NYC – Celebrate 100 Years of Eisner & Kirby

Dare2Draw and The Art Students League celebrates the centennial of both Will Eisner and Jack Kirby with special guest Kyle Baker on Saturday, August 12th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Get tickets at the link!

Press Release:

Join us with the one and only Kyle Baker, winner of (eight) Eisner Awards, (five) Harvey Awards, (five) Glyph Comics Awards — to share in his reflections on Will & Jack’s contributions and what the future of the sequential arts “comics” might hold.

Also joining us will be Rand Hoppe, the true engine behind the awesome Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, who will help us dig deep into what Kirby actually did, as a cartoonist that we all can learn from.

Featuring 90 minutes of Dynamic Action drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

• Bring your sketchbooks for an evening of live drawing w/Action Models
• On display: Epic pieces from Will Eisner and Jack Kirby
• Demonstrations, Q&A and mingling with comics creators & guests
• Our signature “Quick Draw” Contest
• Contests & Give-aways
• Joe Koch Warehouse swag for everybody (while supplies last)
• FREE – Kyle Baker game APP download “KNUCKLENAUTS”
• At the historical Art Students League of NY (1875)
• A chance to be part of the new Dare2Draw TV “Series”
• Refreshments provided
•…and much more!

Hosted by Simon Fraser and our very own Edie Nugent!

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The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

NYC – Doctor Who Day 2015

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Simon Fraser (artist of 11th Doctor Who series) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, August 15th from 2:00 till 4:00 PM as part of their Doctor Who Day celebration! Plus Midtown Comics will hold a Doctor Who-themed trivia contest and a sale on Doctor Who items. Check with the store for further details.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NYC – FCBD: Doctor Who Signing

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Artist Simon Fraser signs at JHU Comic Books on Saturday, May 2nd from 4:00 – 5:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!!

Our copies of the FCBD 2015 Doctor Who issue will be only given out during this special signing event, so you don’t want to miss it!

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Doctor Who Signing

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Nick Abadzis and Simon Fraser appear at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign DOCTOR WHO comics!

Special Instructions: Books must be purchased at this Barnes & Noble location for priority seating.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Carl Potts

February 17, 2015 by  
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Artist Carl Potts appears at the Art Students League on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm for Dare2Draw! Hosted By Simon Fraser and Mina Sanwald. Get tickets at the link!

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The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Reilly Brown

January 18, 2015 by  
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Press Release:

The Art Students League of NY will be hosting their first Dare2Draw, on Thursday, January 29th, at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery!

The Art Students League has a deep and rich history of providing a place for some of America’s top comic book artists, to develop their skills. The Dare2Draw Program will be part of the long tradition of the League, of providing an oasis for all artists to follow and develop their passion.

Here are some of the comic book greats that have attended the Art Students League of NY, to name just a few… Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Jack Davis, Irwin Hasen, Gene Colan, Roy G. Krenkel, Al Feldstein, Bob Kane, Lou Fine, Carmine Infantino, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Tom Palmer, Arthur Suydam, Mark Texeira and Josef Rubinstein.

Come Dare2Draw with Special Mentoring Guest Artist: Reilly Brown! (The new DC “Lobo”, “Deadpool” and his groundbreaking, creator-owned “Power Play”)
Hosted by our good friend and mentor: Simon Fraser! (The new “Dr. Who”, “Judge Dredd” and “Nikolai Dante”)

Reilly Brown will be talking to us about his trailblazing into the new frontier of creator-owned digital comics, and sharing about his experiences working for Marvel and DC Comics, as well as sharing some art tips with us.

Also, joining us to celebrate this first Dare2Draw at ASL will be journalist, writer, editor and filmmaker Annie Nocenti and comic book artist and illustrator, Josh Adams!​

Tickets available at the link.

​The ​Art Students League of NY
215 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Klaus Janson

February 13, 2014 by  
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Special Guest Klaus Janson appears at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm for Dare2Draw! Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

Hosted By Simon Fraser

Cover $15 Online ($20 at the door)

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Dare2Draw Returns

January 18, 2014 by  
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Dare2Draw returns for 2014 with with Special Mentoring Guest Artists Ray Alma and Victor Charles Juhasz on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00pm.

Hosted By Simon Fraser

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Dare2Draw

Special Guests Nathan Fox and Simon Fraser appear at the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, July 18th from 6:00 to 9:30 PM for Dare2Draw. Nathan Fox will share some hands-on tips and Simon Fraser will talk about drawing the “Living City.”

We’ll have 2 awesome dynamic action models, our signature “Quick Draw” Contests, amazing prizes from our generous sponsors.
Food and Drinks available. Cover $10

Dare2Draw, where artists of all levels share ideas and inspiration. Monthly in NYC. All are welcome!

The Dare2Draw is a mentoring and networking platform for all artists, an opportunity to connect with each other, face-to-face and to encourage good health and business practices for cartoonists.

Established artists and arts organizations meet in a supportive setting, putting the art back in sequential art. There are contests and prizes, with a fun and engaging game show vibe. We’ll continue to showcase established artists we all love and new artists to keep an eye out for!

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Leaping Tall Buildings Signing

Comic creators Larry Hama, Dean Haspiel, Joe Infurnari, Kevin Colden, Simon Fraser, and Matt Madden appear at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm!

Jim Hanley’s Universe 
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

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