Monday, July 25, 2011

DC Zinefest is July 30, 2011

Please join Curls Studio at DC Zinefest this upcoming Saturday, July 30. We will be tabling with all our creations. The Zinefest is also hosting workshops such as Splotch Monsters 101, DIY Screenprinter's Demonstration, Bike Repair, Paper Dolls, DC Conspiracy, and more!

The DC Zinefest hopes to create a space for zine makers, writers, and self-published artists to share their work with each other and with the city of Washington, DC. By providing an opportunity to expo, workshop, and interact with zines, we strive to build and support a thriving DIY community.

WHAT: DC Zinefest
WHEN: July 30, 2011 from 11 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: St. Stephen’s Church, located at 1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, DC (near the Columbia Heights Metro station on the green line). Directions can be found here.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shel Dorf Awards

Just wanted to take this moment to let everyone know about the Shel Dorf Awards.

Founded in 2010, along with the inaugural Detroit Fanfare, the Shel Dorf awards are dedicated to recognizing the comic industries best and brightest talents. Like Shel, another Detroit native, the awards are most concerned with the fan perspective, giving the fans unprecedented say in the nomination and voting process. The Shel Dorf awards proudly celebrate the best of our industry's present while honoring the unique place that Detroit has in comic fandom's past.

Detroit Fanfare will take place September 24-25, 2011 and they are now accepting submissions for the Shel Dorf Awards. I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to vote for me (Carolyn Belefski) and my webcomic Curls at Thank you.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Curls to be Published in Indie Comics Magazine #3

Hey everyone! My comic Curls will be featured in the upcoming issue of Indie Comics Magazine.


Indie Comics Magazine #3 breaks the gender barrier with its first female contributor, Carolyn Belefski, announced Editor Gary Scott Beatty. Belefski will contribute a story based on characters from her popular Curls webcomic in Indie Comics Magazine #3, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2011 Previews catalog and available ONLY through Previews.

Belefski was nominated for Friends of Lulu's 2010 Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer. "We're excited to land one of the hardest working and most talented women in independent comics today," said Beatty.

Belefski displays a new Curls webcomic every Monday and Thursday and offends and/or entertains with her podcast, The Carolyn and Joe Show, each Tuesday. She collaborates with writer Joe Carabeo on the comic books Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales and The Legettes.

Belefski's illustrations have been published in USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Commonwealth Times, Magic Bullet, The Pulse on and more.

Each issue of Indie Comics Magazine features full stories from many independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included so readers can easily seek out more of the creators' work. Enjoy Belefski's blog, visit the Curls Studio Store, subscribe to her RSS feed and listen to her podcasts at

Indie Comics Magazine is 64 pages of the best story and art from today's independent comic book creators. No huge overprint, no digital version, no back issue sales, August's Previews under Aazurn Publishing is the ONLY way comic readers can get Indie Comics Magazine #3! Visit Indie Comics Magazine online at

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT: Tell Your Friends, Promote, Store Signing Opportunities...

Here is a promo poster for you or any comic or book shop to download:
It is set up for 11 x 17. For under a buck you can print a poster on a color copier. You have permission to print the poster and use it to advertise Indie Comics Magazine #3. Please do not alter the graphic. You do not have permission to sell this graphic in any form.

If we can all work to get a few of these into comic shops it could go a long way toward increasing readership. Now is the time to schedule end-of-October signings -- if you are a store within 2 hours of Washington, DC, please email to arrange a signing appearance.