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Recently seen as co-creator on Bucko with Jeff Parker, cartoonist Erika Moen is one of the many higher beings who works within Periscope Studios. Perhaps best known for her ‘naughty’ comics including DAR, her work is confrontational in the very nicest of ways. She’ll do something which you should be shocked by, only you’ll find – to your surprise – that you’re giggling along with it instead. Clean and vibrant, her art style is instantly recognisable, and she can jump from fart jokes to poignancy in an instant. Bucko was recently collected by Dark Horse, and you can find out more on her site, or over on the twitters!
Writer, artist, and part-time jouster, Emma Vieceli is best known for her work with long-form works including Avalon Chronicles, Dragon Heir, and Vampire Academy. Brilliant at conveying excitement from her characters, her work has been much sought after – when not working on projects about King Richard III, she’s giving talks on creativity or contributing to anthologies and back-up strips for books like Comic Book Tattoo or Phonogram. She’ll next be seen on the next Alex Rider graphic novel adaptation by Antony Johnston, working her magic on the young spy’s next adventure. Find more on her site, or follow her on the twitters!
Currently working on Monkeybrain’s Bandette series with Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover possesses the cleanest linework of any artist possibly ever seen. Well known for her breakthrough work on Small Favors, Coover works very often with members of Periscope Studios, most notably Tobin and Jeff Parker – with whom she worked on a series of stories in X-Men: First Class for Marvel. Moving between work for companies like Marvel and her own creator-owned projects, Coover’s sense of expression and artistic glee comes through in everything she does. Whether it be Spider-Man hiding from Mary Jane on the roof of her lounge, or talking squirrels in Gingerbread Girl, there’s an innate sense of humour and fun to her art style. You can find more on her blog, or follow her on the twitters!
I’ve mentioned Lala Albert here before but she continues to fascinate with her disturbing but compelling mythology of three eyed women. Much concerned with myth and alien life, her work can be seen in Vice and on her website. Her day job involves designing textiles such as this.
Alvert is interviwed at Berserker Magazin
I see a similarity between this and nature documentaries and books. We don’t really know what anything else is thinking and we can only assume. I’ve been really into exploring the similarities of different types of creatures. I have these DVDs Life in the Undergrowth, Life of Birds, Blue Planet. I started watching all of those around the same time and it was really overwhelming to see how the behavior of birds is the same as fish is the same as insects, and if you look, the same as people and other herd animals. I imagine the aliens I draw to be the future, what humans are evolving into. As we explore space, the way we are conscious and the way we communicate changes and we become the alien invaders. I see us starting to live like ants or termites. I like to draw my characters sharing a hive mind and crawling on each other.
Women’s History month is wrapping up, but we at The Beat don’t feel we celebrated it properly, so for the next 24 hours most of the Beat staff is collaborating on “24 Hours of Women Cartoonists” to spotlight some of our favorite creators.
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First up:Helen E. Hokinson, a single panel cartoonist and illustrator from the mid 20th century — a period where the contribution of women to comics seems to have been mostly uncredited or in parallel fields such as picture books. The New Yorker of the period was not without female contributors, however, and among the most renowned was Hokinson (1893-1949) who contributed 68 covers and over 1,800 cartoons to The New Yorker. She was the definitive delineator of the stuffy Turtle Bay matron, a rarefied creature of habit and privilege. She was well known in her day producing half a dozen books of her own cartoons and illustrating many more. She died in a mid-air collision in 1949.
Hokinson’s reputation has perhaps suffered from reports that she illustrated staff captions rather than writing her own cartoons—a common practice at the time. There’s much more about her and other women cartoonists at The New Yorker in Liza Donnelly’s history book, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons
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One of my favorite things is Terry Gross’s show, Fresh Air, on NPR. I especially love the interviews with actors and writers. Lately I’ve been listening to the podcasts while I’m doing something boring, like folding laundry.
