Our 5/21/2012 calendar of upcoming comics events.
Comics creator Francoise Mouly, art director for The New Yorker will be discussing her new book Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See alongside comics creator Art Spiegelman and illustrators Barry Blitt and Roz Chast at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Tuesday, May 22 and with Blown Covers blog creator Nadja Spiegelman and illustrator Jorge Columbo at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn. Mouly and her fellow panelists will discuss the process of creation and submission process of New Yorker covers as well as the amateur cover contest on the Blown Covers blog. The 92nd Street Y event will take place at 8:15 p.m. on May 22 in Buttenweiser Hall and tickets cost $34 each, the Greenlight Books event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 23 and admission is free.
Comics creator Kinoko will be celebrating the release of the first issues of her new comic The Epic of Gilgamesh with a party in Portland at Floating World Comics from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. The new indie comic retells the mythological epic of Gilgamesh, issue by issue. Kinoko will read from, discuss and sign her new book. The event is free to the general public. Floating World Comics is located at 400 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, OR.
On May 30, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, a documentary about the revolutionary groundbreaking comics creator Will Eisner, will screen in a special event at Pittsburgh's Toonseum in coordination with "Will Eisner's New York", an exhibit of his works that closes at the Toonseum on May 27 but will be open for those who attend the screening. Covering the life and work of the famous creator, the documentary features members of the comics community including Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman, Stan Lee and Gil Kane among others. Tickets to the screening are $5 for the general public and free for members. The Toonseum comics and cartoon museum is located at 945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.