Gay manga fans rejoice: master mangaka Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) is...









Gay manga fans rejoice: master mangaka Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) is returning to North America next month!! 

Tagame will be a special guest at the Queers & Comics conference in NYC on Thursday, May 7th, and the night before he’ll participate in the conference’s kick off Drink-n-Draw at The Eagle NYC. That weekend, Tagame-sensei and the MASSIVE team will head north to Canada for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 9th and 10th. Like last year, Anne Ishii will be hosting the TCAF Queer Mixer with a variety of LGBTQ comic artists, at Buddies in Bad Times. 

  • 5/6 (Wed), 7-10pm: Queers & Comics Drink-n-Draw
    @ The Eagle - 554 W 28th St., New York, NY 10001
  • 5/7 (Thurs), 11:45am: Queers & Comics panel discussion with Ivan Velez Jr., Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins at Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) The Graduate Center, CUNY
    365 5th Ave New York, NY 10016
  • 5/9 (Sat), 9am-5pm: Toronto Comic Arts Festival
    Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
  • 5/9 (Sat) 7pm: TCAF Queer Mixer, hosted by Anne Ishii
    @ Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St Toronto, ON 
  • 5/10 (Sun) 11am-5pm:  Toronto Comic Arts Festival 
    Toronto Reference Library
  • Los Angeles dates TBA!

Gay manga fans rejoice: master mangaka Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) is...









Gay manga fans rejoice: master mangaka Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) is returning to North America next month!! 

Tagame will be a special guest at the Queers & Comics conference in NYC on Thursday, May 7th, and the night before he’ll participate in the conference’s kick off Drink-n-Draw at The Eagle NYC. That weekend, Tagame-sensei and the MASSIVE team will head north to Canada for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) on May 9th and 10th. Like last year, Anne Ishii will be hosting the TCAF Queer Mixer with a variety of LGBTQ comic artists, at Buddies in Bad Times. 

  • 5/6 (Wed), 7-10pm: Queers & Comics Drink-n-Draw
    @ The Eagle - 554 W 28th St., New York, NY 10001
  • 5/7 (Thurs), 11:45am: Queers & Comics panel discussion with Ivan Velez Jr., Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins at Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) The Graduate Center, CUNY
    365 5th Ave New York, NY 10016
  • 5/9 (Sat), 9am-5pm: Toronto Comic Arts Festival
    Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
  • 5/9 (Sat) 7pm: TCAF Queer Mixer, hosted by Anne Ishii
    @ Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St Toronto, ON 
  • 5/10 (Sun) 11am-5pm:  Toronto Comic Arts Festival 
    Toronto Reference Library
  • Los Angeles dates TBA!

Our Favorite Books of 2014: Graphic Novels

Our Favorite Books of 2014: Graphic Novels:

mcnallyjackson:

There are graphic novels full of beautiful graphics, and then there are graphic novels that emphasize the connotations of the term “graphic.” And then there are the few, like our favorites this year, that do both.

image

The culminating volume in an unnamed trilogy that started with X’ed Out and…

Massive is featured in the great NYC bookstore McNally Jackson’s list of the best graphic novels of 2014!! It’s an honor to be included alongside the work of Charles Burns, Richard McGuire and Michael DeForge.

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is hands-down the best comics anthology of the year, presenting not just work, but also introductions, interviews and essays with the cream of the crop. Intelligent, humorous, and hot—and appealing to a much wider (ha!) readership than you’d think.

Our Favorite Books of 2014: Graphic Novels

Our Favorite Books of 2014: Graphic Novels:

mcnallyjackson:

There are graphic novels full of beautiful graphics, and then there are graphic novels that emphasize the connotations of the term “graphic.” And then there are the few, like our favorites this year, that do both.

image

The culminating volume in an unnamed trilogy that started with X’ed Out and…

Massive is featured in the great NYC bookstore McNally Jackson’s list of the best graphic novels of 2014!! It’s an honor to be included alongside the work of Charles Burns, Richard McGuire and Michael DeForge.

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is hands-down the best comics anthology of the year, presenting not just work, but also introductions, interviews and essays with the cream of the crop. Intelligent, humorous, and hot—and appealing to a much wider (ha!) readership than you’d think.

fantagraphics: Brooklyn, put on your wellies and cute little...





















fantagraphics:

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 8th
11am-12:00pm Dash Shaw 
12:00-1pm Lane Milburn
1-2:30 Olivier Schrauwen 
2:30-3:30 Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd
3:30-5:00pm Tim Lane
5:00-6:00 James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook  
6:00-7:00 Jonah Kinigstein
 
Meanwhile, 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 Noir
These 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.