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Things To Do In New York This Week If You Like Comics

Tuesday, March 10th

rooum-72-dip1The 117th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. The Presentation will be by Kent Worcester on Ten Great Cartoonists You've Never Heard Of. They say: "In recent years there has been a flurry of scholarly interest in comics and cartooning, much of which has focused on a relatively small number of cartoonists. This illustrated talk will make the case for looking beyond the usual suspects and will highlight the "lost art" of ten highly talented creators who are not yet on the comics studies radar. Perhaps one or two of their names will be familiar to devoted fans of political cartooning, but very little has been written about any one of the following: M. Verne Breitmayer, Jesse Cohen, Pele deLappe, Phil Evans, Jimmy Friell, John Olday, Charles Peattie, Donald Rooum, Laura Slobe, and Ben Yomen. This presentation will also feature a "hidden bonus track" – cartoons by a famous nineteenth century writer who was also a capable illustrator."

Wednesday, March 11th

11017064_10152761648441365_5480143746248238625_nDrink & Draw NYC will meet at Mary O's on 32 Avenue A in New York from 6:30 to 10PM. They say: "Okay, let's face it. This weather sucks. It's cold, it's miserable, it's depressing. Spring is around the corner, but it certainly doesn't feel like it! $%^# winter. It's time to spice things up. I have a feeling this month's model, Nina La Voix will be a big help! Please join us in welcoming her back for an encore performance. No Harley Davidson this time though. Sorry".

Saturday, March 14th

11009222_857156851008416_6322338984584912636_nLittle Nemo Meets Carousel will be held at 2PM at the Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd Street. This is a live comix tribute to the work of Winsor McCay. They say: "Carousel, the comics reading & performance series, presents a tribute to Winsor McCay. The show features cartoonists from the Locust Moon Press anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, plus a special presentation by animation historian and Oscar-winning filmmaker John Canemaker.

With readings, animations, and performances by:
John Canemaker
Maëlle Doliveux
Maria Hoey
Adriano Moraes
Dave Proch
Andrea Tsurumi
Ronald Wimberly
and special guests.
Plus a slide show drawn by Dean Haspiel (not appearing in person).
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Besides being one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, Winsor McCay was also a popular and innovative vaudeville performer, so this show is a perfect way to honor his amazing legacy.

Also on display: an exhibit with original art from the Locust Moon Press anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. The exhibition runs through March 28, 2015.

$15 Non-members, $10 members, $7 seniors/students. Tickets can be purchased here.


*And if, by chance, you happen to be in New Jersey in my stomping grounds:

Sunday, March 15th

10690098_943095392385161_4683182099875176129_nThe Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be held at Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 at 600 Washington Street in Toms River, NJ from 10AM to 4PM. They say: "Comic book festival featuring vendors, artists, writers and costume groups. Admission $3.00. Those in costume only $1.00. Children under 12 free. For more info, contact MARY CAMPBELL on Facebook or e-mail

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Hannah Means ShannonAbout Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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