Lose #6 and Distance Mover Launch and Contemporaries Art Show Opening
16 October 2014 | At Weird Things Gallery Toronto, On | FREE
Visit the Weird Things Gallery website for further details
Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle are launching Lose #6 and Distance Mover respectively at the wonderful Weird Things gallery in Toronto on 16 October 2014. This will be the Canadian launch of their books, as well as the opening of Michael’s art show called Contemporaries. Michael and Patrick will be fresh off a month of touring with Simon Hanselmann, so be sure to ask them about their new comics, their favourite truck stops and highway hypnosis.
Poster by Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle
“Combining picture book and comic book principles, and largely wordless, Martz creates a hugely engaging story filled with colorful characters and beautifully illustrated spreads that sees Tim the cat embark on a series of adventures in a unique, delightful little world.” — Zainab Akhtar, Publishers Weekly
Check out the whole preview here!
Renee French’s Baby Bjornstrand is set to debut next month at the Small Press Expo, but, in the meantime, you can whet your appetite for cute and creepy creatures by reading Whit Taylor’s spotlight on the comics blog Panel Patter.
“Baby Bjornstrand is a heartbreaking story because it gets at that existential argument of “what’s the point?” What can you make of losing something you love and don’t even understand?” — Whit Taylor, Panel Patter
Read the whole review right here!
Small Press Expo (SPX) Tables J12-14
13–14 September 2014 | 14 September: 11AM–7PM and 15 September: 12PM–6PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Visit the Small Press Expo website for further details
SPX is a month away and this year Koyama Press is going all out! We are debuting five new books at the show, including two new children’s titles and a new logo to accompany them. The artist behind each debut book will be on hand, as well as some special Koyama Press guests!
Here are all of the delightful debuts and their accompanying artists.
Imagine Dr. Who as designed by Joan Miró and you’ll have a sense of this art house, sci-fi adventure.
The sixth issue of the standalone, multiple award-winning anthology series by one of comics’ brightest young stars.
Richard Scarry and Rube Goldberg collide in John Martz’s whimsical comic book world.
Michael DeForge’s A Body Beneath, which collects issues 2-5 of his acclaimed Lose series, has been reviewed by the comics and music site End of the Universe.
“Truly, if anything can be said about DeForge’s work, it is that it’s better when experienced than it is to hear about it, so for god’s sake, go and pick up this book right now.” — Greg Mannix, End of the Universe
Read the whole review right here!
Patrick Kyle is interviewed on Dan Berry’s podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody. They talk about self-publishing, Risographs and dream logic. Patrick’s latest book Distance Mover is coming this September at SPX, but take a look at a preview here.
FANTAGRAPHICS AND KOYAMA PRESS PRESENT:
HANSELMANN / DEFORGE / KYLE ON TOUR!
Comics’ newest supergroup is going on tour! This Fall will see Simon Hanselmann touring Megahex, Michael DeForge touring Lose #6, and Patrick Kyle touring Distance Mover! Special appearances by Noel Freibert and A. Degen (be sure to ask him about Mighty Star). More details about individual dates, concerts and talks forthcoming. Until then, mark your calendars and let the above collaboration (silkscreen available soon!) melt your eyes.
09/12 – Bethesda MD – Atomic Books, SPX *
09/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Telegraph Gallery *
09/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Locust Moon Comics *
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Bergen Street Comics * +
09/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Book Fair
09/23 – Manhattan, NY – The New School
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Copacetic Comics *
09/27 – Columbus, OH – Kafé Kerouac
09/28 – Chicago, IL – Quimby’s
09/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Magers & Quinn
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV – Alternate Reality Comics
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Secret Headquarters
10/06 – San Francisco, CA – Mission Comics
10/09 – Portland, OR – Floating World
10/10 – Portland, OR – Gridlords
10/11 – Seattle, WA – Fantagraphics
10/12 – Vancouver, BC – Pulp Fiction #
* With Noel Freibert
+ With Alex Degen
# Without Simon Hanselmann