Annie Mok: Comics Tour 2014
Tues., May 6: I PUT A SPELL ON YOU at the Pilot Tavern, w/ Sophia Foster-Dimino, merritt kopas, Michael DeForge, Kelly Kwang, and Georgia Webber
Fri., May 9: Consent, Communication, & Check-Ins: Navigating Collaborations presentation with Sophia Foster-Dimino as part of TCAF’s Word Balloon Academy
May 9-11: Toronto Comic Arts Fest (TCAF), tabling
incl. appearance on May 9 panel Play My Life: Autobiographical Comics and Games w/ merritt kopas & more, as part of TCAF’s Comics Vs. Games 2
Fri., May 16: BURY ME STANDING at Boneshaker Books, w/ Anna Bongiovanni, Maddi Gonzalez, Tommy Takezawa, and Alec Berry
May 21-24: Writing Trans Genres Conference, University of Winnipeg
Part of a panel on trans YA with Jackson Radish, Kyle Lukoff, and Everett Maroon
May 31-June 1: Chicago Alternative Press Expo (CAKE), tabling
June 12-14: Philly Trans Health Conference, tabling with comics and prints
Thurs., June 12: Trans Literary Salon at The Leeway Foundation, w/ Darkmatter, Imogen Binnie, and KOKUMỌ. Hosted by J Mase III
Fri., June 13: TWAT/fest panel discussion w/ Kiley May and Bryn Kelly, hosted by Morgan M. Page/Odofemi.
Photo by Paul Gargagliano
Thank you to Shelagh & Casey Plett of Writing Trans Genres, the Leeway Foundation, Morgan M. Page, Anna Bongiovanni, and everyone who’s offering space on a couch or a bed.
Hey, people who love comics about what happens when wildlife reclaims abandoned cities! Have I got a treat for you…
My boy Chris Pyrate has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of his new comic Feral NYC. This is the alternate cover I drew for it. I’ll be drawing a backup, and one of the prizes is a copy of my mini comic Leave This Bright World. I also designed the logo, but I assure you there are plenty of non-Bruzzese reasons to contribute!
Study Group Magazine #3D
Four hundred discerning readers and $14,000 just can’t be wrong; in addition to covering most of the publishing costs for the next issues of Farel Dalrymple’s It Will All Hurt and François Vigneault’s Titan as well as Sam Alden’s debut graphic novel Haunter, we’re delighted to announce that the next issue of our hybrid comics/criticism flagship magazine has also been Kickstarted [“™”] in the first stretch-goal stage of our campaign — now, we can cram even more content into issue #3D than we had hoped, at no extra cost to our beloved but largely cash-strapped readers. Instead of the planned 80 pages, #3D is 96 pages! We can only hope that it doesn’t bully its 64-page siblings, issues #1 and #2.
We’d like to thank all of our supporters for helping us give the new and improved flagship such a boost, and we’re excited to share material from the issue in the next few weeks — but, for now, you can tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell that guy in the comic shop who always smells like a sour-milk smoothie of cumin and yeast and follows you around the store trying to chat if you accidentally make eye contact — tell everyone you encounter that this is the complete rundown of Study Group Magazine #3D’s contents:
In full living color, we have:
A slyly brilliant 3D cover by Jim Rugg
A back cover by SG Godfather Zack Soto
Comics by Sophie Franz, Pete Toms and Connor Willumsen
An interview with Ron “D-Pi” Wimberly by Milo George
An essay on the use of color and texture in Wimberly’s Prince Of Cats by Sarah Horrocks
In Studygroup’s trademark limited color:
Comics by Trevor Alixopulos, David King, Mia Schwartz and Benjamin Urkowitz
An epic double-page illustration by Tyler Landry
In glorious black and white:
A haunting B&W short story by Julia Gfrorer & Sean T. Collins
A profile of comics critic/advocate/editor/publisher Ryan Sands by Rob Clough, and an essay on Rob Schrab & Dan Harmon’s Scud: The Disposable Assassin by Sean Witzke
A hybrid article/comic about a childhood rape, the Dark Shadows TV show and the sometimes strained relationships between memory/meaning, words/pictures and parents/children, concluding with a comics adaptation of an essay by William S. Burroughs, by James Romberger
And in the heart of the issue, our reason for numbering it #3D — 19 pages of articles and comics in full-color and classic-red/blue anaglyph 3D [glasses included in every issue]:
A history/commentary on the rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of stereoscopic art by the issue’s 3D consultant/engineer/SGM MVP, Jason Little, and an essay by Joe McCulloch on Le Dernier Cri’s own 3D anthology, 3DC.
Comics by Chris Cilla, Kim Deitch, Jason Little, Malachi Ward and Dan Zettwoch
Written tributes to the late King of 3D, Ray Zone, by Mary Fleener, Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore, with an introduction/appreciation by the editors
A short interview with Kim Deitch about Mr. Zone and 3D, by Chris Duffy, featuring never-before-published 3D material from Deitch’s There’s No Business Like Show Business
If you don’t want this issue, then you are insane. There’s no other explanation. You could wait and pray that your local store orders SGM#3D, or you can take control of your life and order the issue, and/or other fine SG publications, right now right here until the 26th.
We just posted the stretch goals for the SG Pre-Order drive on Kickstarter! We’re actually really close to the first one. Help us print Titan #2 & Secret Voice #2!
The first #LineworkNW show was a lot of fun and super busy all afternoon and evening long. It took place in a ballroom inside Norse Hall, a Scandinavian heritage club that looks to date back to the early 1900s. Zack Soto, François Vigneault, and all of the volunteers put on a hell of a show.
I was lucky to share a table with Know Your City, who has a new series of history zines out about Civil Rights in Oregon. Check them out! http://knowyourcity.org
The after party at EM-Space was a pizza fueled experience surrounded by beautiful metal type. All and all an awesome experience, one that I wish every show could be like.