What’s Happenin’ Now?

Soooo, am I embarrassed that my last post was in June and my last NJKD cartoon was, um, God knows when? (October, by the way).

The answer is “slightly embarrased. But I had all of this other stuff on my plate like:

1) I married my sweetie, cartoonist Mikhaela Reid, in a kick-ass ceremony in Lowell, MA officiated by Ted Rall, decorated by my cool new mom-in-law Beryl, catered by my new chef-in-law cousin Kevin.

And to everyone who has been wondering: Mikhaela is still “Mikhaela Reid”. She would have betrayed her feminist ideals and whatnot if she didn’t keep her name (besides, she likes it). And as a manimist, I refused to change my surname (though I would have been open to Brangelina-esque monikers for both of us, like “Mikheeka Weid” or “Mashaela Rood”).

2) James Vincent Howell, Sr., my grandfather, passed away on September 10th. He was too sick to see his first grandson get married in person. However, thanks to video (courtesy of my friend Lorraine) and a laptop, he saw the next best thing before he passed. He taught me penmanship, the importance of lettering, and how to ride a bike. Grampa, I’ll miss the way you used to tease me about that picture of my bare ass on a bearskin rug.

3) I have a regular comic in the hot new bi-monthly magazine UVC: The Urban Voice of Comics). Check out the September/October issue for my cartoon ‘Urban Superpowers I Wish I Had’.

So go to your local comic book store (or record store or urban lifestyle store) and pick up a copy. And if they don’t have any, throw a tantrum until they get more. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Stop reading this sentence and go already! Sheesh!

4) Oh waitaminnit! One more thing, y’all. Tonight, tonight!!

Your RSVP would be ever so kindly appreciated. And please feel
free to steal this image/text/links and help us promote this event! Please!)

  • Who: Angry cartoonists Mikhaela Reid & Masheka Wood
  • What: Slideshow/signing/discussion for Attack of the 50-Foot
    Mikhaela!: Cartoons by Mikhaela Reid
    w/ a foreword by Ted Rall and
    Deep Doodle: Cartoons by Masheka Wood!
  • When: Friday Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Center for New Words, 7 Temple Street, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Why: You’ll be sorry if you don’t!
  • No, really, why? Because:

Deep Doodle tour continues

Mark your calenders for these dates. I may be coming to a town near you:

Fri May 18, 7pm | Philly: 2007 Glyph Black Comics Awards featuring nominees Keith Knight, Masheka Wood, Kyle Baker and other great artists at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP) at 7th and Arch Streets. I’m up for the ‘Rising Star’ award and Keith is up for ‘Best New Comic’.

Sat May 19, 10am – 7 pm | Philly: East Coast Black Age of Comics
w/ Masheka Wood & Keith Knight (and Mikhaela Reid). Signing and selling books all day! Temple University, Anderson Hall 11th and Berks St.

Sat Jun 9, 4pm | Detroit: Masheka Wood & Mikhaela Reid Cartoon Slideshow & Signing @ Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI

Tue Jun 12, 7pm | NYC: Masheka Wood & Mikhaela Reid Cartoon Slideshow & Book Launch Bash @ Bluestockings Books, 1720 Allen Street, NY, NY

And in a couple of days you’ll be able to online order your own copy of Deep Doodle!

Aren’t you excited? Hello?