The Cross Hatch Dispatch 9.14.10

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[Above, Vanessa Davis, self-made woman. Below, the Dispatch is all grown up.]
  • As part of its Minneculture program, KFAI Radio is producing a new series of interviews with Minnesota cartoonists. The theme of the first segment? Indie Comix! Segment number two? Indie Strips! Those interviewed include the Cross Hatch’s own Sarah Morean!
  • The first Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) will take place on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Art Institute of Boston. The show is open to all ages and has free admission.
  • It’s a good time to be Vanessa Davis! Her new graphic novel, Make Me A Woman, tops HEEB’s Best Comics of 5770. She’s also the most recent guest artist on the Pekar Project.
  • The finale of Red Light Properties is now online for your viewing pleasure, but this is not the end for the series. Creator Dan Goldman says, “The story will continue, first with some short comic pieces to keep my muscles wiry and then to the second novel-length story in the series.”
  • Dan Parsons has been nominated for two 2010 Inkwell Awards. Parsons is a workhorse of a cartoonist who has been illustrating Star Wars for Dark Horse since the early 2000’s.
  • Dan Nadel of PictureBox is pleased to announce the opening of a new art exhibit that he co-curated: Karl Wirsum: Drawings 1967-70. The exhibit is at the Derek Eller Gallery in NYC.
  • Fantagraphics has acquired a lost ‘graphic novel’ by William S. Burroughs! The book, Ah Pook Is Here, was written by Burroughs and illustrated by artist Malcolm Mcneill.
  • Top Shelf is having a massive $3 sale! Over 70 titles have been marked down to between $1 and $3. Buy your comics now, because this offer is only on the table until September 24th.
  • The Comix Claptrap has kicked off its 3rd season with a new interview with Dan Clowes.
  • What’s this? All four issues of Athena Currier’s Burn Book comics magazine can now be purchased online? Get your copies now!

-Athena Currier