Saturday, April 12, 2014

Carolyn Belefski: Runner-up Best Visual Artist - Best of D.C. 2014 in Washington City Paper


Thanks to all of you who voted in Washington City Paper's 2014 Best of D.C. Reader Poll. The votes are in and I am a runner-up for the second year in a row for Best Visual Artist. Thank you all so much for voting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Awesome Con is April 18-20, 2014


We hope you can join us later this month for the second edition of Awesome Con DC on April 18-20, 2014 at the DC Convention Center. Last year was super amazing and it looks like this year will blow our socks off! Curls Studio will be located at table I12 in Artist Alley. Check out the awesome map above so you'll know where to find us.

Joe and I are scheduled to be on four panels, including a DC edition of The Other Side of the Table, which we've hosted at NYCC twice. We hope you can join us at table I12 as well the panels listed below -- plus we might have some surprises up our sleeves...


The Other Side of the Table: Lessons from Creators (Washington DC Edition)
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Room 209B
Creating your product is only half the work it takes to succeed in the comics industry. What about the other half that we don't see as clearly after the product is released to the world? This important panel will explore what it is like to be on the other side of the table, as a creator. We will discuss what it takes to exhibit at conventions, promote yourself, gain a loyal audience, and hopefully survive the life as comic book creator in today's wild west industry - from the POV of professionals already behind the table. Moderated by filmmaker/comic writer Joe Carabeo.

Panelists: Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski, Steve Conley, Matt Dembicki, Arsia Rozegar

The Carolyn and Joe Show Podcast
Saturday, April 19, 2014
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Room 207B
Join Carolyn and Joe as they interview special guests on their podcast!

Pro Wrestling Today: The New Movement
Saturday, April 19, 2014
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room 201
After an extremely successful Pro Wrestling Today panel held at the first ever Awesome Con, Joe Carabeo is bringing it back for round 2! What can happen in year in the Pro Wrestling world? Find out, as certain Awesome Con guests (Including DC101’s Mike Jones and Astray Productions’s Joe Carabeo) talk the talk and walk the walk about how they feel about today's current pro wrestling product, its storylines, it's superstars, and maybe even a surprise. Pro Wrestling fans unite, this is the panel that will make you chant YES! YES! YES!

Women in Comics
Sunday, April 20, 2014
12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Room 209A
Comics professionals Juana Medina, Carolyn Belefski, Michael Cavna, and Teresa Roberts Logan will discuss women in cartoon-land: character sand creators, the changing world of comics, and how they make their livings with pen, paper, and a mouse or two.

Kevin Sorbo Q&A
Sunday, April 20, 2014
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Room 207B
Kevin Sorbo will discuss his exciting career and answer audience questions. Moderated by filmmaker/comic writer Joe Carabeo.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Curls Cowgirl Print


Howdy y'all! There is a new Curls 6" x 9" print available on my Etsy store. It features Curls as a cowgirl riding her trusty mule, Teddy. This is a great opportunity to add color and fun to your wall at home or cubicle at work.

Available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cartooncarolyn

The Other Side of the Table: Lessons From Creators 2011


In 2011, I organized a panel at New York Comic Con to discuss the life of comics creators and help others become creators by revealing convention tips. Astray Productions filmed the panel on Friday, October 14, 2011 and it is now available to watch on YouTube.

Creating your product is only half the work it takes to succeed in the comics industry. What about the other half that we don't see as clearly after the product is released to the world? This panel will explore what it is like to be on the other side of the table, as a creator. We will discuss what it takes to exhibit at conventions, promote yourself, and gain a loyal audience - from the POV of professionals already behind the table. Join creators Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Baby-Sitters Club), David Gallaher (High Moon, Box 13) Reilly Brown (Amazing Spider-Man, Power Play) and Carolyn Belefski (Curls, The Legettes) in this conversation, moderated by Joe Carabeo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXSIYPkCHqU

If you prefer audio only, take a listen to this podcast: http://carolynandjoeshow.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/the-other-side-of-the-table-2/

You can also watch the 2010 edition of "The Other Side of the Table" at NYCC here: http://curls-studio.blogspot.com/2010/12/other-side-of-table-lessons-from.html

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Recap: Smudge! Comics Arts Expo 2014

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 I exhibited at the first-ever Smudge! Expo at Artisphere. It was a great day with many familiar and new faces swinging by the Curls Studio table.

So many people grabbed their free copy of Magic Bullet at the front entrance. I hope everyone enjoys the newspaper and other goodies they were able to discover yesterday.

Here's a photo of Nick Galifianakis and I taken by Bruce Guthrie. Thanks to Matt and Tina for organizing the event and thanks to Artisphere for the venue space.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Recap: cARToons Exhibit at UDC

Last night was the closing reception for our cARToons exhibit at UDC. This is the second cARToons show put on by Teresa Roberts Logan. It was a pleasure talking to many other creative types at the show and handing out the latest issue of Magic Bullet. I also enjoyed Teresa's hand-painted typography of all the artists' names up on the wall above their work. Visitors also got to see my illustration "Curls: The Thinker" exclusively before I have released the image anywhere else. Thanks to everyone who came out for a lovely evening.

More photos are up on the Curls Studio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152222601117381.1073741843.50763422380&type=3

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Smudge! Comics Arts Expo is March 8, 2014


The first-ever Smudge! Comics Arts Expo is coming up on March 8, 2014 at Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia from Noon to 6 PM. Artisphere is the same location that hosted the Magic Bullet Comics Making Studio exhibit last fall. This event looks to shine as the exhibitor list is impressive and there are special programs and hands-on activities for the whole family. Did I mention it's free? Yes. Free. You should be there. I'll be there! Hope to see you at the Curls Studio table and please pick up a free issue of Magic Bullet #8, Washington, DC's comics newspaper anthology. Many of the local comic contributors will be there.