Sometimes there just aren’t enough of Fresh Air interviews, though, so I’ve been looking for more conversations with authors and artists. Here are a few good ones I’ve found:
This Creative Life, created by YA author Sara Zarr (who btw also blogs here). There are interviews with a lot of writers and other creatives about how they work and live. I especially enjoyed the one with author Andrew Auseon (who is also a video game designer).
Mini studio-tours with artists at Little Scraps of Paper make me smile so much. The one above is of three collaborators who make these wacky wonderful costumey-snuggie-kind-of-things. Trust me, you just have to watch it. The videos are so beautifully filmed and just the right size for a quick pick-me-up. Thank you to Blair Stocker of Wisecraft for this hot tip.
Here’s a video of young fashion blogger/ Rookie magazine editor Tavi speaking at TEDxTeen about the strong female characters she’s looking for, and not always finding. YA writers, if you don’t know Tavi, you SHOULD!
What about you? Do you have any favorite creativity-related podcasts?
And by the way, are you on Twitter? I’ve been on it for years but am really just now learning the language and getting into it. I’m discovering all kinds of things there, including some of the above links. Meet me on Twitter @emilysmithpearc
A few other random things:
-Speaking of talks about art and writing, if you’re in the Charlotte area, check out the April meeting for the Women’s National Book Association (yes, men, you can join us, too): Monday, April 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Consolidated Planning. The talk is titled “Latin American and Latino Women Writers and Literature in Translation.” More details here.
-Did you hear about the break in the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist case? Soooo exciting. I used to work down the street from this lovely, one-of-a-kind museum.
-Saw Natalie Merchant the other night with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Great show. Her new material is as complex and thought-provoking as ever, though I have to admit my favorite part was the 90′s set she did for an encore. The nostalgia factor is hard to beat. Seriously, what pipes she’s got—and what a talented songwriter.
-Lastly, I love this DIY magic potion kit over at Elsie Marley.
What’s got you inspired these days?
Runners may have an odd way of expressing their affection for each other. But hey, if you’ve met your perfect match then they should totally get that being the ‘fart’ in this instance is a total compliment!
Shall we say that the two perfectly match strides?
Maybe true love always turns left together?
Perhaps even it’s not so much that I totally adore you’re company, as much that you push my @$$ to a new PR?
Bottom line: you know it’s a real match when you’re both out on a training run, one winds up injured or hurt, but their immediate response is, “Don’t stop the watch! Keep going, I’ll see you when you’re done!” #dontsacrificetherun
1) What are your favorite kinds of fartleks?
Maybe 3 minutes on two minutes off? Pyramid fartleks can be fun too.
2) Do you have a corny runner line like the one above?
3) If you’re on a run with other people and one is unable to keep going for whatever reason, what is your reaction?
In MY version of fairy tales, the princesses all run, with names like Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan. In my comic books the heros wear Dri-FIT racing gear, they don’t need pseudo-names, Dathan Ritzenhein and Meb Keflezighi will do just fine. The truth is in ‘normal people’ land that’s more than enough to fly under the radar mostly unnoticed. The pap’s are too tied up stalking Honey Boo Boo.
Running princesses are sweet but an epic force on the track. Steely eyed mid-repeat, tough as nails. So don’t confuse sweet and nice with damsel in distress, heck, if a runner dude is tanking mid-run they best keep looking over their shoulder because they very will may be passed.
Perhaps the power of the running superheros isn’t so much super strength, super endurance, or super speed, it’s just guts, grit, and the ability to push themselves harder than any sane person would. MENTAL strength is something you can’t teach, or quite explain, that’s what makes it all the more alluring and admirable.
So little girls, don’t dress up in doily dresses, but opt for Tempo Shorts…trust me, there are plenty of fun colors. Little boys, you don’t need to steal your sister’s tights and find a cape, micro-fiber running tights will do just fine.
Runners are, by definition alone, super heros and the most kick@$$ kinds of princesses.
