Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Carolyn & Joe Show: Joe's Birthday

Listen to the latest Carolyn & Joe Show! In this remote broadcast on Joe's Birthday, Carolyn and Joe are joined with their friends: Danny, James, and Huzzard. It's like getting the band back together as they prepare for WWE Survivor Series. Topics include: internet message boards, the dot-com boom, citizen's arrest, the bodybuilding website, calling the cops on a party, Criss Angel on Phenomenon, and Booker T.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Film: Small Press Expo 2007

Astray Productions made another fantastic film about Curls Studio. This short film documents Curls Studio's visit to Small Press Expo 2007. Highlights include: the "Inanimate Cartoons" panel featuring Jeff Smith, Tom Neely, and Kim Deitch, the 11th Annual Ignatz Awards, and the many books and creators at SPX. Check it out:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Carolyn & Joe Show: Small Press Expo 2007

Click here to listen to the latest Carolyn & Joe Show! We recorded the show last night and I just posted it to the site this morning. We talk about our SPX experience from last weekend. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gentle Graffiti's Blog

Last month Gentle Graffiti, a Washington, DC-based zine and blog, had a post about Curls Studio that I want to share with you. Curls comic strips have been published in the zine, Gentle Graffiti. Thanks to Gentle Graffiti for the mention!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Photos: Small Press Expo 2007

Carolyn with Jeff Smith

Joe with Jeff Smith

Carolyn with James Kochalka

Carolyn with Raina Telgemeier

As you can see, at Small Press Expo 2007, Curls Studio met some of our favorite artists! Check out all the Curls Studio 2007 SPX photos on the Curls Studio Flickr page and be sure to look for a new addition of The Carolyn & Joe Show soon. We plan on talking about highlights of our SPX experience.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Interview with The Dollar Bin

Curls Studio was interviewed by Adam and Kris from The Dollar Bin on September 8, 2007 at Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to listen to the interview or click here to see a photo of our interview. Thanks to the guys at The Dollar Bin. You guys rule.

In other news, Curls Studio will be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland on October 12 and 13! Look for us at booth F5B. We will be there with our books: Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and Curls. Our latest comic Curls: The Printable Brain will be making its debut at SPX with 24 new strips for your viewing pleasure. Other guests at this year's SPX include: Jeff Smith, Matt Wagner, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez, Rutu Modan, and many more!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Curls Studio Meets Jim Lee

Yes. At Baltimore Comic-Con 2007, Curls Studio met Jim Lee... and many other talented people in the industry of comics. Check out all the Curls Studio Baltimore Comic-Con 2007 photos on the Curls Studio Flickr page.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Film: Baltimore Comic-Con 2007

I had an awesome time at Baltimore Comic-Con and I hope to be back next year. It was so much fun getting to meet Jim Lee, Kenneth Rocafort, James Jean, and many other special people. Astray Productions made a short film about Curls Studio's first Baltimore Comic-Con. It is wonderful. Check it out:

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Here is Black Magic, the awesome black cat sidekick, looking curiously at a brain stolen from The Brain Exhibit! If you are wondering what this is all about, then you should come to Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8 and 9, 2007 and check out the Curls Studio booth!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

This is Maxi Million Qwen

Roxy and Dean are his heroes.

At Baltimore Comic-Con, this coming weekend, you can meet our character, Max, and read his story. Stop by the Curls Studio booth in Artist's Alley and pick up our Baltimore Comic-Con 2007 Special Edition Mini Comic, Black Magic Tales: The Hit List. Hope to see you in Baltimore, Maryland!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Diary 2008 Project

The Diary 2008 Project, developed by fantazya, was designed by over 365 artists and crafters around the world. All of them sell their art on the internet and you can reach them by their website on the page they designed. Each page corresponds to a date in the year of 2008, plus there are 7 address pages, 3 note pages, 12 month pages, 2 introduction pages, and 2 year pages. Total: 392 pages with different designs. Curls Studio is proud to have designed one the the address pages!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Look out for Hurricane Dean!

Hurricane Dean is the fourth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I realize some of these dates have already gone off the calendar, but we still have two more confirmed dates scheduled for this year on our tour. We hope to see you soon!

January 27 - DC Counter Culture Festival - Dr. Dremo's - 2001 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia

March 4 - Big Art Show - Gallery5 - 200 West Marshall Street in Richmond, Virginia

April 28 - Big Art Show - The Rock & Roll Hotel - 1353 H Street, NE in Washington, DC

September 8 and 9 - Baltimore Comic-Con - Baltimore Convention Center - One West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland

October 12 and 13 - Small Press Expo - Bethesda North Marriott Hotel - 5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda, Maryland

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Black Magic Tales: Exclusive Interview

I am very excited to announce that Curls Studio will be unveiling the latest issue of Black Magic Tales at Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8 and 9, 2007.

Here is a teaser of the story:

Breaking News! The crime spree duo of Roxy and Dean have been caught! For years the pop stars of crime, Roxy Monroe and Dean Casanova, have lived on a never-ending tour of trouble. Breaking, entering, and stealing big in every city they have visited, Roxy and Dean did it all with a smile and their fans loved them for it. Then huge news hit the airwaves: Roxy and Dean have been caught in Episode City! Now for the first time ever, under high security, Roxy Monroe will give a live tell-all exclusive interview. What will she say?

Black Magic Tales: Exclusive Interview
Writer: Joe Carabeo
Artist: Carolyn Belefski
28 black and white pages, plus full color cover
includes sketchbook spread and interview with creators

All contents © 2007 Curls Studio.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Production Blog Launch

In order to keep a documentation of my pre-production and process, I have decided to start this blog. I want to track the stages of my work for others and myself. I have always thought the process can sometimes overpower the product in my work because I can get so wrapped up and spend a lot of my energy in pre-production and then scramble for the deadline. This is something I realize needs improvement. With this blog, I hope to show and share all steps of the creative process with you. Enjoy!