~BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL/THIS SAT !!
the 2nd annual BROOKLYN COMICS and GRAPHICS FESTIVAL is tomorrow. one day only !!
SAT – DEC 4, 2010 from 12 – 9 PM – FREE ADMITTANCE
OUR LADY OF CARMEL CHURCH – 275 NORTH 8th ST – WILLIAMSBURG
see: THE BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FESTIVAL WEBSITE for details, incl FEATURED GUESTS & PROGRAM of EVENTS !!
see: GOOGLE MAP/DIRECTIONS
THE FESTIVAL IS ORGANIZED BY: DESERT ISLAND, PICTUREBOX and BILL KARTALOPOULOS.
EXPANDED TO A LARGER VENUE, THANKS TO THE GREAT SUCCESS OF LAST YEAR’S INAUGURAL EVENT – SOME OF THE FEATURED GUESTS INCL:
CHARLES BURNS, who will debut his new book – Johnny 23.
BRIAN CHIPPENDALE, yes !!
MARK ALAN STAMATY,
and ANDERS NILSEN, who did this year’s poster.
among the scheduled events:
at 6:00 – HOW NANCY IS: THE SEMIOTICS of THE GAG
ERNIE BUSHMILLER’S iconic comic strip Nancy has been described as “a mini-algebra equation masquerading as a comic strip” drawn by “a moron on an acid trip.” BILL GRIFFITH (Zippy the Pinhead, MARK NEWGARDEN (How To Read Nancy), and JOHNNY RYAN (Angry Youth Comix) will discuss the unshakable appeal of Nancy and the essence of gag humor in their comics.
at 7:00 – CHAOS and PATTERN
Artwork that is dense with compositional detail, line, pattern, and texture encourages a lingering, wandering eye. How does this kind of drawing work in comics ? BRIAN CHIPPENDALE, JORDAN CRANE, KEITH JONES, and MARK ALAN STAMATY will consider the relationship between densely made drawing and the propulsive concerns of visual narrative.