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mikedawwwson:

Angie Bongiolatti - Back cover design, blurbs, and release details

This is the back cover design to the book, which includes some amazing quotes by cartoonists Tom Kaczynski and Eleanor Davis.

Secret Acres distributed a press release earlier this week, and here’s what it said:

Secret Acres is delighted to introduce you to Angie Bongiolatti, the third graphic novel from Mike Dawson. An all-new, all original story, Angie Bongiolatti is Dawson’s most provocative, complex and adult work yet. Following its launch at the 2014 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City on April 5th, Angie Bongiolatti will be in stores everywhere April 15th.

Tom Kaczynski, author of Beta Testing the Apocalypse and Trans Terra writes:

"In Angie Bongiolatti we get to follow a group of young New Yorkers as they navigate the slippery slopes between work, play, friendship, sex and politics in a post 9/11 world. Mike Dawson once again demonstrates his enviable ability to create compelling ensemble casts. His new book honestly explores just how personal the political can be."

Set in the same universe as Troop 142, Dawson’s much acclaimed tale of Boy Scouts gone wild, Angie Bongiolatti puts away childish things and moves into the city. Growing up is hard to do in a society overwhelmed by pre-millennium tension, Y2K bugs, endless war and bursting bubble economies. Angie finds herself stretched thin as the common thread between these newly minted adults.

Eleanor Davis, author of Stinky and How to be Happy, says:

"I love Angie Bongiolatti and its swimming cast of characters, even as I cringe to see myself there: sad and stupid, selfish and small, needing a shower. In a world filled with people who struggle to be good despite being - unattractively, uncomfortably, unacceptably - human, Dawson holds up a gentle and forgiving mirror."

Join Mike and us, Friday, March 28th, at Brooklyn’s Bergen Street Comics for for a pre-show beer bash and book signing!

ANGIE BONGIOLATTI by MIKE DAWSON
BOOK DEBUT: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival, April 5TH and 6TH, 2014, at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
BOOK RELEASE EVENT: March 28th, 2014, 8pm-10pm, at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
IN STORES APRIL 15th, 2014

The cartoonist captured in his natural habitat, The Queens, NYC.

A Cringe-Worthy Cover!

Here’s another thing I did. It’s the cover for a comics anthology being published by Birdcage Bottom Books! I’m told it will be out in time for SPX, whenever that is. Soon, I’ll bet. It’s always a fun show. You should go and get one of these. More info t/c!

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25 Years Ago Today…

It was 25 years ago today that I did my first (and only) cartoon for The New Yorker.

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Last Weeks in Next Week in NYC!

Here is the last handful NWinNYC! comics. I’ll be putting the strip on hiatus for a while to focus on bigger problems. I mean projects, of course, but more on that later. I enjoyed doing these strips for The NY Observer and hope to do some more in the future. But these are the last of them for now so read ‘em slow. And if you find yourself jonesing for some Big Apple humor, you can always score a copy of If New York City Was The World. It’s a collection of strips about the city that never sweeps that originally ran in a Manhattan neighborhood newspaper way back when those kinda things still existed. But the humor inside is as fresh as a NYC breeze. It’s way out of print but you can actually get a signed copy from me through Amazon. In the meantime, enjoy!

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A Public Service Announcement…

It looked like the snow was melting and we were over the hump of winter but it’s snowing again and there’s another major snowstorm forecast for the first week in March. So, just in case, here’s a comic I did for NICKELODEON Magazine some years ago. It could come in handy.

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joedator:

Meet Frank And Irene Riciglio, the Queens couple who successfully bid to host the 2018 winter Olympic games

A very funny strip by Joe Dator. Ah, Queens…

joedator:

Meet Frank And Irene Riciglio, the Queens couple who successfully bid to host the 2018 winter Olympic games

A very funny strip by Joe Dator. Ah, Queens…

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A Petey & Pussy Flashback

Back in 1998 I made a small mincomic with the original P&P strips. This was the cover.

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The mini also contained a couple of crude flipbook animations on the edges, one each of Petey and Pussy. Here’s the Petey one all giffied up. SPOILER ALERT!!: Looking at this could spoil your day. Please don’t look at it if you are easily disturbable, annoyingly oversensitive or young and impressionable. But if it’s the kind of thing you can handle, then you may want to read the early P&P strips on my old steam-powered website, Fontanelle Press. Click around, you’ll find them (second cherub from the top) or something else interesting.

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And if you actually find the gif or the strips entertaining then you should definitely pick up a copy of my 2008 Eisner-Award nominated P&P graphic novel. Currently available here for pretty cheap.

gregorybenton:

Vancouverites! Tomorrow 5-7PM (Sunday Feb 23) c’mon down to Lucky’s Comics and Books!

I swear, Gregory Benton might be the hardest working-cartoonist I’ve ever seen. If you are in, say, a 200-mile radius of Vancouver you owe it to yourself to get one of his beautiful books. Tell your friends. Camp out in front of the store the night before to be the first in line.

gregorybenton:

Vancouverites! Tomorrow 5-7PM (Sunday Feb 23) c’mon down to Lucky’s Comics and Books!

I swear, Gregory Benton might be the hardest working-cartoonist I’ve ever seen. If you are in, say, a 200-mile radius of Vancouver you owe it to yourself to get one of his beautiful books. Tell your friends. Camp out in front of the store the night before to be the first in line.

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danielspottswood:

Tony Consiglio drew one of my characters!!

Tony Consiglio is not just a podcasting raconteur. Oh no. He also draws stuff when no one is looking. See?! Here’s his “dramatic reinterpretation” of one of Daniel Spottswood’s Disquietville characters, Doug!

danielspottswood:

Tony Consiglio drew one of my characters!!

Tony Consiglio is not just a podcasting raconteur. Oh no. He also draws stuff when no one is looking. See?! Here’s his “dramatic reinterpretation” of one of Daniel Spottswood’s Disquietville characters, Doug!

adhousebooks:

Hey DC … You can get a few sketched B+F ar Big Planet Bethesda if you couldn’t make it out.

adhousebooks:

Hey DC … You can get a few sketched B+F ar Big Planet Bethesda if you couldn’t make it out.

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I love finding faces in everyday objects. Here’s one. I’ve posted some more over at The Facebook, here.

I love finding faces in everyday objects. Here’s one. I’ve posted some more over at The Facebook, here.

mikedawwwson:

Excerpt from George Orwell’s “Inside the Whale”

I’m enjoying these quick web comics by smartypants Mike Dawson.

6!

Here’s another quick animated gif, this time featuring one of my top ten favorite numbers, 6! Tumblr makes me show it tiny. You can see a somewhat larger version over at my Wordpress blog if, like me, you prefer your 6s  a bit biggerer.

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Comic Strip Catch Up…

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to post a few Next Week in NYC! strips. Here are a few from last fall. I’ll try and keep them coming on a more regular basis. For a while anyway. As always, thanks for reading!

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