Return of Cartoonists Draw Blood
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From the emotional and sensual to the lewd and graphic, veteran comickers Jenova Silver, Celine Loup, Shivana Sookdeo, Kori Michele, and Kendra of Team KK explore their experiences and perspectives creating and consuming erotica. This panel delves into their work, early influences, the challenges they've faced, and the changing landscape of the industry. Moderated by Dechanique.
Alan Peterson, Springfield
Washington Post (October 22 2016).online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-broke-him-up/2016/10/21/cf733df2-9573-11e6-9cae-2a3574e296a6_story.html
Maryanne Kendall, Reston
Washington Post (October 22 2016).online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hey-mr-nobel-man-play-a-song-for-me/2016/10/21/cc4c8b1a-9573-11e6-9cae-2a3574e296a6_story.html
Who Will Pay the Bill? (Wer trägt die Kosten?)
Germany, 2015, animation, color, 4 min., German with English subtitles, Director/Screenplay: Daniel Nocke, World Rights: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH
In this talk show satire moderated by a hyena, two lions, a vulture and a lonely zebra debate about justice in a society of eating and being eaten.
Daniel Nocke (b. 1968 in Hamburg, Germany) studied at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg from 1994 to 1999. He lives in Hamburg, where he works as an author and animation artist.
Austria, 2014, animation, color, 2 min., without dialogue, Director/Screenplay: Anna Vasof, World Sales Rights: Not for sale, all rights are reserved by Anna Vasof
A video camera continuously follows and films a progression of dominoes falling, creating the illusion of the movement in an imaginary space. Domino is a video which combines the mechanism of a progression of dominoes falling with stop-motion animation technique and introduces a new animation technique, the "Non-stop stop motion".
Anna Vasof (b. 1985) is an architect and media artist. She studied architecture at the University of Thessaly in Greece and Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004, her videos and short films have been presented in several festivals and have won some prizes.
Austria, 2015, animation, color, 13 min., without dialogue, Director/Screenplay: Paul Wenninger, World Sales Rights: Sixpack Films
In Uncanny Valley, we are immediately bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the First World War. Within the scope of a physiological apparatus looking in the direction of war, Uncanny Valley develops a dramaturgy of interrupted images - stuttering pictures that interrupt the narrative structure of a sequence of scenes.
Paul Wenninger (b. 1966 in Vienna, Austria) is father of three daughters, a filmmaker with a focus on pixilation and animation, a freelance dancer and the author of choreographical works. He was part of international productions, having worked and lived from 1994-1998 in France.
Switzerland, 2015, animation, color, 6min., without dialogue, Director/Screenplay: Rahel Gerber, World Sales: Interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Dreams woven from airy fabrics make wishes tangible. Walter is a loner. Hanging up his laundry the resident sees how easily his shirt contacts his neighbor's dress. Might he be closer than ever to his own happiness?
Rahel Gerber (b. 1977 in Switzerland) received her master's degree in illustration and animation from Lucerne School of Art and Design. Flirt is her thesis project.
The March trilogy relates the story of the African American struggle for dignity and equality in the U.S. during the 1950's and 60's through the perspective of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. Co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell discuss their years-long journey of working with Rep. Lewis to tell the powerful and moving story of his life and experiences during those turbulent times which marked a watershed moment in American history. Moderated by comics critic Julian Lytle.
The comics careers of creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are explored and discussed. The primary focus being Love and Rockets as well as its pivotal relationship to the development and growth of Fantagraphics (which has been publishing Gilbert's and Jaime's work for 34 of the 40 years it has been in business) and how the relationship ultimately led to a transformation of American comics. Moderated by long-time Hernandez Bros. historian Bill Boichel.
Comics legends Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes together on stage, talking about their respective careers and current projects! The lively discussion is facilitated by Eric Reynolds, Associate Publisher and Editor of Fantagraphic Books.
Comics journalism is a form of journalism crafted by Joe Sacco in his award-winning graphic novels (Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, Fixer, Footnotes in Gaza, The Great War) and explored in depth by Sarah Glidden in her new release, Rolling Blackouts. These two amazing comics creators discuss the intersection of storytelling and fact, and how they report on humanity's history and current events through the medium of comics. Moderated by Matt Bors of The Nib.
Cómics, tebeos, and novelas gráficas have been making waves on the European comics scene for decades. SPX, in partnership with the Spanish Cultural Center, proudly presents some of the most exciting Spanish talent in the comics scene! Bienvenido a David Rubín, Javier Olivares, Ana Galvañ, José Domingo, and Santiago García. Moderated by cartoonist and teacher Matt Madden.
The Spanish Fever panel is supported by the generous time and effort of Spain arts & culture.
There is an art to printing comics and 'zines. Comics creators Natalie Andrewson and Kris Mukai, along with Patrick Crotty and Elliot Alfredius of Peow! Studio explain how they craft their own risograph comics and 'zines to beautiful imperfection every time! Robyn Chapman of The Tiny Reporter moderates.
What does it take to become an indie publisher? Grit, luck, talent, or all three? These diverse and innovative publishers saw a need for certain types of comics, so they went out and made them happen. C. Spike Trotman of Iron Circus Comics, Raighne Hogan of 2dcloud, Kevin Czap of Czap Books and Annie Koyama of Koyama Press are making the comics that they want to see and that indie/alt fans want to read. Moderated by Rob Clough of High-Low.
From her days as a member of Pizza Island to her latest graphic novel, Hot Dog Taste Test, Lisa has always brought a uniquely comedic turn to her beautifully rendered illustrations and comics. The outrageously funny Lisa Hanawalt talks with NPR contributor Glen Weldon about her career as a comics creator, illustrator, and the production designer and producer of Bojack Horseman.
Sophia Foster-Dimino, Gina Wynbrandt, Kris Mukai, and Anna Sellheim all create comics that take their everyday life experiences and transmute them into stories that tell you the truth. Whether it's an autobio comic, a journal comic, or even a fantastical work of fiction, each story encompasses its creator's version of narrative truth. Moderated by Rob Clough of High-Low.
These graphic novelists are writing and illustrating comics that appeal to kids, teens, and adults alike. Rebecca Mock (Compass South), Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars Jedi Academy), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) tell us the secret to engaging readers of all ages! Moderated by Heidi MacDonald of The Beat.
R. Sikoryak brings the Comics Carousel (a wild ride of live performances and readings from comics greats) to amaze and excite everyone's senses! This long-running performance series brings together a once in a lifetime, all star lineup of Sophie Goldstein, Pascal Girard, Jeffrey Brown, Roger Langridge, and Andrea Tsurumi to make comics magic happen on stage and in person!
2016 marks 40 years since a group of renegade comics fans came up with the idea that comics could be "art" and planted the seeds of what was to become Fantagraphics Books. This SPX Panel looks back at four decades of groundbreaking work by Fantagraphics and talks to some of the people who were there as it helped transform an artistic medium and change the way comics are viewed by the general public. The panel has Fantagraphics Founder/Publisher Gary Groth and Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds, along with long-time Fanta creators Daniel Clowes, Joe Sacco, Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez, Carol Tyler, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman and Trina Robbins. The moderator for this once-in-a-lifetime panel is John Kelly, long-time contributor to The Comics Journal and Vice President of the Toonseum.
As 40 amazing years of work by Fantagraphics artists is celebrated it's also a time to examine who its new voices are. This panel, with a line up of some of the hardest working cartoonists in the world—Anya Davidson, Benjamin Marra, Noah Van Sciver, Simon Hanselmann, Julia Gfrorer—looks at where Fantagraphics is today and where it's going tomorrow. Moderated by Bill Boichel.
What is it about comics that makes us fall in love with them? Whatever elusive quality it is, these artists have made room in their incredibly creative and diverse lives for making comics that make us feel things. Aimee de Jongh, Cathy G. Johnson and Eleanor Davis speak to building lives and careers while answering the call of comics creation. Moderated by Ron Wimberly.
Magical girls are some of the most enduring and beloved characters from Japanese Manga. For everyone who knows they're secretly Magic, creators Wendy Xu, Veronica Agarwal, Shauna Grant, and Carey Pietsch talk about the new American magical girls they've created in their comics. Wands and tiaras optional! Moderated by Jade F. Lee.
One of the very few female artists involved in the early days of Underground Comics, Trina Robbins has been a key member of the small press and alternative comics worlds for generations. A writer, artist, editor and historian, Trina's latest work is The Complete Wimmen's Comix, a two-volume collection of her groundbreaking anthology of the same name. She is joined by The Beat's Heidi MacDonald for this in-depth discussion of her long career.
The worlds of Punk and Hip-Hop, the music that cartoonists Jaime Hernandez (Punk) and Ed Piskor (Hip Hop) grew up listening to as kids, has arguably made as big an impact on the aesthetics of their work as did the comics they grew up reading. The artists discuss how their love for the (at times) marginalized musical cultures helped inform their art. Moderated by The ToonSeum's John Kelly.
Festival prize of the Small Press Expo the Ignatz Awards recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators or creator owned projects published by larger publishers and named in honor of George Herriman and his cartoon strip Krazy Kat which featured Ignatz the mouse.
The words "comics" and "comedy" both trace their roots back to the same Ancient Greek term for "humorous," and "funny stuff" has been a major part of comics since its earliest days. In this panel discussion, three internationally-based creators of the comedic comics form—Glen Baxter, Roger Langridge and Tom Gauld—talk about what makes things "funny." The panel is moderated by Michael Cavna, the comics journalist and critic behind the Washington Post's popular web site, Comic Riffs.
Richard Thompson (1957-2016)—one of his generation's greatest cartoonists and caricaturists—was beloved by readers and fellow artists alike. Pat Oliphant called him "Michelangelo with a sense of humor," and Bill Watterson, who had not said anything publicly in almost 20 years, sent out a note crediting Thompson with "giving me a reason to read the comics again." A short documentary celebrating Thompson's art and generous spirit is followed by a conversation among Thompson's long-time intimates—his close friend and fellow cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, Shena Wolf, who is the Uclick acquisitions editor and was Richard's editor on Cul De Sac, as well as friend and art historian David Apatoff—concluding with questions and reflections from the audience. Moderated by publisher (Lost Art Books) and editor of the forthcoming Richard Thompson Library series, Joseph Procopio.
ART SOIREE PRESENTS: ANNUAL POLITICAL CARTOON EXHIBIT "HILLARY VS TRUMP CARTOON DEBATE"
Get the latest overview of the presidential candidates and insight into the hottest debate topics through the artistic commentary by most renowned editorial cartoonists at the Annual Political Cartoons Show curated by Art Soiree and benefiting Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).
TICKETS: $20 online only – https://cartoonexhibit.eventbrite.com
Explore the cartoons on display, meet some of the artists behind the artwork and get a chance to purchase a signed print* during this one night exhibit!
Editorial cartoons are unlike any other form of commentary. For over 500 years the art of political cartoons has been used to convey social and political messages through the use of images familiar to all of the people in a society.
*For the third year in a row this event will benefit CARTOONISTS RIGHTS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL (CRNI). 100% of all sold prints will go directly to CRNI a 501(c)3 non-profit. CRNI defends the creative freedom and human rights of political cartoonists under threat throughout the world. cartoonistsrights.org
ATTIRE: Cocktail or Business Casual
As for any other event tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.
Art Soiree has no political affiliation, endorses no political party, accepts no funds from governments or any political party. It's not about political ideologies, nor party lines. This exhibit is not left, It's not right. It's a creative take on the issues of the time and essense.