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Comic Foundry Launch Party Tonight!
If you live in New York City, you are lucky for many reasons. Today, one of them is that you will be able to attend the COMIC FOUNDRY LAUNCH PARTY, celebrating the inaugural issue of the new comics magazine that hit shelves last week.
The Irish Rogue
356 W 44th St.
Wednesday, August 29th
6 PM - whenever
BONUS: We’ll be giving out a limited number of gift bags to the first however many people get there, containing a free issue of Comic Foundry, a comic book pulled directly from my or Laura Hudson’s personal collection, and potentially other… mysteries.
Wednesday also happens to be ladies night at The Irish Rogue, which means 2 for 1 Cosmos for the fairer sex. We aim for female friendliness! Bring your women, your men, your lovers, your friends, and your thirst for liquid courage–we’re having a party, and you’re invited!Posted by Tim Leong on August 29th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog | 1 Comment »
24/7 Volume 2 Party!
To kick off the release of the second volume of the robot anthology 24/7, Ivan Brandon and his gang (that means you) is meeting up for drinks tomorrow, Wed. the 15th at the Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave and 11th st. While there will be some drink specials, it’s BYOR (Bring Your Own Robot). Unfortunately I have to miss the shindig (mandatory booze cruise), I have no doubt the place will be popping.Posted by Tim Leong on August 14th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
Douglas Wolk! Reading Comics! Rocketship!Party, Blog |
NYC Event: Tokyopop Tuesday
Copy/paste PR from Stuart Moore: POST-MOCCA LAST MINUTE PRESS RELEASE:Tokyopop Round Table @ Barnes & Noble Just spreading the word: I’ll be appearing at a round-table discussion &signing at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, this Tuesday. Details: Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007Time: 6:30 PMPlace: Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY The participants: Stuart Moore: signing EARTHLIGHTJune Kim: signing 12 DAYSJames L. Barry: signing WARRIORS: THE LOST WARRIORMelissa DeJesus: signing SOKORA REFUGEESBecky Cloonan: signing EAST COAST RISINGPosted by Tim Leong on June 25th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
NYC: Come Get Some Fresh Meat
If you’re in New York today you must come by the SVA gallery today between 6-8 for the student mini comics show. I was lucky enough to meet a lot of the kids a few weeks back, and there are some good cartoonists out there.
It’s at the Visual Arts GalleryPosted by Tim Leong on April 19th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
601 W. 26st st. 15th floor
FRESHMEAT: One Week From Today
Once a year the Illustration and Cartooning students at SVA have a mini comics show, and every year it’s awesome. If you’re in the area, you should really check it out. It’s got great energy and you get a chance to meet a lot of very talented creators. I met 25 or so of them a few weekends ago when I did portfolio reviews for them, and there are some very promising students out there. This event always sneaks up on me, so I’m posting this so it won’t sneak up on you:
Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8pm
An annual mini-comic convention sponsored by the SVA club Cartoon Allies. Held this year in conjunction with the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department exhibition, artists and writers from all areas of the College will sell their comics, books, artwork and other creations.
Visual Arts GalleryPosted by Tim Leong on April 12th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
601 West 26 Street, 15th floor
Free and open to the public.
Saturday night I, along with all the other cool kids, went out to Rocketship for the Adrian Tomine party. Expectations were high, and this boy’s expectations were met.
Sunday I went down to the School of Visual Arts to do portfolio reviews for juniors and seniors in the Art and Cartooning department. I’d never done it before but was asked to come this year — as the Deputy Art Director from Complex Magazine, not Comic Foundry. It was quite a time as I got to check out all the cool talents of tomorrow. While wearing my magazine hat, I looked at things from an editorial illustration perspective, so I didn’t focus as much on the comics. I did, however, pick up Inkstains and Gutter Magazine, two of the students’ comic anthologies. That said, there were some great illustrators out there. I saw a lot of books so I can’t remember them all off the top of my head, but this guy Ulysses had a very cool style, and so did Thomas Pitilli.
Other judges included Bill Jemas (360 ep), Randy Chang (Bodega), Brendan Burford (Syncopated), Jim Salicrup (Papercutz), James Killen (B&N), some people from Marvel, DC, Scholastic and more…Posted by Tim Leong on April 2nd, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
Adrian Tomine at Rocketship this weekend in Brooklyn. Good times will be had by all — hope to see you there.Posted by Tim Leong on March 30th, 2007 filed in Party, Blog |
Highlights from the ACT-I-VATE Party
Good times were had last nite at ACT-I-VATE’s one-year birthday party. Some highlights:
Anne Ishii at Vertical has great hair.Posted by Tim Leong on February 2nd, 2007 filed in Party, Blog | 1 Comment »
Watch out for this year’s blogging panel at NYCC.
Neil Alien doesn’t have a cell phone and works off dial-up.
Dan Goldman had a preview of Nerve-reject Kelly, but the AV machine didn’t like his Mac.
Postmodern Barney was right. Chip Zdarsky is sexy.
CF writers Laura and Drew helped represent.
Jeff Newelt can sing.
Heidi knows her East coast/West coast gang signs.
I had a great chat with a Wizard staffer. (now pick your jaw up off the floor)
Party Reminder - ACT-I-VATE - This ThursdayParty, Blog |
To do in NYC this weekend
To do this weekend in NYC:
There’s a shit-ton of comics-related events going on this weekend.
The headliner is the Big Apple Con, which boasts such highlights as: Adam West, Val Kilmer, the entire cast of the Warriors and Aaron Douglas from BSG. Oh, and comics persons too: Both John Romitas, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest and a bunch more. I’m sure there will also be at least 2 former pro wrestlers and 5 female adult entertainers*.
I wasn’t going to go, but after typing all this I might reconsider. $15, though.
* and by “entertainers” I mean porn stars**
** and by “porn stars” I mean people dressed in next-to-nothing, which 1) makes it very awkward to walk past them at the show 2) makes it even more awkward because there’s a crowd gawking
My personal recommendation is the Saturday Morning Cartoons exhibit at MoCCA, which opens on…Saturday.
I have to admit that I’m biased here because seven cels I own are going to be in the show. From which shows? Well, you’ll have to wait for the video report, won’t you?
Gabrielle Bell’s release party at Rocketship. Let me just say something. I love Rocketship. Alex and Mary are tops and incredibly nice to boot.
(sidenote: I moved jobs in July and so my previous LCS, Midtown Comics, was no longer convenient. Now I’m forced to go to Cosmic Comics, which is painful. I know, I know - Midtown is huge and they don’t *need* my support like Cosmic does. But I don’t care. For most of the times I’ve gone, the people that work at Cosmic were assholes).
Which brings me back to my point. Alex and Mary are not assholes. You should go to the Gabrielle Bell show, even if I’m not. (sorry).Posted by Tim Leong on November 15th, 2006 filed in Party, Blog | 3 Comments »
American Illustration Party
As a senior member in the art department of a national magazine, I of course attended the annual American Illustration/American Photography party last night. It was quite an event and I ran into a ton of great illustrators, photographers and designers — really the cream of the crop. Among them were a bunch of comics people and I had interesting conversations with:
• James Jean…who left sunny California to visit NY and is now working on some longterm projects…Posted by Tim Leong on November 10th, 2006 filed in Party, Blog |
• Kagan McLeod…who apparently is developing rap star
• Ben Trinh…who has a release party for his new book coming up in a few weeks
• June Kim…whose new book “12 Days” was just released from TokyoPop
• Koren Shadmi…who recently graduated from SVA and recently collaborated on a new graphic novel, “The Critical Citadel”