Posts tagged: comics
New York Comic Con will be held October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. They have a huge guest list, including people from comics, television, movies, art, and more; see the website at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/! (Tip: details are hidden under the triple-bar icon in the top right corner of their website.)
The Public Library of Brookline, MA is hosting a lecture called “Banned Books Week: When Comics Almost Died” by expert Carol Tilley on September 22nd at 7:00pm:
Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics polemic Seduction of the Innocent, US Senate hearings on the relationship between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that restricted content. CAROL TILLEY, whose research into Wertham’s revealed the doctor fabricated some of his findings, takes listeners behind the scenes, to reveal this fateful year in comics history. Learn untold stories of Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver and the kids who tried to fight the tide of anti-comics momentum.
See http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/programs/special-events/140922-banned-books-week-when-comics-almost-died for more information.
The BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention will be held in Bangor, ME September 20th-21st.
BangPop! Comic Con brings a vibrant weekend of panel discussions, educator workshops, gaming, cosplay, and anime & movie screenings, and a great display of creative talent with professional authors and artists. Our Artist Alley showcases amazing work by creators from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Vendors and Special Guests are on hand all weekend to sate your desire for comics, books, art and more. It’s a chance to meet your favorite artists, illustrators, and writers – see their work, hear them speak and catch up on the newest talk of the comicsphere.
Visit http://www.bangpopmaine.com/ for more information.
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Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner will present their book Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA on June 13th at 7:00pm.
Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.
Visit http://www.harvard.com/event/dan_mazur_and_alexander_danner/ for more information.
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Connecticut ComiCONN is a comic book, sci-fi, and collectible show being held in Bridgeport, CT on August 15th-17th. There will be multiple artist and actor guests, including guests of honor George Perez and David Finch, plus vendors, costume contests, and more. For details visit http://www.comiconn.com/.
Rhode Island Comic Con will take place in Providence, RI the weekend of November 1-2. It features many comics artists and pop culture guests, including Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner of Star Trek, John Rhys-Davies of Lord of the Rings, Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead, and Mark Sheppard of just about everything. There are many more guests coming; find the complete list of guests and activities at http://www.ricomiccon.com/.
The Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, is offering a summer course called “Introduction to Comics” the week of July 7th-11th:
Explore the steps of creating your own comic like a pro! We’ll begin by understanding the parts of a comic, and how they contribute to the whole. From pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, we’ll bring them all together to make comics of our own. Examples, discussions, and feedback will take place alongside studio work. Students will be introduced to one digital tool, Manga Studio, and learn the pros and cons of digital vs analog methods. By week’s end, everyone will have produced their own comic. Minimum age is 15 years.
See https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0041-0015-cf75530e7ce74db198fd5f8751e1c961 for details on schedule and pricing.