Friday, April 28, 2006

04/28/06 - Bluegrass Festival of Books

WOW! Two weekends in a ROW! It's amazing when you look up and actually see the opportunities right here in Lexington, Kentucky! OK, let me explain: last weekend we had the wonderful Women Writers Conference with some really inspirational comic creators and now this weekend we have another major event of interest to creative folk.

This Saturday, April 29th at Lexington Center, UK and Joseph-Beth Booksellers are presenting the Bluegrass Festival of Books,

Of special interest to me is this workshop:

1:00 PM
Thoroughbred 5

Join three of today's most talented children's book illustrators as they discuss their craft. Panelists are Loren Long ("The Little Engine That Could"), Susan Meddaugh ("The Witch's Walking Stick") and Pamela Pease ("Derby Day"). The moderator is Chris Ware from the Herald-Leader.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Comic Discussion for Teens - Beaumont Branch Library

The Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Libary will be having a discussion about comics Tuesday April 25th 2006, here is the event listing:

Comic Characters

Beaumont Branch, 7:00 PM
Who is your favorite comic book character? Spiderman? Batman? Or do you prefer the villains? Take a look at your favorite comic book heroes and villains through discussion. Create your own comic book character. The focus will be on characters in the Marvel and DC Universes. Feel free to bring comic books that feature your favorite character.

This looks to be a good event for some of the younger comic creators here in Lexington.

Monday, April 10, 2006

4/10/06 - WWC and Women Comic Creators

The University of Kentucky is hosting the 27th annual Women Writers Conference here in Lexington from Thursday 4/20 to Sunday 4/23. Last year Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist, Ann Telnaes was a keynote speaker - this year several women involved in comics will talk or be involved in comic related discussions. Some events are free and some you have to pay a registration to attend (see website or call them for more info). Lexington's own Sara Turner of Cricket Press and Make Like a Tree Comics will be in a quorum at

ArtsPlace on Saturday 4/22
3:30 pm
Arts Place—free & open to all
Part literary artist and part visual artist, the graphic novelist works with many media to create new worlds, or to tackle the real world. Leading women of the business, Phoebe Gloeckner, Lauren Weinstein, Amy Kim Ganter, and Lexington's own Sara Turner will talk about it all. Moderated by OSU Cartoon Research Library curator Jenny Robb.
Signing will follow

I just discovered Sara as a comic creator right under our noses - hers and Jerzy's MLAT Comics site is very nice with some wonderful tutorials and beautiful examples of their work. Other guests of comic interest are Phoebe Gloeckner, Lauren Weinstein and Amy Kim Ganter - see the presenters link to find out more about these women.

Lauren Weinstein Friday 4/21

10:45 am
Lexington Public Library–for subscribers
MASTER CLASS—Jane Vandenburgh: The Architecture of the Novel, part 1 (reservations needed)
ROUND TABLE—Heather Raffo: Oral History and the Creative Impulse
CURIO—Lauren Weinstein projects and performs her graphic novel work

Make sure and go out to support this wonderful event!