CA – Making A Living with Webcomics

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Hear from three of the top web comic creators and how they make money from their own creations. Jason Brubaker, Jorge Cham, and Ethan Nicolle appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 1st for an afternoon workshop which will then be followed by a Q&A and signing.

Register early to receive a discount!  Register online

The event is FREE from 4 -5 pm during the signing period

1:00 – 3:30 Workshop Seminar
3:30 – 4:00 Q & A
4:00 – 5:00 Signing

About the artists:

Jason Brubaker works at Dreamworks Animation in Visual Development. At night, he puts on his cape and doubles as an independent graphic novelist and self-publisher. Jason has worked on Kung-Fu Panda 2, Ghost Rider, Van Helsing, Blade II, Leap of Faith, Roswell, Pitch Black, Blade and more as a visual development and storyboard artist. Jason has self-published two of his own graphic novels based on his story Remind. He’s raised over $125,000 through Kickstarter to self-publish Remind in two volumes. Jason continues to create new stories and just put out a book called Unnatural Talents which is about self publishing your own graphic novel.

Jorge Cham is the creator of “Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD),” the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Often called “the Dilbert of Academia,” PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers, among others, and is published online where it receives over nine million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide. He obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was sub-sequently,an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators on the graduate student experience. Four PHD book collections have been published with over 55,000 copies sold. He has over 200,000 fans on Facebook!

Ethan Nicolle is an American comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Slave Labor Graphics comic Chumble Spuzz which has been released as two graphic novels. He also worked with his younger brother, Malachai, to create Axe Cop, the web comic phenomena that has nearly 35,000 fans on Facebook and an animated show on Fox’s Television’s ADHD. Ethan has also created another popular webcomic called Bearmageddon that is about an end of the world apocalypse story with mutant bears, He also have had various pitches optioned by Cartoon Network, and works on the Axe Cop TV show at FOX and is currently writing for DreamWorks Animation on the new Veggie Tales series.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

PA – The Power of Procrastination Signing

Cartoonist Jorge Cham speaks and signs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler-Dunlop Auditorium on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Press Release:

Come enjoy a night of laughter as Jorge Cham, creator of the immensely popular PhD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper), satirizes graduate school life.

In this talk, he recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.

Along with his online comics, he is a high demand speaker who has spoken at over 70 campuses worldwide. The talk will be followed by book signing, free food and drinks and opportunities to interact with the man himself.

Preregistration required. Click here to register and print your ticket.

 

CA – Octopus Pie Signing

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MEREDITH GRAN and several friends sign THIS Thursday July 15th from 7pm – 9pm at Secret Headquarters.

Meredith Gran’s OCTOPUS PIE debuted in 2007 and quickly developed a large fan base, making it one of the most popular comics on the Internet. The webcomic follows the adventures of nerdy and acerbic Eve Ning, who lives with her long-lost childhood friend (and perpetual happy stoner), Hanna, in Brooklyn. Initially published three times a week, and now posted in collected “episodes,” the stories and world of OCTOPUS PIE have developed over hundreds of strips. Now the first two years of the comic are collected in the beautiful Villard trade paperback OCTOPUS PIE: There Are No Stars In Brooklyn.

In the twilight zone between college and the adult world lies the sardonic, witty, maddening and sometimes melancholy terrain that Gran’s addictive comic OCTOPUS PIE maps with devastating, drop-dead-funny accuracy. Crazed childhood rivals, art world hipsters, Eve’s meddlesome mom, and boyfriends past and present crowd their lives. These alternately hilarious and thoughtful vignettes of twenty-something life will ring true to any reader, and sharp situational humor and crazy characters give OCTOPUS PIE a unique charm that’s hard to resist.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Gran is influenced by her experiences in Brooklyn, where she lived until she moved to Portland, Oregon (in a neighborhood that reminds her of her old home). She’s also made a name for herself within the webcomics community, organizing the first-ever webcomics convention of its kind, Webcomics Weekend in New England. The second annual convention takes place this November.

Join your favorite webcartoonists – including LA locals and visitors from afar – for a night of fun on Sunset Boulevard!

Featuring appearances by:

Jorge Cham (Piled Higher and Deeper)
Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie)
Dave Kellett (Sheldon)
David Malki (Wondermark)
R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties)
Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Come for the fine drinks and stay for the even finer conversation! Get things signed! Make startling confessions!

This Thursday night at Secret Headquarters (3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026)