Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Eisner Winners at NYCC
posted by Dean Mullaney
The IDW booth at last week's New York Comic Con featured this year's Eisner Award-winning Alex Toth, Genius trilogy and Russ Manning's Tarzan, plus our newest releases—Ripley's Believe It or Not! and What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck—and the soon (December) to be released Corto Maltese! It was a crazily-crowded convention floor, and a good time was had by all.
We snuck away long enough to have a meeting with King Features's Editor-in-Chief Brendan Burford at the mighty Hearst Building on 57th Street. The hallways leading off the lobby are filled with famous KFS panels:
Meanwhile, back at the convention, IDW President Greg Goldstein chatted it up with LOAC's Art Director Lorraine Turner.
Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
A Whirlwind Week in New York
The book publishing party for our new book -- WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE!: The Story of Puck Magazine -- was a big hit uptown and down.
The celebration kicked off at the Museum of the City of New York, as Victor Navaksy of The Nation joined authors Michael Alexander Kahn and Richard Samuel West in a discussion of political cartooning and satire.
Ted Adams, IDW CEO and Pubisher, was on hand for the festivities.
The following night was "The Big Event" at the landmark Puck Building. LOAC Art Director (and book co-designer) Lorraine Turner and editor Dean Mullaney admire the cover blow-up.
The next three photos: Dean introduces Rich West and Mike Kahn…
Mike signing copies of the book.
Rich adding his John Hancock.
Lucy Caswell, Founding Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum
Justin Eisinger of IDW and Mike Gold of ComicMix
Simone Castaldi, co-translator of our upcoming EuroComics edition of Hugo Pratt's CORTO MALTESE, talking with Lorraine.
Ted Adams and fiancée Paula Beerman.
Saturday, Oct 4th, 2014
Puck Magazine and American Political Satire
posted by Dean Mullaney
For those of you in New York City for next weekend's New York Comic Con, we have two pre-convention events scheduled to premiere our new lavish coffee table book by Michael Alexander Kahn and Richard Samuel West:
First up on Wednesday, October 8th, both authors will join Victor Navasky of The Nation in a talk—“Puck Magazine and American Political Satire”—at the Museum of the City of New York. Details here.
The next night, Thursday, October 9th from 6:30 to 8:30, will be the official premiere to be held—where else?!—at the landmark Puck Building on the corner of Houston and Lafayette Streets. Join Michael Kahn and Richard West for a talk and book signing. On display will be original artwork and printing stones used to make the magazine’s original lithographs. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there.