SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo):
I have just learned that I received a second-place award for Best Short Story in the SPACE prize awards for 2012 for the story "The Only Two", with writer and frequent collaborator Tony Goins in PANEL volume 18. This was quite a shock and a pleasant surprise, as I've been doing these short projects for such a long time with no thought to who might read and enjoy it; I just do them for my own edification and creative expression. The 13th-annual SPACE convention will take place on April 13-14, right here in my own hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and issues of PANEL 18 will be available for sale at the PANEL comics table for 4 bucks. If you cannot make it out to SPACE, you can order copies directly from the Ferret Press website
. I'll post a page or two here in my gallery, as I'm quite happy with the results.
OHIO ART LEAGUE
The Ohio Art League is hosting a Comics Creation Process Exhibit
at their gallery on the Ohio State University south campus from February 7-23. This includes an exhibit of comics art and process sketches from a number of Ohio artists, including several of my own. The opening reception is this Thursday, February 7th, from 5-8pm. Please stop by if you can, and take advantage of the workshops and discussions the League is hosting throughout the month. Columbus is a place for comics.
ROSEWOOD ARTS CENTRE
There are a limited number of seats available for the Comic Book Studio Day workshops at Kettering, Ohio's Rosewood Arts Centre on March 30th. I'll be leading two sessions: one for adults, and one for kids, about creating comics. I'll hit on subjects like production, storytelling techniques, drawing figures, and inking/finishing techniques, as well as whatever subjects arise during the sessions. You can register at the Rosewood Arts Centre's website, linked below. Sign up to guarantee a spot.
50,000 PAGE VIEWS
The big number lumbers ever closer. I'm still committed to provide an original drawing to the first person to send me a notification with a screen shot showing the big 50K. Maybe nobody will claim it... maybe someone will. Good luck!
CONFIRMED APPEARANCES FOR 2013:Gem City Comic Con
, Dayton, OH, March 23-24Rosewood Arts Centre
, Kettering, OH, March 30
Betty Jane Elementary, Akron, OH, May 3
The Newstand, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, May 4 (Free Comic Book Day)Motor City Comic Con
, Detroit, MI, May 17-19Cincinnati Comic Expo
, Cincinnati, OH, September 13-15Akron Comic Con
, Akron, OH, November 9
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