News briefs for October 8, 2009

Alternative Comics

» Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow) has published a children’s book entitled “The Very Silly Mayor” which he describes as a updated American The Emperor’s New Clothes story.

Comic strips

» As noted before, John McPherson will be the guest artist at the M&T Bank Harvest of the Arts Festival in Carlisle (PA) tomorrow. Carlisle is the hometown of his parents.

» Berkeley Breathed will make his one and only book signing for his new children’s book “Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster” at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park tomorrow.

» It’s always interesting to see what doesn’t make it into the papers. Alex Hallatt, creator of Arctic Circle has posted a couple of cartoons from a story-line that was determined not to be “too risky for the newspaper comics.

Editorial cartooning

» Editorial cartoonist Eddie Germano will present highlights from a life of drawing political and sports cartoons at the Westwood Library (MA) on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00pm.

Graphic Novels

» Graphic novelist Jessica Abel will be speaking at Penn State’s Graphic Novel Speaker Series today at 4:00 p.m.

» Brad Anderson (“Session 9”, “The Machinist”) will be directing the movie adaptation of the graphic novel “The Living and the Dead”.