Archive for April, 2015

CCS Visit

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Per my last post, I had the opportunity to visit the Center for Cartoon Studies back on April 16th… aka Industry Day.

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This had been a goal/hope of mine for a while, since I had heard wonderful stories from friends who had visited. The trip did not disappoint. Here’s the flickr album, if you are so inclined.

One of the purposes of the trip is to give students the chance to meet with someone within the industry. A portfolio review of sorts. Not sure if it will do any good, but I thought I’d blog-link to everyone who met with me. So, here they are:

Kane Lynch

John Carvajal

Joe Davidson

Tillie Walden

Reilly Hadden

Stephanie Zuppo

Jonathan Rotsztain

Rebecca Roher

Iona Fox

Sam Bair (Couldn’t find a web page, just a sample shown)

James Lunt (Couldn’t find a web page or a sample)

Also, during the Industry Day panel, we talked a little bit about Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf. Specifically, my telling the students about a wonderful interview I read with Ed and how he broke down his production process for his comics. I met Ed a few days later at LineworkNW, and he offered to send me a PDF of that process. So, here you go.

All-in-all, a wonderful trip. If you have a chance to visit, you should.

MoCCA / CCS / Linework NW

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I realize that by the time this is being read, Spring will have sprung. At least in regards to comic convention/festival season.

So, just a heads up on our plans in the coming weeks…

MoCCA Art Fest: Due to a schedule conflict, and other details, we will NOT be exhibiting at the MoCCA Art Fest this year. That said, Sophie Goldstein will be there debuting The Oven at table 352 Third Floor (Yellow Zone). So, please stop by to tell her how wonderful the book looks, because it really does. Other AdPeeps, like Gregory Benton will be there, so again, please look them up if you can.

CCS: I don’t know what changed up at CCS, but instead of their Industry Day happening in March, it is in April this year. What does that mean for AdHouse? Well, we’ll be attending for the first time EVER. So, looking forward to it. CCS has been creating some of the best cartoonists around, so I’m sure I’ll see some grand portfolios.

Linework NW: Since I was already going to be traveling for CCS, I decided to keep the party going. I’ll be attending my firstĀ  Linework NW festival. And, I haven’t been to Portland in around 25 years. I’ve seen some of the talent heading to the show, and wow… it looks to be a fantastic time.

After we get back, TCAF and Awesome Con are within our sites… so stay tuned.