Family Bookstore in LA is proud to announce the unveiling of five brand new Kaugummi Zines. The unveiling will take place on Wednesday, July 7, at 7:30pm, and will feature live musical performances.
  • Among the many nerds who will flock to Comic-Con next weekend are the good people at Oni Press and Top Shelf. Be sure to stop by their booths for surprises and goodies.
  • Neil Brideau would like to invite you to a comics reading he has organized at the Fun House (1743 N Mozart St, Chicago) on Saturday, July 24 at 8:00pm. The event is free; readers include Sara Drake, Edie Fake, and Aaron Renier.
  • For those who just can’t wait until October to get a peak at the inside of Graphic NYC Presents: Dean Haspiel the Early Years, ACT-I-VATE has been kind enough to supply us with an eight-page sneak preview.
  • Jim Woodring’s got more than a bit of a fetish for dip pens, and so he’s building himself a really big one.
  • A tireless Flickr user has walked the streets of Toronto in search of all the settings drawn into the backgrounds of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series.
  • The recent death of comics giant Harvey Pekar has left some fans speechless. Phil Nugent of Nerve has mustered up enough words to compose an essay in memory of the man.
  • Meanwhile, Toby Radloff, a Genuine Nerd from Cleveland, OH, has composed a video tribute to the Working Man’s Superhero.

-Athena Currier