Thursday, April 29, 2010

Appearing at Inaugural DC Comicon

Curls Studio will be appearing at this Sunday's inaugural DC Comicon! We hope you can join us.

When and Where:
The show will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 from 10AM to 5PM in the Student Union Building II (SUB II) at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.

Admission to the show is only $5! GMU students, faculty, and staff get in free! All active military personnel with current military IDs get in free! All dressed in full costume get in for free! Additionally, the first 500 attendees will receive a copy of the Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics, Gemstone's 2010 Free Comic Book Day publication.

Our guests for this premiere event include: Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), JG Jones (52), the Fillbach Brothers (Clone Wars Adventures) sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, the Luna Brothers (The Sword) sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), John K. Snyder III (Doctor Mid-Nite) sponsored by the Hero Initiative, and Jo Chen (Runaways) sponsored by the Hero Initiative.

Surprise Artists and Exhibitors:
We are pleased to announce the following exhibitors will be displayed in the Washington, DC Comicon registration lobby to meet and greet attendees: Vampirella cover artist Louis Small, Jr., Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios, small press artist Josh Lyman, Carolyn Belefski from Curls Studio, Marvel Trading Cards artist Bill Meiggs, and the GMU Anime Club.

Directions and Parking:
The show will be held at the George Mason University campus at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 in the Student Union Building II (SUB II). Free parking is available in Lot A (beside the Patriot Center), which is a short walk from SUB II.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Design Army donates to AIGA DC Continuum Fund

Owners of Design Army, Pum and Jake Lefebure, have donated 100% of their speaking and judging fees to the AIGA DC Continuum Fund Scholarship in 2009 and 2010. Some of these events include speaking at Design Madison, AIGA Blue Ridge, AIGA West Michigan, AIGA Baltimore, and Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. HOW International, ADDY New Mexico, ADDY Akron, and NORI Awards are all judging events where the money earned was applied to the AIGA DC Continuum Fund Scholarship.

AIGA DC recently connected with Design Army to find out what makes them tick and why they donate to our scholarship fund.

What compelled you to donate your speaking engagement earnings to the AIGA DC Continuum Fund?
Being in DC and seeing the potential of design community and student talents we have I hope that it will better programs and elevate DC even furthter as a creative hub. And we like to give back - AIGA DC Continuum Fund is great place to give.

Why do you enjoy about being a donor to the AIGA DC Continuum Fund?
Seeing a talented designer have the opportunity to be even better - it's a tough market these days and every/any advantage will be needed to make it.

What would you say to someone thinking about donating to the fund? Why should someone donate?
Why not? If you are going to give why not give to a good cause you are passionate about. We get called on by all sorts of organizations and while we do give to some, we will really look each one and how it will or will not impact our daily lives. Design is our life here at Design Army.

The AIGA DC community looks up to Design Army because of their involvement with causes and the opportunities they achieve in the design industry. To know that they care enough to donate 100% of their speaking and judging fees to the AIGA DC Continuum Fund means a lot to the future of design.

If you would like more information about AIGA DC's Continuum Fund Scholarship or have questions about donating to AIGA DC's Continuum Fund, please email or visit

Carolyn Belefski
Continuum Chair, AIGA DC