9/17: Conversation with Liza Donnelly and Rutu Modan in New York, NY
The Society of Illustrators, in partnership with Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs presents a conversation with cartoonists Liza Donelly and Rutu Modan from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Teusday, September 17th. In addition to her prolific as an editorial cartoonist and an author of over 20 books, Liza Donnelly travels the globe promoting cartooning, free speech and women's rights as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department. A cartoonist and a teacher at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (where she is a graduate), Rutu Modan has also been a writer, editor whose illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Le Monde and The New Yorker. Her first solo graphic novel, Exit Wounds, earned her international acclaim, and her latest work, The Property, (Drawn & Quarterly) was released in May. Tickets ar $15, $10 fro members and $7 for students and seniors. The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd St., New York, NY 10065.
9/17: Alex Schubert Signing and Release Party in Brooklyn, NY
Join Kansas City-based cartoonist Alex Schubert in celebrating the release of his new book, Blobby Boys (Koyama Press), on Tuesday, September 17th from 7-9 p.m. at Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY. Blobby Boys follows a band of slimy young punks who tour the country playing gigs and getting into misadventures. This event is free to the public. Desert Island is located at 540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Follow Schubert on his blog, ZINE POLICE.
9/18: Art Spiegelman Book Launch Party in Brooklyn, NY
To mark the release of his new book Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps (Drawn & Quarterly) comics legend Art Spiegelman will be signing copies of the book at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18 at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY. As the only comic artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, Spiegelman has been one of the industry's most revered and influential figures for over three decades. In Co-Mix, he chronicles his career with a plethora of artwork, sketches and essays. This even is free to the public, although purchase of Co-Mix ($39.95) is required for the signing. Greenlight bookstore is located at 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217.
9/18: Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy Launch Party in London, U.K.
Join fan favorite creators, writer Peter Milligan and artist Brendan McCarthy for a special talk and launch party for their new book, The Best of Milligan & McCarthy (Dark Horse) on Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30-9 p.m. at Gosh! Comics in London. Both Milligan, (Hellblazer, Red Lanterns) and McCarthy (Zaucer of Zilk, Judge Dredd) have been active in the U.K. comics scene since the mid-80s and their work is often lauded for its mind-bending subject matter and imagination. Their new compilation collects older, scarcer material including Freakwave, Rogan Josh and more. This even is free to the public. Gosh! Comics is located at 1 Berwick St., London W1F 0DR.
9/20-9/22: Wizard World Ohio Comic Con in Columbus, OH
Wizard World's next stop is in Columbus, Ohio, bringing with it a slate of comic book and pop culture happenings and to-dos. Programming includes signings, exhibitors, artist spotlights, creator panels and workshops, cosplay contest, screenings and more. Comic guests include Stan Lee, Greg Capullo (Batman), Salvador Larocca (Iron Man), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), David Mack (Daredevil), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Leinil Yu (Avengers), George Pérez (Superman) and many more. Single day tickets start at $35, and 3-day passes are $65. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is located at 500 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
9/21-9/22: Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR
Rose City Comic Con, Portland's largest comic book convention, kicks off on Saturday, September 21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. With over 70 hours of programming packed into just two days, RCCC promises fans and attendees a premier West Coast experience. Programming includes artist spotlights, panels, live podcasts tapings, workshops, cosplay, kaiju, screenings, a "Nerdfight," and much more. Comics guests include Adam Hughes (Fairest), Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), Matt Fraction (Hawkeye), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jeff Parker (Hulk), Tim Sale (Batman), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen) and more. One-day tickets range are $20 (Sat.), $15 (Sun.) and $30 for 2-Day passes. The Oregon Convention Center is located at 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.
Comic books and graphic novels will enjoy an increased presence with a number of cartoonists, exhibitors, and comics-centric panels at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 22nd at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza. Comics guests include Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve), Rutu Modan (The Property), Dash Shaw (New School), Jeff Smith (RASL), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Ullit Lust (Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life), and Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong). More info can be found here. This event is free to the public. Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza is located at 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.