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Europeans in New York coming this April

Europe Comics, the all digital all European comics and graphic novel venture, is bringing two of Europe’s most celebrated graphic novel creators to New York City for a series of events as part of its Europeans in New York campaign.

Award-winning European creators Blutch (France) and Wojciech Stefaniec (Poland) will be visiting the Society of Illustrators’ MoCCA Arts Festival on April 1-2 and participating in a series of talks with fellow American cartoonists David Mazzucchelli, Charles Burns, Richard McGuire and Ben Katchor, moderated by Françoise Mouly, Bill Kartalopoulos and Dan Piepenbring in various venues and bookshops across New York.

Europeans in New York is organized in partnership with MoCCA, New York Review Comics, Albertine Bookshop, Comics@ Columbia, La Maison Française, School of Visual Arts, Polish Cultural Institute, Greenwich Library.

ONI Press’ 2013 Convention Schedule

Convention season is upon us once again, and Oni Press has settled on its season line-up.  Eager fans and devout readers can expect to find the independent publisher—best known for the popular Scott Pilgrim series and the Western fantasy The Sixth Gun—at the following shows this year:

Emerald City Comic-Con – Seattle, WA (March 1-3)
Stumptown – Portland, OR (April 27-28)
Pax East – Boston, MA (March 22-24)
MoCCA – New York, NY (April 6-7)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, CA (April 20-21)
TCAF – Toronto, ON (May 11-12)
Phoenix Comic-Con – Phoenix, AZ (May 23-26)
Book Expo America – New York, NY (May 30-June 1)
Heroes Con – Charlotte, NC (June 7-9)
San Diego Comic Con – San Diego, CA (July 18-21)
Gen Con – Indianapolis, IN (August 15-18)
Small Press Expo – North Bethesda, MD (September 14-15)
PAX Prime – Seattle, WA (TBD)
New York Comic-Con – New York, (October 10-13)

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It’s a new week and we’ll see if anything exciting hits the tubes.  Buzz is building for the US debut of The Avengers.  Who’s going at midnight?

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – Walking Dead San Diego Exclusives – A Michonne Poncho Figure And A Watch With One HandMight have to get both.

Bleeding Cool – Real Life Superhero BeeSting Charged With AssaultGood put him in jail.

Newstimes – Teen creates ‘Hunger Games’ graphic novelWhy hasn’t there been an official one? Such a lost opportunity.

Bleeding Cool – Rumors Of DC Editorial Changes Circle Comics IndustryInteresting stuff.

Government Book Talk – Society through a Comic LensAn interesting read.

Arts Beat – Graphic Books Best Sellers: A New Volume of ‘Batman: No Man’s Land’Interesting this story still has juice.

The Beat – Devil’s Due is back…and working with Diamond – And we’ll see how this goes….

ICv2 – ‘Avengers’ Assemble a Big Time Gross OverseasNot a shock.

Kotaku – Sunday Comics: What Would Valve Do?Each week Kotaku brings some great web comics.

The Beat – MoCCA Fest 2012: Saturday: What I Saw – Still undecided if this is a convention I should go to.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – American Vampire #26

CBR – AVX: VS #1

ScienceFiction.com – AVX: VS #1

CBR – B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Pickens County Horror #2

Bleeding Cool – FF #17

CBR – Wolverine #305

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up (4/25/12)

Everest Comes To MoCCA

Stephen Robson heads to the MoCCA Festival this weekend. The show opens Saturday at 11 at the Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City. You’ll see him at Row K table 13 and entry is just $15 a day.

Since you can’t bring MoCCA to Nepal, Robson has decided to bring the mountain to the show in the shape of a case of advance copies of Summit of the Gods 3, so go pick up your copy while they have some. If you can’t make it, copies should hit stores in about a month or so. Can’t wait? Then visit their web site where you can download the first chapter from the book for free!

 

The reason I’m SO excited this year is that I WILL BE AT THE SHOW. It’s my first ever visit there and I can’t wait myself to see all those wonderful offerings from such brilliant creators assembled under that roof. Drop by our table for a browse and a chat, or you can call me on 646 400 3666 while I’m in the US. Look forward to meeting you.

