April 7, 2009

On Sunday, April 12, BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department faculty member Tom Hart is hosting a graphic novel reading by SVA students and alumni at KGB Bar from 7 – 9pm. Hart organizes comics readings at KGB twice a year, but this is the first time the event will feature only writers and artists from the SVA community. Readers include Dash Shaw (BFA 2005 Illustration), creator of Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld and contributor to MOME; Leslie Stein (BFA 2004 Cartooning), creator of Baghead, Eye of the Majestic Creature and Yeah, It Is; and current student Alabaster Pizzo, who will read from Small Change, a story about mice at an open mic event. The evening will be emceed by comedian and alumnus Joe Boginski (BFA 2008 Cartooning).

The reading is part of the KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction series, which showcases contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers. KGB Bar is located at 85 East 4th Street and the event is 21+.

Image: Dash Shaw, from BodyWorld, pen, brush, ink and computer color.

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