~THE BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL . . this Sat !!
while the cat’s away – the mice will play !!
the 3rd BROOKLYN COMICS and GRAPHICS FESTIVAL – is this SAT DEC 3, 2011 – !!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street – WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY
for directions: GOOGLE MAP
ADMISSION is FREE – the event runs from 12 PM – 9 PM
for more info: BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL
we happened to pass by DESERT ISLAND the other day, where owner GABRIEL FOWLER, one of the 3 founder/organizers of the fest, along with DAN NADEL of PictureBox and BILL KARTALOPOULOS, told us that the event had almost doubled in size this year . . . with the mostly small press and many indie exhibitor/artist booths now filling the Church’s basement, as well as the first floor. the popular featured artist talks have been moved off-site . . to UNION POOL – 484 Union Ave # A, also in Williamsburg.
KRAMERS ERGOT 8 – the hugely successful comics compilation will debut with 2 mega signings by GARY PANTER, CF, FRANK SANTORO, DASH SHAW, ANYA DAVIDSON, SAMMY HARKHAM and GABRIELLE BELL.
the first is scheduled for 12:30 – 2 PM & the 2nd is scheduled for 4 – 6 PM. at the Church – PictureBox booth.
as well, at PictureBox MATTHEW THURBER and CF will be signing books from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.
the PictureBox booth will be downstairs, this year. first booth on the left.
at DESERT ISLAND, look out for their FREE – smokin’ hot SMOKE SIGNAL !!
the festival’s featured guests this year are a surprising, and diverse – super talented group:
CF, JACK DAVIS, PHOEBE GLOECKNER, LISA HANAWALT, CHIP KIDD, DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, JOHN PORCELLINO and BRIAN RALPH.
you should check out this page, BCGF – FEATURED GUESTS, yourself . . . to read the spirited bios & catch the way great – artist caricatures !!
this link, BCGF – SATELLITE EVENTS clues you into many of the parties and off-site happenings, and also contains several way fun video clips, bye the way.
while this link, BCGF – PROGRAMMING, gives you the low down on the featured guest speakers at UNION POOL – which is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
including: a Q+A with the legendary JACK DAVIS of MAD MAGAZINE at 1:30 PM – and – a discussion on COMICS and DESIGN with CHIP KIDD and DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI at 3:30 PM.
IT’S A GREAT EVENT – COME HAVE SOME REAL NYC FUN !!