1. Rob Clough has written an in-depth overview of Michael DeForge’s work to date. He covers the ever prolific DeForge’s recent minicomics, collections of older work, first graphic novel, and his “real comics laboratory: individual issues of Lose” in a critical essay titled “The Search: More Comics By Michael DeForge” on his High-Low blog. 

    Read the whole essay here!

    Author photo by Robin Nishio!

     
  2. No need to fear, it’s almost here! Walter Scott’s Wendy is set to make its debut at this year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 8th, and will be in finer stores everywhere soon after.

     
  3. Crushes and Mountains: Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya on Tour! 

    TONIGHT! 21 October 2014 | 7PM at James Room (4th Floor - Barnard campus) with Bluestocking Bookstore, New York, NY | FREE

    For further details head on over to the event page here!

     

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    CAKE is proud to announce that Sara Drake is the recipient of the inaugural Cupcake Award. As the winner of the first Cupcake Award, Drake will receive $250 to support the printing of a new comic, a free half table at the 2015 CAKE show, and mentorship support from special guest juror…

     
  5. Comics blogger John Seven has reviewed two of our Fall 2014 titles, the art house science fiction epic Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle, and the Godot meets Godzilla riff Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French.

    ON DISTANCE MOVER

    “That this is a riff off Doctor Who seems undeniable…I could easily envision any given Tom Baker episode unfolding with animation by Kyle, who makes great use of the basic scenario to pull off a clever and entirely different kind of science fiction romp.” — John Seven, Vermicious

    ON BABY BJORNSTRAND

    “In the end, Baby Bjornstrand might well be a meditation on the nature of personal growth, of claiming what you have learned as your own, wrapping yourself in it and saying that you know it, not that you were taught it. But maybe not. French is careful not to throw answers at you and her narrative unfolds like a poem, expressed through her beautiful artwork that mixes otherworldly illustration with cartoonishness grotesqueness.” — John Seven, Vermicious

    Read the whole Distance Mover review here, and check out the Baby Bjornstrand review here!

     
  6. Renee French’s latest release Baby Bjornstrand has scored a four star review at the Comics Bulletin.

    “There’s a sense of menace here, but there’s also a sense of peace and joy, kids having fun, perhaps despite the obstacles that they face. Kids abide, after all, and part of the charm of French’s Bjornstrand is in the way that it feels like a child’s dream come alive in an oblique way.” — Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

    Read the whole review here!

     
  7. Crushes and Mountains: Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya on Tour! 

    TONIGHT! 20 October 2014 | 4PM at Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources, 40A Ashmun St., New Haven, CT | FREE
    For further details head on over to the event page here!

     
  8. Only a few more sleeps until feline fun and comics with John Martz and Britt Wilson!

    A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and Cat Dad, King of the Goblins Launch Party!
    25 October 2014 | 12-2PM At Little Island Comics, Toronto, ON | FREE 
    Kid-friendly activities and atmosphere! More details here and the event page herepsst. There’ll be free stuff!

     
  9. Sunday morning view.

     
  10. Crushes and Mountains: Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya on Tour! 

    TONIGHT! 19 October 2014 | 7PM at Calamus Books, Boston, MA | FREE
    For further details head on over to the event page here!