 

Stephen Robson

www.ponentmon.com

 

 

Daniel Johnston to play MOCCA Fest Afterparty

DANIEL JOHNSTON TO PLAY MOCCA FEST AFTERPARTY APRIL 28TH

April 23, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Daniel Johnston will make a live appearance on Saturday night, April 28th, to play a short acoustic set at the official MoCCA Fest afterparty. Daniel will be returning from his European tour that same day to make this appearance, and will be at the BOOM! Town table at MoCCA Fest the following day (tables D4, D5, D6) to sign copies of his new graphic novel, SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS. Johnston will also have a special one-on-one interview conducted by Brian Heater as part of MoCCA’s official programming, at 3:15 on Sunday in panel room A. Attendees of MoCCA are invited to the Village Pourhouse, 3rd Ave & East 11th Street from 7-10pm on Saturday the 28th for the official MoCCA Fest afterparty and launch party for Harvey Pekar’s posthumous “Cleveland” graphic novel. Pekar previously interviewed Johnston and wrote the introduction for a 2009 collection of Daniel’s artwork.

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career and over 20 albums—including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio—Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.

The BOOM! Town tables, D4, D5, D6, will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

The MoCCA Festival 2012 will be Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave New York, NY) and will feature a stellar lineup of BOOM! Town and KaBOOM! creators.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

BOOM! Town at MoCCA 2012

BOOM! TOWN BRINGS DANIEL JOHNSTON TO MOCCA FEST 2012 APRIL 28TH-29TH

 

April 16, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Town will be making its first appearance at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual MoCCA Festival, and will feature world-famous underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston with his new graphic novel, SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS. Daniel Johnston will also play a small set at the Museum’s benefit party on Saturday night, followed by a one-on-one interview panel at the show on Sunday. He will be joined at the BOOM! Town table by Shannon Wheeler (TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN), Rich Tommaso (PETE AND MIRIAM), as well as artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME).

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career and over 20 albums—including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio—Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.

The BOOM! Town table will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

The MoCCA Festival 2012 will be Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave New York, NY) and will feature a stellar lineup of BOOM! Town and KaBOOM! creators.

About BOOM! Town
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

MoCCA’s June Comics and Animation Classes start Monday June 6th!

Official Press Release

MoCCA’s June Comics and Animation Classes start Monday June 6th!

NEW YORK (May 21, 2011) – The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – is proud to announce the June offerings from its Adult Education Department, organized and headed by Senior Vice-President of Education, Danny Fingeroth:

(1) Back and expanded to 4 sessions!
HOW TO DO STORYBOARDS FOR ANIMATION
with STEPHEN DeSTEFANO

and

(2) OUTSIDE THE BOX: EXPANDING YOUR COMICS VISION
with PETER KUPER

About the classes:

(1) Back and expanded to 4 sessions!
HOW TO DO STORYBOARDS FOR ANIMATION
Instructor: STEPHEN DeSTEFANO
4 sessions, MONDAYS
June 6, 13, 20 and 27
6:30-9:00 pm
$255 tuition / $235 for MoCCA members

No other pre-production stage of creating animation is lavished with as much time, care and expense as the storyboarding job. Often considered the best and most sought after job in the animation industry, storyboarding is the art of creating a blueprint for an entire animated film or episode.

Simply put, a storyboard is a very fancy and very long comic strip. But it’s much more complex than that. Storyboard artists can make or break an animated production. Besides drawing ability, the storyboard artist must have knowledge of acting, writing, and cinematic theory to convey to laypeople and experts alike how exciting and entertaining an animated production has the potential to be. It’s a hard job, being both highly technical and demandingly creative.

But it’s possibly the most fun you can have in the world of cartoons. Instructor STEPHEN DeSTEFANO-veteran storyboard artist-will show you how it’s done.

The class will acquaint the student with basic theories of, not one, but two different styles of storyboarding: The “Full Script” style (where a ‘board artist is supplied with a fully-fleshed out script, featuring action and all dialogue created by writers); and The “Outline” style (the “Wild West of storyboarding,”) where a ‘board artist is given several paragraphs of outlined story with minimal dialogue, requiring the artist to not only draw and devise action on the fly, but write final dialogue as well.  Students will have the option of ‘boarding a script or outline of their own creation if they prefer.

[While the class will focus on storyboarding for TV animation,  ‘boarding for other formats and venues will be touched upon, as well.]

The class format will consist of lectures and demonstrations by the instructors, as well as at-home and in-class assignments they will critique, including a final assignment which they will critique after the class via e-mail.

NOTES:

(1) Tools required for class. 2 pencils, an eraser, a sense of humor.
(2) Students will be supplied with an animation script to storyboard from; model sheets of characters, props and backgrounds to incorporate into their storyboards; and several sheets of thumbnail and storyboard templates.

