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    July Events – Comic-Con – Last Gasp Booth 1709

    July Events  – Comic-Con – Last Gasp Booth 1709

    July 17 – July 21, 2019 – San Diego, CA
    Comic-Con International – Last Gasp Booth 1709

    We have Comic-Con exclusive Weirdo tee shirts and hats, rare underground comix, new art books and the best gifts.

     

    Signings!

    The Book of Weirdo - join author Jon B. Cooke and Weirdo contributors and artists for several signings and a panel discussion!

    Thu - 3pm
    Fri - 3pm & 5pm (before and after the Weirdo Panel)
    Sat - noon
    Sun - 2pm

    PANEL INFO:

    The Book of Weirdo: A History of the Greatest Magazine Ever Published

    Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
    Room 23ABC
    Author Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator, Comic Book Artist) and Last Gasp publisher Ron Turner join cartoonists Mary Fleener, Krystine Kryttre, and Kaz to discuss the history and impact of Robert Crumb's legendary humor comics anthology, Weirdo.

    OTHER PANELS OF INTEREST:

    The Exhibitors of Comic-Con (featuring Ron Turner)

    Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
    Room 29AB
    Former Comic-Con VP of publicity and publications and former VP of exhibits Beth Holleymoderates this cast of longtime exhibitors: Bill Cole (Bill Cole Enterprises), Bud Plant (Bud Plant, Inc.), Chuck Rozanski (Mile High Comics), Ron Turner (Last Gasp), Dan Vado (SLG Publishing), and Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy). Hear from their perspective on how the Con has changed for them over the years. For good or for bad, listen to stories and moments that have stuck with them since their exhibitor history beginnings.

    Spotlight on Jon B. Cooke

    Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
    Room 24ABC
    Learn all about the career of Jon B. Cooke (editor, Comic Book Creator) as a historian, editor, designer, and author, with questions by John Morrow (TwoMorrows publisher, Stuf' Said), Jon's oldest friend in the comics world. From his stint as editor of the five-time consecutive Eisner Award–winning magazine Comic Book Artist to his latest project as author of The Book of Weirdo, Jon talks about his 20+ years in the field and his future as co-playwright of The Golden Age, a four-act play.

     

     

     

     

    Last Gasp Events - June 2019

    June brings events from coast to coast, celebrating The Book of Weirdo, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, and Junko Mizuno's Coloring Book
    Society of Illustrators presents:
    A Panel Discussion and Book Signing for The Book of Weirdo
    June 6, 2019 — 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm – New York, NY. Info and tickets: https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/book-weirdo
    June 10 – July 8, 2019 – Seattle, WA – Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery – Book of Weirdo Exhibition featuring Peter Bagge. More info.

    Toon Talk: The Book of Weirdo, and Other Weirdos 
    with editor Jon B. Cooke, Ron Turner and Malcolm Whyte
    June 15, 2019 – 6:30pm – San Francisco, CA – Cartoon Art Museum

    The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to host The Book of Weirdo editor Jon B. Cooke in conversation with Last Gasp founder Ron Turner and Cartoon Art Museum founder Malcolm Whyte for an evening discussion of the new publication, The Book of Weirdo, a retrospective of R. Crumb's legendary publication. Info: https://www.cartoonart.org/events-exhibitions/#upcoming-events
    Tickets ($10 suggested donation - no one turned away for lack of funds):
    https://guestlist.co/events/612525?utm=b48city2abol61rv
    Winters Friends of the Library presents:
    The Book of Weirdo Discussion and book signing with Jon B. Cooke and Robert Armstrong. June 18, 2019 — 7:00 pm — Winters Library — Winters, CA

    SIGNMAN - The Art of John Law
    In June there are a number of events, including a film screenings and multiple artist talks, surrounding a career retrospective exhibition of the art of John Law (Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society).

    SIGNMAN opens June 7 at ProArts Gallery in Oakland, CA.

    June 6 – 7:00 pm – Oakland, CA – E.M. Wolfman
    Book signing with Kevin Evans and John Law for Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 
    http://wolfmanhomerepair.com/event

    June 7 – 2:30 pm – Oakland, CA – New Parkway Theater – Film screening of the Doggie Diner movie Head Trip (2003) directed by John Law and Flecher Fleurdujon

    June 7 - 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Oakland, CA – ProArts Gallery & Commons Opening Reception for SIGNMAN, a 42 Year Retrospective of Work by San Francisco Underground Artist and Prankster John Law (Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society) https://proartsgallery.org/event/signman-john-law/

    During the exhibition, John Law will be hosting talks with: 
    Mark Pauline (June 21)
    Don Herron (June 27)
    Julia Solis and Ron English (July 16)
    William Binzen (July 25)
    Scott Beale (August 24)

    Junko Mizuno signing at Hi-Fructose MICRO Mega Store
    June 30, 2019 – Oakland, CA – Gallery Nucleus
    The Hi-Fructose MICRO Mega Store is within The Compound Gallery complex.
    Junko Mizuno’s Coloring Book 

    Last Gasp Events - May 2019

    Junko Mizuno at Gallery Nucleus, May 25
    Opening Reception and Book Signing for
    Junko Mizuno’s Coloring Book 
    May 25, 2019 – Alhambra, CA – Gallery Nucleus
    (Art on display May 25, 2019 - June 9, 2019)
    More information: https://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/695/exhibition


    Laurie Lipton - Through the Looking Glass at Modernism West / Foreign Cinema
    May 7 - July 7, 2019 at Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street, SF.
    Hours: M-F, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm, call 415-648-7600 to confirm access. More info.

    Last Gasp Newsletter August 2018

    Last Gasp Newsletter August 2018
    Todd Schorr Exhibition at KP Projects Gallery, Barefoot Gen Complete Series Reprint, Hi-Fructose Collected Edition - Special Edition Box Set Volume 4, Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?, Neverlasting Miracles: The Art of Todd Schorr, Rent Girl

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