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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.

Virtual Event: Tenacious D at New York Comic Con!

Live with Tenacious D! | The Post-Apocalypto Graphic Novel Spotlight Join Jack Black and Kyle Gass for a LIVE New York Comic Con celebration of their new book, Post-Apocalypto: The Graphic Novel from Fantagraphics! Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the duo quickly learn that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent - for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world. With unimaginable twists and...

Virtual Event: Maids Book Launch with Katie Skelly and Alissa Bennett

McNally Jackson 52 Prince St, New York

McNally Jackson Books hosts a virtual book launch for Maids, the new true-crime graphic novel by Brooklyn cartoonist Katie Skelly! She'll be in conversation with zinester, podcaster, and celebrity death chronicler Alissa Bennet. RSVP and get your signed bookplate edition of the new book here.     Lea and Christine are maids. Their mistress is strict. If they are fired, they will be homeless. Their mornings are for cooking and tidying. Gardening at midday. In the evening, they smoke cigarettes and reminisce. As the narrative progresses, it becomes painfully clear that family and religion has failed them. On February 2,...

Noah Van Sciver & Adam Cayton-Holland: Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans Virtual Book Launch

Floating World Comics 400 NW Couch St, Portland

Join us for a celebration of the new Noah Van Sciver book, Please Don't Step On My JNCO Jeans! From 2017 to 2019, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver was creating short stories and illustrations for local magazines and alt-weeklies, in order to serve as what he calls a personal "survival mechanism." All of these comics are collected for the first time in Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans. When do you know you're too old to trick-or-treat? What's the best way to effectively dispose of those teenage ode-filled journals? Where do cherished cereal box prizes go when you grow up?...

Peter Bagge and Dana Gould at Skylight Books: The Complete Hate Virtual Book Launch

Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles

PETER BAGGE DISCUSSES HIS NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL THE COMPLETE HATE WITH DANA GOULD *Please note: this event will take place live on Crowdcast. RSVP here to join the livestream or watch the replay!   *Orders placed for the box set will include a signed bookplate!* An archival collection of one of the bestselling alternative comic book series — arguably, the Great American Grunge novel — complete for the first time. Peter Bagge combined his signature cartoony drawing style with uncomfortably real Gen X characters, and created a series that resonated deeply with readers. The Complete Hate is a three-volume set that includes the original 1990-1998 30-issue run, the...

Peter Bagge with Everett True at Strand Bookstore: The Complete Hate Virtual Book Event

Strand Books 828 Broadway, New York

Peter Bagge with Everett True: The Complete Hate Monday November 23 06:00PM-07:00PM ET This virtual event is free to attend. Register here to participate. Purchase a copy of The Complete Hate to help support the authors and The Strand. Copies purchased through the event will include a free bookplate signed by Peter Bagge. Grab a gift card if you already have the book and want to support our programming. Join prolific cartoonist Peter Bagge as he launches The Complete Hate, an archival collection of his classic comic Hate. Peter will be joined in conversation by legendary rock journalist and grunge historian Everett True!...