Monthly Archive for June, 2007
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New Stuff! New Stuff! New Stuff! and don’t forget Joe Matt and Ivan Brunetti will be in the house tonight!!!
Saturday, June 16th, 7:30 PM
JOE MATT interviewed by IVAN BRUNETTI
For over ten years Joe Matt has been notorious in cult circles for the embarrassing frankness with which he reveals his distressing habits and predilections, as documented in his comic Peepshow. By his own account, he grew up a spoiled, selfish, and unpleasant child with a bedwetting problem, who also happened to be obsessed with collecting comics. He will be on tour to promote his new graphic novel Spent (Drawn and Quarterly). Don’t miss this chance to see local comics artist and comics connoisseur Ivan Brunetti (of Schizo fame) interview Joe Matt on things artistic and personal.
Ryan Claytor at Quimby’sFriday, June 15th, 7:00 PM
Ryan Claytor LAUNCHES LARGEST SELF-PUBLISHING TOUR SUMMER 2007
Starting May 2007, Masters of Fine Art candidate and Autobiographical Cartoonist, Ryan Claytor, will begin the largest self-publishing, comic book signing tour on record. Claytor is most well-known for publishing his all-ages autobiographical comic book series entitled, “And Then One Day” under the moniker, “Elephant Eater Comics.”
Claytor recently announced the final line-up for his ambitious North American Comic Book Tour, which will take him to 50 different locations in 18 states and 2 Canadian Provinces. Stops include museums, public libraries, book stores, and comic book specialty shops.
When asked about the reason behind his tour, 27-year-old Claytor said, “I feel like this might be the only time in my life I can devote such a huge chunk of time to promoting my artwork. I?m in grad school right now, so my summer vacation affords me the luxury of skipping town for roughly three months, and I don?t have a wife or children to look after. It just seemed like the last opportunity to try something like this.”
Claytor will be getting to all of the stops on his tour in his little brown car he affectionately calls “Squirrelly,” which incidentally has over 300,000 miles on its original engine. When asked about the feasibility of a North American tour in such an experienced car, Claytor replied, ?I know it sounds silly to take this large of a trip in such a ?seasoned? vehicle, but it?s been really good to me and I?ve asked several mechanics to make sure it could survive a 10,000 mile road trip. They?re all surprised it looks as good as it does.?
You can meet Ryan Claytor in person as he comes through town to sign his autobiographical comics and limited edition prints at Quimby?s
Additional tour and book information can be found at Ryan Claytor’s website: www.ElephantEater.com
Well the weather is warm and people have been hitting the streets hard on two pedal powered wheels; But I have to say I have seen some of the worst bike ridding imaginable so lets take a minute and lay some ground rules for you wet behind the ears bikers out there. This is more than calling you out on some annoying shit, this is the kind of stuff that can save your life.
5 things to consider before you bike…..after the jump!