SF – June Cartoonist-in-Residence

The Cartoon Art Museum hosts cartoonist Denis St. John on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm, as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to St. John about cartooning and view his work.  This event is free and open to the public.

Denis St. John graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008.  He then began creating his self-published horror series, Monsters & Girls, which he is still publishing today.  Rob Clough from The Comics Journal describes this series as “always unsettling in the best kind of way.”

St. John contributes to many independent anthologies, such as Funny Animals and the Werewolves! series.  In 2010 he was one of the featured artists in Creating Comics! 47 Master Artists Reveal the Technique and Inspiration Behind Their Comic Genius, published by Rockport Press.

St. John lives in Vermont and has taught comics in high schools all over the state.  This year, he was named the comics teacher for The National Endowment for the Art’s Vermont Big Read program.  In addition, he has recently become the comics editor for a magazine of high school students’ comic art and writing.

To see more of Denis’ work, check out:

denisstjohn.blogspot.com

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

VT – First Friday Book Release Party

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Colleen Frakes, Denis St. John, Morgan Pielli, and Jen Vaughn debut their new work:

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK RELEASE PARTY

WHERE: Revolution, 26 North Main Street, White River Junction VT, 05001

WHEN: Friday July 3rd, 6pm-9pm

DEBUTING FOUR NEW COMICS:

Woman King by Colleen Frakes $7
5.5 x 5.5″, 88 pages, perfect bound

Woman King

A story about a girl raised by bears and the cyclical nature of war.

“(Frakes’) lines are confident and vivid, her backgrounds are lush, and she knows how to apply dry brush strokes in a really effective, elegant way.” Sarah Morean, Daily Crosshatch

Monsters & Girls: Amelia Part 2 by Denis St. John $5

Monsters and Girls!

36 pages of Twisted Terror!
Amelia faces creatures and horrors both real and imagined in this strange book that brings new meaning to the term “body horror”, for mature audiences only!
The first issue will also be there, and free glow in the dark eye balls!

“Monsters and Girls? What else is there?”-Gilbert Hernandez

Indestructible Universe Quarterly 2, by Morgan Pielli $5
8.25 x 6.75 20 pages

Indestructible Universe Quarterly

Apoplectic aliens. Harmonious hadrosaurs. The ghastly grin of God. Morgan
Pielli’s anthology series Indestructible Universe Quarterly explores the
edge of the human experience by way of the strange and the surreal.

“These are just the kind of books that you hope you’ll come home with…
Really cool, beautifully done, and in turns interesting, exciting, and
inscrutable.” –Jim Ottaviani, Two Fisted Science, Suspended in Language

and

Don’t Hate, Menstruate by Jen Vaughn $5
5 x8 1/2″ 24 pages

Don't Hate, Menstruate

A 24 page comic made in 24 hours focusing on one girl’s trials and errors (and more errors) with different feminine products.

“Bloody Good Comics. Period.” -Dennis Pacheco of Neon Girl

“These comics are good…it’s about time a woman came in and did a little menstruating on the place, ya know?” -Liz Baillie of My Brain Hurts

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Revolution is open Seven Days a Week – Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sundays 12pm-5p

Revolution is a dynamic independent boutique featuring eco-chic apparel & ultimate gear for men and women.

Established in 2002, founder, Kim Souza modeled Revolution after urban thrift legends including, Eva B’s (Montreal), Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn) and The Garment District (Cambridge).

In 2007, Kim partnered up with mother-daughter team, Ann & Simi Johnston, to reinvent Revolution to become the most radical shopping experience in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Mixed with a core of pristine vintage clothing, you’ll now find a series of collections from local independent designers, a vast selection of reconstructed apparel, 7th Avenue designer surplus, accessories & housewares made from recycled & vintage materials, all blended with new merchandise which meets our standards of a sustainable ethic of production

Contact us via: info@shoptherev.com or 802.295.6487

Free Food and Drinks at the Event!