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New York, NY: Kim Deitch & Noah Van Sciver at Columbia University

Columbia University 523 Butler, New York

Both legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch (Reincarnation Stories) and rising star Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski) create comics in which either they themselves, or alter egos, play a prominent role. Join the two artists at Butler Library on February 27th, where they will discuss their new books, their influences, and the way in which their real and comics personae interact. The talk will be followed by book sales and signing.

Virtual Event: Autoptic 2020

This August 22nd, Autoptic will be presenting Autoptic 2020—a virtual tribute to the show that almost was. In collaboration with the Gutter Boys podcast, we’ll be hosting interviews with some of our special guests, including Julia Gfrörer, Rumi Hara, M.S. Harkness, (and more). Autoptic will also be releasing a special festival catalog showcasing the incredible work of our exhibition applicants, with a cover by our show artist, Madeline McGrane. Keep an eye on this blog and subscribe to Gutter Boys (at this link, or wherever you get podcasts) to stay up to date!  

Virtual Event: Simon Hanselmann at New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium

Join New York Times bestselling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann for a discussion of self-publishing zines, collecting comics for the mass market, and his upcoming book, Seeds and Stems! Bio: Simon Hanselmann was born in 1981 in Launceston, Tasmania. His New York Times best-selling Megg, Mogg, and Owl series has been translated into thirteen languages, nominated for multiple Ignatz and Eisner awards, and won “Best Series” at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2018. He currently lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife and a rotating cast of small animals.

Virtual Event: Jim Woodring at the NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

The one and only Jim Woodring — creator of the anthropomorph character Frank — discusses his new book, And Now, Sir... Is THIS Your Missing Gonad? He'll delve into his creative process and the origins of these masterful, single-panel, surrealist gags.