I forgot to mention yesterday, we’re also going to have copies of Cartoon Picayune ($4) and The Cartoon Crier (free!) at the Poseur Ink booth at San Diego Comic Con next week. (Table N-12 in Small Press.
Cartoon Picayune issue #3 is an exploration of true urban stories. First, Darryl Holliday and Erik Nelson Rodriguez take us inside Chicago’s Cook County Jail and show us a very different kind of courthouse wedding in Wedlock: Love and Marriage in The Cook County Jail. Then, Ethan Leners interviews an art student who has something to say, in her own words, about choosing to express one’s self in Julia Vericella: The Girl Who Plays Solitaire. Editor Josh Kramer makes a brief appearance in Two Years Without Plastic Bags with a piece on Washington D.C.’s plastic bag law and the lady who enforces it. Finally, join featured cartoonist and cover artist Andy Warner in The Man Who Built Beirut, as he seeks to unravel the myth of asassinated lebonese billionare-politician Rafik Harari.
The Cartoon Crier is printed on newsprint in the tabloid format, and packed to the brim with morose and melancholic cartoons (old and new) from:
Ivan Brunetti, Patrick McDonnell, James Kochalka, Lynn Johnston, Bill Griffith, Michael Kupperman, Greg and Mort Walker, Anders Nilsen, Brendan Burford, Jim Rugg, Tom Gammill, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Evans, Melissa Mendes, Blaise Larmee, Bil Keane, James Sturm, R. Sikoryak, yours truly, and many other members of the NCS and CCS communities. It’s a sadstravaganza! Gitcher cryin’ pants on and join the pity party!