Birthday Release Party Recap

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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.

 

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Paper Rocket & Friends Birthday Release Party

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!

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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.

CAB Recap

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For me, CAB was a prefect show. The line-up was 100% quality, not a stinker in the house. And people were actually spending money! Add to the equation that it’s a local show (no travel, no lodging, no hassle). The room was filled with friendly people and good vibes. It was an intense day and I had a blast. I barely left the table, but that’s ok.

  

 

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My table.

 

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My haul.

Comix Night at KGB!

It’s that time again! Please join us for a FREE night of comics, friendship, and raffle prizes!

Annual Post Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novelist Night

Sunday, November 25 7pm
KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
New York, New York

See the Facebook invite!

Join us for the annual Post Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novelist Night! With special guest readers Gabrielle Bell, Alabaster, Julia Wertz, Nathan Bulmer, and Jeffrey Lewis.

FREE!

Hosted and curated by Robyn Chapman

Our annual comics reading event is more than just a night of entertainment–it’s a book drive with awesome raffle prizes!
Donate a graphic novel or $5 at the door to be entered in our raffle! Book drive donations will benefit The Center for Cartoon Studies and The Sequential Artists Workshop (and I’ll give a little cash to the readers too).

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, is available from Uncivilized Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Alabaster is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, New York. The character Talamaroo has appeared is several of her comics, which are each self-published and hand crafted by the author.

Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco bay area in 1982. She is the author/illustrator of the unfortunately titled autobiographical graphic novels The Fart Party vol 1 and vol 2, Drinking at the Movies and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and makes comics at Pizza Island (RIP). Her work appears in absolutely no other publications and she’s an irregular contributor to twitter.

Nathan Bulmer is an illustator whose work has graced the pages of Time Out New York, Seattle Magazine, The Kansas City Star, and The Pitch Weekly. He’s even shown work in galleries like Dieu Donne in New York and Grand Arts, The Bank, The Bakery, and various other galleries in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His critical writings on the comic book Watchmen have lead to Jeffrey lecturing all over the world. Jeffrey’s most recent self-published comic book Fuff is an anthology series combining biographical pieces, fiction, and travelogues, and is currently up to issue eight.