Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Recap: Baltimore Comic-Con 2015

This past weekend Curls Studio exhibited at Baltimore Comic-Con. This was our first time exhibiting in the Kids Love Comics section and we loved being a part of their stable of fantastic creators.

On Saturday I led a "Create Your Own Superhero Symbol" workshop and many kids and their parents showed up to design. The place was packed and there were no empty seats!

The Curls book was delivered to many Kickstarter backers who made the book become a reality and I also had fun doing many custom sketches and commissions as well. Order your very own Curls book here.

Our next tour appearance is a big one -- New York Comic Con on October 8-11, 2015 at Booth 1162 in Small Press area. I will be there with Teresa Roberts Logan and Joe Carabeo.

After that, we'll have a spooky Halloween on October 31, 2015 with our "Cartoonists Draw Blood" event with the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.

You can view more photos from Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 on the Curls Studio Facebook page here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Baltimore Comic-Con is September 25-27, 2015

Baltimore Comic-Con 2015
Visit Curls Studio at Table 3011 in Kids Love Comics 
Friday, September 25 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 26 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 27 -- 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 the Kids Love Comics pavilion at Table 3011. Click on the map image above (with Curls) to see a large map of where to find us. We will have the new Curls book collection available for purchase. I will be doing sketch commissions and we'll have some other surprises up our sleeves!

On Friday evening there is a Drink & Draw from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. I won't be able to make it, but you can bid on the three coasters I've already drawn in the image above. All proceeds go to Parkinson's research in honor of Team Cul de Sac.

On Saturday at 1:00 PM I'll be leading a live demo "Create Your Own Superhero Symbol" merging design skills with comics to make personal visual branding.

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 great guests appearing this year including: Neal Adams, Brooke A. Allen, Jeremy Bastian, Marty Baumann, Dave Bullock, Cliff Chiang, Frank Cho, Amy Chu, Steve Conley, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Darwyn Cooke, Jules Feiffer, John Gallagher, Bryan J.L. Glass, Dean Haspiel, Jamal Igle, Mark Mariano, Carla Speed McNeil, Terry Moore, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andrew Pepoy, David Petersen, Andy Runton, Mark Wheatley, Thom Zahler, and many more!

We hope to see you in a few days at Baltimore Comic-Con!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Recap: SPX 2015

Small Press Expo 2015 was the best SPX we've had in recent memory -- not just in terms of sales, but overall show vibe. We had a great time! Like last year I hopped across the street before the show started to quickly grab food at a Farmer's Market in the adjacent parking lot. I purchased apples, carrots, and cucumbers. I'm at a point in life where I'd rather eat fruits and vegetables than fast food.

We premiered three new mini comics this year: Little Red Monster, Funny Farm, and Cyber Nate. You can read more about Little Red Monster here. Funny Farm is a coloring book where I drew comedians as farm animals. Cyber Nate is an action adventure series concept I came up with about a humble flying squirrel named Nate who becomes responsible for protecting the world's last remaining hibernating animal society from mysterious creatures during the futuristic ice age. I asked Joe to help me flesh out the story and we've been collaborating and enjoying the process of creating this new property.

It feels amazing to be able to show these concepts to the SPX audience.

Here is my Vine from SPX: https://vine.co/v/ePqIihb2YaF (please listen without sound, as I had my Square plugged in the headphones of my phone and apparently it creates a disturbing sound -- good to know).

More photos can be viewed on the Curls Studio Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who visited our table! The next time you can catch us will be this coming weekend during Baltimore Comic-Con at Table 3011 in the Kids Love Comics pavilion. We'll be bringing the mini comics mentioned above and more -- I'll post a blog with the floor plan map tomorrow.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Small Press Expo is September 19-20, 2015

Small Press Expo
Visit Curls Studio at Table F14
Saturday, September 19 -- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 20 -- 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 Curls Studio sharing Table F14 with Jim Coon. 

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