Friday, January 04, 2008

Comics "Reading" at the Booksmith

Hey, I can't believe it's 2008 already. My twentieth anniversary of doing Troubletown! We kick it into high gear next week with my big-ass book party at the Booksmith in SF. What happens at a comics book signing?, I'm always asked. Does the cartoonist hold the book up to his face in front of a crowd and read his comics, explaining the drawings as he goes along? No way! That's what you do on a radio interview! In person you use slides! Here are the details, and, in case you forget who I am, the listing info for you to copy and paste and send to your friends!

Friday, January 11 at 7 pm,
The Booksmith 1644 Haight Street (between Clayton & Cole), San Francisco, 1-800-493-7323

Troubletown Told You So: Comics that Could've Saved Us from this Mess is the new collection of comics from Lloyd Dangle, the nationally syndicated cartoonist whose work appears in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and other alternative newsweeklies and lefty political magazines. In his introduction, columnist Dan Savage says, “Thank God there’s at least one person out there who can clearly see the lies and the malice - and he’s still got a sense of humor! This is no small comfort in Bush’s America."

Ranked in the top ten on’s top ten list of political books, Troubletown Told You So takes aim at topics like the war, terror, ethics, consumerism, religion, 9-11, and corporate greed in what is destined to become the definitive account of the George Dubya Bush Years.

Oakland, California cartoonist Lloyd Dangle grew up in Michigan, where he drew cartoons for Michael Moore’s muckraking newspaper, the Michigan Voice. He has also worked for the Village Voice, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Nation, Utne Reader, and Wired. Lloyd was also the first cartoonist assigned to cover the Republican National Convention in New York City.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This relates to a different matter, and I would have sent a message to your email address but couldn't find it on this site.

I have come to rely on your strip for great satirical humor but my pleasure turned sour when reading a recent edition. I agree that many people take joy in seeing prominent blacks fall from grace, but the selection of animal killer/torturer MICHAEL VICK as the victim of this kind of racism is an unfortunate choice. After reading the details of his case I would want Vick to rot in jail if he was white and/or middle-class or whatever.

As a side note, athletes are not "heroes." They become such if they use their celebrity and financial power to serve some altruistic purpose in a significant way; think Lance Armstrong, not the off-season NFL players at celeb golf tournaments.

Again, I really enjoy your work; I just think you got it wrong here.

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