Save the Date: Angie Bongiolatti - Book Release Party Friday March 28th
Bergen Street Comics - Secret Acres Books - Mike Dawson
ANGIE BONGIOLATTI - Book Release Party
Friday March 28th
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Angie Bongiolatti is a 20-something political activist with the International Socialist Organization. Her day-job is at Global Learning Systems, an internet company looking to develop online college courses. The year is 2002, and a large public protest against the World Economic Forum holding it’s conference in New York City is about to take place. The terrorist attacks of September 11th are only a few months in the past.
This is the story of Angie and a disparate group of her friends and acquaintances, all linked through our eponymous heroine. People from Angie’s past and present are brought out to the rally, each for reasons of their own. Some have a genuine enthusiasm for social activism, others have ulterior motives. Throughout the story each character has their political outlooks questioned and challenged.
Hope to see some folks there!
- 3 days ago
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It’s hard to write stories about boys sucking each other off when I’ll probably be dead from Anthrax in a few days.
Sketchbook page, I guess circa October/November 2001.
I’ve been digging through old papers and sketchbooks putting together an account of the process I went through to write Troop 142, and I found this comic I made back in 2001 when I was working on an earlier draft of the book.
- 3 weeks ago
The Last LAST Ink Panthers Show! Like, For Real.
Holy what now? The last show? Sadly, yes. We’ve decided to call it a day, and are joined by Tony Consiglio, The Desert Panther, one last time to discuss some very important things.
Why is the show ending, you ask? Fret not, it’s not a case of bad blood or some dispute. We just decided that this little thing here in Panther’s Lair had just run it’s course, and rather than let it continue to dribble and limp along, it felt better to end things cleanly and swiftly, as Alex says in the episode, like taking the show out back and shooting it in the head.
You can continue to follow the Panthers at their respective websites, here’s Alex’s and here’s Mike’s, and follow us on twitter too (Alex and Mike). Alex of course can still be heard on the podcast airwaves five days a week at Star Wars Minute. Mike is taking a break from podcasting for a little bit, but his new book, ANGIE BONGIOLATTI, will be published by Secret Acres on April 15th of this year. Look to snag an early copy at the MoCCA Festival, or at his Book Release Party, on March 28th at Bergen Street Comics. Again, follow the boys on twitter if you really want to be kept up to date with all the goings-ons.
So… that’s a wrap. Thankyou for listening all this time. It’s been an amazing experience!
Gags and Tiger-Bear.
- 3 weeks ago
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Angie Bongiolatti - Back cover design, blurbs, and release details
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
- 1 month ago
The Ink Panthers Show! 187 - Almost Palindromes
Jeff Manley creeps back into Panther’s Lair to discuss Numerical Palindromes, How His Heart Has No Love Left To Give, and Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.
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