Three comics events in three weeks! I need a vacation.
But before that happens, I’ll be a the Brooklyn Zine Fest. Come check it out tomorrow. I’ll be there Saturday, not Sunday.
It’s that time of year again!
Easter Sunday KGB Comix Night
Sunday, April 20, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York
(NOTE: Katie Skelly had to cancel. But we still have five readers!)
Join us for our annual Easter Sunday KGB Comix Night, a free night of live comics readings.
KGB Comix Night is more than just a night of free entertainment—we also have a fun raffle with awesome prizes! A $5 donation will get you a raffle ticket. Raffle proceeds are split between the host and readers.
Hosted by Robyn Chapman
Stephanie Mannheim grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she began self-publishing her own minicomics in high school. She currently resides in New York City, where she is completing her senior year at Barnard College of Columbia University.
Hazel Newlevant is a cartoonist in her senior year at the School of Visual Art. She has drawn and published many minicomics, including the Xeric Award-winning Ci Vediamo. Her work was recently honored with the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
Connie Sun is a New York-based cartoonist who draws an autobiographical webcomic every weekday. She is a self-taught cartoonist who works in higher education by day and sleeps at night.
Mike Taylor is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes the long-running zine Late Era Clash (started in 1994, and currently in its 25th issue). Mike recently had his first solo-show, NO/FUTURE, at the Booklyn Art Gallery.
Jess Worby is a cartoonist, illustrator, and teacher whose clients include the New York Times, Wired.com, and McSweeney’s (among others). He draws pictures that feel alive and makes stories about how strange it is to be a person.
The Paper Rocket & Friends Birthday Release party was a hit! I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. The room was filled with friends enjoying cheap beer and cake pops (as of late, my favorite things). I gave a little presentation on the production process involved in Character (because, why not, I think it’s interesting) and Jeffrey Lewis showed us some illustrated music videos he’s been working on. Jess did a painting demo, using Desert Island owner Gabe Fowler as her subject.
Good times. I feel good about being 36.
The Characters Kickstarter made its goal (in the first 24 hours, even!). I’m ever so grateful to all the folks who have supported it.
I’ll be having a release party for Characters. A birthday release party!
Paper Rocket and Friends Birthday Release Party
with Robyn Chapman, Jess Ruliffson, and Jeffrey Lewis
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg
Thursday, March 6, 7-9pm
March 6 is the birthday of Robyn Chapman, and it’s the 1-year anniversary of her micro-press, Paper Rocket Minicomics. It’s also the release date of her latest publication, Characters by Jess Ruliffson. Jeffrey Lewis is also celebrating a release, a triple release in fact! Jeff is debuting Fuff #9 (his latest comic), Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (his latest cd), and Sonnet Youth: Daydream Nation (his latest zine).
Jess will do a live portrait painting and Jeff will do a slideshow reading. There will be cupcakes.