Monday, June 15, 2015

Next Up, HeroesCon!

Hey Friends. I'm going to be tabling at HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the lovely and talented Jenn Jordan! We'll be at Indie Island along with my publisher, AdHouse Books and numerous other luminaries of the alt-comics scene.


I've been invited to be on a couple panels, which I'm extremely excited about because I have many opinions that I am happy to share with the world. Here are the panel details, from the convention website:

Saturday
3:00pm
Room 209
AT THE JUNCTION OF WORDS AND PICTURES: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES
For this year’s MEGA-PANEL, cartoonist BEN TOWLE and critic CRAIG FISCHER celebrate the first decade of the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), the influential school for comics artists located in White River Junction, Vermont. Ben will begin with a slide show/talk about the history of “how-to” cartooning guides, including How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, Understanding Comics, and the CCS-sponsored Adventures in Cartooning books by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. Ben’s presentation will be followed by a screening of Cartoon College (Josh Melrod and Tara Wray, 2012, 75 minutes), a lively documentary that chronicles CCS’s history while focusing on a group of students furiously working on long-form comics for their graduation projects. One added attraction of Cartoon College: interviews with such luminaries as Scott McCloud, Art Spiegelman, Fran├žoise Mouly, and Steve Bissette.
To explore the issues and situations brought up in Cartoon College, we’ll then move into a panel featuring CCS alumni and students. Our guests will be CHUCK FORSMAN, Oily Comics publisher and creator of such recent graphic novels and comics as TEOTFW, Celebrated Summer, and Revenger; SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN, writer/artist of the Ignatz-winning House of Women and AdHouse’s graphic novel The Oven; and current CCS student ANDY SHUPING. Come get the inside story on CCS from those in the know! The panel will end with a display of original art to be included in a major CCS art exhibit at Appalachian State University in fall 2015.

Sunday
12:00 pm
Room 209
INDY CREATORS
JOE MOCHOVE and RUSTY ROWLEY talk with some of the best talents on the independent publishing scene: ALEXIS ZIRITT & FABIAN RANGEL JR (Space Riders), AARON CONLEY (Sabertooth Swordsman), ANDREW MACLEAN (ApocalyptiGirl) and SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN (The Oven).

 I hope I see you there!



Friday, June 12, 2015

Book Release Party @ Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh Tomorrow, 7pm!


This is happening tomorrow on my home turf in Pittsburgh, PA! Preceding the 7pm signing party and hangout extravaganza Copacetic will be celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the 3138 Dobson Street Cultural Complex in regards to which I quote their website: "We'll be offering a mountain of deals, and will be making an extra effort this year to assemble an amazing selection of $5 items in honor of completing our fifth year here."

So, lots of reasons to join in! I hope to see you there.
celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the 3138 Dobson Street Cultural Complex (and we'll be continuing on with the celebration here at Copacetic through Sunday 14 June, as well!).  For our part, we'll be offering a mountain of deals, and will be making an extra effort this year to assemble an amazing selection of $5 items in honor of completing our fifth year here. - See more at: http://www.copaceticcomics.com/#sthash.SxMk3fWS.dpuf