1) When you were a kid, what was your favorite kind of character?
I won’t lie, I was obsessed with wanting to be a mermaid. Ariel and that movie Splash were on constant repeat.
2) What is a way you’ve felt like a kind of super hero in your running experience or journey?
3) What do you feel is a kind of super power that is possessed by runners?
I’ll say the people with the most mental tenacity win in my book.
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While it may not feel like it, today is the first day of spring! We’re very excited for our forthcoming spring titles, which you can check out here. To kick off the spring season, here’s an image and poem from Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jitomates Risueños y otros poemas de primavera, written by Francisco X. Alarcón, and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez, published by Children’s Book Press, an imprint of LEE & LOW.
a green smile
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Sketching passerbys from a picture window at Starbucks in center city. I’d forgotten how crazy people could be when given a reason. I saw someone literally lying in he gutter.
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Ryan Humphrey posted this fantastic Simpson/Akira mash up comic on his tumblr last night and it’s been picking up a healthy number of notes since. The comic (which you can see below) is really striking, mainly, I think, because of those splashes of colour against that rich cream background, in the sense of drama and dynamism Humphreys evokes, and also in seeing the usually effusive Simpson’s characters strangely non-committal. The comic also struck a chord with artist James Harvey, who picked up the ball and ran with it, proposing to recreate the whole of Akira with The Simpsons cast, with artists who want to take part signing up to do particular sections. Here’s more from Harvey:
I took this idea to him (Ryan Humphrey), he gave it the go-ahead. Milhouse is Kaneda. Lisa is Kei. Bart is Tetsuo. Let’s do it.
I figured it all out. If you’re down, email the address below. In a few days, I’ll send you the cast list (which character from the Simpsons is which Akira character, though the minor characters will be left up to you) and I’ll tell you which 5 pages you’ll be working on. You can request a particular page, but it’s first come, first served.
If 468 people take part, we get to do all six volumes. Even if only 78 are down, we’d still get the entire first volume.
Since it’ll be non-profit, parody/satire, crowdsourced and distributed peer-to-peer, I feel like it’s juuust on the right side of the legal grey area it inhabits. If not- let’s do it anyway. I’ll take the rap.
if you want to be a part of this, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m interested to see how this goes: it sounds hugely fun. Often comic jams on the internet throw up some fantastic stuff, with artists putting their own interpretations on things and a host of styles and techniques on display. If you’re interested in taking part, contact James at the email address above. Or just enjoy the comic like I did.
By: Jeanne Lyet Gassman,
New Stories from the Midwest editors are currently seeking nonfiction pieces for publication on its website as well as photos and art for the Cover Art Contest for the next print volume.
We’re interested in previously unpublished work that celebrates the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Submissions for nonfiction and cover art are accepted online.
We’re open to style and length, though shorter pieces usually work better. The work has to be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, as long as you withdraw your piece.
Cover Art Contest: (extended) deadline for entries is June 1, 2013.
Because of publication delays in the last volume, New Stories from the Midwest has been allowed to extend the deadline for its second annual Midwest Cover Art Contest. For those who have already submitted, your work is still under consideration.
We are looking for high-quality artwork in any genre (painting, photo, sculpture, digital, etc.) that represents the “essence” of the Midwest for the cover of New Stories from the Midwest 2013. The winning image will be published on the cover of the upcoming anthology, and a brief description of the winning artwork and artist bio will be included. Last year’s winner was Jade Webber with her piece “The Bear Who Eats Hunters.” Jade received a cash payment and her art appeared on the cover of New Stories from the Midwest 2012.
