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October 16, 2019

Festivals Extra: CAB Announces Programming For 2019 Festival


From their press release sent 10/10/19:
Comic Arts Brooklyn returns on November 2nd with a must-see celebration of modern cartooning featuring Chris Ware, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and hundreds of cutting-edge artists and publishers.

Brooklyn comics store Desert Island presents its eleventh-annual free festival at Pratt Institute, which draws exhibitors and guests from around the world to Pratt's 42,000 sq ft ARC building, the second-largest room in Brooklyn. CAB director Gabe Fowler welcomes new co-curator Courtney Menard, a printmaker and illustrator who has helped bring new voices to the festival and emphasize a commitment to print as an art form.

This year's show includes a full day of free talks and lectures on Pratt's campus, including:

- Chris Ware interviewed by Art Speigelman and Francoise Mouly about his career since appearing in their RAW magazine in 1991
- Aline Kominsky-Crumb interviewed by Lauren Weinstein about the lives and loves of alter ego Honeybunch Kominsky
- Charles Burns and Gary Panter discussing 'Drawing as a way of Thinking'
- Kim Deitch and Nina Bunjevac interviewing each other about 'The Sublime Detail'
- Frank Santoro discussing Pittsburgh and experimental memoir with Calvin Reid
- 'Decolonising Comics,' exploring why comix and zines are spearheading the conversation around decolonization
- 'Invisible Wall: Drawing Across Borders,' a surrealist-activist drawing game between artists from New York and Mexico

All this, plus over 300 artists and exhibitors selling comics, artists' books, prints, and ephemera, including endless rare, self-published, and exclusive material.
That's always a great show with an amazing floor and strong panel participation. I encourage everyone who can go to go.
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