Saturday, August 23, 2014

Small Press Expo is September 13-14, 2014

Small Press Expo
Visit Curls Studio at Table H10
Saturday, September 13 -- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 14 -- Noon - 6:00 PM
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Admission (collected at the door the day of the show):
Saturday $15, Sunday $10, or $20 for both days


I hope to see you as we celebrate the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books and the discovery of new creative talent at SPX. Please click the map above to locate us at Table H10 with Jim Coon. 

See you soon at SPX or Baltimore-Comic Con (the weekend before SPX)!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Baltimore Comic-Con is September 5-7, 2014


Baltimore Comic-Con 2014
Visit Curls Studio at Table A136 in Artist Alley
Friday, September 5 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 6 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 7 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Stop by to see Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con. We will be located in Artist Alley at Table A136. Click on the map image above (with Curls) to see a large map of where to find us. Buy your tickets in advance here. I will be doing sketch commissions and we'll have some new prints and other surprises up our sleeves!

Here are some "Curls Studio Visits..." Convention Films, produced by Astray Productions, to get you in the mood!

2008 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyPIiWnZFA


2007 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUL8zNv5FQ


There are a ton of really great guests appearing this year including: Reilly Brown, Ben Caldwell, Frank Cammuso, Cliff Chiang, Frank Cho, Amy Chu, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, S.L. Gallant, Bryan J.L. Glass, Jimmy Gownley, Dean Haspiel, Lora Innes, Mike Maihack, Mark Mariano, Billy Martin, Andrew Pepoy, Gail Simone, Mark Wheatley, Thom Zahler, and many more!

We hope to see you soon at Baltimore Comic-Con!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Signing at Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle

Fantom Comics is re-opening at it's new larger location on Dupont Circle (2010 P Street, NW, Washington, DC). The grand opening party is this Saturday, July 26, and Joe and I will be signing along with other local comics creators from 1 to 4 PM.

If you stop by, you'll be able to pick up your free issue of Magic Bullet #9. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Magic Bullet #9 Cover and Contributor List


Howdy! I am delighted to present to you Nick Galifianakis's cover for Magic Bullet #9. Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper anthology. This is my fourth issue as editor.


This issue is Western themed and has been sent to print with a run of 5,000. It will be premiering hot-off-the-press exclusively this Sunday, July 20, 2014 at SuperNoVa Comicon from 10 AM to 3PM in the Leesburg Firehouse (215 Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA  20175). After this premiere day, we will begin to distribute the newspaper around town at local restaurants, theaters, books stores, tattoo parlors, saloons, and other hip joints.


Here are the contributors who made the cut for print publication in Magic Bullet #9:


Kevin Rechin

Steve Conley
Autumn Haynes
John Kinhart
Paul Zdepski
Bizhan Khodabandeh
S.G. Artley
Michael Cowgill
Santiago Casares
Ian Sampson
Anthony Sims
Christopher Holden
T.R. Logan
Jared Cullum
Joe Sutliff
JTW
John Shine
Mike Brace
Jason E. Axtell
Laura Lee Gulledge
Andrew Cohen
William Brown
Matt Dembicki
Art Hondros
Adam McGovern, Paolo Leandri
Mouna Touré
Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Matt Rawson
Cassie Graus
Joshua Daniel
Mark Lindblom
Terry Flippo
Eric Gordon
R.M. Rhodes, Evan Keeling
Frank Krow
Rafer Roberts
Dennis Johnson
Ken R. Amato, Dre Grigoropol
Brad Knight, Chris Elliott
John N. Dorsey IV
Jonathon Poliszuk
Jeremy Wetzel, Greg Boyd
Ben Claassen III
John Watkins-Chow
Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski

Thank you to all who submitted and we urge you to submit your comics to be considered in future editions. Magic Bullet contributors will be distributing the newspaper for free at many of their convention appearances in 2014. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the distribution of the newspaper so it reaches far and wide. The newspaper will be available at Baltimore Comic-Con (September 5-7), Small Press Expo (September 13-14), and at New York Comic Con (October 9-12) at Small Press Booth #1162.


Stay 'tooned for more information about where to find Magic Bullet #9... the hunt begins this Sunday.


Your Pal,

Carolyn Belefski

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SuperNoVa Comicon is July 20



Curls Studio will be at SuperNoVa Comicon in the Leesburg Firehouse (215 Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175) on Sunday, July 20 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Hope to see you there. We'll have the Adventure Time comic available!

Admission Price $4.00
Children under 12 admitted free
Show your military ID for a $2.00 admission 

Door Prize drawings will be at 11, 12:30 and 2.

From their website:

Major Announcement for the Leesburg Show! Greg LaRocque, Andy Smith, Tom Raney, Steve Conley, and Carolyn Belefski will be attending our show.  

Greg has worked on Marvel Comics and DC Comics.  His most notable work includes The Avengers, The Flash, Legions of Super-Heroes, Powerman and Iron Fist. 

Andy is an artist that has worked on Batman, X-Men Forever, and the upcoming Thanos Story with Jim Starlin and the special release weekend celebration Adventure Time 30 exclusive cover.

Tom is an artist that is known for illustrating titles such as Annihilation Conquest, Alpha Flight, Ultimate X-Men and Uncanny X-Men for Marvel Comics, DV8 and Stormwatch for Image Comics, and Outsiders for DC Comics.

​Steve has worked on Bloop, Astounding Space Thrills, Star Trek, and more.

Carolyn is the creator of the comic strip Curls. She also collaborates with writer Joe Carabeo on the comic books Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes. 

You won't want to miss them so mark your calendar.

Brand Identity for Audrey Maiurano Family Dentistry


I recently worked on a freelance design project for my good friend, Audrey Maiurano. Full disclosure: we have known each other for nearly half our lives, so when Audrey started her own dentist business she immediately thought of me to create her logo and branding collateral. A friendship evolves to include a client relationship as we grow up together! 



Here is the initial sketch that sparked the final logo. I did several concepts to provide many options, but this was the one I liked best and that Audrey selected as well. Sometimes the first idea is the best idea. 



Here is the final design. This "Sweet Tooth House" concept encompasses the client's initials AM, which form to create a house and tooth. The house represents family care and trust. The tooth resembles a heart shape as well as helps to create the door. The mark could be duplicated into a repeated pattern, which could be used in other materials.




I was also able to design and arrange printing for Audrey's business cards (which included a custom map on the back) and letterhead, as well as refer her to Joe Carabeo at Astray Productions, who photographed her headshots. 

Thank you Audrey for the opportunity to work with you to create your brand and congratulations on becoming a businesswoman and successful dentist. If you are looking for a dentist in the northern Virginia area, please consider http://www.springfielddentalclinic.com.

Available for Freelance Work
If you are interested in my illustration and/or design skills, please email Carolyn Belefski at info@curls-studio.com. View my portfolio: http://www.behance.net/CarolynBelefski

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Making of Carolyn Belefski's Adventure Time Cover


Check it out! I did an exclusive comic cover for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time #29 published by Boom! Studios. It's a limited edition Cards, Comics, and Collectibles cover. Thank you for the opportunity.


Here is a rare glimpse at my thumbnail concept sketch. I provided five concepts to select from and they went with the underwater cover.


It feels good to say I am one of the talented Adventure Time artists. I'll have the covers at my table for Baltimore Comic-Con, SPX, and New York Comic Con (Curls Studio be at Small Press, booth 1162). See you then!