Kick off 2014 with the fourth annual Graphic Novel Panel, held by our friends at the Seattle Graphics Arts Guild! Every year, it just gets better and better, and here’s what you can expect on Saturday, January 25th:
From 10:00 AM to Noon, the amazing Megan Kelso will lead a workshop on “Comics for Writers” — This workshop is for writers who are interested in comics and want to dip their toe in but who may be self-conscious about their drawing skills. Perfect! Megan will lead the class in both drawing and writing exercises — all drawing abilities are welcome!
The great David Lasky will also teach a workshop on “How to Make Your Own Mini-Comic”! He will guide you in booklet-making, the grammar of comics, and simple character design. Supplies and basic drawing tips will be provided. Drawing skills are helpful, but not necessary; the only prerequisite is a desire to communicate through the medium of comics.
Later that afternoon at 1:00 PM, our own Kristy Valenti will be on the Graphic Novel Panel, alongside Matthew Southworth, Crystal M. Rollins, Quenton Shaw, Travis Bundy, and moderator Mark Monlux. How do you get started? What are the essential tools? How do you build a career in today’s publishing climate? These are just some of the questions they’ll explore in this panel! (And check out a great chat with Kristy here!)
And then join us for the after-party at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 4:30-6:00 PM. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the artists!
This event is open to the public, and you can get your tickets here for either the class, the panel, or the whole shebang! Tickets are not needed to attend the after-party.
The Graphic Novel Panel 2013 takes place at the Seattle Design Center [ 5701 6th Avenue South, Plaza Building, Suite 370 ]. The Plaza Building entrance is on Orcas between 5th & 6th. Suite P370 is on three floors up from street level. Take the elevator to first floor, then glass elevator to third floor. From the Atrium Building cross the sky bridge to Plaza Building, take glass elevator to third floor. Free parking!
And, of course, the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM.
– See more at: http://www.fantagraphics.com/events/904.html#sthash.efWVOEP9.dpuf
Via Toucan Blog:
First 20 Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International features one of the most diverse guest lists of any convention. The first wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, comic strips, animation, and science fiction and fantasy books. Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these special guests:
Brian Crane, cartoonist, Pickles
Eleanor Davis, cartoonist/illustrator, Stinky, How to Be Happy
Jane Espenson, writer/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands
Raymond E. Feist, author, Riftwar Saga
Drew Friedman, illustrator, RAW, Old Jewish Comedians, Heroes of the Comic Books
Michael T. Gilbert, writer/artist, Mr. Monster
Willie Ito, animator/cartoonist, Disney, WB, Hanna-Barbera
Caitlin R. Kiernan, author, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Alabaster: Wolves
Lucy Knisley, writer/artist, Relish, French Milk
Graham Nolan, artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein
Jimmy Palmiotti, writer, All-Star Western, Painkiller Jane
Benoît Peeters, writer, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Don Rosa, cartoonist, Uncle $crooge, Donald Duck
Jim Rugg, artist/illustrator, Supermag, Afrodisiac
François Schuiten, artist, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Scott Snyder, writer, Batman, Superman Unchained
Fiona Staples, artist, Saga
Gene Luen Yang, writer/artist, Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese
For more info on these special guests for Comic-Con International 2014, please click here.
More guests will be announced soon … check back for details!
The Graphic Artists Guild hosts the 3nd annual Graphic Novel Panel January 26, 2013 at the Seattle Design Center with an after-party at Fantagraphics Bookstore.
Sign up for “Make Your Own Comic in 90 Minutes” in the morning workshop.
Learn the ins and outs of the Graphic Novel in the afternoon.
Sign up for both and get an extra discount.
Mark Monlux, our Moderator for the third year, is an award-winning freelance illustrator and author of The Comic Critic Presents Seldom Seen Films.
Ellen Forney - She won a 2012 Genius award from the Stranger. Her memoir, Marbles, is a current New York Times bestseller and she teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts. Is there anything that girl can’t do?
Michel Gagné - His creative work can be seen in The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, and Ratatouille. He has written and illustrated The Saga of Rex and Insanely Twisted Rabbits. Look for ZED: A Cosmic Tale out in Feb. 2013.
Stefano Gaudiano - was born in Italy in 1966, moved to the United States in 1981, and started drawing comics shortly thereafter. He is currently inking monthly comics for Marvel Comics and Valiant Entertainment. He makes a mean cup of coffee.
Phil & Kaja Foglio - Are the artist and writer of the web comic Girl Genius.
Allen Gladfelter - has had a few brushes with notoriety and is generally pleased with what he’s managed to accomplish. He intends to accomplish more in the years to come. Look him up!
David Lasky -has created a number of critically acclaimed comic books, including a nine page mini-adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses and Carter Family: Don’t Forget That Song
At Seattle Design Center
10:30 – noon Make Your Own (mini) Comic
In 90 minutes participants are challenged to make their own 8-page mini graphic novel. Cartoonist David Lasky will guide you through the book-constructing and storytelling process. Supplies and basic drawing tips will be provided. Drawing skills are not all necessary; the only prerequisite is a desire to communicate through the medium
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break-Bring your own or order a box lunch (must pre-order).
1:00 - 3:30 PM Graphic Novel Panel Discussion
How do you get started? What jobs are available in the comics industry? What does it take to create and publish a graphic novel? So many experts in one room!
4:30 – 6:00 PM After Party for all attendees
Books available for purchase and signing
The Preregistration Prices
Student prices: full-time with ID
Make a Comic Workshop- $10
Graphic Novel Panel-$12
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$17
Guild member prices:
Make a Comic Workshop-$15
Graphic Novel Panel-$20
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$30
Make a Comic Workshop-$20
Graphic Novel Panel-$30
Both Make a Comic Workshop and Graphic Novel Panel-$40
At the Door Prices-Cash or Check only
$5 more for each category
Seattle Design Center -Plaza Building Conference Center, Suite 370
5701 6th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
Free parking. The Plaza Building entrance is on Orcas between 5th & 6th. Suite P370 is on three floors up from street level. Take the elevator to first floor, then glass elevator to third floor. From the Atrium Building cross the sky bridge to Plaza Building, take glass elevator to third floor.
Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo) and David Lasky (The Carter Family) appear at Fantagraphics to sign their new books and open an art show on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:00pm. Exhibition continues through November 22.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
Cartoonist David Lasky signs at Gainsbourg Lounge on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8pm. The party is to honor the inclusion of Lasky’s mini-comic, “Soixante-Neuf,” in the 2011 Best American Comics.
8550 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
“COMICS SAVANTS” HIGHLIGHTS SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE CARTOONISTS
Fantagraphics Books celebrates 20 years in Seattle with “Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists” this Saturday, August 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Since relocating from Southern California, Fantagraphics has nurtured the comics community and promoted local artists, resulting in Seattle’s international reputation as the dynamic center of alternative comics.
On view will be work from Seattle stalwarts Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard, Charles Burns, Ellen Forney, Roberta Gregory, Ted Jouflas, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, Jason T. Miles, Patrick Moriarity, Eric Reynolds, Jim Woodring, and introducing 2009 Xeric award winner Eroyn Franklin.
In addition to the display of original artworks, an eclectic array of comics and graphic novels by exhibiting artists will be available. Many featured artists will attend the opening reception on Saturday. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) only minutes south of downtown. This event coincides with the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 98108