- This event has passed.
Comic Arts Brooklyn
Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm| Free
Comic Arts Brooklyn (“CAB”) features over 100 artists and publishers, reincarnating the well-regarded Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival which ran for four years. Most of the publishers are smaller houses hellbent on raising a ruckus rather than imitating a previously profitable trend, with a focus on creative expression through small runs and self-publication. Admission to the festival is free to the public.
Comics festivals are no longer geek-fests with fanboys arguing over back-issue bins about who is faster: Superman or The Flash. Today the most exciting comics are being produced by young people who show their devotion to their medium by twisting it, turning it on its head, slamdancing it through the retina, and jitterbugging it around the cerebral cortex.
While this year’s featured artist list grows daily, confirmed guests include author Paul Auster, Paul Karasik (The New Yorker, RAW), David Mazzucchelli (Asterios Polyp), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), Jeff Smith (Bone) Art Spiegelman (Maus), and Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve). Past world-renowned guests have included Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Roz Chast, and Chris Ware.
Programing director Paul Karasik offers a strong slate of panel discussions and artist spotlights, including: “City of Glass: It Was A Phone Call That Started It,” “The New Generation: What We Like,” and “Jeff Smith: Pulled Apart.” Off-site festival programming includes an art exhibition by Charles Burns (Black Hole) at Desert Island, a screening of rare Japanese animation by Dash Shaw (Bottomless Bellybutton) at Spectacle Theater, and an art exhibition by Heather Benjamin at Mishka.