Wednesday, April 18, 2007
This idea has been simmering with me for a while. I must confess the premise came after seeing some of the cool things that our local Adobe Users Group (www.d-mag.org) was doing. See their site for an example of what these book reviews might be like. My first thought is to get our members to review and rate some of the prominent "how-to" or educational books written about comics/cartooning/illustration.
I've been itching to comment on Wizard's How to Draw series - by the way, there will be another new one coming out in May. We could also review extraordinary comics, graphic novels and animated features/DVDs. I'm not sure about these reviews as I don't want to veer off into fandom - there are plenty of blogs and websites for that kind of coverage now! However, perhaps having a list of recommended readings posted here on our site would help grow the audience for these media?
Leave a comment or send me an email if you are interested in participating or have suggestions.
Friday, April 13, 2007
OOPS! This one almost got by me - there will be a Comic Show in Lexington on Saturday April 14th 2007. This is being presented by the same folks who put on the show last year. This one day show runs from 10AM to 3:30PM and is being hosted by Comic City Comics out of Nashville. Here is a link to their site with more info about the show. They are advertising that Central Kentucky's own comic writer extraordinaire, Robert Kirkman to be in attendance from 12p-3p.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
You may remember a past post about The Festival of Cartoon Art coming up in October but that is only part of a much bigger event! Here is their description of this year long extravaganza:
To commemorate the centennial of the birth of Milton Caniff, the founding donor of The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, a year-long celebration is planned. Storytelling 2007: A Celebration of Graphic Narrative will include exhibits, speakers and other special events that explore both the history of graphic storytelling and the work of current practitioners.Lots of great exhibitions, talks and presentations coming up in Columbus - they have a wonderful facilities and a dedicated staff - so don't miss out!
Kenn Minter, writer and inker for The Experts, and also a CCG member got some great national exposure for his book over at Newsarama.com - here is a direct link to the glowing review of this indy book. Congratulations to Kenn and Clarence Pruitt (penciller of The Experts) for some well deserved recognition - I hope it translates into booming sales for your title.