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Panelists: A comics artists show at Giant Robot New York [21 Oct 2005|06:29pm]


Group show featuring 20 comics artists at Giant Robot New York
October 22 - November 16, 2005
Giant Robot New York
437 East 9th Street
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | www.grny.net

Giant Robot New York is proud to announce Panelists - a group art show featuring a collection of work from 20 of our favorite comic artists opening Saturday, October 22 with an artist's reception from 6:30-10PM.

The line-up includes: Andrice Arp - Co-editor and publisher of the Hi-Horse anthology; Gabrielle Bell - When I'm Old from Alternative Comics; Jeffrey Brown - Clumsy, Unlikely, and AEIOU from Top Shelf; Martin Cendreda - Zurik Robot, Dang! and Barefoot Riot; David Choe - Slow Jamz, Bruised Fruit and Cursiv from Giant Robot; Vanessa Davis - Spaniel Rage from Buenaventura Press; Leif Goldberg - Free Radicals and co-founder of Fort Thunder art collective; James Kochalka - American Elf and Sketchbook Diaries from Top Shelf; David Magdaleno - Snacks and Everlasting Bass; Kiyoshi Nakazawa - Drunken Master; Anders Nilsen - Big Questions and Dogs & Water from Drawn & Quarterly; Gary Panter - Jimbo and Cola Madness; John Pham - Xeric award-winner and author of Epoxy, Brian Ralph - Cave-In and Climbing Out from Highwater books; Ron Rege Jr. - Skibber Bee Bye from Highwater Books; Aaron Renier - Spiral-Bound from Top Shelf, Souther Salazar - Destined for Dizziness from Buenaventura Press; Bwana Spoons - Pencil Fight from Top Shelf; Adrian Tomine - Optic Nerve from Drawn & Quarterly, and Sara Varon - Sweater Weather from Alternative Comics.
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More reviews of The Cute Manifesto! [06 Sep 2005|10:27pm]


Here are some more reviews of James Kochalka's The Cute Manifesto:

  • Variety
  • Bookshelf Comics
  • Mad Professor
  • Broken Frontier
  • The Fourth Rail
  • Columbus Alive
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    James Kochalka interviewed [19 Aug 2005|08:05am]

    Here's a new James Kochalka interview on the Kochalkaholic blog.
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    Columbus Alive on The Cute Manifesto [18 Aug 2005|06:26pm]

    From Columbus Alive, August 17, 2005


    In other worlds

    by J. Caleb Mozzocco

    “The Cute Manifesto”

    Given all the deep thinkers, opinionated would-be philosophers and outright cranks that make up the field of comics, humorous humanist James Kochalka is one of the last guys I’d expect to come up with a manifesto. While Kochalka can get serious and heady at times, he’s still best known for Monkey Vs. Robot.

    Well Kochalka’s The Cute Manifesto (Alternative Comics) is indeed an artistic and philosophical manifesto. It’s also clearly his—from the little square book design to the familiar sight of Kochalka’s elfin avatar of himself to the handwriting style that lettered his other works, this is classic Kochalka.

    And it could even change your life—or at least cheer you up for a few hours after reading it. Particularly if you’re a comics creator (or wannabe comics creator), like Kochalka is (and at one point was).


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    New James Kochalka blog [17 Aug 2005|05:59pm]

    From Alan David Doane:

    Hey gang,

    Starting today I have launched a new blog dedicated to the works of James Kochalka, KOCHALKAHOLIC!


    I hope you'll stop by often, and feel free to e-mail me news tidbits, concert reports, anything you think would enhance the blog and be of interest to James's fans.

    Additionally, if you have suggestions for improving the blog, I'm all ears! Let me know what you think!

    The blog is up and running now, so come by and have a look, post your comments, and I hope you enjoy it!


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    James Kochalka in Resonance magazine [17 Aug 2005|08:02am]

    The new issue of Resonance magazine (issue #46), has a special feature article titled "toolkit" with James Kochalka in which they "give a special someone unique tools to answer a tricky question"

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    Lyrics [08 Aug 2005|12:40am]

    Does anyone happen to have any links to the lyrics of James Kochalka's music?

    Thank you.
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    Vermont - Comic Art in the Green Mountains: James Kochalka, Frank Miller, Bissette, Vietch, Sturm [05 Aug 2005|10:48am]


    The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center closed for a week beginning July 31 for installation of four exciting new exhibitions. Reopening Friday, August 5, the museum will host an artists' reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk, featuring free admission to the galleries and free snacks...the new shows range from a varied selection of works by one of America's foremost figurative painters, to a survey of five comic artists currently working in Vermont...

    "Comic Art in the Green Mountains" explores the recent explosion of comic books and graphic novels through the work of five leading comics artists living and working in Vermont. Work by Steve Bissette, James Kochalka, Frank Miller, James Sturm and Rick Vietch is on view through Feb. 5...

    Galleries are open daily except Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is in Union Station at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information, call (802) 257-0124 or visit http://www.brattleboromuseum.org
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    James Kochalka featured in Spin magazine [28 Jul 2005|02:15am]

    The August 2005 issue of Spin magazine now hitting newsstands has a full page feature on cartoonist James Kochalka. Spin magazine covers music, movies, pop culture and more music, with an average paid circulation of 550,000.

    James Kochalka’s most recent releases are Super F*ckers #1 (Top Shelf; Diamond Code: MAR05 3221) and The Cute Manifesto (Alternative Comics; ISBN: 1-891867-73-3; Diamond Code: APR05 2555)
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    The Cute Manifesto in stores! [25 Jul 2005|07:18pm]

    Debuting at your favorite comic book store on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 is award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka’s eagerly awaited The Cute Manifesto comic book collection from Alternative Comics.

    To locate a comic book store in your area use the on-line Comic Shop Locator Service.

    The Cute Manifesto
    By James Kochalka
    168 pages, 6" x 6", $19.95.
    ISBN 1-891867-73-3; Diamond Code: APR05 2555

    In stores Wednesday July 27, 2005

    James Kochalka's "Dianetics". A powerful mixture of philosophy and comics that can literally change your life forever. In a dangerously uncertain world, Kochalka plots a theoretical path to happiness. Collecting his most intensely thoughtful work, Kochalka tackles all of the big issues... comics and art, birth and death, technology and joy, and everything in between. Included are The Horrible Truth about Comics, Reinventing Everything parts 1 and 2, Sunburn, The Cute Manifesto and even Kochalka's famous "Craft is the Enemy" essays.

    For more information about James Kochalka, visit http://www.indyworld.com/kochalka
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    Free Comic Book Day 2005 - May 7 [07 May 2005|08:09am]

    Free Comic Book Day is today, Saturday, May 7!

    Free Comic Book Day - Saturday May 7

    Make sure to pick up our Alternative Comics Presents Free Comic Book Day 2005 [for mature readers only] -- James Kochalka did a full-color comic that starts on the front cover and continues on the back cover!

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    Hello and Welcome [08 Dec 2004|01:47am]

    It never occured to me when I found no existing James Kochalka community that I could make my own. So that is what I did. James Kochalka is one of the greatest comic book writers of our time. He contributes happy, yet, hilarious comics to the comic book world. I encourage anyone that has or has not read James Kochalka to join. If you know him, then awesome. If you don't, then if would be to your advantage to get to know him.
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