The weekend roundup…9 Decembre

Wow. I can’t believe it’s already so close to Christmas! Don’t know about you, but I am quite behind with all my gifting and such….Thankfully though, if like me, you are behind, there are several craft fairs and such to get you back on track (many with delicious food too–since you can’t shop on an empty stomach!)…So sit back, make yourself a mug of tea or cocoa and read up on some things to do, before you rush back out into the holiday craze…

To go…

So this weekends events aren’t exactly literally ‘comic arts’ related, but they’re all creatively inspiring in some sort of way–huzzah!

• If you are in NYC do be sure to go see all the holiday windows–sure there will be crowds, but they’re all so intricate that it’s worth it…If you can’t make it to New York, don’t worry, Refinery 29 has some lovely photographs which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home (ie: no crowds)

• And, if like me, you had to miss the The Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival there are quite a few write ups (some with pictures!) of the events…so you can see all the awesomeness you missed out on…er: Comic’s Grid Comixology Chris Mautner’s

• Finally, there is the BUST Craftacular this weekend 10 & 11 Decembre in SoHo from 11am–7pm (8pm on sat)–Admission is $3. There are sure to be some awesome vendors, and festivals like these are great for poking around and discovering new artists. Be sure to visit the amazing ThreadBareSupply booth as well for handmade cowls, jewelry and hats– tell ’em ‘bonatron’ sent you

To see (or listen)…

• Jules Feiffer & Irwin Hasen will be speaking at MoCCA on Thursday 15 Decembre. Feiffer was an assistant to Will Eisner while Hasen worked for Marvel on Justice League & Wonder Woman. Also check out the documentary Irwin: A New York Story  (though I am not sure where you can rent this…)

• And don’t forget, of course, about the upcoming: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn–out in theatres 23 December. Garen Ewing has a great post reminding die hard Tintin fans (like myself) to be sure to see the film with an open mind.

To read…

While it’s not a graphic novel, I’m really enjoying: “My Mother She Killed Me, My Father, He Ate Me: 40 New Fairy Tales.” Compiled by Kate Bernheimer, it’s  a collection of fantasy tales written by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Michael Cunningham (to name a few). Since my graphic novel has elements of the fantastical, it’s good research 

To do…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton of stuff left on my to do list, so I’m not going to add anything additional here…I’m sure you have plenty of things left to do as well, so hop to it now!

 

Well, that’s all folks! Good luck, and if you happen to go to one of these events, let me know how you enjoyed it! Also, be sure to check back here, Monday 12 Decembre for a new series…

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