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  • MICE 2012 Panel & Workshop Schedule

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo has released their Panel and Workshop Schedule for 2012

    WORKSHOPS

    12:00PM – 12:50PM
    Character Drawing with Bob Flynn: Bob will demonstrate the importance of bringing life and movement into your drawings and characters. Drawing fast, posing characters, using a line of action, loose construction—merging energy with draftsmanship.

    1:00PM – 1:50PM
    Fold-Out Comics with Jon Chad: If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! There is a wide variety of folding and book construction techniques that can help create a truly unique reading experience. Jon Chad from the Center for Cartoon Studies will walk through the basics of comic-making and how to make your own unfolding minicomic!
    2:30PM – 3:20PM
    Digital Tools for the Comic Book Artist with David Marshall: Do you draw comics but are afraid of digital art programs? Comics veteran David Marshall shares his techniques. Digital tips include cleaning up scans, prepping for print or web, color, production and lettering. Learn comics-specific tricks for Photoshop and Illustrator.
    3:30PM – 4:20PM
    Drawing with NO PAIN! Injury Prevention for Cartoonists with Kriota Willberg: Many cartoonists and artists suffer from pain and injury caused by hours and hours of drawing. Are you one of them? Are you afraid that you will become one of them? This workshop describes common injuries and their causes, presents guidelines that can help prevent drawing injuries, and teaches simple exercises that can help reduce the risk of getting injured.
    PANELS

    11:00AM – 11:50AM

    Comics and Medicine
    Health, illness, and the physical body are major themes in many graphic novels (such as Cancer Vixen, Epileptic, and Stitches). Doctors, patients, and health educators are getting involved with comics as teaching tools and as a method of self-expression and exploring physical and mental conditions.
    Moderator: Cathy Leamy Panelists: Kriota Willberg, LB Lee, Paige Warren.
    12:00PM – 12:50PM
    Comics and Creative Careers
    You have your first paid drawing gig … now what? A panel of working cartoonists discuss the challenges and rewards of drawing for a living in the fields of comics, illustration and animation. Topics will include how to balance creativity and professionalism, what to expect in various fields of employment, and some helpful anecdotes from the artists’ careers.
    Moderator: Zack Giallongo Panelists: Shelli Paroline (artist, Kaboom! Studios), Keith Zulawnik (artist, Fablevision), Renee Kurilla (artist, Fablevision, Simon & Schuster), Ming Doyle (artist, Marvel, IDW)
    1:00PM – 2:15PM
    R. Sikoryak: Classics and Career
    For twenty years, stylistic chameleon R. Sikoryak has been producing literary adaptations in comics form that parody the tics and tropes of classic cartoons; these are collected in Masterpiece Comics (Drawn and Quarterly). He will discuss his work and process, as well as his varied freelance career for Nickelodeon, The New Yorker, The Daily Show, and much more, in a special slideshow presentation.
    2:30PM – 3:20PM
    Iron Cartoonist
    MICE pits top cartoonists against each other in a live drawing event. Utilizing theme “ingredients” KC GreenEllen Crenshaw, and Braden Lamb will each compete to win prizes for the audience and the ultimate cartooning title.
    3:30PM – 4:20PM
    Comics and Religion
    Religion intersects comics and comics intersect religion in a multitude of ways. Enter into a discussion with regional comics creators and scholars on the promise and the peril of these engagements. Moderator A. David Lewis asks the panel whether comics is just another medium and religion just another topic — or whether the two are innately bound to each other.
    Moderator: A. David Lewis Panelists: Charles Schneeflock SnowBox BrownDavid Wolkin
    4:30PM – 5:20PM
    Mixing Media
    Artists who use “fine arts” techniques to make comics… artists who use comics techniques to make “fine art” …an art gallery director who hangs comic art on her gallery’s walls… What are the boundaries between fine arts and comics? Are there any? Should there be any? Whatever the answers may be, we’ll look at and discuss some fine comics art and some comical fine art.
    Moderator: Tim Finn Panelists: Doug De Rocher, EJ BarnesAdrienne NunezAnsis PurinsRaul Gonzalez, Cathi Chang

     

     

     

    MA – Comic Art New England Show

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    Press Release:

    From September 10th – October 16th, 8am – 10pm every day, the Atrium Gallery will present an ongoing display of original comic pages by exhibitors at MICE and other area comic artists. The exhibit will include work in traditional illustration media such as pen, brush and ink, as well as examples of watercolor and collage comics, and prints from digitally created work such as webcomics.

    Opening: Saturday, September 17th 6 – 9pm

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Sponsored by the Art Institute of Boston @ Lesley University and the Boston Weekly Dig

    Atrium Gallery
    2nd Floor, University Hall, Porter Square, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

    Artists
    Kimball Anderson
     E. J. Barnes
     Cara Bean
     Eric Boeker
     Jim Bredt
     Heather Bryant
     Ellen Crenshaw
     Doug DeRocher
     Jerel Dye
     Bob Flynn
     Daniel Gessel
     Joel Gill
     Lawrence Gillette
     Tyler James
     DeAnna Marie Johnson
     Patt Kelley
     Renee Kurilla
     Laurel Leake
     Leann Leake
     Cathy Leamy
     Ron LeBrasseur
     John Lechner
     Kyle Lindholm
     Joel Lolar
     Jesse Lonergan
     Clayton McCormack
     Dan Moynihan
     Adrienne Nunez
     Line O
     Cherry Ogata
     Shelli Paroline
     Hallie Jay Pope
     Ansis Purins
     Gabe Robinson
     Roho
     Aya Rothwell
     Carl Tsui
     Jason Viola
     Matt Young
     Keith Zulawnik

    MA – Outside the Box Art Show

    Press Release:

    The creative folks behind FableVision are presenting our second annual art show, one night only. It will be Friday April 29th, 6-10 PM at our Boston studio. Featuring works by over 24 artists working in every medium imaginable, the title of the show is “Outside the Box – A Visionary Art Show.”

    You can find more information, including the list of artists, at the official exhibit website. You can also download your own Creative Juices art show sculpture and put it together, to help get your own creative juices going!

    FableVision is a media company on a 200-year mission to move the world to a better place. We have artists, programmers and producers who are all creative spirits in their own right.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    FableVision Studios
    308 Congress Street, 6th floor, Boston, MA