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Drawing Club + Art Exhibit at NELA Art Walk

Drawing Club is back at the Pop-Hop Books and Print in Highland Park! We've extended the workshop to 3 hours and decided to culminate the afternoon with art show at the NELA Art Walk

Here's the itinerary:

2-5pm
Generate dozens of quirky, nuanced, beautiful, silly, surprising, authentic images through a series of guided drawing games while eating snacks.

Create a title and flyer for our group exhibition to share on social media.

5-7pm
Dinner break to explore lovely Highland Park

7-10pm
Group art show open to the public during the NELA Art Walk. Invite your friends and family! Sell your work! Pad your resume! Handshakes all around for a fun and productive afternoon.

Here's the Facebook link. Please RSVP so we know how many boxes of Cheez-Its and wine to buy!

Totally tubular flyer by the lovely Robbie Pitts. Thanks, Robbie! Check out his epic legacy at blade-in.com

Drawing Club Flyer by Robbie Pitts

2017 L.A. Zine Fest Announcement

Thrilled to announce that we have a date, venue, and new fiscal sponsor for the 2017 L.A. Zine Fest! As Volunteer Coordinator for this very wonderful collective of artists, writers, publishers, activists and other creative voices in the L.A. zine community and beyond, I extend an open invitation to sign up for the email list at volunteer@lazinefest.com. The event is all volunteer-run and we need YOU to help make it happen! Stay tuned for upcoming event announcements in the new year...

Thrilled to announce that we have a date, venue, and new fiscal sponsor for the 2017 L.A. Zine Fest! As Volunteer Coordinator for this very wonderful collective of artists, writers, publishers, activists and other creative voices in the L.A. zine community and beyond, I extend an open invitation to sign up for the email list at volunteer@lazinefest.com. The event is all volunteer-run and we need YOU to help make it happen! Stay tuned for upcoming event announcements in the new year...

Drawing Club at the Pop-Hop Monday Aug. 29

Start your week out right and surrender to the power of the pen! Drawing Club returns to the Pop-Hop Books and Print in Highland Park for the last Monday of each month. Join us for brain-melting drawing and writing games, snacks, drinks, camaraderie, ink stains. 18+

Comic Con

I’m thrilled to be speaking on 2 (count them, TWO!) panels at San Diego Comic-Con this week. 

Come see me Thursday alongside fellow teacher Michael Ulrich and two of our high school students, and Saturday with Captured Aural Phantasy Theater. Afterwards we can get soft pretzels and go shopping for 20-sided die together.   

Comic-Con How-To: Helping Teens Use Their Powers to do Good
Thursday July 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
Room 2

The panel will discuss work with at-risk, special needs and incarcerated teenagers that involves the use of sequential and other visual art. The session will include anecdotes, slides of artwork done by Michael Ulrich and his students and present a comic co-created by Michael Ulrich and a student. The panel will center on art as a means of reaching hard-to-reach kids.

Weird Love: Vintage Romance Comics Come Alive
Saturday July 23, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Room 26AB

Weird Comics Live! Make a date with the Golden Age's romance genre and learn how it reflected the strange morals of its time and its relationship to today's comics creators and audiences. Craig Yoe (editor of Weird Lovecomics) leads a juicy discussion with Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art), Adriana Yugovich (L.A. Zine Fest), and Kristen Simon (former editor at Image Comics) looking at the role of women in these stories, while LA performance group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater dramatically reads from prime examples of this crazy genre.