Durham Comics Fest is an annual, all-ages celebration of comics and graphic novels, with an emphasis on supporting a community of comics readers and creators. As a program of Durham County Library, Durham Comics Fest is free and open to the public. Please click here for full info about location(s), admission, and programming details.
2:00-3:00: Join cartoonists (and educators) Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden as they examine the elements of comics through the lens of the comic strip Nancy. Through the deconstruction of a single comic strip from 1959, participants will learn about the secret ingredients of visual literacy, and bolster their understanding of how to make, teach, and enjoy the medium of comics!
3:30-5:00: Workshop with Mark and Paul. (This program is for adults and teens. Registration required.)
Located at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. in Durham, North Carolina
Saturday July 13, 2019:
Durham Comics Fest 2019
East Coast Comic Con is located at the Meadowlands Exposition Center and offers 3 days of programming and over 300 exhibitors. Please click here for full info about location(s), admission, and programming details.
We will co-host a lively panel discussion entitled Why Nancy? on Saturday afternoon, May 18 at 12:30 in Conference Room 2 with an all-star cartoonist panel featuring Kaz (Underworld, Spongebob Squarepants, etc.), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press, Nancy Eats Food, How Sluggo Survives, etc.), and Carol Tyler (Fab 4 Mania, Soldier's Heart, etc.). Please click here for panel information.
1:30: How To Read Nancy book signing
4:00: The Book of Weirdo book signing
Saturday May 18, 2019:
East Coast Comic Con
A guided book tour, discussion and signing: free and open to all!
Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers
218 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11249
Saturday September 15th, 2018:
Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event
Presentation: Thursday July 19, Room 28DE, 7:00-8:00
Signing: Friday July 20, Fantagraphics Books booth, 4:30-5:30
Located at the San Diego Convention Center 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 9210
Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20, 2018: Comic-Con International: San Diego
Join cartoonists (and educators) Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden as they examine the elements of comics through the lens of the comic strip Nancy. Through the deconstruction of a single comic strip from 1959, participants will learn about the secret ingredients of visual literacy, and bolster their understanding of how to make, teach, and enjoy the medium of comics!
Located at the Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 11:30-12:30.
Friday May 11, 2018: Librarian & Educator Day @ TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC) is an organization of academics and scholars interested in examining and promoting the study of comics.
Located at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel Conference floor, 3:00-4:15.
Friday May 11, 2018: CSSC Creative Keynote Address
Mark and Paul will be making a presentation at Canada's largest comics exhibition & vendor fair and signing copies of How To Read Nancy at the Fantagraphics booth.
Located at the Toronto Reference Library, Signing 1:00-2:00, Presentation: 4:00-5:00.
Saturday May 12, 2018: TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
Saturday April 7 & Sunday April 8, 2018:
MoCCA Arts Festival 2018
The MoCCA Arts Festival is Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. Please click here for full 2018 location(s), admission and programming details.
We will be signing at the Fantagraphics Books booth on Saturday the 7th at 11:00-noon, and on Sunday the 8th at noon-1:00. Metropolitan West: 639 W.49th St. NYC.
We will also co-host a lively panel discussion entitled Why Nancy? on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in the Helvetica room with an all-star cartoonist panel featuring Roz (The New Yorker) Chast, Patrick (Mutts) McDonnell and Gary (Songy of Paradise) Panter. Ink48: 653 11th Ave. NYC. Please click here for panel information.
How to Read Nancy, The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels
With Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden
The event is free and open to all. James Branch Cabell Library, Monroe Park
Campus, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street
and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, or to
register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804)
Monday, April 2, 2018:
Virginia Commonwealth University
How To Read Nancy, The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels
The Authors in conversation with Columbia University comics librarian Karen Green
A book singing and reception will follow the presentation.
$15 Non-Members, $10 Members, $7 Seniors/students (Undergrad with valid I.D.)
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) New York, NY 10065.
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik on How To Read Nancy, The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels.
Hosted by Ben Katchor.
Free and open to the public.
Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, New York.
In the Bark Room (M101, off the lobby) at 7:00.
How To Read Nancy, The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels premieres at CAB!
Free and open to the public.
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205.
Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik talk Nancy with the Toonseum's John Kelly @ 5:00 in the ARC Building, Lower Level, Room E02 Lecture Hall. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden sign How To Read Nancy at the Fantagraphics table (A14-A15) in the upper level ARC Building exhibitor's hall from 6:00-7:00.