(FREE) stuff to do today. More info.

fantagraphics:

"Being in an Ed Piskor comic is cool enough to freeze hot water." – Fab Five Freddy

"This is the comic of all time." – Biz Markie

"This is the comic I’ve been waiting 40 years to read." – Harry Allen (Public Enemy Media Assassin)

"If ever a chapter of modern American history were ripe for the Classics Illustrated comic book treatment, it is hip-hop’s first decade. Ed Piskor, a talented writer and artist who has long savored the connections between comic books and hip-hop, has now written that chapter in the seductive and entertaining form of Hip Hop Family Tree. He weaves dozens and dozens of individual stories into an unprecedented book-length narrative encapsulating the out-sized drive, creativity, humor and violence that defined hip-hop culture from its gestation in New York’s outer boroughs in the early Seventies to its thrilling first steps onto the world stage via records and tv in the early Eighties. … It’s a great great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well.” – Bill Adler, co-author, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label

"They say the story of Jesus is the greatest ever told, but JC didn’t steal a DJ mixer during the New York Blackout of ‘77 or bomb a subway car with Fab 5 Freddy. With his ‘Hip Hop Family Tree,’ comics artist Ed Piskor delves into the history of hip-hop and gets straight-up biblical, penning a ‘who-begat-whom’ with a b-boy twist." – Jonathan Zwickel, MTV.com

Hip Hop Family Tree (Vol. 1)
by Ed Piskor

112-page full-color 9” x 13” Flexibound softcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-690-4

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/hiphopfamilytree

(via edpiskor)

(FREE) Things to do in NYC this weekend if you are into art, illustration, comics, and the printed word:

NY Art Book Fair

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.

Hours and Location

Friday, September 20: 12PM – 7PM
Saturday, September 21: 11AM – 9PM
Sunday, September 22: 11AM – 7PM

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

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Colby Poster Show & Documentary

Join us at the New York Art Book Fair satellite space Friday, September 20th from 6-9 PM for the opening reception, and Saturday, September 21st at 7 PM for the premiere of 3 Union Shop, a short documentary about the Colby Poster Printing Company directed by Felipe Lima and C.R. Stecyk III for MOCAtv.

Hours and Location

Friday, September 20: 12PM – 9PM
Saturday, September 21: 12PM – 9PM
Sunday, September 22: 12PM – 6PM

See.Me Gallery
26-18 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY

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Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

WITH: Fantagraphics panel and book signing

Hours and Location

Sunday, September 22: 10AM – 6PM

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn, NY

Hisashi Eguchi

Hisashi Eguchi

Modesty Blaise original 1st edition book cover, 1965

Modesty Blaise original 1st edition book cover, 1965

nbaoffseason:

It’s been a crazy week to be living in the Boston area and due to the recent events, the Double Scribble In The Paint art show has been rescheduled to this Friday, April 26th.

I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of it this weekend, as well as meeting up with the organizers: Nick of Double Scribble, Ananth and Crystal, and the folks at Voltage Coffee.

Show your love for art and basketball, as well as the city of Boston, and reserve your tickets here: http://www.inthepaintbos.eventbrite.com/

From the event page:

Everything that was planned for last Friday will happen again.

Door donation and raffle proceeds to Shooting Touch, and both Grillos and Downeast Cider will be there with pickles and hard cider galore.

So let’s experience great art (including Aaron Dana’s fantastic mural), eat/drink, and come together In the Paint.

*Note: tickets have sold out but register anyways to get on the list. If not, the artwork will still be up until May 18th. 

**Sidenote: If you want to support another fine Cambridge establishment, all hoops fans are invited to “NBA Nerd Night” every Wednesdays at Parlor Sports in Inman Square for all things basketball nerdery.

(more info: Double Scribble, In The Paint, Voltage Coffee)

Hey this is happening this Friday in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

spx:

Never not reblogging the Michael Kupperman.
Wish I’d bought the Desert Island print when I had the chance.
skullgreymom:

a classic

spx:

Never not reblogging the Michael Kupperman.

Wish I’d bought the Desert Island print when I had the chance.

skullgreymom:

a classic

(Source: mameymami)

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)
Things of note:
Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
Chris Ware’s new book is crazy
Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.
This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).
Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.
Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.
So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)

Things of note:

  • Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
  • He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
  • Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
  • If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
  • Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
  • Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
  • Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
  • Chris Ware’s new book is crazy

Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.

This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).

Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.

Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.

So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

danielclowes:

90-minute panel featuring Clowes, Charles Burns, Seth, Chris Ware, and Hillary Chute. Part of the ‘Comics: Philosophy & Practice’ conference that took place in Chicago last May. Clowes also appeared on another panel but that hasn’t been posted online yet. To see the other videos currently available, go here:

http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/comics_conference

risingtensions:

lolol
prince nifty added to bill♥♥

Guys we are in the middle of a gig poster Renaissance right now if you didn’t know

risingtensions:

lolol

prince nifty added to bill

Guys we are in the middle of a gig poster Renaissance right now if you didn’t know

risingtensions:

a poster i’m working onOR SHOULD I SAY TWERKING ON 

I hope this style of gig poster catches on

risingtensions:

a poster i’m working on
OR SHOULD I SAY TWERKING ON 

I hope this style of gig poster catches on

Os Gemeos mural outside South station in downtown Boston

Os Gemeos mural outside South station in downtown Boston

One day I wish to direct a martial arts movie just to be able to have a poster like this

One day I wish to direct a martial arts movie just to be able to have a poster like this