Sunday, May 31, 2015

5/14/15 - Star Wars In the Park

Since Joseph Beth Booksellers had to cancel their "Women of Star Wars" Event for tonight I decided to host the event myself (and with the steady help of my wife Holly) we managed to pull off a moderately successful event with less than four days planning time (critics be damned).
The idea was to make it kid friendly and take advantage of the scheduled time for our model extraordinaire,l Katie Anderson.

Some photos from the event:

5/23/15 - Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Along with Stevie Moore of Studio Spectrem I set up in Kansas City, MO for the 4th annual Spectrum Fanastic Art Live event. This is hosted by the same people who put out the Spectrum Art Annuals (submission in November of each year).
This is the kind of show where you won't sell a lot but will meet a ton of very nteresting people! More of a particarory convention like they used to be - not so much like the exhibitor/attendee model currently the norm at comic conventions.,
Here is some art I had on display at the show:

Saturday, May 02, 2015

2015/5/2 - Free Comic Book Day - CCG at A Plus Comics

Saturday, May 2nd was both Derby Day and Free Comic Book Day - guess which one I am going to write about?
Thanks to  Garreth Evans at A Plus Comics on Southland Drive in Lexington for hosting the CCG at their day-long celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Jonathan Gilpin and Jason Sturgill manned the table and did free scketches for any asking...
Some Photos from the event:

After 5pm we had a Themed LIfe Drawing Session - this was not with the CosPLay Costume Competiont particiapants (thsi was postponed due to low turnout) but with regular attendees - some in costume some not.
See photos below:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4/28/15 - Jeremy Miller Class at Preston Arts in Louisville KY

Great Class and Instructor in Louisville:
Preston Arts Center Inc
Art Center
Address: 3048 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Phone:(502) 454-9954

Drawing Studio with Jeremy Miller
# 9946
May 1-June 5
6 classes/ $120
plus supplies

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

There used to be the Illustrators Annuals that served as a "yellow pages" of artists for Art Directors to peruse for job if you want into the Science Fiction/Fantasy art market you need to be published in Spectrum. This is the show/con for that group - a one of a kind show. Make business contacts, meet peers, attend lectures and workshops. Highly recommended

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What to Expect at the CCG Booth at the 2015 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention

We will have some guest artists at our booth (3053) during the LCTC this weekend! (All times are subject to change)

Friday - March 13th, 2015 - Show Hours: 6-9pm for VIP Ticket holders
  • TBA

Saturday- March 14th, 2015  - Show Hours: 9am VIP 10am - 6pm
  • 10:00-11:30 AM - Herald-Leader illustrator Chris Ware (Signing copies of some his cartoon work) Family friendly
  • 11:45 -1:00 PM - EKU Video Game Institute Professor George Landon (describing the game development program in Richmond)
  • 2:00-3:30 PM -  Sculptor Luke Eldridge (Demo of how to make superhero figures out of pipe cleaners) Great for kids of all ages
Sunday - March 15th, 2015 - Show Hours: 9am VIP 10am - 4pm
  • TBA
We will also display/ distribute info about:
  • CCG Group activities (past workshops, CCG Themed Life Drawing Sessions (CCG TLD)
  • Self Study Educational options
  • College and Universities Programs for cartoonists, animators. illustrators, and entertainment design programs

Friends and Members of the CCG setting up at LCTC 2015

Make sure to come out and visit these CCG members and friends at this weekend's Lexington Comic & Toy Convention!
  • Justin Stewart - Booth 1003
  • Tressa Bowling - Booth 1002
  • Kenn Minter - Near Mint Press - Booth 901
  • Jenny Stead - Booth 1109
  • Sam Greenwell - Booths 707 & 708
  • Mark Kidwell - Booth 91
  • R D Hall - Booth 603
  • Ray Coffman - Quarantine Comics - Booths 1005 & 1006
  • Stevie Moore - Studio Spectre - Booth 815
  • Billy Tackett - Booth 82
  • Chuck Moore - Comic Related - Derby City Con - CompleteSet Booths 1103 and 3002 respectively
  • Craig Boldman - Booth 77

And come upstairs to Booth 3053 for the CCG  - we will have info about the group and several guest artists presenting and or demonstrating their work throughout the weekend!

Here is a link to the excellent floor plan page for the LCTC web site - cans search by name to find the folks you want see at the show!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

2015 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention this week!

Get ready folks, because this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 13-15th, 2015) at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky you will be able to meet local and national level comic creators, actors, cosplayers and comics/toy vendors in one place!

This will be the fourth year for this show and if past years are any indicator expect a great pop culture experience! As stated before, prior to this show you had to drive hours to get this level of guests and vendors. Jarrod continues to work very hard to make this show better each year!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

10/31/13 - BOO! Scary Stuff: Don't Miss Out on 2013 OSU Festival of Cartoon Art!

It only comes around every three I'm not talking about Halloween (which is rescheduled this year due to impending storms and high wind) - I am talking about the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum's Festival of Cartoon Art.

Add to this that this is also the Grand Opening of the new home for the library and museum in the newly renovated and spacious Sullivant Hall! A once in a lifetime event!

The Festival is a triennial event that has been in existence since at least 1983 and consistently brings together an impressive group of guests from academia, comics, syndicated comic strips and illustration (many of whom are members of the National Cartoonists Association or NCS) together to celebrate, discuss and postulate on the topic of comics and cartoon art and creators. We have Curators Lucy Shelton Caswell and now Jenny Robb (along with numerous hard working library/museum staff) to thank for hosting and organizing these incredible festivals, sure to delight even the most worldly comics and cartoon aficionado.

If you missed the deadline for the main forum registration, don't despair,  you can still join in this year events by attending the academic conference or by getting ala carte tickets (cheap $5) to some of the individual programs!! Here is a complete list of programs and events

If you have never heard of this comics and cartoon mecca in have missing out on an incredible treasure - here is an excerpt from their website regarding their history:
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum was established in 1977 in two converted classrooms in the Journalism Building with the founding gift of artwork and papers of alumnus Milton Caniff. Its collections of original art and manuscripts have been built primarily through gifts-in-kind. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is now the largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting printed cartoon art. Administratively it is part... read more
Contact info:

The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210-1393
Telephone: (614) 292-0538
Fax: (614) 292-9101