Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair 2003
Next weekend my Mom will be at the International Miami Book Fair. Along with book signing she will partake in a panel entitled ‘Graphic Details: Confessional‘ along with some other great artists, one of whom I had not realized worked in the Graphic Novel format, Vanessa Davis, as she occasionally appears on The Daily Show with John Stewart with bitingly witty commentary.

***Update… I was totally wrong about that. Upparently she has a doppleganger.***

Here are the details for the time and location of the panel:

Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)

If you are already in Miami getting there should not be such a stretch, and if you are an avid fan of my Mom, graphic novels in general and need a break from the cold then this book fair is sure to warm body, from brains to bones.

November 16, 2013

Airing today at 2pm ET on CBC Radio!

Letting go featured
If you are within the reaches of the CBS airwaves you can listen to an interview with my mom talking about Letting It Go! on Tapestry with Mary Hynes. A podcast is also available for more internet time based listening.

October 6, 2013

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium

My mom asked me to make a drawing of her #drawing based on a drawing she did once. Sketched with pencil then laid down the black lines with this snazzy sharp tipped marker I have been working with lately.
A drawing my Mom asked me to make of her that is based on a sketch of hers that I used for an earlier post. Only I got the coffee cup size wrong, so it looks like a mug. Something she refers to as ‘barbaric’. She prefers smaller cups. I usually agree with this but my method of drawing has a barbaric quality to it in relation to imbibing coffee.

On to more pressing things…

My Mom will be participating in a panel at Parsons on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The symposium will take place at 2 West 13th Street.

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.

As usual she is always pleased when fans show up!

Me? I am off to Bulgaria.

September 21, 2013

The Brooklyn Book Festival

My mom will be at The Brooklyn Book Festival this coming Sunday, signing copies of Letting It Go as well as paricipating on a panel entitled Mundane/Profane/Profound. Following are the details, booth numbers, times as well as a full description about the panel.


11 am – 12 pm Miriam Katin signing at D+Q booths 141 + 142

1 – 2 pm “Mundane/Profane/Profound: What We Draw About When We Draw Comics” panel in the Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium (128 Pierrepont Street), featuring Lisa Hanawalt and Miriam Katin

3pm – 4 pm Miriam Katin signing at D&Q booths.

Mundane/Profane/Profound: What We Draw About When We Draw Comics. Gag cartoonists and graphic novelists talk about the weird, wonderful, and sometimes shocking choices they make in their craft. Ben Katchor (Hand-Drying in America) offers urban fables where daily details lead to socio/political revelations. Lisa Hanawalt’s sexy/snarky one-pagers in My Dirty Dumb Eyes hinge on the vulnerability of showing it all. Miriam Katin’s thoughtful, witty memoir Letting it Go explores profound loss and forgiveness in the context of teeth whitening and stomach troubles. Ulli Lust’s punk travelogue This is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life lays bare body and soul. Moderated by Anne Ishii, translator, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame. Featuring screen projection.

Special thanks to Goethe-Institut New York.

3 – 4 pm Lisa Hanawalt and Miriam Katin signing at D+Q booths 141 + 142

September 16, 2013

On the road: upcoming dates!

Miriam Katin drawing

Some dates coming up where you can shake hands and get your copy of LETTING IT GO signed, or any other previous works that remain unsigned.

NEW YORK Brooklyn Book Fest Sunday September 22nd
MIAMI Miami Book Fair November 17th-November 24th

Wish I could go.

September 3, 2013

Ignatz Award Nominations for 2013

My mom has been nominated for an Ignatz Award!

Here is the official list of nominees:

Outstanding Artist
Lilli Carre for Heads or Tails
Michael DeForge for Lose #4
Miriam Katin for Letting It Go
Ulli Lust for Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life
Patrick McEown for Hair Shirt

Love the title of the award.

Mom also discovered that she was nominated back in 2006 for ‘We Are On Our Own’. Funny if she won back then…

“And the winner is… Miriam Katin!”

*clap, clap, clap clap

“Miriam? Miriam? Miriam?”

The decision and the award will be presented at this years SPX in Bethesda, Maryland.

August 31, 2013

Contribution to The Infinite Corpse

My mom contributed to The Infinite Corpse, based on the Exquisite Corpse drawing game, where each person contributes to a part of a drawing without knowing what the other had drawn, this being in a comic vein of course where you can just browse around. Mom of course jumps in with a below the belt punchline. Given the time I am sure I could lose a whole day browsing through all the contributions. You can even contribute to it yourself!

August 15, 2013

Paris Review

A very nice article written by Yevgeniya Traps along with some photos containing details that about the things my Mom surrounds herself with while she works. Usually when I visit I like to look through all the different items and see if she added anything new. If I do find something she always has a story connected with it, unless it’s a cartoon from the New Yorker where it’s all pretty self explanatory and we both chuckle.

April 20, 2013

Blame it on New York!

Yesterday evening at Soho Digital art, Mom was part of a panel that included some comic heavies: Bob Sikoryak, Peter Kuper, Al Jaffee, Mom, Bob Fingerman, and Dean Haspiel.

While it would have been nice to tag along, I am sure it would have been a jittery weak-in-the-knees affair for me. Peter Kuper and Al Jaffee being one of my all time favorites.

As the title implies, the panel discussed how living in New York City influences their work.

April 18, 2013

MOCCA 2013

MOCCA 2013 at the Armory
Mom thanks everyone who came out to MOCCA. A nice photo of her signing books. Next her is Fiona, who used to be an intern for D&Q and now lives in Brooklyn, joined up to help with D&Q and MOCCA.

I always chuckle at the title MOCCA, imagining that is what comic book and graphic novelists drink in order to meet their deadlines.

MOCCA 2013 exhibition
A series of her pages from previous and current works were on display in the exhibition area. Missed this by a few days. Wish I could have been there.

April 14, 2013

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