Those dispirited by the end of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival now have another show to look forward to: Comic Arts Brooklyn, presented by Desert Island Books (which is owned by Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival co-founder Gabe Fowler).
Set for Nov. 9 at Mt. Caramel Church and the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the inaugural event will feature such guests as Paul Auster, Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, David Mazzucchelli, Art Spiegelman and Adrian Tomine. Programming is being directed by cartoonist and editor Paul Karasik.
According to the press release, "CAB is a curated exhibition of some of the best local and international artists and publishers working in comics, graphic illustration and fine art: from the cutting-edge underground to the established, respected artists in the field."
Read the announcement below:
FIRST ANNUAL "COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN" FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED TO FEATURE PAUL AUSTER, ART SPIEGELMAN AND DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
The first annual COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN (CAB) organized by Desert Island will take place on November 9, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg. Programming will be directed by Paul Karasik and take place at the Knitting Factory, featuring Paul Auster, Art Spiegelman and David Mazzucchelli, who will appear together for the first time to discuss their important work City of Glass: The Graphic Novel. Additional guests to be announced.
CAB is a curated exhibition of some of the best local and international artists and publishers working in comics, graphic illustration and fine art: from the cutting-edge underground to the established, respected artists in the field.
Desert Island was the founder and lead organizer of the annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, which ran successfully for four years.
Programming director Paul Karasik brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the show, including his tenure as associate editor of Raw Magazine in the 1980s.
WHO: More than 100 artists and publishers from the United States and Europe, including:
Paul AusterMichael DeForgeLisa HanawaltDavid MazzucchelliArt SpiegelmanAdrian Tomine...and many others to be announced!
WHAT: THE FIRST ANNUAL "COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN" FESTIVAL
WHERE: Exhibition: Mt. Carmel Church, 275 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY Programming: The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 11 AM to 7 PM