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Archives - October 2016

The Alternative Press Expo in San Jose, California, took place on a beautiful day where the golden light was like something out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. On October 8 and 9, 2016, The San Jose Convention Center was the scene of yet another great APE get-together. The Alternative Press Expo is the premier show for authors and artists in an intimate venue offering visitors lots of opportunities to meet with exhibitors previewing new and newish contributions to the comic medium with dips into every genre. In the words of APE’s creator, Dan Vado, “APE was created for people who have the need, for people who would create what they create even when there is zero money and a minuscule audience...” Artists who bring “passion, energy and their craft and the media of comics.”
October 5, 2016

“Who is the Parisian Roz Chast?”

Posted by Rebecca M
For the final event in our Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs program series, we lift our eyes up to gaze across the Atlantic at the ever-lively and inventive world of French cartooning. What does the contemporary cartooning, graphic novel and comics scene look like in France today, home of the beloved classic comix series of Tin Tin and Asterix, but also the provocative/incendiary Charlie Hebdo magazine?  Who is the Parisian Roz Chast (if there even is one)?  What are the major themes and latest projects coming out of L'Hexagon?