Brand new softcover editions of my Toon book, MO & JO will be available for sale, as well. I will be there from 7-9pm before I head back to the art table and work on my upcoming mini-series, THE FOX.
TOON Books is proud to announce the TOON Comics Extravaganza, a 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend — a fun event for kids and parents alike that will feature a number of awesome comics-related activities.
To kick off our festivites, we'll be toasting to the US debut of Liniers — an immensely popular Latin American cartoonist known for his strip Macanudo — whose first book in English, The Big Wet Balloon, was published by TOON in September. Liniers will be giving a presentation of his work and will paint live onstage with live musical accompaniment.
In addition, a variety of comics stars from RAW and the TOON Books roster will be celebrating with us. These include: Art Spiegelman (the Pulitzer-winning author of MAUS), whose new collection, Co-Mix, is being released by Drawn & Quarterly, Jeff Smith (Eisner-winning author of BONE and creator of Little Mouse Gets Ready, who will be releasing RASL), as well as Frank Viva, Gary Panter, Rutu Modan, Kikuo Johnson, Dean Haspiel, Trade Loeffler, and many more! New Yorker artist Barry Blitt and his band The Half-Tones will provide musical accompaniment.