June 27 & 28, 2009
Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Makers of Zines, Chapbooks, Affordable artists’ books, Indie ephemera: all WELCOME and DESIRED!
It’s only $25 for a 4′ table each day ($40 for both days), so if you are inclined to whip up some zines or already have, consider booking–the deadline is May 30th and you get applications here! If you attend but don’t exhibit (or even if you do), bring lots of dollar bills (zines are usually cheap). They are also looking for zines, art, gift certificates, etc. for a RAFFLE, either at the Party or the Fest. If you have something to donate, please contact the organizers!
There will also be a FUNDRAISING PARTY at the Brooklyn Lyceum (sneak peak to the venue) on:
Friday, May 29, 2009.
8:00-midnight, $5 – $15 sliding scale.
What: Mini Mini-Comics Workshop!
When: Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 8th Floor Illustration Library, 2 W. 13th
Who: Jillian Tamaki and YOU!
Come learn about comic conventions, the comics industry, self-publishing, and constructing your own zines, artbooks, and mini-comics. A great introduction to those considering submitting work to this year’s MoCCA Festival! Some people think these conventions are only about comic-comics (pictures in panels), but Jillian has amassed a huge collection of books at these types of festivals that run the whole gamut of arty, comic-y, narrative, non-narrative, silkscreen, photocopied, etc. etc. She will also talk about her experiences making her first mini-comic and how she did it SOOO wrong. She’ll talk about how to construct these things in a non-painful way. Plus, she’ll answer any other comics industry related questions!
Don’t miss this truly great opportunity to meet with Jillian and get the benefit of her experiences!
Celebrate publishing’s independent spirit with over 100 indie publishers from around the world, all under one roof, selling books you can’t get at your big box bookstore. The Indie and Small Press Book Fair is one of New York City’s favorite annual literary events. It’s free, open to all, and packed with an exciting line-up of public events. Full event schedule and exhibitor list can be found here.
Bonus: In addition to all the wonderful wares and events, Illustration Alum and Faculty member R. Sikoryak will be giving a lecture on Saturday, December 6th, 2 p.m. Here are the details:
Masterpiece Comics: A Slide Show with R. Sikoryak
Comic book artist and Parsons instructor R. Sikoryak presents literature as seen through the cartoon medium. His slideshow explores the intersection of “high art” literature and “low art” comic strips as seen in the works by cartoonists who have adapted classic novels and plays. Sikoryak (whose own work includes adaptations of Dostoyevsky and Emily Bronte) discusses the history of these reinterpretations with images from over ninety years of comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels.
21st Annual Indie and Small Press Book Fair
Hosted by the New York Center for Independent Publishing
Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7
General Society Building
20 W. 44th St.
New York, NY
Check out the official website here.
Good luck, Bob!
Check out this great illustration by Illustration student Loa Hjálmtýsdóttir. She created it for Daniel Weise’s Typography class this past Spring. Go here to check out some of the other animations (scroll down!). Some students created zines to illustrate their handmade typefaces. We’d love to post some images, so if you’ve created one–send it along!