As the old saying goes, World Book Day: Keep watching X-Files on Netflix, that pile of unread books are your night stand is certainly judging you.
That’s a thing people say, right?
Happy Book Birthday to the paperback edition (woo cheaper price but even fancier with fooooil!) of SAILOR TWAIN by Mark Siegel—a must read for all struggling creative-types and half-fish people.
Mark Siegel is the publisher of First Second Books, who we LOVE at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Mark also came and spoke about the gorgeous SAILOR TWAIN a couple years ago—go, buy that paperback!
Today in adorable fan art, Izzy draws characters from Sara Varon’s Bake Sale.
We Recommend: New School by Dash Shaw
"Dash Shaw — what a whiz kid! New School, his latest long work, is a great example of the just-turned-thirty cartoonist’s wild wit, ambition, and outright talent. Combining bold pen strokes (what Shaw refers to as “dumb lines”) and electrifying watercolors, what is ostensibly a coming-of-age tale of two brothers becomes something much more perplexing. Welcome to X, an experimental amusement park. But all amusement is not created equal. Don’t get too comfortable.”
Check out the cover for Raina Telgemeir’s new SISTERS!
As you may have noticed, we are celebrating some of our fabulous past guests and friends on the BKBF comics tumblr, plus stuff we just like….
All leading up to when we can formally announce 2014 guests (watch in early summer for big news).
So: Dean Haspiel. Google and it gets you this photo. But of course.
Dean has long been a friend of BKBF, and several times a guest at the Festival. He’s an advocate for local artists and creates community—and we thank him for it. He cares about comics and cares about Brooklyn. He rarely wears shirts.
TUNE: BOOK 2
One of our favorite past BKBF moments was when Derek Kirk Kim (with whom some of us are not very secretly in love), broke out into song on a panel (with the equally fabulous likes of Mark Siegel and Becky Cloonan).
He was reading aloud from TUNE: BOOK 1.
Now, here is Book 2 and you must go and buy it.