Journalista for June 25, 2010: Disaffected 19 year old kids

Posted by on June 25th, 2010 at 3:11 AM



“You know who’s publishing the best art comics for the disaffected 19 year old kids who hang out at the record store? Image Comics. I sell the shit out of King City, Orc Stain and Bulletproof Coffin to the kids who hang out at the record store downstairs. Just sayin’.”


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  • June 25 (Edinburgh, Scotland): Frank Quitely makes an appearance at at Edinburgh Books on West Port, beginning at 3:30PM. Details here.


This Weekend:


  • June 26 (New Haven, CT): The New Haven Summer Comics Fest takes place at the Orbit Gallery on Court Street, beginning at 10AM. Details here.
  • June 26 (Washington DC): Shannon Gallant, Matt Wuerker, Andrew Cohen and Evan Keeling will talk cartooning at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library on L Street, beginning at 1PM. Details here.
  • June 26 (Santa Rosa, CA): Rob Rogers will serve as cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Hardies Lane, from 1-3PM. Details here.
  • June 27 (Sacramento, CA): Indy Euphoria will explode all over the Scottish Rite Center on H Street, from 10AM-6PM. Details here.



Want to see your comics-related event listed here? Email a link to and let me know. Please include an online link to which I can send people for more information. No sales-only events, please — it’s nice that you’ve marked things down at your store or website, but I won’t be listing it here.


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2 Responses to “Journalista for June 25, 2010: Disaffected 19 year old kids”

  1. patford says:

    Dirk, Is there a technical problem with the message board? It seems to take forever to load, and then times out before any new post can be pulled up.

  2. patford says:

    Never mind. For good or ill, the board is working again.