The Cross Hatch Dispatch – 7.14.11

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[Above, we learn that some books with very little action are incredibly labor-intensive. Below, the action-packed Dispatch is surprisingly lazy.]

  1. This retired political cartoonist living on Central Park West makes us all realize we’re living life wrong.
  2. Lars Martinson’s Going Away Sale for Tonoharu books 1 and 2 ends tomorrow!
  3. Happy to distribute the work of making minicomics? Don’t forget about the fresh new small-scale production house by Robyn Chapman, Paper Rocket minicomics.
  4. We’re all going to miss MOME a big whole bunch. Poo on this arbitrary rule of 22. I thought all the big ones blazed out at 27 anyhow? SIGHHHHHH…
  5. You can still join the wait list to exhibit at the 2nd annual MIX! And oh, how I wish you would. Curators have just 1.5 months remaining to fill their spaces, then it’s open to the wait list!
  6. MPLS.TV will spotlight one MIX exhibitor per week from now until the show happens on November 5-6, 2011. Check back to their Comics section for new and featured material each Monday – Friday. This week’s featured guest: Brittney Sabo.
  7. Noah Van Sciver is currently in a race to finish his Lincoln graphic novel The Hypo before Steven Spielberg can release his film Lincoln.  Are you Noah’s favorite publisher?  Maybe you can help.
  8. I need some cartoonists to contribute to The Soap Factory’s $99 Sale.  Can you help?  Let me know: sarah@mplsindiexpo.com
  9. Happy Birthday, Alex Cox!
  10. You can contribute to the blog Better, Drawn, created by former guest strip artist Simon M., which features “comics drawn by people with a story to tell about living with long-term mental and physical illnesses.”
  11. The Chainsaw Comics anthology deadline has been extended to July 31st.
  12. “The Town of Hartford and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) will be awarded a $255,000 Vermont Community Development Program Implementation Grant to launch the Inky Solomon Center, a state-of-the-art industry center designed to help CCS alumni launch projects, incubate start-up companies and create jobs.”  (via press release)  Neat!  Congratulations, folks!

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- Sarah Morean

One Comment to “The Cross Hatch Dispatch – 7.14.11”

  1. Noah Van Sciver | July 14th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I got hooked up with my favorite publisher! Now I just have to hurry the F up on this stupid book.

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