On his blog, Ben Hatke notes the arrival of author copies of his new book:
One of the coolest things about writing and drawing books is the part where a box of shiny new author copies shows up at your door. And yesterday was the day that copies of Julia's House for Lost Creaturesarrived here at House Hatke.
I know I've said it before, but I'm really happy with how this book turned out.
The official release date (September 2nd) is still over a month off, but I'm going to give away two copies now, along with a bit of original art!
[Smudge! Expo 2014] A Great New Event! Plus We Were Pirates, and Dear Mr. Watterson By Alex Lupp Yesterday I attended the very first Smudge! Expo, and I hope that it will be the first of many. It was a lovely and very creator focused show, the kind we need more of, especially as the big conventions grow into larger and larger media spectacles....I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, and only wish it had lasted longer than just a single day – an in depth description of my day-long venture follows below. [Read more]
Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl and the upcoming The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, will be the special guest at the inaugural Smudge! Comics Arts Expo on March 8 at Artisphere in Arlington, Va.
The bi-monthly Capicons con at Tyson's Corner saw a few new faces today. I picked up a couple of pieces of original art as a result (and blew my budget, but if you go to the show with friends, you can borrow money from them).
Baltimore County's John K Snyder III did this Shadow sketch with the money going to Hero Initiative charity. Keep an eye out on IDW's variant covers for the Shadow as John is doing one in 2013.
Front Royal's Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for page 98. Zita's aimed at kids, but I like it a lot.
Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for chapter breaks. He tossed this one in after I bought the previous.
Washington's Tom King was signing his book A Once Crowded Sky, a novel about what happens when all the superheroes vanish, but the supervillains don't. I reviewed it for the City Paper and had the strange experience of seeing my words as a pull quote on his banner. I liked the book enough to buy another copy for a comics-collecting buddy's Christmas present. King told me that some additional comic book news from him should come out this week - remind me to follow up if I don't post something here.
Ben Hatke - Nursery Rhyme Comics Start: Oct 21 2011 7:00 pm End: Oct 21 2011 8:00 pm Friday, October 21, 7 p.m. This ingenious pairing of fifty classic nursery rhymes with pictures by today's leading comic artists puts a colorful spin on Mother Goose. Join us for a reading and discussion by Hatke, who took on "Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?" All ages.