Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Afternoon in Williamsburg: Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival at Our Lady of Consolation Church and Secret Project Robot

In a cold, driving rain - we are already counting the days until we migrate to our winter retreat in the Arizona desert - we trudged across Metropolitan Avenue this afternoon to drop in on the all-day Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, whose main exhibition space was in Our Lady of Consolation Church.

It was really, really crowded, filled with comics, graphic novels and related stuff.

The first table at the door belonged to our favorite neighborhood comics store, the fabulous Desert Island.

As we walked around, we took some pics of the exhibitors and their printed works and the crowds of comics congnoscenti.

Because we were spending the afternoon with our landlady/BFF and her (and our) favorite aunt and then going with them to an early dinner at Il Passatore on Humboldt Street, we couldn't stay for as long as we would have liked.

But we did get to see some of our favorites, including Paping, Dash Shaw, Leslie Stein, Gabrielle Bell, Adam Suerte, Kim Deitch, R.O. Blechman, Ben Katchor, et al.

We're grateful to Picturebox and Desert Island for presenting the festival.

Unfortunately, we could only just drop in for a moment to the events at Secret Project Robot, which included presentations all afternoon.

You can find really good coverage of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival on some excellent blogs: The Lightening Revolt (R); ArtLoversNewYork (Nancy Smith); Glory, How Stupid (Devin KKenny); The Cool Kids Table! (Rickey); Try Harder (Carrie); Like the Donkey Calling the Dog Big-Headed (Jess Ruliffson); and BabyTiger (Linzi).

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