Friday, November 30, 2007

RR7 Release Party: Victory! ...and gratitude

Well, holy shit.
There ain't no better way to put this, other than...

Thank you.
Last night was evidence that this city believes in something truly beautiful, –and that's you. All of you. Whether you came to our little shabangabang for the comics, the booze, or the love, I want you to know that we felt it: that special heartwarming sense of everything coming together perfectly, just like the end of Breakfast Club when Judd Nelson raises his fist triumphantly into the air.

Because making comics is a lonely world –full of back-aching, wrist-cramping, long hours bent over a drafting table.... but last night, ya'll made "making comics" synonymous with sexy. That feat alone merits unfettered accolades and our profoundest gratitude.

So we're glad you braved the New York winds to join us last night. We hope ya had a great time. If you did, let us know; because we'll probably do the whole thing again. And the sequel's always better than the original, right?

On behalf of all of us at the Rabbit, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Ben X. Trinh
AKA The Tequila Typist

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Creators' Blogs

The virus is spreading more and more! Everybody's doing it – blogging like crazy! Even the fine news section that your reading this second, is a blog of course. So don't hesitate, check out some more. Here's a collection of blogs from some fine people that have contributed to Rabid Rabbit:
Anuj Shrestha
Ben Cee
Paul Hoppe
Lauren Castillo
John Hendrix
Mike Reddy
Marion Vitus
Brian Floca
Benjamin Marra
Jillian Tamaki
Fay Ryu

Friday, November 16, 2007

Rabid Rabbit #7 Release Party

Please come and join the artists of Rabid Rabbit Comic Anthology for a great celebration – the release of Rabid Rabbit #7: "Rabid Rabbit’s Unabridged Hands-on Handbook to Recognizing and Evaluating the Fallacious and Scrupulous Traits of PORNOGRAPHY- A Users Manual!"

Join the artists who dare to defy boundaries of the lewd and the lascivious, who flirt with taboo and titillation, as they commemorate the culmination of their most spectacular collaboration! All of this, plus booze, cake, and... manicures?

RR # 7 features 48 pages of stunning comics and art, with all your favourite RR artists, plus illustrations by Jillian Tamaki, Hyewon Yum und Ai Tatebayashi, words of wisdom from Adam Eye, and a center-spread by Wendi Koontz! All this behind a spectacular cover by S.Y.Choi, and dead-on back cover by Fay Ryu!

It's our biggest issue yet, and so it will be also our biggest release party ever! There will be comics, drink specials, cake, and $10 manicures! So please come celebrate with us and chat, have a drink and get yourself some great comics! Looking very much forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, November 29th, only 7-10pm!
BEAUTY BAR Back room
231 East 14th Street betw 2nd and 3rd Ave
(close to Union Square)

Then and Now / The Book Show

Grand Double Opening Reception for two exciting shows:
"Then And Now" is an exhibition of work by SVA MFA Illustration alumni, and is showcasing published books by successful alumni, reaching from recent to way back. The books are accompanied by the student work of the respective artists, so it'll be fun to compare that! Amongst many others, the show includes recent RR contributors Jonathan Bean, (see image on the left), John Hendrix, Lauren Castillo, Taeeun Yoo, Brian Floca and Yunmee Kyong.

"The Book Show" features the work of current MFA Illustration Students, with beautiful handmade books and illustration in all its variety! The show includes new RR contributors Dunja Jankovic and Matt Rota!

November 26 - December 15, 2007
Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 6-8pm

601 West 26th Street
15th floor

Friday, November 9, 2007

American Illustration Party

The American Illustration 26 Release Party was last night. The new annual was on display as an advance copy, and all winning entries were hung on the wall.

Quite a few Rabid Rabbit contributors were in the show: Sam Weber, Jillian Tamaki, Aya Kakeda and of course, there was the "Night of the Rabid Rabbit" Cover by Sam Weber and Paul Hoppe.

It was a great evening. Many thanks to Mark Heflin and American Illustration.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Website Update

We've just updated the website with new information. There was some fine-tuning necessary, but most of all we've updated the list of comic-stores in the Shop Section. Now you can see that we're actually available in quite a few other cities outside of New York! We're in Chicago, Los Angeles and Berkely, and we've received the first pre-orders from Seattle and Portland. Viva Webstcoast!

Retailers, if you'd like to contribute to our ever-expanding success, please contact our sales rep.

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Original Art 2007

The Society of Illustrators is currently showing the Original Art Show, an annual show celebrating the best in Children's Book Art. It is a great show for everybody who loves picture books.

Three selected artists have also been in Rabid Rabbit before: Lauren Castillo (with her book "What Happens on Wednesdays"), Brian Floca ("Lightship"), and, receiving the prestigious Founder's Award, Taeeun Yoo ('The Little Red Fish"). Congratulations to all selected artists!

The show is up through November 21st.