The Napoli Comicon has probably the most spectacular location of any comics convention in the world, it’s an old castle, Castel Sant’Elmo at the top of a hill overlooking the city, the bay, and Mount Vesuvius. I didn’t really get a good overall shot of the whole thing, but here’s the entrance:
Just got back from an overnight trip up to St. Lawrence University in Canton NY, near the Canadian border. I had to fly to Syracuse, then rent a car and drive for two hours to get there, so it’s pretty remote, although I feel the local Baptist church was overstating things a bit:
I got a new sticker for my recycling bin, one of those informational diagrams that tells you what kind of paper you can put in the blue recycling bin.
Here’s a photo post focusing mostly on young, fresh faces from last weekend’s New York Comic Con and the PictureBox party at Rocketship. First off, the School of Visual Arts table was busy throughout the weekend and had a much better location than last year, including an impressive display of original student art:
I was recently struck by similarities in the fourth story collected in Drawn & Quarterly’s Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip and the first season of the TV show Lost, and I feel compelled to outline my discovery here. If you are not familiar with either of these works then I invite you to […]
[now updated with links galore and accents to boot] After Angoulême, Jessica and I had a few days off in Paris before our bookstore signings. We went to the Centre Pompidou, which has a really great Hergé exhibit, advertised around the city with the iconic rocket (shown here hanging behind the space-age tubing of what […]
I’m just back from a great trip to France, where I attended the Angoulême International Comics Festival and also spent a few days in Paris with an overnight visit to Lyon in the middle. This post features photos from the Angoulême portion of the trip.
I will occasionally be using this blog to write little pieces about books and other things that catch my eye, with an emphasis on stuff that has been so far undiscovered or overlooked. As a case in point, this post isn’t just about an undiscovered book but a whole new artists group/publishing operation out of […]
When I was living in Mexico City I would often go to the Lagunilla flea market on the weekends, a massive sprawl of stands selling all kinds of knicknacks, antiques, bootlegs, clothing, and food. In one of the many book dealers’ stands there I found a large sheet of paper printed with these inane and […]