KGB Comix Recap

Whatta night! We had a full house at the Post-Thanksgiving Comix Reading, thanks to our regulars and a mention on the Skint. I was too preoccupied this year to take photos, as I was hosting AND reading. But here are some images from the slideshow.

The big news of the night was that Nick Sumida brought down the house with his reading of New Voicemails. Chandler Moses recorded the audio, and later Nick added video and uploaded it to Youtube. Then Buzzfeed posted it! They didn’t mention the KGB Comix Night by name (darn it!) but it was the biggest press the show ever got.

Jesse Reklaw read from his memoir Couch Tag, which was just released last week. This panel in particular got some laughs.

Aaron Cockle did his first comic reading ever. He chose Exit Interview, my favorite of his short stories.

Emily Flake read some of her rejected New Yorker cartoons, and a longer piece on motherhood.


I read my comic Bad Girls, and a excerpt from my work-in-progress, Twin Bed. More on that later.


Post-Thanksgiving Comix Night at KGB

It’s that time of year again!


Comix Night at KGB
Sunday, December 1, 7:00pm
85 East 4th Street, New York, New York

Join us for the annual Post Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novelist Night! With special guest readers Robyn Chapman, Aaron Cockle, Emily Flake, Jesse Reklaw, and Nick Sumida.

Our annual comic reading event 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 readers.

Robyn Chapman is a micro-publisher and the proprietor of a Paper Rocket Comics. She recently wrote an educational cartooning book called Drawing Comics Lab. She is currently working on micro graphic novella called Twin Bed.

Aaron Cockle is a cartoonist living in Brooklyn. He self-publishes a mini-comic, Annotated, and has an ongoing comic, Word & Voice, published by Oily Comics.

Emily Flake is an award-winning illustrator, writer, and cartoonist. Her work appears in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, The Nation, and many, many others.

Jesse Reklaw is the author of the comic strip “Slow Wave,” which ran in multiple papers from 1995 to 2011 and was collected into the books Dreamtoons and The Night of Your Life. His graphic memoir, Couch Tag, was recently published by Fantagraphics.

Nick Sumida is a cartoonist hailing from Oahu, Hawaii. His debut comics collection, Snackies, will be released by Youth in Decline in Spring, 2014.