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July 25, 2013


Desert Island's Gabe Fowler Announces First Comic Arts Brooklyn For November 9, 2013

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Here.

People have e-mailed me to say that e-mails have gone out on this, so I hope I'm not jumping the gun. My apologies if I have to change something here. I'm also told that Paul Karasik is involved, which if true, is a huge boon. That guy is smart, and one of those super-connected, lifeblood-of-comics dudes.

Gabe Fowler is one of the three folks that run the Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival with Bill Kartalopoulos and Dan Nadel; that festival called it quits earlier this year after a successful, heavy-buzz 2012 show.

Having a major small press event in New York in the Fall is important to the general festivals/convention calendar for several reasons. One, it's another New York show, and that's a thriving local scene and one that's obviously important to comics. Two, it's a later-Fall show for that specific community, a community for whom the shows are very important. Three, Fowler's involvement would seem to have a better chance to establish some continuity between this event and the Brooklyn show that was.

I know I want to go.

Update: Official PR
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July 25, 2013

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 Auster
Michael DeForge
Lisa Hanawalt
David Mazzucchelli
Art Spiegelman
Adrian 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

Contact: Gabriel Fowler, Desert Island, 718-388-5087; comicartsbrooklyn@gmail.com

Desert Island
540 Metropolitan ave
Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 388-5087
http://www.desertislandbrooklyn.com
So there you go. Karasik will do the programming. That should be good.
 
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