Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MIX 2012 Call For Proposals

Columbus College of Art and Design's Mix 2013 Symposium, September 27th-28th,  includes a comics symposium, an art competition for college students, an onstage conversation with keynote guest, Jeff Smith, author of Bone and RASL, on Friday, September 27 at 7pm, and a never-before-seen exhibit of Smith's original artwork from RASL. Additionally, concurrent with Mix 2013, CCAD will exhibit the paintings of Gary Panter (Jimbo in Purgatory). Please visit the event page for updates: http://www.ccad.edu/events- 2013/mix

This call invites proposals for the comics symposium, a celebration of comic books, graphic novels, comic strips and webcomics. Designed to bring together a variety of perspectives in an open and egalitarian environment, Mix 2013 seeks to create a public forum emphasizing the wide array of highly skilled, ambitious, and thoughtful work being done in the comics medium today. Therefore, CCAD welcomes submissions from artists, scholars, educators, publishers, graduate students, curators and critics alike. Note that proposals which emphasize cross-disciplinary approaches and/or formats will also merit special attention. All presentations at Mix 2013 should utilize significant visual elements.


Friday, May 3, 2013

CANCELED: Blutch in Brooklyn 5/8/13, 6pm


Bergen Street Comics is proud to host legendary cartoonist Blutch, who will be making a rare American appearance for the Picturebox release of So Long, Silver Screen. A series of interlocking short comics that move between scholarly history, romantic theory and ribald vignettes. Original art will be on display and bubbly refreshments will be served–please don’t miss this opportunity to meet a master of contemporary cartooning.
Wednesday, May 8th, beginning at 6pm

Bergen Street Comics is located at 470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, in beautiful Park Slope, Brooklyn,
just steps away from the 2/3 Bergen Street subway stop. You can also take the 4, 5, B, and Q trains to Atlantic Avenue, or the D, M, N, and R trains to Pacific Street.  Take the Long Island Rail Road to the Atlantic Avenue Terminal.  Bus routes B65, B63, and B67.  Also close to BAMThe Brooklyn Museum,The Brooklyn Botanical GardensProspect Park.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Throughout the month of April, DC Comics and Mad Magazine celebrated Alfred E. Newman's birthday with a series of variant covers by The Usual Gang of Idiots, including a few of our own NCS members like Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, and Sam Viviano. Following are a few snapshots, more can be found on the DC Comics website.

Al Jaffee:

Sergio Aragones:

Sam Viviano: