Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dan Zettwoch's PIX 2017 Poster!

Hot off the press, these posters will soon be showing up around town.  AND – Dan has pledged to produce a small edition of a hand screened version of this poster that will be available at the show.  Feast your eyes...


Monday, March 13, 2017

PIX 2017 Special Guest Announcement: Jim Rugg!

Jim Rugg is a comics industry legend based here in Pittsburgh, PA.  A tireless technical innovator, Rugg has steadily added to the visual vocabulary of comics, creating new ways to present and contextualize space and time with his game-changing use of Photoshop and over-the-top dynamic layouts.  A long-time professional illustrator and designer, Rugg first gained wide attention for his comics work in 2004 with his original Street Angel series from Slave Labor Graphics.  While Rugg went on to do many high profile jobs for DC, Dark Horse and Image, he is best known for his original, creator-owned work, largely published by AdHouse Books and frequently done in collaboration with writer pal, Brian Maruca, which include the hardcover Street Angel collection, the graphic novel Afrodisiac, his series of Notebook Drawings, and his turbo-charged compendium, Supermag.  Things are now coming full circle in 2017, with the Image Comics release of the first in a series of all-new, original Street Angel stand-alone hardcovers:  Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special.

All things Jim Rugg can be found at jimrugg.com.  Follow Street Angel online at Webtoons – with weekly updates!  And here’s Jim’s TCJ interview with Kristy Valenti.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special will premiere at PIX 2017!  Only a limited quantity will be available, so please arrive early if you are interested in snagging a copy at the show.






Friday, March 10, 2017

City Slicker Press to Exhibit at PIX 2017

City Slicker Press (Friendly Neighborhood Scumbag by Matt Spahr, City Slicker Magazine, This Shit is Going to Kill Me by Vamp, City Street Nostalgia by Danny Devine, etc.) - City Slicker Press is a Pittsburgh based publishing collective.  We focus on high quality books and prints from artists in the areas of comics and illustration, graffiti and railroad culture, and photography.
cityslickerpress.bigcartel.com

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

K. Sekelsky to Exhibit at PIX 2017

K. Sekelsky (The Time Traveler's Pocket Guide, Full Count Comics) - K. Sekelsky is an illustrator and designer living in Kent, Ohio.  Her work has been published or featured by the Pittsburgh Pirates, ESPN.com, The Chris Gethard Show, the best-selling anthology Machine of Death, and many other places. At her table, you'll find a variety of minis/books and prints about time travel and baseball! 
thechairparade.bigcartel.com

Monday, March 6, 2017

Colin Panetta to Exhibit at PIX 2017

Colin Panetta (Welcome to Typhon, Logjam, Dead Man Holiday) - For the last two years of PIX bios Colin Panetta has been telling you that he is the son of Phyllis Diller and The Jersey Devil. This is only partially true; those are his parents' names but they are a different Phyllis Diller and Jersey Devil. It was a lie through omission and he is very sorry.
colinpanetta.com

Friday, March 3, 2017

PIX 2017 Special Guest Announcement: Connor Willumsen

PIX is pleased to announce Connor Willumsen as a Special Guest at PIX 2017!  Willumsen is a Canadian comics artist and illustrator currently working out of Montreal.  While his illustrations have appeared in some pretty high profile places – such as Criterion Collection DVDs, just for starters – his comics work is less well known, primarily appreciated by other comics makers and the comics cognoscenti.   As such, however, it has had an outsize influence on the comics community at large.  His best known print comics work is likely his series, Treasure Island, published by Breakdown Press in the UK. He is also a dedicated proponent of straight up drawing, and has recently had two drawing collections published by Comics Workbook here in Pittsburgh.

Anyone unfamiliar with his work should immediately head to connorwillumsen.com.  Be sure to check out "Sunset People," it’s a wow!


Then head over to The Comics Journal to read his interview with Brian Nicholson, to get up to speed with the world of Willumsen.





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Craig Latchaw Jr. to Exhibit at PIX 2017

Craig Latchaw Jr. (Zombie Turtle Comics) -In a world where people could careless about autobiographical cartoonists, one Youngstown illustrator created an autobiographical graphic novel about himself! Tackling such themes as anxiety, depression, poverty, and IBS! Come check out Craig as he tries to pedal his books to a crowd who can't stop tweeting about politics! Also Craig illustrated for a comic called Zombie BBQ, a horror anthology a short gross comics about zombies, vampires and other creatures of the undead! And if you're not too busy on social media look up from your phone and say "hi!" Craig will appreciate it!
www.facebook.com/zombieturtlecomics