Brooklyn, put on your wellies and cute little hats, it’s time to saunter over to the Mt. Carmel Church for Comic Arts Brooklyn aka CAB! The debuts we have for you this year will blow your socks and undies off! Publisher Gary Groth will be selling books to you on Saturday, November 8th from 11am-7pm, at the Mt. Carmel Church is 275 N. 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY.Signing Schedule, Saturday November 8thMeanwhile, on Sunday, November 9th, there are panels a plenty, talks and interviews at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211.) Tickets for the free programming are available here and there is always standing room.Noon Charles Burns: Down the Black Hole
We’ll enjoy a retrospective of Burns’ work as an illustrator (Sub Pop, The Believer, The New Yorker) and as a cartoonist (Black Hole, Big Baby, RAW), with a focus on the recently released third book of his graphic novel trilogy, X’ed Out.
Burns will speak about his earliest influences and share some of his earliest work, including some childhood drawings. The discussion will advance through his posters and graphics, talk about the impetus for his massive masterpiece, “Black Hole,” and land with an examination of the “X’ed Out” universe.
Burns will be interviewed by Paul Karasik, cartoonist and instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.1:00PM Tim Lane, Jim Rugg, and Ben Marra: Neo NoirThese three cartoonists love tough yeggs, mean streets, and femmes fatales. All three have recent work evoking smoky, double-crossing noir. Each creator will present and discuss his own gods of Noir through slides depicting specific works by artists whose work they admire.
Lane describes his work as addressing the “Great American Mythological Drama,” and there is something mythic in the stature of all three of these artists, whose low-life characters carry themselves with the burden of sin on their shoulders. However, though they share a taste for long shadows and deceit, their work could not be more different.
Lane, Marra, and Rugg will be interviewed by Karen Green, Librarian of Ancient & Medieval History and Religion at Columbia’s Butler Library.
SEE YOU THERE!
The amazing Anne Ishii and the legendary Chip Kidd will be at Comic Arts Brooklyn this Saturday (at 2:30 P.M.), signing Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It at Fantagraphics’ table! Go say hello and take this opportunity to pick up the book before it hits shelves.