How to submit
The contest is open to any professional or amateur artist who can best capture the essence of the entire Midwest in one digital image. Work must consist of previously unpublished original images taken by the entrant. Submit one image per $3 entry fee. You may submit as many images as you like. Please include a cover letter that states the title, date, size, materials used in the image, and a short bio. Feel free to provide any other information about your artwork as well. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Low-res images are required for submissions, but the contest winner must provide high-res images before accepting the award:
• If providing images from a digital camera: the winner must obtain the most original form of the image from the camera (raw format if available, .tif if not)
• The winner must provide accurate color lasers if digital color images are submitted, and prints of any slides or other transparencies
• Digital color images must be twice the width, and at least as tall, as the book trim, at 300 dpi (1200 if line art)
Winning artwork will be used in its original form to the extent possible,although some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the physical requirements of the book. These may include cropping, resizing, adjustments to color or contrast for optimal print reproduction, overprinting type, and other customizations as needed. The art will not be significantly altered, appear unnatural, or have elements added or removed. Artist must have permission from all models featured in the artwork. Most importantly, the image must reproduce well as printed cover art.
New Stories from the Midwest presents each year twenty of the best published short stories set in the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The goal of New Stories from the Midwest is to celebrate an American region that is often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature and demonstrate how the quality of fiction from and about the Midwest rivals that of any other region. We want the cover art to demonstrate that same quality.
By: Jeanne Lyet Gassman,
Drafthorse literary journal is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. Drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany. We are interested in how work, or the absence of it, effects people and communities on an intimate level. While we’re open to various interpretations, we expect the subject to be fundamental to your submission in some way. Complete submission guidelines are available online.
We are especially looking for fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art. Submission deadline for the Summer 2013 issue is April 30, 2013.
It’s a sad but all too common story: a freelancer with no insurance is injured and racks up a hefty medical bill.
In this case, it’s artist Ulises Farinas who sliced him thumb up good. Although he’s recovering fully, he needs to pay the bills and is
selling some amazing art:
I have a lot of art. Like hundreds of pages of comics, illustrations, and random things i’ve drawn over the years. And I recently sliced my thumb open (it’s all healed up now), but with no health insurance, it’s a pretty big bill. So i decided to finally get off my butt, and scan my original inks, and put them up for sale.
We’ve linked to Farinas here many times — he draws in the neo-Moebius style with an incredible level of detail and imagination. In fact, if he avoids slicing up his fingers, we expect him to be a superstar some day. Get some art while its cheap. You won’t regret it.
A few pages (clicken to embiggen):
Much more in the link. Hurry to get the good stuff!
It’s been rumored for a long time that Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin have been working on a new project together.
Here is the first evidence of that project.
A teaser with the word “Follow.” Is it the title? Or just a teaser?
In October BKV said that he and Marcos were working on something together but the title and even publisher were not ready to be announced.
Is it an Image title?
Vaughan and Martin worked on the DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH miniseries together. Both are at the top of their game now, so we suspect wherever this shows up, a lot of readers are going to “follow.”
Oh Wow, David Aja explains it all: via two Spanish-language versions of the other teasers. Follow, Share, and Like. Wow, so this is going to be conceptual eh?
Pretty sneaky for a writer who doesn’t even use Twitter or Facebook.
Via Zona Negativa
By: Jeanne Lyet Gassman,
With its Ninth Issue just published today, H.O.D. (A Handful Of Dust) is once again calling for your submissions.
ISSUE 10 WILL PRIMARILY FOCUS ON VIOLENCE AS A THEME. WE WANT POEMS THAT FOCUS ON PRE-VIOLENCE, POST-VIOLENCE, and ALL THE ACTS IN BETWEEN.
SUBMISSIONS NOT TOUCHING ON THIS THEME MAY BE HELD INDEFINITELY.
Are you a poet? Submit 3-5 poems (3-5, not 1-2) in the body of an e-mail addressed to:
h.o.d.submissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
Any submission outside of these simple guidelines will be subject to deletion without reading.
Are you a short-short-short fiction writer? Submit your sub-250-word story in the body of an e-mail to:
h.o.d.submissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) No attachments.
Read an issue or two to see just what length we're looking for. Any submission outside of these simple guidelines will be subject to deletion without reading.
