MD – SPX-plosion 2013

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Atomic Books hosts their annual Small Press Expo kick-off party on Friday, September 13 from 6-10PM!

Meet Peter Bagge! (Signing at 6PM)

With comics readings by:
Michael Kupperman
Sam Henderson
T. Edward Bak
Brian Ralph
Frank Santoro
Anya Davidson
David Plunkert

The grand opening of their 3D printing photo booth.

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Atomic Books 
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

NYC – School Spirits & Pompeii Book Release Party

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Press Release:

Please join Bergen Street Comics on Thursday, September 12th at 7pm, as we host a double-feature book release party for two of alternative comics’ leading lights! Come toast Frank Santoro’s spellbinding, dreamlike saga Pompeii, and marvel at Anya Davidson’s kinetic, mind-expanding debut graphic novel School Spirits. It’s your chance to get first crack at two of our most anticipated books of the fall, and raise a glass of bubbly with two of the most compelling cartoonists working right now. Don’t miss it!

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Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

PA – Drawing Power

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This event includes three panels and three presentations by local, national and international comics artists. Topics include self-publishing versus small press and large publishers, gender roles and comics, graphic novels versus panel comics, and more.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10:00am until 5:00pm

Program participants are Andy Scott, Nate McDonough, Lizzee Solomon, Paulette Poullet, Ramsey Beyer, John Porcellino, Bill Boichel from Copacetic Comics, Rachel Masilamani, Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, French comics artist Boulet, Joan Reilly from The Big Feminist But, and Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Event fee: Free
Sponsor: The event is sponsored by the Sprout Fund.

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Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

SF – Comic Book Layout Workshop

Frank Santoro appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Press Release:

Why do some comics read easier than others?

Is it the story, the cartooning or the page design?

Frank Santoro will demonstrate how some cartoonists such as Hal Foster and Herge used visual harmonies and structures in their page designs much like classical oil painters. Discover the similarities between visual and musical harmonies and how some of the great cartoonists used dynamic symmetry like a map to organize their stories.

Also, after the talk, Frank will lead an informal FREE workshop focusing on formats available for the comic book maker in 2012. Everyone is welcome. Come see what Frank Santoro’s Correspondence Course is all about – or come on down just to argue with Frank – maybe even buy a book and get it signed.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110