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Free Comic Arts Brooklyn fest will soothe post-Comic Con woes

By Jaz Joyner

So, you missed Comic Con? Not to worry, friends, because Comic Arts Brooklyn is swooping in on November 8th and 9th at Wythe Hotel to fill all your cartoon needs. And unlike Comic Con, this fest is free and open to the public. That's right, you, your friends, and even that dude who shows up at events last minute not knowing what he's showing up to.

The festival is a two-day marathon of comic and cartoon art, featuring wonderfully nerdy discussions, exhibits (including one from Mad Magazine artist Al Jaffee!), books signings at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and a closing gathering at Wayfarers Gallery with an exhibition by Scandinavian artists KutiKuti. Make sure to check out the exclusive (free!) retrospective of work by cartoonist Charles Burns which focuses on his graphic novel trilogy X'ed Out. And to learn about some of the new kids on the block, don't miss a highlighted discussion with three young, up-and-coming artists Aisha Franz, Lisa Hanawalt and Jillian Tamaki as they talk about their unique approaches to comic-making. If that's not enough, you'll get excited for the long-awaited release of cartoonist, children's book artist and musician Richard McGuire's new publication Here, coupled with an interview of the artist by Paul Karasik.

If you're having post-Comic Con woes, Comic Arts will provide your next comic book fix—just hold out three more weeks.


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