Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4/25/12 - Higher Education Bubble - Has It Already Burst?

This sensationalized MSNBC news graphic comes as the result of a Georgetown University study -  to read more see this online story:
Thanks to new Facebook friend and fellow artist, Francis Vallejo, for posting about this.

This attitude is indicative of the current mindset that capitalism will solve all our problems and meet our every need. Absolute nonsense. Okay, I am editorializing here.

So is there an educational bubble just like there was in real estate? Has it already burst? Are college degrees over valued? They are definitively overpriced.

Check out this post form all the way back in 2007 - Gannon Beck was on to it then. Open source education!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4/19/12 - Reminder: Need to hear from supporters of Larry Hama Seminar

Here's a little video based on Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work (originally compiled by none other than Larry Hama).

Please email today if you are interested in attending a comic art lecture (see previous post for details) by Larry in Louisville on July 1st 2012.

This video version is fun and gets you it to the original!

Friday, April 13, 2012

4/13/12 - Themed Life Drawing Opportunities - Lexington Vintage Dance - Titanic Ball & Perfomances

Charles Dana Gibson - The Jury
This weekend will present some excellent opportunities for Themed Life Drawing! A fundraising ball and two free exhibition performances! Based on the dance and attire of the early 1900s and that ill fated sea voyage!

Lexington Vintage Dance is listed in the Kentucky Arts Council'sPerforming Arts Directory. See We are also listed in the Southern Arts Federation's Southern Artistry web site.

PerformancesIn commemoration of the voyage of the RMS Titanic 100 years ago, LVD presents a program of dances from the early 1900s, including music performed and dances done on that tragic trip. Come to one of these three performances:
Apr 13, 2012 - Lexington, KY.8:00 pm at Bell House.This is a fundraiser for Waveland Historic Home.
Apr 14, 2012 - Lexington, KY.Lexington Public Library downtown at 2:00 pm. Free.
Apr 15, 2012 - Georgetown, KY.Scott County Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, at 5:30 pm. Free.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Comic Art Workshop II - Possilbly 7/1/12 with Larry Hama!

Larry Hama compiled this collection from Wally Wood's personal notes.
Comic creators (writers and artists) and fans of Larry Hama. Here's a chance to learn more about your craft from one knowledgeable guy!! Larry contributed to New Yorks first underground comic, assisted Wally Wood, worked as one of the "Crusty Bunkers" at Neil Adams studio, has worked for Atlas, Marvel and DC Comics.He is famous for his work on Iron Fist (Marvel Premiere), GI Joe, and Nth Man Ultimate Ninja. Larry has worked professionally in comics as a penciller, inker, writer and editor.
"Silent Interlude" from G.I. Joe #21 (March 1984).
Art by Larry Hama (breakdowns) and 
Steve Leialoha(finishes).

The Lexington KY Comic Creators Group (CCG) is exploring hosting Larry for a lecture/presentation the day after (Sunday July 1st,2012) the Derby City Comic Con (Saturday June 30th 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky). This one day (3-4hour) comic art workshop will be mostly theory and cover similar material to what Larry did at MOCCA's NYC master cartooning lecture (midway down page at this link:

Please contact me: CCG Coordinator ( before 4/22/12 if you would like to attend this event in Louisville KY. Include name, email and phone as a minimum amount of contact info. We are currently measuring interest and support for this event before we commit to holding it. If this is something you want to happen we need to hear from you!