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

Monday, August 25th


The ninety-sixth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7 pm at BHQFU, 34 Avenue A (near 3rd Street) in New York.  The event will be free and open to the public. Presentations will be by Juliacks, and Alexandra Atiya and Salman Toor. Juliacks will present on "Comics: Art, Narrative, & Time" and Alexandra Atiya and Salman Toor will present on their "Work-in-Progress: Electricity Thieves".

Tuesday, August 26th


The "Save Our Schmuck: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner" will be held at Union Hall at 702 Union Street in Brooklyn, New York from 7:30 to 10PM to support award winning photographer and comics writer of Schmuck, Seth Kushner, who has been battling leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant. They say: "An evening of live comix readings, music, & comedy raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner's fight with leukemia. If you cannot attend but would like to help Seth, you can donate here

Performances by:
Molly Crabapple
Douglas Rushkoff
Dean Haspiel
Akim Funk Buddha
Josh Neufeld
Plucky Charms
Christa Cassano
Mike Cavallaro w/ Sticks & Stones
(+more acts TBA)

Tickets are $15 and more info can be found here:
Produced by Jeff Newelt
Co-presented by HEEB Magazine
Onsite bone marrow registration by Delete Blood Cancer"

Wednesday, August 27th

10507053_10152333977443207_4519274663635682085_oJHU Comics at 32 East 32nd Street in New York will host Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder signing their Image Comics Rocket Girl trade paperback of Volume 1 from 6 to 8PM. They say: "Fan favorites, Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, for their newly released Rocket Girl trade paperback, "Times Squared!" If you haven't read it yet, this is a fantastic way to catch up! The fun, crazy, time-travel story and beautifully slick art is rife with humor, twists and 80s nostalgia!  Come meet these great talents, have fun and get in on these stories early, before you're left playing catch-up on cold and lonely days! Purchase of Rocket Girl: Times Squared required to participate in signing".

Thursday, August 28th


Carmine Street Comics at 34 Carmine Street in New York will host Chris Giarusso in "Chris Giarusso Does #WakeUpandDraw for Jack Kirby's Birthday!" from 12 to 3PM. They say: "As part of the celebration for the anniversary of Jack Kirby's birthday, master artist Chris Giarrusso will be drawing in the Carmine Street storefront studio space. Co-sponsored by the Hero Initiative! Drop in and show your support!"

Sunday, August 31st


Escape Pod Comics at 302 Main Street in Huntington, Long Island, New York, will be holding a "Countdown to NYCC Cosplay Sunday" at 12PM. They say: "Our first of a two part Cosplay Sunday Event! Come and talk to your peers about plans and work you need to do for NYCC this October and NEXT month come on down here to work on finishing touches! As Always, everyone in costume gets two free comics".

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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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