Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More guests and updates

Here we are with some more guest updates:

Gabrielle Bell!!!

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her "Book of" miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I'm Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Bell has contributed to many acclaimed anthologies including Mome, Kramers Ergot and The Drawn and Quarterly Showcase. Her work has been selected for the 2007 and 2009 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction. Bell's comic "Cecil and Jordan in New York" has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry, to be released in March 2009. Her latest collection, also titled Cecil and Jordan in New York, will be published at the same time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is working on a second volume of Lucky.

American Stronghold: "Your Tomorrows Today."

Faux-Pas Industries (Sam Gaskin and Dane Martin):
Sam Gaskin rides the magic bus.
Dane Martin lives in the land of laffs.

Chuck Forsman: Chuck is a recent graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and is the self-publisher of Snake Oil, which won two Ignatz Awards in 2008 (Best Series and Best Single Issue).

On the Fly Publications( Dan Fleming and Chris Beckett): Fans of the early '80's British anthology, Warrior, Dan Fleming and Chris Beckett created their own black and white comics/ prose anthology Warrior 27. A home for EC-style short stories, interviews with comics notables like Chris Staros andgary Groth, Dan's tongue-in-cheek rant "I Hate Brian Micheal Bendis" and whatever else can fit, these two Maine creators are looking forward to issue #4, coming in Fall 2009.

Stephanie Piro is a cartoonist, illustrator and designer. She is one of King Features’ team of women cartoonists, “Six Chix” (she is the Saturday chick!). She also does the daily comic “Fair Game” that appears on her website and in magazines, books, calendars and cards. Her latest cartoon collection “My Cat Loves Me Naked” is available all over the place. Plus, she designs t-shirts, jewelry and lots of other stuff for her business the Strip T’s Design Company. She’ll have a variety of these things including her new mini comics at the festival.
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