The Fayetteville Public Library will be celebrating 10 years in the Blair Library building in October. To help honor the library’s commitment to building early literacy skills in our community and celebrate the landmark opening of the award-winning library in 2004, the library will host a special Evening with LeVar Burton, literacy advocate, actor, writer, and director on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, doors open at 6pm.
LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades and continues to enjoy longevity truly rare within the industry.
Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and feature films.
From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. LeVar has recently reimagined Reading Rainbow through his company RRKidz and its award-winning mobile library. The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes and delivers hundreds of quality books and video field trips.
Coming from a family of educators and as a result of his work on Reading Rainbow, LeVar speaks passionately on the topics of children’s literacy and has been a keynote speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Edu, and received the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media from Tufts University. Also the honored recipient of twelve Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP awards, LeVar has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, be it acting, directing, producing or educating.
The evening’s discussion will be moderated by KUAF’s Ozarks at Large, producer Kyle Kellams. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion with cake and coffee following the event.
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
February 22, 2013 by Colin Solan
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The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation is proud to announce Will Eisner Week 2013, a ten-day series of events in more than a dozen cities nationwide that celebrates graphic novels, free speech awareness, and the career and legacy of Will Eisner, one of the most innovative figures in the history of comics and graphic novels.
Will Eisner Week’s theme this year is, “Read a Graphic Novel,” which will be the underlying message of all the events. Cities holding celebrations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and Minneapolis.
Will Eisner Week 2013 has added significance, as it marks 35 years since the 1978 publication of Eisner’s groundbreaking graphic novel, “A Contract With God.”
“This year, we will be having Will Eisner Week celebrations in more places than ever before,” said Will Eisner Week Organizing Committee Chair Danny Fingeroth. “The people doing the events are planning some amazing happenings that will spread the word about how cool graphic novels are, and that celebrate Will Eisner’s astonishing body of work done over a career that spanned seven decades.”
Will Eisner Week 2013 events include:
March 1-15, SAVANNAH, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design will hold several events run by Professor David Duncan, including a March 2 screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” and various Eisner-themed art sessions.
March 2, 4:00-4:55 PM, SEATTLE, WA: Emerald City Comicon panel: Eisner’s “A Contract With God—Reflections on the 35th Anniversary,” featuring Dennis O’Neil, Batton Lash, Matt Fraction, Jackie Estrada, and Ben Saunders.
March 3-10, PITTSBURGH, PA: Various events at the Toonseum, including a screening of the documentary “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” by Andrew & Jon Cooke on March 6.
March 4-8, ARKADELPHIA, AR: The Comics Arts Club of Henderson State University, under the direction of Professor Randy Duncan, will study Eisner’s work in the context of Immigrant Experience Focus Week.
March 6: 7:30 PM, PORTLAND, OR: The Art Institute of Portland: Lecture on Eisner by Dark Horse Editor Diana Schutz.
March 7, 6:30-9:30 PM, NEW YORK, NY: The Society of Illustrators hosts a Will Eisner Sketch Night.
March 7, 7:00-9:00 PM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum. An Evening With Mario Hernandez, including a discussion of Eisner’s influence.
March 7, 7:30 PM, PORTLAND, OR: The Jack London Bar. A reading of Eisner’s “Last Day in Vietnam,” with Brian Bendis, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Michael Oeming, and Dylan Meconis.
March 7, 7:00-9:30 PM, BOSTON, MA: Tufts University. Screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist,” followed by a panel discussion including A. David Lewis, Chuck Henebry, and Stephen Weiner.
March 10, 1:00-4:00 PM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Minneapolis College of Art and Design hosts a Graphic Novel Read-In, featuring a screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist.”
March 11, 7:00-9:00 PM, NEW YORK, NY: Parsons/The New School, Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Jeremy Dauber and Danny Fingeroth discuss Eisner’s work in the context of Jewish-American literature.
March 12, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT: Center for Cartoon Studies. Lecture on Eisner by Stephen Bissette. (For CCS students only.)
March 14, 7:30 PM, BURBANK, CA: The Animation Guild will hold a special Comic Art Professional Society meeting devoted to Eisner, hosted by Scott Shaw!.
Celebrations are also being planned for Amherst, MA and Washington, DC. Check www.willeisnerweek.com for updates on all events.
Nate Powell opens an art exhibition at the Historic Arkansas Museum on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (CDT).
Dogtown native and Eisner award-winning comic book artist Nate Powell has an exhibit of works from 1998 to present, focused on his graphic novel work of the last five years (The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole….) All pieces are for sale, and graphic novels will be available in the bookstore.
The CROSS SECTIONS exhibit will have an opening reception at the Historic Arkansas Museum on Friday, April 13th from 5-8pm.
Musical accompaniment by Little Rock’s own ISAAC ALEXANDER (The Easys, Big Silver, Boondogs)! Let the drinks flow, with food and soup tasting by Sharea Soups! Come meet my nuclear family!
The exhibit will remain on display until Friday, June 1st.
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Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Artist Nate Powell signs at The Comic Book Store on Saturday, April 14th from 12-2 pm. In addition to books, original artwork will be available as well!
The Comic Book Store
9307 Treasure Hill Rd, Little Rock, AR 72227-6217
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|12,000 sf available to dealers specializing in Gold/Silver/Copper/Bronze age comics, Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Cards, Movies, Games (board/video), etc.Guest will include:
Jai Nitz Dynamite’s Kato Origins, Green Hornet: Parallel Lives, and Bring the Thunder. Also worked for Marvel, DC and Image
Kyle Straham Image Comics, Artist for Hack/Slash
Seth Peck Marvel Comics, writer Fear Itself: Wolverine
Dennis Hopeless Marvel Comics, writer X-Men Season 1, Legion of Monsers; Image Comics Love Struck
Sean Fitzgibbon currently illustrating a documentary style graphic novel that chronicles the Norman Baker years (1938-1939), the darkest years of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Mitch Breitweiser Cover and interior artist primarily for Marvel Comics. Since 2005, Mitch has been penciling, inking, and painting his way through dozens of Marvel comic books and covers
Elizabeth Breitweiser painter and a former art teacher, turned Marvel exclusive color artist. Elizabeth currently works on the Captain America & Bucky, and Hulk series. Previous credits include: Captain America, Agents of Atlas, Skaar: Son of Hulk, Incredible Hulk, Girl’s Comics, Amazing Spiderman, Uncanny X-Men, and many more
Adam Mangin Official Transformers Collectors Club) is one of several fans who have made the jump to working on official Transformers product. His main work has been profile art for the Hasbro Transformers Collectors’ Club magazine
John Lucas Penciller and inker for published works by Marvel, DC, Darkhorse and Top Cow. Most recent work includes Uncanny X-Force, Batman Streets of Gotham and Red Robin. Previous works include Superman: Man of Steel, Xmen Unlimited, Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu, The Haunt and more
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sherwood, arkansas 72120
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Creator & artist Dusty Higgins (Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer) signs at Autobot City Comics 12 PM – 2 PM.
Autobot City Comics, 111 South Main St, Benton, AR 72015