7/8: The Big Feminist But Release Party in New York, NY
The Big Feminist But: Comics About Women, Men and the Ifs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism explores the state of feminism today through comics by some of the industry’s most celebrated writers and artists. The book looks at how far the movement has come, the hurdles it continues to face and where it can ultimately lead. Guests and contributors include Gabrielle Bell (The Voyeurs), Emily Flake (The New Yorker) Josh Neufeld (A.D. New Orleans: After the Deluge) and PW’s own Heidi MacDonald. Official release party at Housing Works Bookstore Café at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public (print book is $20). Housing Works Bookstore Café is located at 126 Crosby St., New York, NY.
In conjunction with his new solo exhibition, award-winning cartoonist Bob Fingerman will be in conversation with writer/comic Frank Conniff at the Society of Illustrators on July 10 from 6:30-9 p.m. Since the 1980s, Fingerman has been active in the independent comics scene, with graphic novels such as Beg the Question, From the Ashes and the recently collected and released Maximum Minimum Wage. He’ll be discussing his work and career with Frank Conniff, writer and humorist best known for Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for SI members and $7 for students and seniors. The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd St., New York, NY.
7/13: Zander & Kevin Cannon Singing in Minneapolis, MN
Cartoonists Zander and Kevin Cannon will be signing copies of their recently released books Heck and Crater XV at Mead Hall Games & Comics on July 13 from 1-3 p.m. Both titles were originally serialized in Double Barrel, the duo’s digital comics periodical from Top Shelf. This even is free to the public. Mead Hall Games & Comics is located at 1425 Lasalle Ave., Suite B2, Minneapolis, MN.
Bask in the glow of some of Scotland’s biggest names in comics at the Glasgow Comic Con at the Centre for Contemporary Arts from Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, July 14. Programming includes creator signings, workshops, lectures and a cosplay contest. Guests include John Wagner (2000AD), Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Jupiter’s Legacy), Cam Kennedy (Rogue Trooper), Alan Davis (Wolverine), Simon Bisley (Hellblazer) and more. Single Day tickets are range from £9-£12.50, with weekend passes ranging from £15-£20. The Centre for Contemporary Arts is located at 350 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow G2 3JD.