Thursday, May 31, 2007

5/31/07 - Excellent Animated Comic About Iraq

Good example of the power of words and images...I came across this while checking out other comic creator groups (specifically the Kansas City group(s)). The writer is a former soldier, Colby Buzzell. The image at left is by Christopher Koelle. It was animated for a PBS documentary about the war. But I wanted to find out who did the art and here is a link with the video and visual art credits:

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

5/30/07 - Graphic Novel Seminar This Saturday

Lexington multi-media artist Sara Turner and her Make Like A Tree Comics partner Jerzy Drozd will putting on a short seminar this Saturday (see below) at the Carnegie Center in downtown Lexington. Below is the description from their course catalog.

saturday seminars
Storytelling Through Graphic Novels
Saturday, June 2 10:00-noon
Explore comics as a visual language and understand all the aspects that comprise the graphic novel. Learn and practice some of the techniques that can set comics apart from other long-form storytelling media such as prose and film. Short scenarios will be created and translated to comic form; the participation by all will prove the multitude of ways in which a single idea can tell a story effectively and visually. Young adults welcome! $25 Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd

There is a cap on the class so call or visit them ASAP to assure your place.

The Carnegie Center
for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 254-4175

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

5/29/07 - Nashville Comic Creators Group

Recently found out about another comic creators group - this one based in Nashville, Tennessee. I have had some email exchanges with some of their membership and hope to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between our two groups. Just to start with we can share links! If you want to know more - here are two URLs for our fellow comic creators in the Volunteer state:

I will add a permanent link section in our site side bar sometime soon (let me know if you have any suggestions?). These folks are definitely worth checking out - they have some really talented people in their group. If you visit their blog leave them a message to let them know you like what they are doing - a little encouragement goes a long way! Cyberspace can get a little lonely....