Are you an artist? Submit your beautiful work as low-res .jpegs to:
h.o.d.submissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
We will request higher-res, if we like the work. BLACK&WHITE photography preferred. Would also like to see more art (ink and paint).
Are you still reading? AWESOME! We're looking to fill the next issue of H.O.D. Issue #10 goes live on June 21, 2013. While there is a theme, we're open to any interpretation of this very vague and open theme, especially in terms of PRE-VIOLENCE and POST-VIOLENCE. ALL GUTS WITHOUT GLORIFICATION, please.
As a new character joins the cast of Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney’s Fearless Defenders, so she joins team members Valkyrie and Misty Knight in our growing group shot of the team! Today sees the release of Fearless Defenders #2, which sees Dani Moonstar enter the scene. The leader of the New Mutants for years and years now, Moonstar is a Native American character who was depowered during the M-Day storyline – but that didn’t stop her from her duties as team leader.
Now stepping into Fearless Defenders, I asked artist Will Sliney a few questions about the character, and her design in the book. Will’s been profiling all the characters as they appear, and you can find his previous looks into Valkyrie and Misty Knight here. But as we’ve been going on, Will’s been adding each member into a group image of the team, which establishes his ability to draw expressive and individual female faces for his cast. Read on! And gawp!
Steve: We’ve spoken previously on your interest in the mythology and cultural identity of Valkyrie. With Dani Moonstar, do you feel that same interest? As a Native American character, she is again a character with a vast cultural background all her own.
Will: Yeah, it’s nice to see the cultural diversity in Fearless Defenders already coming to the forefront. Anything new can be a big interest to me too. Obviously I know much more about Norse mythology having grown up on this side of the Atlantic, but its important to learn about the backgrounds of each new member. I have had fun researching for her.
Steve: As a Cheyenne, she again has quite specific facial features such as a flatter, longer nose, and quite pronounced cheekbones. How do you approach the character, in terms of look and features?
Will: I usually create a model sheet for each character. You can hopefully see the different facial features already in the group shots that have been building here at The Beat each month. You pretty much have hit the nail on the head for Dani. These features will have been laid out before in the many artists who have drawn her. I really liked David LaFuente’s recent take.
Moonstar joins Misty Knight and Valkyrie in Will’s group shot of the Fearless Defenders cast
Steve: While the other two characters are hand-to-hand fighters, Moonstar tends to use ranged weapons like the bow and arrow. Has this come into play in the action sequences, or do you prefer to have her in the middle of the fighting alongside the other cast members? How do you plan fight sequences?
Will: Dani’s opening scene shows that she can mix it up in hand to hand combat even when she is out of arrows. Bow or no bow. I think being de-powered, Dani is on a mission to prove herself as a fighter, so she is not afraid to go in fists first.
Steve: She’s also well known for having spent time as a valkyrie herself, with several stints in Asgard. How do you think the character fits in alongside Valkyrie, both visually and in personality?
Will: Its obviously an important part of the story. Dani does look different from Valkyrie when she is in her full Valkyior form. (I always have difficulty spelling that word.) and that is reflected in Dani’s personality too. I’m not too sure yet how highly Valkyrie respects Dani at the start. We will have to wait and see…
By: Jeanne Lyet Gassman,
Ontologica, a Bi-annual literary magazine of art and thought is open for submissions starting 3/1/2013 - 4/30/2013. We will be accepting submissions in Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Art.
Ontologica aims to present an eclectic mix of prose and art. Ours is a journal of differing perspectives. Readers will be just as likely to encounter the Christian as the Marxist, the relative as the absolute, the liberal as the conservative in the essays we present. We want to offer material that is illuminating, challenging, and, if need be, antagonizing. Above all it must accessible. Accessibility here doesn't just mean a lack of specialized language, but a writing style that invites the reader in. Work with a philosophical slant is preferred, but not required. What is required is contemporary relevance and, more or less, general appeal. (An essay on the difference between Transcendentalist and Romantic poetry, no matter how well written, will most likely not find a home in Ontologica). Unless you lived a sublimely amazing life, no so-called creative non-fiction or memoirs.
