It's Comic Arts weekend in Brooklyn and, even better, it's all FREE. The annual festival of comics and cartoon art happens this Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th, with over 100 exhibitors and lots of cool talks and interviews with people like Charles Burns, Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman, Raymond Pettibon and others. Saturday's book fair is at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 N. 8th Street, Williamsburg) and the talks, Q&As etc. are on Sunday at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg). Many of the talks are already fully booked, but a limited number of walk-ups will also be admitted.
There's also a cool exhibition of fold-in art by Al Jaffee from MAD Magazine, curated by Gabe Fowler at Scott Eder Gallery (18 Bridge Street #2i, Brooklyn), with an opening reception on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. And tonight, Julie Doucet's exhibit of collages at Desert Island Comics (540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) kicks off with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
Head here for all the rest of the Comic Arts deets.