STEPHEN DeSTEFANO began his cartooning career in 1985 drawing the fondly remembered ‘Mazing Man for DC Comics. In 1992, he began working in television animation, drawing backgrounds for Nickelodeon’s original Ren and Stimpy Show, eventually being promoted to storyboard artist. Studios and productions he has storyboarded for include Warner Bros (on Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, and The Brave and the Bold); Universal Studios (on Earthworm Jim, Baby Huey, Beethoven, and >The Woody Woodpecker Show); and Cartoon Network on several productions, including his own animated pilot film, The Thundermans. Stephen has served as an art director for Katbot, a Disney Television production, and as storyboard and design supervisor on Adult Swim’s The Venture Brothers. (eventually being dubbed “the guru” by show creator Jackson Publick). He continues to work in animation, as well as comic books. His graphic novel, Lucky in Love (co-created with writer George Chieffet), was recently published by Fantagraphics Books.

(2) ADVANCED VISUAL STORYTELLING: EXPANDING YOUR COMICS VISION
Instructor: PETER KUPER
3 sessions: WEDNESDAYS June 8, 15, and 22
6:30-9:00 pm
$185 tuition / $165 for MoCCA members

>Join visionary comics artist PETER KUPER and explore the medium of sequential art and learn how to find outlets for publishing your own self-generated comics and illustration projects. There will be weekly assignments with in-class crit sessions along with visual presentations and demonstrations by the instructor that will expand your familiarity with the history and vast potential of sequential art. Students should have some experience creating comics and should bring one example of their comics work to the first class.[No art supplies will be necessary in class.]

PETER KUPER is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated and has remained on its editorial board for over 30 years. His illustrations and comics have appeared in Time, The New York Times and MAD, where he has written and illustrated SPY vs. SPY every month since 1997. He has produced over twenty books and graphic novels including The System, Sticks and Stones, Speechless and Stop Forgetting To Remember. Peter has also adapted Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and many of Franz Kafka’s works into comics. His adaptation of The Metamorphosis has been translated around the world and is in high school and college curriculums nation-wide. He won the 2010 Society of Illustrators gold medal for sequential art and appears in 2010’s Best American Comics anthology. Peter lived in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2006-2008 during a major teachers’ strike and his work about that time can be seen in his latest book, Diario de Oaxaca. More of his work can be found at www.peterkuper.com

All classes will be held at:
MoCCA
594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets)
Suite 401
New York, NY 10012

For more information and to register, call 212-254-3511 or go to www.moccany.org.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCAis a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art.  The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs.   The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City.  MoCCA is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm.  Suggested donation to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult).  For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum’s Website (www.moccany.org).

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It was #comicmarket Tuesday yesterday on Twitter and lots of great discussion of the comic industry occurred.  The big question is always what can be done to help and promote comic books?  The easiest answer is to go out to your local shop and get this week’s new releases!  So, what are you picking up today?

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – The Dark Knight Rises Plot Thickens: Batman’s First Encounter With John Blake RevealedJoseph Gorden-Levitt’s role is revealed, and everyone is now really confused.

Bleeding Cool – After The Avengers? Kevin Feige Spills On Marvel’s PlansCan we first see if this summer’s movies are any good?

Etsy – Marvel USB DrivesSo cute, sadly I don’t need a new USB drive.

An Improvised Blog – 2011 is Year of the NerdLets face it, the Nerds won and took over the world.  Sorry Alpha Betas, you lost.

Newsarama – New Publisher Mike Kennedy Talks ARCHAIA’s Digital FutureThis site named Arachaia the Top Publisher of 2010, so can’t wait to see what the digital future holds for them

Con Coverage:

The Beat – MoCCA thoughts: the indie evolution

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It’s the usual Friday news dump, but there was only one big shocker as far as news.  You can find that below as well as other things you might have missed in the last 24 hours.

Around the Blogs:

Bleeding Cool – Gio Spinella And The Politics Of ComicsInteresting news of Canadian councilor Gio Spinella.

IGN – Goodbye, TokyopopThe American publisher calls it quits in the US, but still is going on elsewhere.

The Beat – A little Tokyopop follow upFolks react to the news of Tokyopop.

Graphic Novel Reporter – Librarian wins $20,000 Graphic Novel Library Collection at Texas Library Association’s Annual ConferenceCongrats Weslaco Public Library

Technique – Students design comic booksAnother great example of comics being used in an educational setting.

Con Coverage:

Comic Book Resources – CBR’s MoCCA Festival 2011 Report

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Graphic Novel News – The Books of Magic

Grizzly Bomb – Superman: Earth One

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