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

Monday, August 11th


The ninety-fourth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7 pm at Columbia University's Butler Library, room 523. The event is free and open to the public. Presentations will be by Nicole Antebi and Miki Golod, moderated by Karen Green. Nicole Antebi will present on "Non-Fiction Animation: Roots and Spurs". Miki Golod will present on "Full Body Scan".

Tuesday, August 12th

10901_10152325401589779_1734001172589908459_nComic Book Club Live will be hosting The Bunker's Joe Infurnari as a special guest at 7PM at Fontana's Bar at 105 Eldridge Street in New York. They say: "This week on Comic Book Club Live we're very excited to have Joe Infurnari the artist on a fantastic series from Oni Press called The Bunker! You can currently get the first issue FOR FREE over at Boing Boing!  This will be a SUPER FUN show and we'd love to see you there! Bring some friends! Tell your neighbors! Come get some FREE COMICS.  Tickets are FREE! (21+)

Come on down to the live show and be a part of the Podcast! And don't forget, every week we have FREE COMICS as well as a chance to win a $25 gift card to MIDTOWN COMICS!
Check out our website at to find out how to watch the show live! And follow us on Twitter: @comicbooklive, @realpetelepage @azalben, and @jtsizzle
Our podcast is part of THE NERDIST NETWORK! Check it out here".

Wednesday, August 13th

10556349_10152308450576365_7657615354198088761_nDrink and Draw NYC will be meeting from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Mary O's on 32 Avenue A in New York. They say: "Look, let's just cut to the chase. Sara Emily is the model. And we've been talking. And by the end of the night you guys will learn a couple things. She's here to teach you. So pay attention. And sharpen your pencils. Because class is in session. See you there!"

Wednesday, August 13th


Forbidden Planet NYC at 832 Broadway in New York will host Jason Yungbluth at 5PM. They say: Jason Yungbluth will be on hand to sign super special edition hardcover (and soft cover) copies of this fan favorite mishmash comic about a nuclear Charlie Brown. If you don't know about this book do yourself a favor and come down on August 13th and get a copy and then at 5 get it sign by Jason. It's post apocalyptic world meets Peanuts, do I really need to sell this anymore?"

Thursday, August 14th


Dare2Draw, the comic and illustration arts mentoring and competition event will be held at the Society of Illustrators at 128 East 63rd Street with special mentor Chipp Kidd from 6PM to 9:30PM. They say: "Come Dare2Draw with Mentoring Guest Artist Chip Kidd, hosted by Simon Fraser.  We're delighted to have Chip joining us! He'll be talking to us about best practices and his approach to art directing, designing books and writing.

Bring your sketchbooks for an evening of live drawing with Dynamic Action Models,  contests & give-aways, demonstrations, Q&A and mingling with other cartoonists. We'll have our signature "Quick Draw" Contest and "The Re-Load", four ridiculously awesome "Quick Draw" prizes, all with Copic, Pentel and Sakura Art Supplies, Action Figures, TPB, more… Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw "Quick Draw" Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need. Cover cost is $15 online ($20 at the door). We are on twitter: and for  more information, go to:"

Thursday, August 14th


Barnes and Noble at 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street in New York will be continuing with their Pop Culture month by featuring "Get Pop-Cultured with Image Comics Creators and Moderator" including Ivan Cohen, Bob Fingerman, Joe Kelly, Joe Harris, Brandon Montclare, and Amy Reeder at 7PM. It's a five-creator panel and signing from the creators of Minimum Wage, Rocket Girl, and more!

Saturday, August 16th

1017564_756650487707056_3389345105903668725_nLocust Moon Comics at 34 South 40th Street in Philadelphia will host Ed Piskor and Tom Scioli at 7PM. They say: "Come on out as Ed Piskor brings his New York Times best-selling and Eisner award-nominated HIP HOP FAMILY TREE series to Philadelphia. We'll be debuting the wildly anticipated HHFT VOL. #2, with the hotter than fire VOL. #1 alongside it, and Ed will take a look at the hip hop/comics connection.  ANNNDDDDD…. Mister Thomas Scioli returns to Locust Moon, a mere few weeks after his appearance back in July for a knock-down drag-out title defense of TRANSFORMERS VS. GI JOE #2. YEE HAW!"

Sunday, August 17th

10561760_10152560970712158_4166361062326020302_nBergen Street Comics at 470 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, New York, will host Ed Piskor for the Ed Piskor and Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 Release Party at 7PM. They say: " Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 1 has been a nonstop bestseller since it was released last fall, and we couldn't be more excited about the second volume. In fact, we're so crazy over-the-top excited that we're gonna have a party for the book with Ed Piskor in attendance. And he won't just be signing books! Before we settle down for drinks and comics, Ed and Reggie Ossé (the former managing editor of The Source and creator and host of the Combat Jack Podcast) will sit down to talk hip hop, comics and whatever else tickles their fancy. Besides the first volume, the new volume, the conversation, the creator, the drinks–we'll also have a few advance copies of the limited edition slipcase version of Hip Hop Family Tree 1&2 available. You can make up whatever hyperbolic phrase you'd like to describe this night: it'll probably fit!"

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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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