Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#1 Bmore Into Comics

Baltimore-based cartoonist Monica Gallagher is kicking off a series of one-day comics shows at various hangouts in Charm City (Baltimore, MD). 

Called Bmore Into Comics, the first show ("#1") on August 24, 2013 will be held at Bad Decisions (1928 Fleet Street) from Noon to 5 PM and will feature Rafer Roberts, Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Danielle Corsetto, Melody Often, and Howie Noeldechen.

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/433981193381413/

See you there!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recap: cARToons Exhibit - Opening Reception

Last Saturday, July 20, 2013 was the opening reception of the cARToons exhibit at Modern Times Coffeehouse (inside Politics & Prose bookstore).

There was a great turnout and it was a lovely evening to enjoy the work of DC area comic creators. The staff at Modern Times said it was their biggest art opening ever! Big thanks to Teresa Roberts Logan for organizing the show. Check out her comic Fog of Worry. Also thank you to Joe Carabeo of Astray Productions for taking the event photos.

Here are my pieces in the show. Original ink of Curls riding a mule, the color print, and the print of the Curls comic strip, "Chirp."

Above is a photo of me with Bud Grace and Lorraine. I'm so glad to be a cartoonist and be able to meet other talented and funny people.

You can see all the photos on the Curls Studio Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151714668472381.1073741834.50763422380&type=3

If you missed the opening reception, you can still visit the show at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC until September 1, 2013.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

cARToons Exhibit - Opening Reception

Join us for the cARToons exhibit opening reception at Modern Times Coffeehouse (inside POLITICS & PROSE bookstore at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on Saturday, July 20 from 7 to 9PM.

We have comic artists, animators, illustrators, syndicated cartoonists, Pulitzer Prize winners, Reuben Awards nominees, and all sorts of comic goodness going on. Limited edition and original artwork will be on display.

I will have one original Curls illustration and two signed Curls prints framed and available for purchase.

At the opening reception we will be serving wine, lemonade, iced tea, fruit, vegetables, cheese, white bean dip with crackers, and more. Hope to see you there.

Thanks to the DC Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society and D.C. Conspiracy. Thanks to Teresa Roberts Logan for getting the show in gear.

You can RSVP on Facebook using this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/196638567164845/

If you miss the reception, the show will run from July 16 until September 1.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Harvey Award Nominations 2013

Two books my work is published in were announced earlier today as nominees for Harvey Awards in the same category (Best Anthology). I have work in Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's and District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.

Team Cul de Sac is also nominated in the categories of Special Award for Humor in Comics, Special Award for Excellence in Presentation, and Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation. Way to go, Team!

The Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art and will be presented at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con on September 7, 2013. Curls Studio will also be exhibiting at the show in Artist Alley.

View all the nominees here: http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-final-ballot/

If you'd like to be a part of the Team Cul de Sac Moving Day Walk on November 10, 2013 in Washington, DC, you can sign up here: http://www3.parkinson.org/site/TR/MovingDayEvent/ParkinsonFoundationoftheNationalCapitalArea?team_id=10070&pg=team&fr_id=1430

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Recap: Annapolis Comic-Con 2013

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 Curls Studio exhibited at Annapolis Comic-Con, run by Awesome Conventions. We had a great time meeting everyone and catching up with other comic creators, artists, and writers.

Joe Carabeo hosted the "Pro Wrestling Today" panel with Ben Taylor and Dan Nokes, a follow-up to their successful Awesome Con panel, which took place last April. You can listen to audio of their Awesome Con panel here and their Annapolis Comic-Con panel here.

Also a fan who collects trading cards showed us his full collection, which included cards of us that we signed at a previous event. I had no idea we were next to Kate Beckinsale and Lynda Carter! I guess it pays to be in alphabetical order!

To view more photos, visit the Curls Studio Facebook page photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151691548772381.1073741833.50763422380&type=3

Monday, July 1, 2013

Registration is now open for Moving Day (NOV 10)

Registration is now OPEN to join TEAM CUL DE SAC for Moving Day on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:30AM at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Please encourage your friends to sign up to walk and/or contribute a donation. It is a free cost to join the team to walk -- the walk is 2 miles. All donations benefit the National Parkinson Foundation.

Thanks to Richard Thompson and Chris Sparks for starting up the team for the book -- now the mission and outreach will carry on in other outlets. Please email me at info@curls-studio.com if you have any questions regarding the walk. I hope to see you this November.

For more info about Team Cul de Sac, please visit http://teamculdesac.blogspot.com or read all my previous posts here.

"Team Cul de Sac - Parkinson's Walk" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Cul-de-Sac-Parkinsons-Walk/470349846375079