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      Everyone please plan to go to the above Hellen Jo show, because her work is really potent and funny and I think under-appreciated.

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    When a crowd gathers in New York City on a Friday night to stare inside a window– especially a freezing ‘spring’ night – you know whatever is in that window must be pretty damn special. Such was the case for the opening of illustrator Molly Crabapple’s latest exhibition The Shell Game at Smart Clothes Gallery on the Lower East Side.

    Back in the fall, Matt Madden and Jessica Abel ran a graphic novel book club at the Brooklyn Public Library. These were really great discussions...The following is a transcription from our book group meeting on “Fun Home”, by Alison Bechdel.

    Brian Wood has brought Star Wars fans back to the original trilogy with his new series and Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko are sharing the duties of telling the story of Han and Leia's great-great granddaughter Aria Solo! It's a perfect time to be reading Star Wars Comics. And talking about them. Join us Friday, April 5th at 1pm Pacific Time for a Live Twitter Chat with Brian Flanagan Wood, @gabrielhardman & Corinna Bechko, using the #SWComicsChat hashtag.

    Creating a Graphic Novel (six week course run by Simone Lia) - This practical and informal course is for anyone who would like to explore their own creativity and create narratives with words and pictures. All backgrounds are welcome; the workshops are suitable for beginners who do not have formal art training.

    The famous comics and cartoon art gallery Martel in Paris will be hosting an exhibition featuring work by acclaimed German cartoonist and artist Anke Feuchtenberger....Feuchtenberger’s work has been described as concerned with the male and female body, their attractions and differences, sex, reproduction and alienation. Her style is naive and realistic at the same time, often with very dark overtones and symbolic, multilayered imagery.

    IMAGE EXPO Writers' Panel - Asked how to write women, [Kelly Sue] DeConnick replied, "Well, pretend they're people, too." Prefacing that there might be a level of snark in the rest of her answer, DeConnick suggested using the "sexy lamp test" since, as she joked, "the Bechdel test is just too advanced for the comic book industry. If you can take the girl out of the story, and replace her with a lamp, and the plot still works…fuck you!" The applause and laughter from the crowd was instantaneous.

    Wednesday, January 15th: New York City, NY: Get your tickets quick, 'cause this will sell out! Julia Gfrörer will be signing her beautiful new graphic novel Black is the Color at The Strand, starting at 7:00 PM. You can either buy the book from The Strand or buy a $15 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one.

    Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes Julia Gfrörer to sign her new graphic novella Black Is the Color on Saturday February 1st. Just in time for Valentine's Day, come down to Georgetown and pick up a deathly love story at sea for that special someone.

    Next week the acclaimed, Iranian-born graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi — whose celebrated 2000 graphic novel “Persepolis” was turned into an Oscar-nominated feature film that she co-directed — will show her paintings for the first time when 21 of them go on view in her solo exhibition at Paris’s Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.

    Graphic Artists Guild presents the 4th annual Graphic Novel Panel January 25, 2014 at the Seattle Design Center with an after-party at Fantagraphics Bookstore. Sign up for either "Make Your Own Comic" or "Writing for Comics" in the morning. Learn the ins and outs of creating and publishing the Graphic Novel in the afternoon. Hang out with the panelists at Fantagraphics Bookstore in the evening.