Saturday, April 11, 2009

04/11/09 - National Illustration Event - Mazza Museum Summer Conference

Just as comics has the often mentioned (at least here on this blog) OSU Comic Library and Museum - children's picture books has the Mazza Musuem on the campus of Findlay University in Northern Ohio.

During the week of July 13 - July17 2009 they will have their 17th annual summer conference. There will be numerous notable presenters including James Gurney of Dinotopia fame who will be speaking there Wednesday July 15th in the morning.

Here in Lexington the University of Kentucky Library has a group with a similar mission - The McConnell Center seeks to study and support childrens literature.

Friday, April 10, 2009

04/10/09 - National Events - Redstick Animation Fesival

Animation doesn't get the attention it deserves here on the CCG blog - but I definitely couldn't miss the opportunity to spread the word about this soon to happen event in Baton Rouge, LA: the Redstick International Animation Festival! The Festival runs from Wednesday April 22nd to Saturday April 25th 2009.

There are discounts for students and educators - passes for the screenings are free. Some of the workshops your Gold Pass will buy you are:
  • Drawing Dinosaurs
  • Guerilla Animation
  • Video Game Development
I also discovered a, here to unknown, compatriot comic creators group - The Baton Rouge Cartoonists Society! They will be teaching children's cartooning workshops during the festival.

04/10/09 - Regional Comic Event - SPACE

Coming up April 18th & 19th in Columbus OH is SPACE - Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo.

The Friday (4/17/09) preceding the Expo the newly renamed OSU - Cartoon Library & Museum will have an open house from 3-5pm.