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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pre-MoCCA (Saddle) Stitch and Bitch at CCS

This month's Social Cartooning will be a special event! Many of us are preparing for MoCCA, a large indy comics convention in New York City. Expect a frenzy of folding, stapling, and screenprinting. Join the fun!

Social Cartooning is a comic drawing party meant to foster good work habits and build community. It is open to the public (age 18+, and RSVP required.)

Please bring your drawing tools and a snack to share and meet us at the Center for Cartoon Studies June 3rd, at 12pm. The event will last till 5pm. The Center for Cartoon Studies is located at 94 South Main St. in White River Junction, Vermont.

For more info, or to RVSP, contact chapman@cartoonstudies.org

Monday, May 22, 2006

Circle-T Buttons

MK suggested making pins out of the circle-T logo as well. If I was to get 1" buttons made of the circle-T, would anyone else be down with wearing them at cons, or at least MoCCA? They're only like $20 for 100 pins so it's nothing, moneywise, for me to just throw that down to get some. But I don't want to get them made if no one will actually wear them. I was thinking if I had them made, then everyone who wanted one could take about five to give to other people who ask about it or friends who want one. What do you all think?

Trading Sign



I made myself a little Circle-T as Liz suggested below. Thought I would share...

Friday, May 19, 2006

notes on the importance of trading

Howdy, all. I was at S.P.A.C.E. this past weekend and it got me thinking about trading at cons, so I wrote a little something about why I think trading is extremely important and everyone should do it. It's kind of long, so I'll just link to it here and you can read it if you like, share your thoughts, etc. I hope all of you are well out there in internet land and getting some work done!

Monday, May 15, 2006

24

I did my first 24 Hour comic over the weekend and survived the experience. I remember doing all kinds of all-niters back in college, but there is nothing like working constantly for 24 hours straight, taking 5 or 10 minutes here and there for snacks or bathroom breaks. I'm very pleased all in all to have taken on the challenge. Some of the pages turned out not bad at all, while some sucked donk. The story started out as a simple drama, turned to a mystery/suspense thriller, then a pirate adventure, an island romance, and finally a murder story with a happy ending (kinda). It's Archie meets Popeye meets L&R. Kooky. One of my buddies came over and did one as well, and it was good to have company in the trenches so that I wouldn't throw in the towel. I may print a few of these up just to have. Maybe I'll have it at Mocca--not sure. All in all I'm glad I did it, just so I could join the club of the 24-ers. Here are a couple of sample pages: