Showing posts with label Team Cul de Sac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Team Cul de Sac. Show all posts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Eric Shansby painting for Team Cul de Sac

Washington Post cartoonist Eric Shansby has done a painting for Team Cul de Sac's fundraising effort to defeat Parkinson's disease. The painting will be auctioned this spring, but money can be donated at any time.

Shansby took over illustrating Gene Weingarten's Below the Beltway column from Richard Thompson, when Thompson moved on to doing Cul de Sac.

The painting shows Alice and Petey from Cul de Sac, climbing on Ben Franklin, an inspiration for Richard's other Washington Post strip, Richard's Poor Almanac. It is acrylic on canvas board and measures approximately 9"x12".

The painting will also be reproduced in the forthcoming fundraising book, Compleating Cul de Sac, which includes interviews, sketches and 100 Washington Post strips left out of the Complete Cul de Sac.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Watterson's comic art to benefit Parkinsons research in honor of Richard Thompson



The reclusive creator's artwork from the recently finished three-day collaboration with Stephen Pastis on Pearls Before Swine will sell Aug. 8, 2014 at Heritage Auctions, proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between Bill Watterson, the cartooning genius behind the much-loved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, and Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephen Pastis – taking place in a three day run in June 2014 in Pearls – will be sold at Heritage Auctions on Aug. 8, 2014, with proceeds from the sale benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

"Anytime original Bill Watterson comic art shows up for auction it's a huge deal," said Todd Hignite, Vice President at Heritage Auctions. "His collaboration with Stephan Pastis was an unexpected treat for his millions of fans. Now, thanks to this auction, fans will get to take the original art home while raising money for a great cause."

The collaboration between the two artists came at the suggestion of Watterson and was immediately embraced by an overwhelmed Pastis, who, like some many modern cartoonists, was greatly influenced by Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes. The trajectory of the three strip arc follows Pastis' comic strip alter-ego as he turns the drawing of the comic over to a precocious second-grader named Libby for three days. The results are both wickedly funny and uniquely Watterson, while remaining true to the sharp humor that defines the Pearls Before Swine strip.

At Watterson's request, the artwork is being sold on behalf of Team Cul de Sac, a non-profit charity established by editor/designer Chris Sparks on behalf of  Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson, who is battling Parkinson's Disease – a piece of artwork done by Watterson depicting one of Thompson's Cul de Sac characters sold in 2012 as part of a charity auction to benefit Team Cul de Sac – and the profits from the sale of the original art (Heritage is waiving the seller's fee on the artwork and will also contribute half of the Buyer's Premium) will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world's third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 850,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Nov 10: Team Cul de Sac at Moving Day fundraiser


Team Cul de Sac 

A moving walk to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and the National Parkinson Foundation.


Team Cul de Sac is participating in Moving Day  and needs your support.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m.                 

Location: Nationals Park

Distance: Gentle 2 miles

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Team Cul de Sac panel at Baltimore Comic-Con

ZARVOX PRESENTS: The Team Cul De Sac – BCC13 Panel

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The Carolyn and Joe Show has been hijacked by aliens once again!
The alien warlord ZARVOX has intercepted the original show that was intended to be released this week and has used their alien technology to rewarp what they believe is a more important show to broadcast on the Carolyn and Joe Show, The Baltimore Comic Con 2013 – TEAM CUL DE SAC panel with Barbara Dale, Dawn Griffin, Carolyn Belefski, Chris Sparks and Joe Sutliff. Enjoy…humans.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Team Cul de Sac fundraiser at Baltimore Comic-Con


Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo
Baltimore Comic-Con Drink & Draw 2013

Drink and Draw
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 29, 2013 - Can't wait for September 7th to roll around for your first day at the Baltimore Comic-Con? Then good news! The Baltimore Comic-Con Drink & Draw to benefit Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation will be taking place from 6pm-8pm on September 6th, 2013 at the Pratte Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201 - across from the Baltimore Convention Center!
 
Join artists, cartoonists, and fans for FREE food, great beers, original art, rare collectibles, and door prizes! Gather with artists and attendees to have a great time and benefit a great cause.
 
Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) is a TEAMFOX fundraising effort initiated by Chris Sparks in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the Cul de Sac comic strip who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.  TCDS asked cartoonists across the world to contribute artwork to a fundraising book and auction to raise additional money. Hundreds responded and sent artwork in, the result of which was Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's published by Andrews McMeel.  The book is a multiple 2013 Harvey Award nominee, and Chris Sparks received the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Eisner Awards for his efforts towards the book and the charity.
 
September 6th, 2013 - from 6-8 PM Interested in donating art? Need more information? Contact Joe Sutliff at joe@joesutliff.com or check our event's Facebook page for details! 
 
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
  
Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com - for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries
  
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 25 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org
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Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Panel Schedule

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Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Panel Schedule! 
  
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 29, 2013You demanded it and we are ready to deliver -- the 2013 Baltimore Comic-Con panel schedule! This year is even more chock-full of comic book goodness than in the past, with sessions ranging from creator spotlights to industry tutorials, and featuring expanded Children's programming in the Kid's Love Comics area on the show room floor!  There is something for everyone! 
 
Saturday, September 7
  
Room 301
  
11:00-12:00 - Tools of The Trade For Comic Writers  

Writer of The C-Listers, Jon Jebus discusses some of the technology he uses to write anywhere, collaborate virtually, keep projects organized, and interact with his audience.
  
12:00-1:00 - Powered by Creators: Bryan J.L. Glass Comes to Dark Horse

Bryan J.L. Glass, known for his Harvey Award-winning series The Mice Templar, unveils his new creator-owned Dark Horse comic! Be the first to learn about this exciting new series!  

1:00-2:00 - Twenty Years of Strangers in Paradise
  
Terry Moore's Strangers In Paradise turns 20 this year and you're invited to join the celebration! Join Terry and CBLDF's Charles Brownstein as they discuss the life and times of Katchoo and Francine and Terry's new series, Rachel Rising. This is a panel no fan will want to miss!
  
2:00-3:00Usagi Yojimbo Celebration
  
Usagi Yojimbo turns 30 next year, and we're starting the party early! Creator Stan Sakai and editor Diana Schutz talk about bringing the adventures of the rabbit ronin to the page. Plus, Thom Zahler (Love and Capes) discusses designing the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating Usagi and David Petersen (Mouse Guard) talks about his contribution to the Yearbook.
   
3:00-4:00 - We Are BOOM!
  
You will not want to miss this jam-packed, inspiring hour as BOOM! Founder & CEO Ross Richie and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon along with special guest creators reintroduce BOOM! Studios to the world of comics. This won't be your average publisher panel droning on and on through a series of press releases and stale cover images. Find out what makes BOOM! Studios different than every other comic publisher in the market and why 2013 has been a transformative year for us. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.   

4:00-5:00 - The World of Archie
  
Want to know what's up with Archie and the gang? Interested in exciting heroes like The Fox? Can't get enough of Sonic? Then this is the panel for you!
  
5:00-6:00CBLDF: Banned Comics!
  
Every year comics are banned in libraries all over the United States; learn how you can fight back! In recent years, comics that have been targeted for bans include all-ages classics like Bone by Jeff Smith and Dragonball by Akira Toriyama, as well as acclaimed books for adult readers like Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and others. Learn more about what comics have been banned and challenged, why comics are banned, and how you can help by being a part of CBLDF's efforts for Banned Books Week!

Room 302-303
  
11:00-12:00 - The British Invasion
   
In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a new attitude to the stories. That spirit is kept alive today by creators such as Mike Carey (The Unwritten), Paul Jenkins (Deathmatch), and Roger Langridge (Popeye). Join them, and moderator Robert Greenberger, for a lively look at the current state of the British Invasion.
  
12:00-1:00 - A Marvel-ous Panel
  
Some of Marvel's top creators - including Mark Waid, Mark Bagley, and Ed McGuinness - talk about their work for The House of Ideas with moderator Robert Greenberger. Marvel fans- you know you gotta be here! 
  
1:00-2:00 - Spotlight On George Perez
  
Artist and writer George Perez has a career that spans four decades and has the rare distinction of being one of the top creators in the comic book business consistently for the mass majority of his career. His credits are too numerous to list and his contributions to the mythology of Marvel and DC comics are profound and enduring. After over a decade working exclusively with DC Comics, Perez is embarking on a new chapter in his career at BOOM! Studios. Join BOOM! Founder and CEO Ross Richie in a reflection of Mr. Perez's first four decades of work and a discussion of what the future holds for this comic book luminary. Plus be the first to find out what Mr. Perez's new project at BOOM! will be!
  
2:00-3:00 - Valiant Comics: The Road to Unity
  
Join an all-star panel of Valiant insiders for a must-see round of news and announcements about the most talked-about publisher in comics! Featuring creators J.G. Jones (Eternal Warrior), Barry Kitson (Harbinger, Bloodshot), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), and Jim Zub (Shadowman), alongside Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, find out everything you need to know about the massive repercussions of UNITY and what's next for Valiant's greatest heroes - only at Baltimore Comic-Con!
  
3:00-5:00 - The Official East Coast Fables Panel

The Official East Coast Fables Panel will feature Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Adam Hughes, Barry Kitson, Chrissie Zullo, and more of the extended Fables family for a whole TWO HOURS. Join them as they discuss the past, present and future of the series, do giveaways and more for the first hour and then go behind-the-scenes and delve inside the construction of a new Fables story in the second hour.
  
5:00-6:00 - IDW Presents: Joe Hill
  
As the Locke family's long ordeal comes to a close with Locke & Key: Alpha, join IDW's VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, as he moderates a discussion with award-winning author, Joe Hill. Come find out Joe's thoughts on the end of his run on Locke & Key, and his plans for the future! Featuring Q&A, hi-jinx, and tales told in the inimitable Joe Hill style!
  
Room 305
  
12:00-1:00CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 1-A National Disgrace: Moral Panic and the Birth of the Comics Code 
  
CBLDF proudly debuts Comics on Trial-a new lecture series covering the history of comics censorship and the court cases that changed the medium. In part 1, witness how comics were under attack from the very beginning! Attacks in the popular media gave way to comics burnings in the 1940s. This sparked a wildfire of moral panic culminating with the U.S. government investigating comics before a national audience in 1954 where the face-off between Frederic Wertham and William Gaines changed the medium forever. CBLDF executive director Alex Cox tells the sordid tale.  
  
1:00-2:00"Use Your Words (& Pictures)": Cooperative Comics Lessons to Transform
  
Professional Development for Early Childhood Education provides a foundational balance of individual and group achievement. Share and learn ways creating comics together can deliver content and life lessons to your students. An elementary mini-lesson addressing anti-bullying strategies and integrating comics characters will be demonstrated, followed by a hands-on activity, then Q&A for reflection and refinement. Presentation and materials available via email.  
  
2:00-3:00Self Publishing: You Can Do It
Alpha Girl Comics' Amy Chu and other successful self publishers talk candidly about how they got their first comics off the ground. Be prepared to take notes - we'll talk nuts to bolts about collaboration, print vs. digital, marketing, and importantly, the money stuff.

3:00-4:00CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 2: Counter Attacks:  How Prosecution of Retailers Changed the History of Comics
In 1970, two Manhattan bookstore clerks were arrested and convicted of selling obscene material for Zap #4, featuring work by R. Crumb, Spain, and other underground greats. Later in that decade, convention promoter and high school English teacher Phil Seuling was busted for selling a book in the same series, hastening a chain of events that would create the comics specialty market, where the CBLDF has been defending retailers since 1986. Learn the true story of how retailers have been prosecuted for selling comics and how their struggle changed the face of the medium from CBLDF executive director Alex Cox in the second part of CBLDF's Comics on Trial. Some of the visual material in this presentation may not be appropriate for all audiences.  
  
Room 307-310
  
11:00-12:00 - DC New 52 Panel
Introduced by: DCE Co-Publisher Dan DiDio
Hosted by: DC Comics Editor In Chief Bob Harras
DCE Panelist(s):  Cliff Chiang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Robert Venditti

See what DC Entertainment has in store for DC Comics - The New 52 in this panel hosted by DC Comics Editor In Chief Bob Harras and featuring top creators including Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, All-Star Western), Amanda Connor (Harley Quinn), David Finch (Justice League of America, Forever Evil), Ivan Reis (Justice League), Joe Prado (Justice League), and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps). This panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic books! 

1:00-4:00 - Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Event

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have come to Baltimore! Best known for their roles as Jay and Silent Bob in the View Askewniverse films, Smith and Mewes are fan-favorites among comic and movie enthusiasts alike. This special three-hour event includes: A screening of the all-new animated film: Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, and a live podcast Q&A with Kevin and Jason. This private event is available as a separate event ticket which is on sale at the ticket booth (separate from convention admission) and seating is limited. As part of the Baltimore Comic-Con, admission to the show is also required.

Art Auction (Booth #2505)
  
5:00 - Auction of 2013 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook art
  
The art created for the 2013 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo will be auctioned at this special event! Don't miss this opportunity to own original art featuring Stan's characters as depicted by artists including Frank Cho, Brandon Peterson, David Petersen, Michael Golden, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Chrissie Zullo, Mark Texeira, Steve Conley, Thom Zahler, Craig Rousseau, Frank Cho, and many others!

Sunday, September 9

Room 301

11:00-12:00 - Team Cul de Sac

When Richard Thompson, the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his friend Chris Sparks began a fundraising effort to honor his friend. With Richard's support, he asked others to donate artwork featuring the Cul de Sac characters for a Team Cul de Sac book with proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research. The resulting book was nominated for four Harvey Awards. How did it do? Come to the panel and Chris Sparks and Mike Rhode will let you know! The fundraising continues as Joe Sutliff talks about the Drink and Draw event from this past Friday and Carolyn Belefski talks about the upcoming Moving Day Parkinson's walk. Any other contributors are welcome to join in on stage. Plus, there will be fun things for sale!   

12:00-1:00 - Spotlight on Ramona Fradon

Ramona Fradon is one of the few major female freelancers of her generation. The legendary artist co-created Metamorpho, and is well known for her art on Aquaman, Plastic Man, Super Friends, and Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. Join Ramona and moderator Robert Greenberger as they look at her amazing career in comics.   

1:00-2:00 - Color In Comics

A conversation between award winning colorists José Villarrubia (Batman Year 100, King Conan, Sweet Tooth) and Laura Martin (Thor, The Stand, X-Men). They will discuss all aspects of modern comic book coloring: history, industry, aesthetics and techniques. Samples of work will be shown. If you want to learn about color from two of the best professionals in the industry, this is your chance. 

2:00-3:00 - Spotlight on Frank Stack

Frank Stack, sometimes working as Foolbert Sturgeon, is one of the legends of Underground Comix. His book, The New Adventures of Jesus (1962), is considered by some to be the first underground comic. He's also the creator of Dorman's Doggie and has contributed to Rip Off Comics, Snarf, and illustrated Our Cancer Year by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Frank, along with moderator Denis Kitchen, talk about his life and work.   

Room 302-303

11:00-12:00 - Toy Design: From Paper to Plastic 

Toy sculptor Paul Harding and comic artists Cliff Chiang & Mark Buckingham discuss statue and action figure design from the concept stage to the finished sculpture. How do they approach control art? What do they enjoy most about the process? Do they use traditional or digital media? Stay for a special look at how Paul translates concept art to three dimensional sculptures.
Other guests: TBA 
 
12:00-1:00 - Spotlight on Mike Mignola

The famed creator of Hellboy, the B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, and more, is also known for his work on the Hulk, Batman, and even Rocket Raccoon! Here's your chance to spend an hour with Mike and learn more about his work in comics.  
  
1:00-2:00Spotlight On Mike Carey
  
Eisner Award-winning writer Mike Carey's work spans comics, novels, film, and television. Carey made his initial impact in the US comic market with the longest running and most successful SANDMAN-related spinoff series from Vertigo - LUCIFER. Since then he's solidified himself as a nuanced, character-driven creator on other critically-acclaimed Vertigo series such as CROSSING MIDNIGHT and THE UNWRITTEN; while becoming a mainstream fan favorite on series like X-MEN and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR. This year, Carey launched his first ongoing, original series with from an independent publisher SUICIDE RISK from BOOM! Studios. Join BOOM! Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as he moderates a lively discussion with Carey about his career, his process, and his inspirations. 
 
2:00-3:00IDW: The Big Panel 

Join IDW's VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, with industry legend Walter Simonson, and a host of special surprise guests! Find out what IDW has planned for the rest of 2013 and beyond! Madcap laughs, Q&A, announcements, prizes, and a guest appearance from a creator you won't believe!
  
3:00-4:00CBLDF Presents: Spotlight On Brian Wood 

Since 1997, Brian Wood has been one of the most popular creators in comics, writing, illustrating, or designing comics for almost every major publisher.  He has worked on modern classics as diverse as DMZ, STAR WARS, and NORTHLANDERS, and in almost every genre, including hard sci-fi, historical fiction, horror, and young-adult.  This panel takes a look at his work, starting with CHANNEL ZERO, and up through to current hits such as THE MASSIVE, MARA, and X-MEN.  Moderated by CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox.

Room 305
  

11:00-12:00
Mission in a Bottle: From Honest Tea to a Graphic Novel
  
Join Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman as he discusses Mission in a Bottle, the new graphic novel he co wrote with Barry Nalebuff, illustrated by Sungyoon Choi. Mission in a Bottle is the graphic novel telling the story of the founding of Honest Tea-in addition to being a funny story about two guys learning how to make tea, it's also a business book with insights into making a successful start-up. Goldman will discuss the making of a business book in graphic novel format, using comics to present complex information, how to run a mission driven business in a profit driven world, and keys to successful entrepreneurship. Moderated by The Beat's Heidi MacDonald.

1:00-2:00 - Genderizing Comic Books - Christina L. Blanch and Jeff Barbanell (CAPE)
Using comic books to teach about gender may seem unorthodox to some, especially in higher education. However, its usage can make the material less daunting to the students. Students also seem to open up more to discussion when using comic books. In this presentation we will view a selection of the Superman Family of Comics to show how gender is represented and how that can be used to discuss gender roles. With this presentation, seeing comics through the lens of gender, ideas can be garnered to show education how to use comics books to engage students in a subject that most dislike analyzing.  
  
Room 307-310
  
1:00-4:00 - Costume Contest sponsored by Stylin' Online! 
  
The fun begins at 1:00 pm! With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don't want to miss! Adult Categories have a $5 entry fee per person. Contest registration at booth #2505.  
  
Kids Love Comics Pavilion (2405)
  
Kids Love Comics Pavilion is brought to you by The Comic Book Diner (comicbookdiner.com) Comics Podcast, all about the business and fun of creating comics and graphic novels; and the Baltimore Comic-Con.
  
SATURDAY
  
Kids Love Comics Spotlight Stage Saturday

11am - Drawing Funny Animals with Mark McKenna
The jungles in Mark McKenna's book Banana-Tail are teeming with monkeys, rhinos, zebras, snakes, hippos, and more. Join Mark as he discusses the creation of Banana-Tail and shows you how he draws all of those funny animals.

12pm - Simple Shapes Make Super Characters with Dave McDonald
Every character in comics and cartoons starts out as a simple shape. Dave McDonald, Award-Winning Cartoonist of Hamster Sam, teaches you the secrets of creating cool characters from simple shapes and telling fun stories.

1pm - Doodle! Scribble! Draw! hosted by Mark Mariano
Join in a frenetic game where you and professional comic artists pit scribbles against one another in a series of improvisational drawing quests. Do you have the courage to doodle silly things for a crowd? Will the crowd have the imagination necessary to help the teams complete the quests and win the Doodle Scribble Draw championship belts?  Art Baltazar (Superman Family Adventures) and Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier) vs. Franco (Superman Family Adventures) and Chris Giarrusso (G-Man)!

2pm - Kids Who Make Comics hosted by John Gallagher with Katie Gallagher and Tyler Cosley
Some kids like to read. Some kids like to draw. Tyler Cosley and Katie Gallagher are two kids that make their own comics! Katie co-wrote Zoey & Ketchup and Tyler is the author/artist of Ninja Squirrel. In this interview you'll learn what it takes to be a comic creator.

3pm - Drawing Dynamic Characters with Chris Schweizer
Chris Schweizer's Crogan's Adventures is an exciting historical fiction graphic novel series. It's overflowing with action, suspense, comedy, and dynamic characters. In this workshop, Chris will demonstrate how he draws his characters to be full of personality and emotion. It's a must see for any aspiring artist.

4pm - Making Comics with Dave Roman
So, you want to draw your own comic? First, you should learn the basics of storytelling. In this fun workshop, the audience will work with New York Times Best-Selling author and creator of Astronaut Academy, Dave Roman, to create a crazy four panel comic.

5pm - Drawing Wrestlers with Jesus Marquez
It's an inside look at the craft of caricaturing as pro wrestling enthusiast, Jesus Marquez, takes the rough and tough wrestlers from the squared-circle to the drawing pad. Come on by and request your favorite superstar!

6pm - Groove Is In The Art
The forecast is calling for a Jam Drawing with chances of Dance Outbursts in this exciting art experiment. Music can make us happy, make us cry, invoke childhood memories, but what kind of drawings will it inspire? YOU can draw alongside a bunch of guest artists with DJ Chris O>Matic spinning the tunes.


Imagination Station: Comics, Arts, and Crafts Saturday

11:00am - 12:45pmWall of Heroes
Draw your own Superhero and add it to our Wall of Heroes!

1:00pm - 2:45pm - Create a Cape
You won't be able to fly and it won't give you super powers, but you can still have fun making your own cape!

3:00pm - 4:45pm - Make a Mask  The best way to protect your secret identity is to make and wear your own superhero mask!

5:00pm - 6:45pm - Paperbag Puppet Pals
Make a monster! Make a sidekick! Make a strange animal! With a paperbag, crayons, construction paper, glue sticks, and your imagination, your Puppet Pal can be whatever you want!

  
SUNDAY

Kids Love Comics Spotlight Stage Sunday

11am - Making Comic Strips with Dawn Griffin
Do you have a funny idea for a comic strip? Dawn Griffin is the creator of the popular webcomic, Zorphbert & Fred. She'll share her insight on creating comic strips and the audience will work with Dawn to create a comic strip.  
12pm - Drawing Aliens, Robots, and Nature with Steve Conley
The beautiful world of Steve Conley's new book, BLOOP, is full of trees, flowers, lush landscapes, and a splash of aliens and robots. Join Steve as he teaches you how to draw the nature that surrounds us and all the  awesome aspects of BLOOP!

1pm - Drawing Heroic Females and Felines with Mike Maihack
Mike Maihack is the amazing author/artist of the upcoming graphic novel, Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice, from Scholastic/Graphix. In this workshop, Mike will share his technique for drawing super heroines like Supergirl and Batgirl. He'll also be drawing cats, and who doesn't love cats?!

2pm - Doodle! Scribble! Draw! hosted by Mark Mariano
Join in a frenetic game where you and professional comic artists pit your scribbles against one another in a series of improvisational drawing quests. Do you have the courage to doodle silly things for a crowd? And will the crowd have the imagination necessary to help the teams complete the quests and win the Doodle Scribble Draw championship belts? Jason Horn (Ninjasaur) & John Gallagher (Buzzboy) vs. Frank Cammuso (Otto's Orange Day) & Dan Parent (Archie Comics)!

3pm - The Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas 
Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!

4pmGroove Is In The Art
The forecast is calling for a Jam Drawing with chances of Dance Outbursts in this exciting art experiment. Music can make us happy, make us cry, invoke childhood memories, but what kind of drawings will it inspire? YOU can draw alongside a bunch of guest artists with DJ Chris O>Matic spinning the tunes.

Imagination Station: Comics, Arts, and Crafts Sunday

11:00am - 12:15pmWall of Heroes
Draw your own Superhero and add it to our Wall of Heroes!

12:30pm - 1:45pmCreate a Cape
You won't be able to fly and it won't give you super powers, but you can still have fun making your own cape!

2:00pm - 3:15pmMake a Mask
The best way to protect your secret identity is to make and wear your own superhero mask!

3:30pm - 4:45pmPaperbag Puppet Pals
Make a monster! Make a sidekick! Make a strange animal! With a paperbag, crayons, construction paper, glue sticks, and your imagination, your Puppet Pal can be whatever you want!
 
  
I'll See You In Baltimore 2013
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
  
Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com - for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries
  
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 25 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org 
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sept 6: Team Cul de Sac fundraiser Drink and Draw at Baltimore Comic Con

HeroesCon DDSC Langridge - Burp
TCDS fundraising piece by Roger Langridge from HeroesCon event.

Joe Sutliff says,  "The Drink and Draw will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 6-8pm at the Pratt Street Alehouse, private room, cash bar and I'm looking at a food menu."

So consider attending and either bidding or drawing!

Monday, July 15, 2013

District Comics nominated for Harvey Award.

District Comics edited by Matt Dembicki is up for a Harvey Award! Also, several D.C. Conspiracy members are in several anthologies nominated for the Harvey Awards, including Team Cul de Sac edited by Chris Sparks and Once Upon a Time Machine edited by Jason Rodriguez.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dec 2: JK Snyder III at Capicons convention

Baltimore artist John K Snyder III is appearing at Capicons on December 2.
http://capicons.com


John did a lovely page in the Team Cul de Sac book, so you should buy a copy and have him sign it. He's appearing on behalf of Hero Initiative charity. I'm sure he'll have some of his own current work too.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Cartoonists at Artomatic photographs

Cartoonists at Artomatic photos in my Flickr account. Exhibitors include David Hagen, Ben Claassen, Michael Auger (not pictured), Annie Lunsford, Karon Flage (photos by the former Small Press Expo/SPX head), illustrator Bono Mitchell and collagist Grace Yost. Bon vivant editorial cartoonist Steve Artley is in the pictures too. Hagen, ARtley, Auger, Lunsford and Mitchell all contributed to the Team Cul de Sac anthology which goes on sale tomorrow.

101_3746  David Hagen at Artomatic

David Hagen. I'm now wondering how to get the drywall off the pillar.

And here's two shots of Russ Kick from his Graphic Canon booksigning at Big Planet Comics Bethesda:

101_3739 Russ Kick Graphic Canon

101_3740 Russ Kick Graphic Canon

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Have I mentioned the Team Cul de Sac blog?

I think not. The Team Cul de Sac blog is now live and has some of the art that cartoonists have been submitting, including local stalwarts SL Gallant and David Hagen, Alaskan cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohls and the great Lynn Johnston.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Richard Thompson's popping up all over the place


You can see a poster he did for Arlington's Mardi Gras - St. Patrick's Day extravaganza.

Tom Richmond's drawn a caricature of him leading the pack to the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben awards.

We launched the Team Cul de Sac blog tonight to try to get more regular updates about this great project out to you.

Friday, February 04, 2011

David Hagen's Team Cul de Sac contribution is sweeeet

Richard Thompson's friend David Hagen has painted his Team Cul de Sac contribution and put the image up on his blog. I'll be bidding on this at the auction, although I already have a Hagen hanging in my house. David also did the original ComicsDC logo out of the blue, and the goodness of his heart.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Team Cul de Sac contributor updates

On Facebook, Chris Sparks identified two new Team Cul de Sac artist volunteers - Costa K and Thin Guy.

A noted cartoonist also made a $1,000 donation.

Thanks to all!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Team Cul de Sac gets a cheerleader


Richard Thompson's drawn this illustration for Team Cul de Sac, and you can click through the link to donate cold hard... credit! But we know you're good for it.

If you're an artist, and you're on the fence about participating... the real money will probably be raised by the art auction, so please! draw Richard's characters for him.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Contributing to Team Cul de Sac, if you're not a cartoonist

For the non-cartoonists who want to support Team Cul de Sac, you can choose to contribute money directly online.

The Fox Foundation's website for Team Cul de Sac is somewhat confusing, but click on that link, and then select the big orange button that says DONATE NOW. You can select amounts to be charged to a credit card. If you want to join TCdS, there's another button for that, but there's a $50 fee, and I'm not sure what benefit there is to that.

Mason Mastroianni of B.C. is the latest artist to join.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Team Cul de Sac launches for Parkinson's Disease fundraising

Chris Sparks, Cul de Sac's webmaster, has launched Team Cul de Sac to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson's Disease research. You can read Richard Thompson's take on it or just go right to the charity's main page and pledge some money. If you're a cartoonist, rather than contributing money, you may wish to participate in an art auction. Chris wants to raise $250,000 and has gotten commitments from excellent artists already (some of whom aren't even Richard's friends!), and Andrews McMeel will be publishing a collection of the artwork which I'm really looking forward to.

Thank you all for any support.