Things To Do In New York And Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics (UPDATE)

Tuesday, February 3rd

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 4,  at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be by Keren Katz discussing and showing work from the history of cartooning in Israel as represented in three recently published catalogs by The Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics. She will sample artwork from these catalogs, representing three time periods, focusing on work by contemporary Israeli cartoonists. She will also share slides from her thesis work and her documentation of guerrilla poetry readings at the MoMA.

Keren Katz is an Israeli illustrator and cartoonist based in New York. A graduate of the Illustration as Visual Essay MFA program, School of Visual Arts (New York) and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jersusalem), she has contributed comics to anthologies worldwide, self published six graphic novels and many zines. Titles include: Crossing the Rubikon, Chronicles of the Falling Women, Before The Dark Gate, Rashomon Ramat-Gan, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat Check Dream, Were You Watching?, The Night Poetry Class in Room 1001, and Uncontested Spaces which will be published by No Press.

Wednesday, February 5th

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JHU Comic Books on 32 East 32nd Street in Manhattan, New York, is hosting a signing by Greg Pak from 6 to 8PM to launch Turok #1 from Dynamite Entertainment as well as commemorating the release of Action Comics #28 from DC Comics. Purchase of Turok #1 or Action Comics #28 required to participate in signing. This is limited to 5 items to be signed per customer.

Wednesday, February 5th

1604780_10152208241444134_992024089_nAt Forbidden Planet on 832 Broadway in New York City, Dan Goldman (Shooting War) will be in store signing his brand new graphic novel Red Light Properties from IDW Publishing / Monkeybrain. Also Fred Van Lente (Cowboys & Aliens/ Hercules) and Pere Perez (Smallville) will be signing Archer & Armstrong: Archer #0 from Valiant Comics from 7 to 9PM.

Thursday, February 6th and Saturday, February 8th

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Mon Petit Dumbo, a celebration of  Valentines Art & Ephemera will be held on Thursday, Feb 6th from 6-9pm and Saturday, Feb 8 from 12-5pm featuring  local artists Jen Ferguson (Art in Chaos), Jenn Macsoud, Susan Baldaserini, and Erin Molitor of (Owl&Bone Studio).  They will exhibit Valentines art, handmade ephemera and jewelry. They say, "Find something special and see what art love can inspire!" The venue will be 55 Washington Street, #317 in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Saturday, February 8th

1526125_10152131418229293_595783665_nPaper Jam  is a new twice-annual FREE small press/mini-comic/'zine fair to be held at the Silent Barn at 603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, hosted by the Silent Barn's own Ditko! 'Zine Library. Paper Jam will bring together a selection of local up and coming small press artists and "cross pollinate their work with the arts and music scene of the Silent Barn". Paper Jam is curated by Robin Enrico, Paige K. Bradley, G.W. Duncanson, and Nina Mashurova.

Exhibitors for this February's Paper Jam include:

Alabaster http://illustriousalabaster.com/
Olivia Fox http://roarlivia.tumblr.com/
Stephanie Mannheim http://www.stephaniemannheim.com/
Matthew Leifheit http://www.matthewleifheit.com/
Holly Knox Rhame http://hkrhamefineart.com/
In Our Hearts NYC http://www.inourheartsnyc.org/
Paper Rocket Mini Comics http://paperrocketcomics.com/
Hazel Newlevant http://newlevant.com/
Benjamin Urkowitz http://b-m-f-u.tumblr.com/
Brian Blomerth http://www.brianblomerth.com/
KATBUS & Comics Workbook http://katbus-express.tumblr.com/
Leah Wishnia http://leahwishnia.tumblr.com/
Mike Taylor http://late-era-clash.tumblr.com/
Tia Doran http://vanishingtwin.tumblr.com/
Zach Hazard Vaupen http://www.suffervacation.com/
G.W. Duncanson http://cash-money-cartoons.tumblr.com/
A.T. Pratt http://atpratt.net/
Halfling zine http://halflingzine.tumblr.com/
& http://amperamp.com/
Fvck the Media http://www.fvckthemedia.com/
Caroline Pequita http://www.carolinepaquita.com/
Lala Albert http://plslala.com/
Mia Schwartz http://dangerschwartz.tumblr.com/
Tuomas Korpijaakko http://www.tuomaskorpijaakko.info/

Additionally, at 6pm, there will be an opening for Birgit Larson + maps of x inactivation @ (Scientific) Abstract Art gallery

Also, later that night there will be musical performances by:

Celestial Shore http://celestialshore.bandcamp.com/
Cloud Becomes Your Hand http://cloudbecomesyourhand.bandcamp.com/
Aye Aye Rabbit http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Aye_Aye_Rabbit
Little King http://littlekingmuzac.bandcamp.com/

The music show costs standard Silent Barn door price, but attending Paper Jam is totally FREE.

Saturday, February 8th

Indie comics creator Neil Dvorak will be appearing in Astoria, Queens, New York, at 7:30 at Enigma Bookstore at 33-17 Crescent Street, Astoria, promoting his comic Easy Pieces:

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Sunday, Febuary 9th

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Locust Moon's Comic Making Class For Kids, children's and young adult classes, return this Sunday at Locust Moon Comics, 34 S 40th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They say: "Learn to make your own comics under the watchful eye and steady tutorial hand of the one and only Pat Aulisio". The tuition for a full five week semester for students ages 5-16 is $75. Bring paper and pencils.

About 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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