Join us for the annual Post Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novelist Night! With special guest readers Gabrielle Bell, Alabaster, Julia Wertz, Nathan Bulmer, and Jeffrey Lewis.
Hosted and curated by Robyn Chapman
Our annual comics reading event is more than just a night of entertainment--it’s a book drive with awesome raffle prizes! Donate a graphic novel (new or used) or $5 to be entered in our raffle! Book drive donations will benefit The Center for Cartoon Studies and The Sequential Artists Workshop (and I’ll give a little cash to the readers too).
Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, is available from Uncivilized Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Alabaster is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, New York. The character Talamaroo has appeared is several of her comics, which are each self-published and hand crafted by the author.
Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco bay area in 1982. She is the author/illustrator of the unfortunately titled autobiographical graphic novels The Fart Party vol 1 and vol 2, Drinking at the Movies and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and makes comics at Pizza Island (RIP). Her work appears in absolutely no other publications and she’s an irregular contributor to twitter.
Nathan Bulmer is an illustator whose work has graced the pages of Time Out New York, Seattle Magazine, The Kansas City Star, and The Pitch Weekly. He’s even shown work in galleries like Dieu Donne in New York and Grand Arts, The Bank, The Bakery, and various other galleries in Kansas City, Missouri.
Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His critical writings on the comic book Watchmen have lead to Jeffrey lecturing all over the world. Jeffrey’s most recent self-published comic book Fuff is an anthology series combining biographical pieces, fiction, and travelogues, and is currently up to issue eight.
The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.