Peter Bagge and free beer tonight at LA's Secret Headquarters

Tonight at LA's Secret Headquarters (my favorite comics shop in the world!), comics legend Peter Bagge. Free beer and everything!

By common consensus, Peter Bagge is the funniest cartoonist of his generation.

Bagge is probably best known for the '90s comic book series Hate, which followed the exploits of the slacker ne'er-do-well Buddy Bradley (and managed to show probably the truest representation of Seattle during the "grunge" boom and bust).

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Cory's Overclocked launch in LA: Feb 15 at Secret Headquarters

I've just finalized the details of the Los Angeles launch for my new book, Overclocked — it's going to be hosted at Silver Lake's Secret Headquarters, the best comic shop in town, on Feb 15 at 7PM.

In related news, see this interview Amber MacArthur did with me on Toronto's Citytv, this interview I did with the Indian site BornRich, and this upcoming podcast phone-in I'm doing with Waxxi on Feb 12. — Read the rest

Calexit: a fractured California, where militias and the DHS battle the resistance in Trump's future America

The first time I encountered Matteo Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan and Tyler Boss's comic Calexit, I was skeptical: California separating from the USA is an incredibly stupid idea, predicated on innumerable misconceptions (including the idea that the state that gave us Nixon, Reagan, and Schwarzenegger is uniformly progressive, and also the idea that "the world's sixth largest economy" wouldn't radically contract the instant it lost access to the rest of the country, including the Atlantic Ocean). — Read the rest

A Monster Manual-inspired zine and art show

Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles's best comics shop (previously, has published "Monster Manual," a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from their show of the same name, in which artists were challenged to create their own rue and satirical entries for a notional Dungeons and Dragons bestiary from an alternate timeline.

Shade the Changing Girl: amazing, gorgeous new comic about aliens and mean girls

Vertigo has tapped Cecil Castellucci (previously) and Marley Zarcone to reboot Shade, a Steve Ditko character last rebooted as a weird 1990s comic book about a transdimensional alien shape-shifter poet who used a "madness vest" in his quest to stem the tide of insanity leaking from Earth into his dimension; in Castellucci's capable hands, the new Shade is a fugitive who steals the madness vest in her escape to Earth and finds herself in the body of a Megan Boyer, a comatose mean girl who was about to have the plug pulled on her.