Monday, August 29, 2016

August CCG Meeting - Tentative date 8/31/16

Let's get together this Wednesday August 31st (or another day this week?) for an impromptu and informal informational and planning meeting? We have some new folks who have been in contact with CCG Coordinator on Facebook - this would be a great time to introduce everyone.

There are some cool events coming soon -
  • Saturday 9/3/16 -Free Comic Book Day - CCG will be at local stores - le me know if you want table time/space
  • Friday evening 9/9/16  -Demo and talk by Game Concept Artist Bobby Rebholz at Manifest Drawing Center in Cincinnati - class on Creature Design (F-Su 9/9/16 to 9/11/16 - 9am-6pm) is also available check the website! Student discounts available -( possible a group discount for CCG - please inquire with me if you are interested)
    9/9/16 to 9/11/16 - Cincy Comicon - Tony Moore's comic convention - favoring the creators and the art of making comics
  • 9/23/16 to 9/25/16 - Cincinnati Comic Expo - there is an incredible guest line up this years including Larry Hama (who did a fantastic presentation for the CCG a couple of years back in Louisville at KY School of Art (Spaulding University))

let's chat about that and share ideas for the future direction of the group!
Join the discussion on Facebook or leave a comment here about venues, days, or times!

Monday, August 15, 2016

IlluxCon 2016 - Reading PA


I attended IlluxCon 4 based on the glowing recommendations of Mister Larry Elmore - and boy was he right! A great concept (highlight the original art from their favorite fantasy Illustrators) started by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, this is done right and kept small and enjoyable. You can actually meet most of the active fantasy illustration legends all at one one show - better yet the environment is relaxed and casual - the artists (at least when I went) were not "conned out" and actually had the energy, patience and inclination to talk with a fellow (if not as famous, or as skilled) artist (that being me, Jonathan Gilpin, CCG Coordinator! :-) )!!

Discounted entry for currently enrolled art students was a very nice touch then, and I presume now? There was an art contest for students with a nice award...again then, but probably still the case.

Now in it's ninth year the show is coming up in mid to late October - see this link for more info!