We will include a small amount of fiction, and visual art in every issue. There is no clear-cut definition of what we're looking for in fiction, though, like non-fiction, accessibility is a good keyword. We want fiction and poetry that moves beyond simple entertainment. In the words of Robert Bly, we want work that punches a hole in the pervading culture of denial: The health of any nation's soul depends on the capacity of adults to face the harsh facts of the time. Pieces that point to the injustices of the world and reminds us of our own mortality, rather than giving us reason to ignore them, will be greeted here. Genre pieces are okay as long as, like the work of Cormac McCarthy or Robert Heinlein, the story transcends the limitations of the genre. Pieces that treat intense subjects without linguistic finesse or subtlety will not likely appear in the magazine--bring us to the battle lines without blatant preaching, childish whining, or melodrama.
All this applies equally to visual art submissions. Above all the work must have a distinct sense of subject. No ultra-modern, Jackson Pollock slapdashery. This doesn't mean we want black-and-white photos of your lawn furniture. The art we present must engage our readers, whether through shock or awe. Ontologica wants art that fantastically suggests the possible, or horrifically portrays the actual.
Non-fiction and fiction submissions should be no more than 25 pages in length. Flash fiction is generally discouraged. For art, send between 3 and 5 high quality JPEG or PNG files. Send all submissions as attachments. For more submission information, please see our Submissions page. Send all submissions to:
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I’m very excited to introduce Dawn Hanna, artist and photographer. I’ve admired her work for years and am so glad she’s pursuing her art full-time these days. She was kind enough to agree to an interview, and also, to offer a giveaway to my readers! See details at the end of the interview.
Dawn was born in Rhode Island but has lived in the south for many years. She’s recently left a 17 year career in social work to launch Dawning Day Studios, her photography, layout, and design business. She is a freelance photographer for Getty Images and Arcangel and has been published in Artful Blogging and Time magazine. Currently, Dawn is working on a soon-to-be-published e-book of artist self-portraits from around the world.
So, Dawn, how did you get started with photography?
I have been an artist my entire life….I think I came out of the womb staring at the colors and shapes around me. I picked up a Brownie Instamatic camera when I was 11 years old. From there, I learned how to develop and print in a darkroom (during prehistoric times…yes I am old!) in high school. In my early adult years, I worked a lot in the darkroom at The Light Factory in Charlotte and showed in juried shows here and there. Then life took its course and I found myself a mom and growing a family. I bought my first digital camera in 2007 and learned Photoshop from a dear friend of mine. Digital expanded my mind into the kind of work that I had always wanted to do and found myself totally immersed in it from that point on. I joined flickr and found daily inspiration from fellow photographers and artists who fed and continue to feed my soul on a daily basis. With the exposure and power of the internet…..I gained recognition for my work from book designers, art directors and stock photography agencies. It has been a steady and amazing growth since then.
What do you do when you get low on inspiration?
I have found that getting in the car and traveling somewhere does the trick for me. Sometimes I think our eyes get tired or they overlook the beauty in everyday that a new perspective can regain.
What do you recommend for someone who’s just getting started in photography?
I would highly encourage you to jump onto the many photo sharing websites such as flickr, instagram, google + or 500px and see what the world is doing with a camera these days. There is infinite inspiration on these websites and people are generous and encouraging to all. When I first joined flickr, I was scared out of my mind to put my work out there, but I will tell you that it has been nothing short of an incredible journey and led to my growth as a photographer and an artist.
What are you working on currently?
Currently, my partner and I are working on a book layout and design for an upcoming publication that is near and dear to both of our hearts. It has been a labor of love and we can’t wait for the book to be published.
