Angie Bongiolatti - Back cover design, blurbs, and release details

This is the back cover design to the book, which includes some amazing quotes by cartoonists Tom Kaczynski and Eleanor Davis.

Secret Acres distributed a press release earlier this week, and here’s what it said:

Secret Acres is delighted to introduce you to Angie Bongiolatti, the third graphic novel from Mike Dawson. An all-new, all original story, Angie Bongiolatti is Dawson’s most provocative, complex and adult work yet. Following its launch at the 2014 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City on April 5th, Angie Bongiolatti will be in stores everywhere April 15th.

Tom Kaczynski, author of Beta Testing the Apocalypse and Trans Terra writes:

“In Angie Bongiolatti we get to follow a group of young New Yorkers as they navigate the slippery slopes between work, play, friendship, sex and politics in a post 9/11 world. Mike Dawson once again demonstrates his enviable ability to create compelling ensemble casts. His new book honestly explores just how personal the political can be.”

Set in the same universe as Troop 142, Dawson’s much acclaimed tale of Boy Scouts gone wild, Angie Bongiolatti puts away childish things and moves into the city. Growing up is hard to do in a society overwhelmed by pre-millennium tension, Y2K bugs, endless war and bursting bubble economies. Angie finds herself stretched thin as the common thread between these newly minted adults.

Eleanor Davis, author of Stinky and How to be Happy, says:

“I love Angie Bongiolatti and its swimming cast of characters, even as I cringe to see myself there: sad and stupid, selfish and small, needing a shower. In a world filled with people who struggle to be good despite being - unattractively, uncomfortably, unacceptably - human, Dawson holds up a gentle and forgiving mirror.”

Join Mike and us, Friday, March 28th, at Brooklyn’s Bergen Street Comics for for a pre-show beer bash and book signing!

BOOK DEBUT: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival, April 5TH and 6TH, 2014, at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
BOOK RELEASE EVENT: March 28th, 2014, 8pm-10pm, at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
IN STORES APRIL 15th, 2014

ATTN: New Yorkers.

I’m celebrating the release of The End of the Fucking World with the folks at Bergen St Comics. I’ll have original pages from the book for sale on the walls. They will be up until October so you can still check them out even if you can’t make the signing. I’ll also have copies of my new comic, Teen Creeps on hand. Hope to see you there.


COPRA: ROUND ONE - published by Bergen Street Press, collects issue 1 - 6, pre-order this summer, on sale September. 

READ ISSUE ONE FOR FREE… or just go by this trusty description:

“They’re ugly. They’re mean. But up until today, they’ve always been loyal. So when one of their own betrays them, the men and women of COPRA have no choice but to turn their nightmarish skills back on every son of a bitch who ever looked at them funny.”


Oily Comics at Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest!

(top-photo by Sean Ford, middle-our table and some butts, bottom-my littlest friend Zuzu Danger and her autographed copy of Anna and Froga)

Aaaaah! What an awesome weekend.  First our favorite guys at Bergen Street Comics threw us a super fun party.  Tucker Stone is the nicest greatest guy, in case you didn’t know.  Also, Chuck’s big brother Tobey showed up!  It was a family affair.

I had too many great interactions with great people this weekend to write them all down.  One of the highlights though, was hanging out with one of my best friends from home, Morgan Elliott, whom I haven’t seen in like 10 years.  She is an illustrator now too (look for her spots in the New Yorker)!  We were miserable in high school, but somehow now I feel like that misery has paid off.  She’s awesome. 

And, I got to pretend I was in a sitcom with Chuck, Sean, and Joe.  In the sitcom, we all live in an apartment together.  We stay up late eating a million kinds of snacks, drinking Snapple spiked with Evan Williams, and gossiping.  In the morning we yell at each other hoarsely from our respective rooms, arguing about who will go out and get the coffee.  My catch phrase is “you guys are idiots.”  

Anyway, it was the best.  Thank you to all the people who support us, Oily, and comics in general (shout out to Chris Diaz, it was great to meet you!).  Thank you to Gabe at Desert Island, Dan Nadel, and everyone else for putting on such a quality show.  You guys know what you’re doing.  I remember the first year, when it was in that tiny church basement.  I knew then that it was going places. 



Save the Date: Angie Bongiolatti - Book Release Party Friday March 28th‏

Bergen Street Comics - Secret Acres Books - Mike Dawson

ANGIE BONGIOLATTI - Book Release Party

Friday March 28th
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
(718) 230-5600


Angie Bongiolatti is a 20-something political activist with the International Socialist Organization. Her day-job is at Global Learning Systems, an internet company looking to develop online college courses. The year is 2002, and a large public protest against the World Economic Forum holding it’s conference in New York City is about to take place. The terrorist attacks of September 11th are only a few months in the past.

This is the story of Angie and a disparate group of her friends and acquaintances, all linked through our eponymous heroine. People from Angie’s past and present are brought out to the rally, each for reasons of their own. Some have a genuine enthusiasm for social activism, others have ulterior motives. Throughout the story each character has their political outlooks questioned and challenged.

Hope to see some folks there!