Tomorrow is the big day! The ONLY day you can see the pop-up exhibition Characters: Portraits of Contemporary Cartoonists!
Characters: Portraits of Contemporary Cartoonists
721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn NY
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
6pm; $5 suggested donation
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Come see ONE HUNDRED portraits of your favorite contemporary cartoonists as rendered by local comics artist Jess Ruliffson. If you’re a cartoonist or comics related folk or enthusiast, the evening promises to be a great networking event outside of the confines of the usual post-convention stupor.
The book, Characters, arrived from the printer on Tuesday. I really am happy with the print quality. Jess’ colorful portraits print so beautifully!
The book is full-bleed, printed 2-up, and thick enough to require a face trim. So, each book requires three cuts on my heavy-duty guillotine paper-cutter. Cutting and binding is slow going, but worth it!
The cover stock is very thick (120 lb.) and semi-gloss (it’s called Coated Silk). It’s so thick it can’t fold crisply without being scored first. It looks great!
Paper Rocket’s quality control officer, Lulu Hussein Pacheco-Chapman (Lulu for short) has given Characters the thumbs up. You can buy an advance copy at the show tomorrow, or at Paper Jam next week. After that, you can pre-order the book via Kickstarter.