I would have to say that my current obssession, like many others…is exploring the world of iphoneology. The possibilities are absolutely endless and it is so exciting to be on the beginning curve of an incredible piece of technology and artistic trend as the iPhone and iPads are.
Thanks so much for agreeing to share with us today, Dawn. You can find Dawn around the web at her Facebook page, her etsy shop, and on flickr. And seriously, follow her on Instagram. Wow!
As I mentioned, Dawn has graciously offered to give a print to one lucky reader from anywhere in the world. To enter, go to Dawn’s etsy shop, then comment here on the blog about which print is your favorite.
You have until 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on March 14, 2013 (one week from today), at which time I’ll use the random number generator to choose a winner. You won’t be added to a mailing list, but I hope you’ll like Dawn on Facebook and favorite her etsy shop.
Personally, I’m in love with the barbed wire piece. You have to go check it out!
The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG)
of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)
aims to showcase the work of Asian illustrators and artists to promote them to a wider audience.
You are invited to submit artwork that has appeared in children’s books, audio products, video products, comics, or games, published between January 2012 and March 2013. You can submit a maximum of five pieces of artwork. Send digital copies in jpeg/jpg format to email@example.com for consideration, with “AFCC BIG 2013 Submission” as the email subject.
Please include the following information in the submission:
Designation / Company name (if applicable)
Phone number / Mobile number
For each illustration please include:
Year of production
Title of the illustration
Title of the work in which the illustration appeared
Actual size of the illustration (in cm)
Thumbnail sized picture of the work in which the illustration appeared
The closing date for submissions is March 14, 2013 and selected artists will be contacted by March 28, 2013.
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It is a great joy to be an artist! I rarely get tired of creating new things. When I am not creating, I am busy thinking about creating.
Occasionally I get stuck. A design might not be working, a color might be off, a story might need more tweaking etc. This is when its time to take a break!
Saturday was just such a day. The blue skies of Colorado were mesmerizing. The crisp clean air and the white, bright snow were a refreshing sight! My husband and I walked along this lake soaking it all in.
Sure enough, upon returning to my work, I could see what I could NOT see before, a new perspective! So if you get stuck, take a break!! Get some fresh air! Your work will be waiting for you only this time you might just find the solution you were looking for.
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I suspect this is going to be an epic night so get there early!
The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the
Opening Reception for
The Art of Harvey Kurtzman
Curated by Monte Beauchamp and Denis Kitchen
Friday, March 8th, 2013, 6:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Cash Bar will be open until midnight
Suggested donation $15
Exhibition on display
March 6th through May 11th
Tues 10 – 8 Wed – Fri 10 – 5 Sat 12 – 4
(8) “Check-Marks” Opening at Open Space Gallery
Running March 8th through April 15th
Opening March 8th from 7 to 10pm
Curated by Austin English
Featuring works on paper by
Jason T Miles
Molly Colleen O’connell
The 7 artists in this show believe in images. Characters, abstraction, text—all are used in the pursuit of making pictures that strike the viewer both for their gestalt and for their love of refining a personal library of visuals for the most intense potential. Each artist pushes their image-making to the point where its creativity aches in front of us. Most of these artists work with characters, the face and body are used almost as a template—a solid structure to build wild expression upon.
Each artist in this show will present a selection of works on paper. This opening also serves as a kick-off event for Open Space’s Publications and Multiples Fair held March 9th and 10th at the D Center (16 W. North Ave.). To celebrate this, each artist will have an original, extremely low print run zine available at the show.
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Every so often Tharg gets on the blower and gives me a ring, to tell me about new things coming up at 2000AD, the comics magazine he edits. And today he had something rather exciting to show me – this teaser image from Greg Staples, showing Judge Dredd villain Judge Death…
Judge Death is probably the most famous villain in 2000AD’s history, having first been created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland. 2000AD have previously revealed that Wagner will be returning to the world of Judge Dredd – and Judge Death in particular – this year, and it looks like the time has almost arrived! Quake! Fear!