Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Genghis Con

Coming to the Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland,OH) on November 28th is the first Genghis-Con. Last show of the season I guess. Things start at 12noon (to 6pm) and is only $5 to get in. So far the line up is an even mix of folks from the tri-state scenes in Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh and beyond.

They're also looking for more exhibitors. So if you're interested and self-publish comics, zines, screen posters, or any other alt-media, the Genghis-Con wants you. Sounds like a good thing and is fronted by Astound Comics (out of Westlake).

For more information go here.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paul Hornschemeier @ Wholly Craft in Nov.

*Wholly Craft is having another book signing in November with Paul Hornschemeier & Jay Ryan in November. Friday the 13th to be exact at 7pm. Paul has been at the show numerous times. Actually, at my first S.P.A.C.E., I tabled next to Paul. Nice guy. He'll be signing his new collection All and Sundry from Fantagraphics. He's paired up with Chicago poster artist Jay Ryan. Jay's got a new art book (of his posters) called Animals and Objects In and Out of Water. I've been a fan of Jay's since I discovered him on

*apparently there's a memo circulating around that Wholly Craft is the new C-bus spot for indie comic signings. Ogre's got to step it up. Kidding.


Monday, October 19, 2009

John Porcellino Columbus Stop

As reported here earlier John Porcellino the author of the autobio mini comic "King-Cat" was here on October 12 in support of his new collection "Map of My Heart". You can read a great account of his visit by J. Caleb Mozzocco at


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TMA:Lit Graphic

Finally a reason to post: The Toledo Museum of Art is having an exhibit (till January 3rd) called Lit Graphic. The show went up earlier this month and features originals by Peter Kuper, Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner and others.

'Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., the traveling exhibition features more than 146 artworks by 24 contemporary graphic novelists and historic practitioners of this ever-evolving art form.'

The best part is admission is free.

You're driving up to Toledo, Ohio to check this out... right? Right???

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

24 Hour Comics Marathon on Halloween Weekend

This year, the official 24HCD fell on the same weekend as Columbus' Mid-Ohio-Con (Oct 3-4); and so, Max Ink (author of Blink and executive director of Sunday Comix) took it upon himself to organize a special "Halloween Edition" 24HCD for the Columbus comic book creating community. The cartoonist group Sunday Comix will set up at Crimson Cup (4541 N. High St.) on Halloween Weekend from noon Saturday until noon Sunday. Also, Sunday Comix is partnering with the HERO Initiative and will have comic book related items (including the very first 24 Hour Comics Anthology) available for sale and the proceeds will go directly to the Initiative.

Updates on the event and samples of the comics made at the marathon will be posted on