David Lasky will be signing the Eisner Award–winning graphic novel The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song and El Deafo on Thursday July 24 at 5:30pm in Autographing Area AA21. There will be signed & numbered advances of El Deafo by Cece Bell and David Lasky at Abrams ComicArts booth #1216 as well!
Countdown to the Con - The Cigar That Fell In Love With a Pipe: Featuring Orson Welles & Rita Hayworth by David Camus and Nick Abadzis (SelfMadeHero)
Nick Abadzis will be signing The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe at 4:30PM at Comic-Con Booth #1216
See Nick Abadzis in a panel at Comic-Con at 3:00-4:00PM, 28DE, Walking the Line: An Investigation into “Alternative” vs. “Mainstream” Comics and Beyond with Nick Abadzis, Frank Cammuso, Kazu Kibuishi, and Gene Yang.
Is there an overlap between mainstream comics and alternative comics, or is there a clear division? Which genre is speaking to the widest readership? What is the precise state of play between graphic novels sold in bookstores, YA graphic novels, children’s work, art comics, and the mainstream end of the industry—is it all really part of the same spectrum? And with all of the different options available to readers, how do we get a new generation of kids to read comics and keep reading them?
In this panel, Publishers Weekly editor Calvin Reid leads a discussion with graphic novelists Nick Abadzis (author of The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe, Titan’s Doctor Who comic series, and the award-winning graphic novelLaika), Frank Cammuso (author of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist theAmulet series, and editor of the Explorer series) and Gene Yang (author of the graphic novel Boxers & Saints) where they will explore the overlap between mainstream and alternative comics, and the possibility of a greater collaboration between the two. A short Q&A will follow.
Ideal Bookshelf 741: Isabel Allende (Spanish editions)
© Jane Mount
2014 / 20x24” / gouache & ink on paper
Ideal Bookshelf 742: Isabel Allende (English editions)
© Jane Mount
2014 / 20x24” / gouache & ink on paper
Very honored to paint all of Isabel Allende’s beautiful books, in both the English and Spanish editions! I first read The House of the Spirits in high school and was completely blown away by it. Personally, I think the Spanish versions are the lovelier of the two; they have such distinctive spines.
Stop by Comic-Con Booth #1216 to get a signed and numbered copy by Tony Millionaire!
Salted Crack Caramel Ice Cream at Ample Hills Creamery
This weekend, go check out the utterly delicious Ample Hills Creamery ice cream with a brand new location in hipstery Gowanus complete with plentiful outdoor space. Born from the wildly popular Prospect Heights shop, Ample Hills also has a kiosk at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and a new ice cream book out, titled “Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop,” written by AHC’s husband-and-wife co-owners Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna, together with co-author and illustrator Lauren Kaelin. Part cookbook, part narrative, the book features recipes for Ample Hills’ signature flavors like Salted Crack Caramel and The Munchies, as well as a few new ice cream creations. The Gowanus location is a huge two-story space which houses the manufacturing facility as well as a scoop shop and a multi-function space for classes, parties, and events. Delicious!
For more info, visit AmpleHills.com.
Countdown to the Con - The Art of Rube Goldberg (A) Inventive (B) Cartoon (C) Genius, selected and with commentary by Jennifer George, introduction by Adam Gopnik, cover paper engineering by Andrew Baron of Popyrus Studio, essays by Al Jaffee, Carl Linich, Peter Maresca, Paul Tumey, and Brian Walker
The Art of Rube Goldberg has also been nominated for a Harvey Award in the category of Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Representation. Congratulations!
SERVES 10 TO 12
2 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into
1/2-inch (12-mm)-thick rounds
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Toast the coconut in a dry small sauté pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the coconut begins to brown and becomes fragrant, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir together the coconut and zest in a bowl and set aside.
Preheat a grill to cook over direct medium-high heat. Spray each side of the sliced pineapple with cooking spray. Grill each side for 2 minutes.
Evenly sprinkle the grilled pineapple slices with the chili powder and the toasted coconut–lime zest mixture. Serve immediately.
Climate Changed will be discussed at Comic-Con, Saturday, July 26 at 4:00-5:00PM in Room 28DE at the Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel and be sure to stop by booth #1216 to get a signed and numbered copy of Climate Changed.
For over 60 years Abrams has been the country’s premiere art book publisher. It’s been five years since the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, and the tradition of excellence continues with award-winning original graphic novels and coffee table books such as The Art of Rube Goldberg. Join Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts), Chad Beckerman (Eisner nominated creative director of Abrams ComicArts), Carol Burrell (senior editor of Abrams ComicArts), and other special guests, including Mark Evanier (historian and author of The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist theAmulet series, and editor of the Explorer series), Chip Kidd (award-winning author, editor, and book designer), and David Lasky (Eisner Award–winning artist of The Carter Family), as they talk about current titles, including Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni, and reveal details about their upcoming Fall 2014 list, including The Warren Commission Report: An Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination by Ernie Colón, Jerzy Drozd, and Dan Mishkin, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier,Sing No Evil byJP Ahonen and KP Alare, as well as details about exciting forthcoming projects…