An annual festival of comics and cartoon art


AdHouse Books Lala Albert Alternative Comics Josh Bayer Heather Benjamin Nick Bertozzi Booklyn Artists Alliance Breakdown Press Charles Burns C. M. Butzer Scott C Sabin Calvert Roz Chast Coin-Op Allison Cole Collective Stench Colour Code Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comics Workbook Cosmic Beholder Matt Crabe Czap Books Michael DeForge Desert Island DOMINO BOOKS Dongery Julie Doucet Drawn & Quarterly Enchanted Lion Books Inés Estrada EyeBall Comix Fanfare/Ponent Mon Fantagraphics Michel Fiffe First Second Aisha Franz FUNCHICKEN Grindstone Comics Lisa Hanawalt HANG DAI Editions Ian Harker Hic & Hoc Publications Hidden Fortress Press Paul Hoppe Matt Huynh Al Jaffee Aya Kakeda Chip Kidd Killer Acid Jude Killory Aidan Koch Koyama Press Kutikuti Chris Kuzma Patrick Kyle Tim Lane Ginette Lapalme Gary Leib Linen Ovens Locust Moon Press Lost Art Books John Malta Benjamin Marra Phil McAndrew Richard McGuire James McShane Mega Press Microcosm Publishing Annie Mok Kris Mukai Negative Pleasure Publications Neoglyphic Media Mark Newgarden Nobrow Oily Comics Paper Rocket Minicomics Benjamin Passmore Pegacorn Press PEOW Studio Raymond Pettibon John Pham Cody Pickrodt Pigeon Press Poety Unlimited A. T. Pratt Press Gang Revival House Press James Romberger Rosebud Archives Jim Rugg Leon Michael Sadler Yumi Sakugawa David Sandlin Olivier Schrauwen Scott Eder Gallery Secret Acres Matt Seneca Koren Shadmi Dash Shaw Katie Skelly Snakebomb Comix Space Face Art Spiegelman Conor Stechschulte Leslie Stein Karl Stevens Wellington Sun Panayiotis Terzis Three-Armed Squid Adrian Tomine Jen Tong Toon Books Tom Toye Meghan Turbitt Uncivilized Books Marguerite Van Cook Sara Varon Zach Hazard Vaupen WEIRD Magazine Lale Westvind Leah Wishnia Wizard Skull Yeah Dude Comics Yoe Books Youth in Decline Z2 Comics Mickey Zacchilli

Event Calendar

Thu Nov 6

Julie Doucet Collage Exhibition

Desert Island

7 - 9PM

Fri Nov 7

Al Jaffee Fold-In Paintings Exhibition

Scott Eder Gallery

7 - 9PM

Sat Nov 8

Book Sales & Signings

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

11AM - 7PM

Sat Nov 8

Wizard Skull Exhibition

Cotton Candy Machine

8 - 10PM

Sun Nov 9

Talks & Interviews

The Wythe Hotel

11AM - 6PM

Sun Nov 9

Kutikuti Exhibition

Wayfarers Gallery

6 - 9PM


Sun Nov 9: Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg

Please Note: Each presentation is free to the public on a first come, first served basis. In order to accommodate interest in each panel, the audience must clear the room at the conclusion of each talk. Please plan accordingly.

Time Event

Al Jaffee Unfolded

Al Jaffee has drawn hundreds of features for the MAD Magazine but he is undoubtedly best known as the creator of the Mad Fold-In that he has drawn monthly since 1964. His originals will be on display concurrently at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn.

Charles Burns: Down the Black Hole

A retrospective of Burns’ work as an illustrator (Sub Pop, The Believer, The New Yorker) and as a cartoonist (Black Hole, Big Baby, RAW), with a focus on the recently released third book of his graphic novel trilogy, X’ed Out. (Burns will be interviewed by Paul Karasik.)

Tim Lane, Ben Marra, & Jim Rugg: Neo Noir

These three cartoonists love tough yeggs, mean streets, and femme fetales. All three have recent work evoking smoky, double-crossing noir. Each creator will present and discuss his own Gods of Noir. (Lane, Marra, and Rugg will be interviewed by Karen Green.)

Roz Chast and Art Spielgeman Talk About Something More Pleasant

Roz Chast's cartoons are synonymous with the New Yorker. Her recent work, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant”, surprised her readers as a frank memoir about her parents’ final years. Art Spiegelman is best known for his masterwork, “MAUS”, but has recently surprised his readers with a musical, “Wordless”. Together they will surprise the audience by asking each other questions.

Aisha Franz, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jillian Tamaki: Cutting Edges

These three young artists represent three different approaches to comics-making and all are focused on making comics unlike anything you have seen before. Their deeply individualized approaches toward work and working will be discussed. (Franz, Hanawalt, & Tamaki will be interviewed by Alexandra Zsigmond.)

Richard McGuire is Here

Fans of cartoonist / children’s book author / illustrator / musician, Richard McGuire, have been waiting years for the publication of the book-length “Here”, which originally ran in RAW. The wait is over. (McGuire will be interviewed by Paul Karasik.)

Raymond Pettibon and the Comics

Pettibon came to prominence in the early 1980s in the southern California punk rock scene, creating posters and album art for Black Flag and other groups on SST Records. He has since gone on to international acclaim, earning several awards and exhibiting in major galleries and museums. (Pettibon will be interviewed by Josh Bayer.)