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
Emerald City Comic-Con 2013 is upon us once again and Oni Press all sorts of attractions and goodies to delight any comics reader. What kind of goodies, you ask? How does an ECCC 2013 exclusive variant cover of Helheim #1 by the talented Chuck BB sound? Maybe, the Scott Pilgrim V2 Collector’s Edition is more your style. That will be there too! Also, don’t miss your chance to purchase the recently released all-ages titles Mermin, Glitter Kiss and Sketch Monsters V2.
We will be located at BOOTH #902!
That’s not all! Stop by panel room 3AB, SATURDAY AT 6pm, for the RevolutiONIze Comics Panel. Join Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones as he presents a whirlwind of talented creators, sneak previews, and the announcement of a new floppy series! This interactive panel will have some of the hottest names in comics right before your eyes, discussing their books and answering audience questions. Creators in attendance: Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Helheim), Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), Joëlle Jones (Helheim, You Have Killed Me) and Charles Soule (Strongman, Strange Attractors). All panel attendees will receive high fives and comics!
Below you will find our creators in attendance along with their signing times:
Jamie S. Rich: All weekend
Joëlle Jones: All weekend
Joshua Williamson: All weekend
Vinny Navarrete: All weekend
Joe Harris: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sat. 1:00-2:45pm
Tyler Crook: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Monica Gallagher: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sun. 12:00-1:45pm
Chuck BB: Fri. 6:00-7:45pm & Sat. 5:00-6:45pm
Joey Weiser: Fri. 6:00-7:45pm & Sat. 5:00-6:45pm
Lars Brown: Sat. 11:00-12:45pm
Brendan Hay: Sat. 11:00-12:45pm
Chris Schweizer: Sat. 1:00-2:45pm & Sun. 10:00-11:45am
Jackie Lewis: Sat. 1:00-2:45pm
Cullen Bunn: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Brian Hurtt: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Brian Churilla: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Bill Crabtree: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Ray Fawkes: Sat. 5:00-6:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Matthew Southworth: Sun. 10:00-11:45am
Justin Greenwood: Sun. 12:00-1:45pm