Aaron Cockle here today with Katie Fricas; Kevin Czap; Louise Bourgeouis; CXC Events


Katie Fricas

The 193rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Sept. 26, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Cartoon Fricassee Live!
An illustrated talk on a year’s worth of non-fiction comics by Katie Fricas, including a trip to a pigeon art show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the scene in Cleveland outside of the Republic National Convention, forgotten milestones from past summer Olympics, and more.

Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City. Her comics have appeared in The Guardian online and on Hyperallergic, Extra Crispy, and The Awl. Her first book of essays will be released in the fall of 2017.


Fütchi Perf On Tour
Kevin Czap is promoting the recent publication of their Fütchi Perf book by Uncivilized Books, please consider stopping by if you’re in geographical proximity to one of the events.

Kevin Czap


Louise Bourgeois. Spider Woman. 2004. Drypoint on fabric, sheet: 13 1/2 × 13 5/8″ (34.3 × 34.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Easton Foundation. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait through January 18, 2018, Museum of Modern Art

The artist’s creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no “rivalry” between the mediums in which she worked, noting that “they say the same thing in different ways.” Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigations of abstraction and works made from old garments and household fabrics. In addition, the evolving states and variants of her prints will be emphasized in order to reveal Bourgeois’s creative thinking as it unfolded.

Louise Bourgeois, The Ladders


Comics Workbook Workshops at CXC
Comics Workbook will be conducting a number of workshops over the course of this upcoming weekend at the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus show. These will be led by Connor Willumsen with assistance from Frank Santoro, and will run on a more-or-less hourly basis on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, so please check the schedule and try to attend one (or several) if you can.

Comics Workbook Workshop Featuring Connor Willumsen
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch, Homework Help Room
The educational workshops hosted by Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook focus on visual theory applied in practical fashion to any kind of comics making a cartoonist can imagine and can benefit any way a student of the form might wish to improve. This year’s special host is the remarkable visual talent Connor Willumsen, with guest-star teachers dropping in and out throughout the weekend. Walk-ins welcome.


Suzy and Cecil – 9-26-2017 – by Sally Ingraham


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