Thursday, January 28, 2016

Carolyn Belefski - Nominee for Best of D.C.

I am nominated again for Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. Readers Poll in the category of "Best Visual Artist." Last year, as well as the year before, I got runner-up. Let's see if we can beat that. It only takes a couple seconds to vote. I'd appreciate if everyone took a moment to vote. Thank you!

The poll closes March 1 at 11:59PM EST

Carolyn Belefski has been nominated for Best Visual Artist
Carolyn Belefski is the writer and artist of the comic strip Curls at She is constantly improving her skills and touring the east coast appearing at comic conventions and art shows.

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie and Instagram

The news of David Bowie's death hit everyone this morning and I felt like I needed to do a Curls tribute illustration to honor his life. In all actually, I don't know much about Bowie. Sure, I've heard "Under Pressure" (the song resurfaced for me when My Chemical Romance covered it) and "Heroes" and even sought out to reenact the tunnel scene from The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Fort Pitt, but I never really went out of my way to get into Bowie.

Having Instagram is allowing me to showcase one panel comics and supplemental material for Curls. I may get ideas that I don't want to interrupt the storyline for or simple one panel jokes or thoughts and Instagram is a good outlet for all those reasons. The other week, I posted my first "one panel Curls" and Free Comic Book Day reposted it on Facebook -- the reception was interesting -- reaching nearly 1,000 likes, several shares, and comments.

While illustrating this David Bowie art I listened to his last album, Blackstar, released this past Friday. I think it's awesome that he planned a final album to his fans and created art up until the very end. It makes me feel how sad I will be when one of my favorite musicians dies. I have respect for David Bowie as an artist. I only wish I'd got into Bowie earlier, but better now than never.