Thursday, September 30, 2010

09/30/10 - Fashion Illustration: Jennifer Lilya Video

Illustration and specifically Fashion Illustration does not get enough attention here. I was recently made aware of a very talented fashion illustrator (through a Facebook friend Gerry Acerno) by the name of Jennifer Lilya. She works with traditional media to create her striking and fun images.

I was interested in learning more about her working method (she works on 90# stonehenge with acrylic washes and sumi ink) and and found these videos by PinkyShearsan online magazine for the professionals in the fashion industry. Check out the embedded videos below:

Intro: Interview with Jennifer Lilya, Fashion Illustrator from PinkyShears on Vimeo.

Interview with Fashion Illustrator Jennifer Lilya. [Full Length] from PinkyShears on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

09/22/10 - Big Back To School Meeting/Workshop this Sunday!

Our annual "Big Back to School Special" Meeting/Workshop will be this Sunday, September 26th from 1:30-4:30pm at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. See the CCG Calendar link for address and links to maps. We will have local comic writer/artist/ and screenwriter Mark Kidwell as our guest speaker! We will also have a computer coloring demonstration, as well as door prizes, raffles and some other surprises!

This is our big event to welcome new or returning members - so if you are or aspiring to be a cartoonist, illustrator, animator, etc. please come and join us for a fun afternoon!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

09/19/10 - 2010 Lexington 24HCD Event

Last year with the help of Collectibles Etc. we had successful event - so we are doing it all again!

Interested cartoonists please complete the interest survey to be on the initial list of participants. We need your contact info so we will be able to contact you and make the final list where you will be confirmed to attend.

24-Hour Comics Day (24HCD) is an annual event where comic creators attempt to produce from scratch a 24 page comic in 24 hours. This idea was born in 1990 from a dare Scott McCloud, noted comic creator and author of Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and Making Comics made to his friend, and fellow comic artist, Steve Bissette.

Additional information about 24-Hour Comics Day can be had at :

The Lexington KY Comic Creators Group (CCG) is organizing the event for October 2nd 2010 with the help of at least one Lexington comic shop host. We had a successful event last year and may have more interested parties than space. A small ($10-25) entry fee may be required to help cover expenses, especially if we have to come up with secondary host locations.

How to Particpate? 

Complete the survey:

Direct link:
2010 Lexington 24-Hour Comic Day Participation Survey

Or this embedded version: