Thursday, November 16, 2023

Nova Labs Holiday Maker Market 2023

Nova Labs Holiday Maker Market 2023 will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10AM to 4PM at 3850 Jermantown Road in Fairfax, VA. Curls Studio will be exhibiting our original comics, enamel pins, stickers, buttons, and more. Free entry with hot chocolate, door prizes, unique gifts, and tours of the woodshop, metalshop, 3d printing, laser lab and fiber arts shops. Stop by and say hello while you purchase some lovely gifts for the holiday season. More info available at:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Cartoonists Draw Blood in Fairfax on November 22, 2023

Cartoonists Draw Blood -- blood drive with the American Red Cross is taking place on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (yes, the day before Thanksgiving) from 10AM-4PM at 8550 Arlington Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22031 in the Briefing Room.

Blood donors meet local cartoonists and take home a complementary sketch after their appointment. As an added incentive, the American Red Cross is providing a limited edition pair of socks featuring the film Elf to blood donors.

Link to schedule appointments to donate blood:

Facebook invite:

Instagram post:

Please consider sharing this event notice on the socials -- it's a great way to be thankful and give back this season even if you can't give blood at this time.

Artists scheduled to appear: Joe Sutliff, Steve Loya, Carolyn Belefski

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Richmond Indie Comics Expo (RICE) is this Sunday

Join Curls Studio at Richmond Indie Comics Expo (RICE) this Sunday, November 12 from 11AM to 5PM. RICE will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University inside the James Branch Cabell Library (901 Park Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23284). I will be hosting "The Other Side of the Table Lessons From Creators" panel from 3:50-4:20 PM to close out the day.

The main event is on the third floor in Room 303 -- our table assignment is 7. Panels are located on the second floor in Room 250.

VCU’s BB lot and West Main Street deck are the closest parking decks, being within a five minute walk to the James Branch Cabell Library. The hourly rate for parking is $2 per hour, with a maximum daily rate of $16. Street parking in the city is also an option. Be sure to check any signage for limits on how long you can park and other specific details. There is no cost to attend RICE.

Please check on Instagram for updates (

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Haymarket Art Market is this Saturday, October 28, 2023

Curls Studio will be at Haymarket Art Market (HAM) this Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Great Mane Brewery (6620 James Madison Hwy, Haymarket, VA 20169) starting at 3PM -- if you want to see us please come during the earlier hours of the show as I can not guarantee staying until 10PM when the event ends.

What to expect: Live mural painting, arts and crafts vendors, DJs & MCs, food trucks, paint & sip for adults, cider for kids, and the best local craft beers in the area.

This is a family friendly event and from 3-6PM there will be activities for children. From 6-10PM it will still be a family friendly event, however more adult focused. Admission is free.

Loads of cool artists are listed on the HAM Instagram (@haymarketartmarket).

Sunday, October 8, 2023

New York Comic Con is October 12-15, 2023

The East Coast's largest pop culture convention, New York Comic Con returns this week (October 12-15, 2023) at Javits Center located at 429 11th Avenue. Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo (Curls Studio) will be at Booth #2048 all four days. The location is on show floor level 3. 

Curls Studio will have a revised Black Magic Tales 154 page omnibus comic book that has every Black Magic Tales story that has been told until this moment in time. We will have several of our hard enamel pins available for purchase -- including the two pins produced in 2023 (Red Rose and Firefly). We will also have prints of Avocado, which was produced recently. Carolyn Belefski's new character Pineapple Chic will premiere at this year's NYCC as a glitter sticker.

Carolyn Belefski will be signing at National Cartoonists Society Booth #4106 this Thursday 4:00 PM – 7:00PM and Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 

Show Floor Hours 
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Hope to see you soon in the Big Apple!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Baltimore Comic-Con and Small Press Expo are this weekend

Two shows are happening at the same time, so Curls Studio has cloned ourselves and will be exhibiting at both. The way we plan to do this is:

Joe Carabeo will be at Baltimore on Friday and Sunday / SPX on Saturday.
Carolyn Belefski will be at Baltimore on Saturday and SPX on Sunday.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2023
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-10, 2023. Visit Curls Studio at Table K8 in Kids Love Comics inside Baltimore Convention Center. 

Friday, September 8 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 9 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 10 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(with VIP admission 30 minutes early each day)

Visit Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con in the Kids Love Comics section at Table K8. Click on the map image above to see a large map of where to find us. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission.

Small Press Expo 2023
This year's Small Press Expo will be held September 9-10, 2023. Visit Curls Studio at Table K10 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road Rockville, Maryland 20852). 

Saturday, September 9 -- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 10 -- NOON - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Fairfax Comic Con is August 26-27, 2023

I'll be a special guest at Fairfax Comic Con on August 26-27, 2023 at Dulles Expo Center from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (VIP entrance opens at 10 AM). 

On Sunday at Noon I'll be leading a workshop at Kids Love Comics! called "Create Your Own Superhero Symbol."

Children ages 10 and younger are free if they are accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets and more info here:

Hope to see you there!