Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is the place to be on Saturday for those who make visual art or just like to look at it. Saturday from 12pm-8pm the house of worship at 275 N. 8th Street between Havemeyer Street and Union Avenue, will host indy comic book illustrators, painters, designers, and craftspersons in everything from printmaking and silk screening to graphic novel creators and other pictorial artists. The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival will attract artisans and fans alike, with a few special guests. From The Brooklyn Paper:
Get a load of this lineup: New Yorker Art Editor Francoise Mouly; Lynda Barry, long considered the queen of non-mainstream cartoonists thanks to her 20-year run writing and illustrating “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”; comic book legend Irwin Hasen, who began his career drawing “The Green Lantern” in the 1940s; and Charles Burns, author of the acclaimed graphic novel “Black Hole.”
This is the second year of the festival, and turnout is expected to be even bigger than last year. In addition to the camaraderie and impressive guest list, discussion forums, displays, and exhibitions will make the afternoon a sure success. Best of all, the event is free, and when it’s over, you can probably go to confession to atone for Friday night.