Please forgive the mass-email, but there have been a ton of developments
in the world of Bertozzi. April is the release-month for my comics THE
SALON (St Martin's Press-April 18th) and HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF KING
written by Jason Lutes and drawn by me (CCS/Hyperion-Out now!). There's
a bunch of events that I'll be doing to celebrate, so please come by to
any or all.
For the Village Pourhouse event we're asking for donations for the Comic
Book Legal Defense Fund to offset the nearly $100k spent by the fund to
defend retailer Gordon Lee who was arrested because of a preview copy
of THE SALON.
I'll be sending follow-up emails as the events get closer, so please
tell me if you'd like me to take you off of this list.
April 23rd-Tuesday 7pm MacNally-Robinson Bookstore Reading. For those
of you who are too young to drink alcohol, please come to this event!
52 Prince St, New York, NY http://www.mcnallyrobinsonnyc.com
April 26th-Thursday 7pm-Midnight THE SALON Book Launch Party to Benefit
the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at The Village Pourhouse 64 Third Ave
(Corner of 11th St), Newy York, NY. Live music by The Cangelosi Cards.
7-8 Open Bar and Food ($20 and up donation), 8-12 ($10 and up suggested
donation), 2-for-1 Absolut drinks all night.
April 28th-Saturday 2-4pm SALON/HOUDINI Signing at Big Planet Comics,
4908 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD http://www.bigplanetcomics.com/
May 9th-Wednesday SALON Reading at Happy Ending, 302 Broome St, New
May 12th-Saturday 7pm-10 SALON/HOUDINI Signing at Rocketship Comics, 208
Smith St, Brooklyn, NY
I'm planning to attend the MoCCA Arts Festival June 23rd/24th, the San
Diego Comic Convention July 26-29, and the Small Press Expo (Bethesda,
MD) October 12-13.
Attention New Englanders, there'll be a private SALON party in RI on
Sunday, May 27th. More info to come.
My sister Vanessa just put the finishing touches on this great
mini-documentary that she made, "NICK BERTOZZI UNCUT: THE MAKING OF THE
SALON" watch it here:
She also made a great promo for THE SALON:
There have also been some wicked cool publishing updates to tell you
The April 16th edition of the free METRO Newspaper (NY, Philadelphia,
Boston) has a great write-up of THE SALON and HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF
KING on page 15.
ARTnews April Issue features a great write-up of THE SALON on page 30.
THE BELIEVER April Issue features incidental drawings throughout by me.
WIZARD Magazine April issue features a quick write-up of both THE SALON
and HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF KING.
PLAYBOY online is running a mostly-positive review of THE SALON:
Also, I just signed a contract from Houghton-Mifflin to draw a
comic-biography of Lenny Bruce, scripted by Harvey Pekar. Due in late
Monday, April 16, 2007