Children’s Book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming During San Diego Comic-Con
I grew up living at the library as a child in my hometown where I explored not only big cities but the universe. Now that kids have so many options for entertainment and accessing content how do libraries stay relevant in a digital age? Heck how do books stay relevant for kids who grow up watching, using a cellphone/tablet or other device to read? I’m pretty old fashioned since I love the tactile feel of a book, seeing the cover and font chosen by the author.
I am very interested in the Children’s book Council (CBC) Graphic Novel Committee Programming at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I loved reading comic books/graphic novels when I was young and discovering Manga when I got older. I was quite surprised when I was at the library that they had a section for checkout that looked in great condition (and they say people don’t respect the library).
They have a program lineup from 11 AM to 6 PM on Friday, July 11th for Educators, librarians, and media welcome with a ComicCon badge
Friday, July 21, 11 am – 6 pm
San Diego Public Library, Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
All programs are in the Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor
“From Asterix to Zeus – Developing an Essential Kids Graphic Novel Collection” – 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids’ graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and provide a complete survey of the medium? Join us for this illuminating discussion moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School), and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).
“Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics” – 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library. Panelists are: Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Candice Mack (Teen Services manager, Los Angeles Public Library), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and David Saylor (VP / creative director / trade publishing / editorial director, Graphix). Moderated by Betsy Gomez (editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
“Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)” – 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
The authors behind some of your favorite middle grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters, and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Our panel features Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, Great Pet Caper series), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series, Swing It, Sunny), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer Good Comics for Kids).
“Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels” – 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Combining text and image can make difficult or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how nonfiction graphic novels and graphic memoirs can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to marginalized perspectives in the classroom. This panel includes: Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, ComicsBeat.com).
“Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations” – 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
A discussion about graphic novel adaptations of novels. How can the graphic novel format enhance these texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels – as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Quinn Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), the panel includes: Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes), Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comic), Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).
“Meet the Makers” – 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Join graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Joe Flood (Science Comics: Dinosaurs) and James Parks and Ben Costa (Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) to learn the process behind making a comic. Moderated by Allison Tran (Senior Librarian for Children’s Services, Mission Viejo Library).
“Publishers Talkback Session” – 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Come talk to publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library, and what they should know based on the feedback from your community! With Robin Herrera (editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP & Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers). Moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).
About the Children’s Book Council
Children’s Book Council
(CBC) is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers, from independent presses to large houses, the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, diversity in employment and books, literacy advocacy, and partnerships with other national organizations. CBC staff also oversee the programs of Every Child a Reader
, a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national campaigns include Children’s Book Week
, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards
, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.
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Help Dark Horse Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary by taking a Short Survey & You Could Be the Big Winner!
WIN A TRIP TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
Now this is a contest you can cosplay too! Wow, Dark Horse wants to send a lucky comic book loving geek to San Diego Comic Con 2016. This is the ultimate convention prize with a 4-day pass, airfare, hotel, $300 cash & VIP entry to special DH events and all that you have to do is take a survey and maybe you’ll get into the hottest convention in the world! If you win can I be your plus one????
Have you ever wanted to attend the greatest pop culture event in the world? Well, Dark Horse Comics is now giving you the chance to party in style at San Diego Comic-Con!
To celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, we are offering a trip to San Diego Comic-Con that includes:
• Two (2) four-day passes (July 21–24)
• VIP access to Dark Horse events and activities
• VIP wristbands for all ticketed Dark Horse booth signings
• Hotel room for four days and three nights
• Round-trip travel for two to San Diego, California
• $300 spending money
• One (1) Dark Horse Comic-Con exclusive of your choice
And what do you have to do to win all this, you ask? Simple: take a five-minute survey about your interests in comics and pop culture! That’s it! There’s nothing to buy!
To the many fans and readers who have been with us over our thirty years in business, we want to give something back to all those who have supported us along the way. And what’s a better way to say thank you than an all expense paid trip to San Diego Comic-Con? So come help Dark Horse Comics ring in thirty years by taking our quick survey and letting us know a little bit more yourself and you may be heading to Comic-Con International this July!
The sweepstakes opens on April 4, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (PT) and closes on May 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Winner will be announced June 3, 2016. All official rules, regulations, and details are available online.
About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
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Loot Crate is moving on up to offer fans the next level in the monthly subscription game.
It’s called Loot Crate DX and it’s putting luxury into geek hands for $49.99 (retail value $100.00). Loot Crate announced the new premium box at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con and hints of what to expect when the first box arrives on your doorstep. The first box will have items from Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda and World of
Loot Crate DX is priced at $49.99 (including S/H)
Warcraft and other geek culture franchises … oh my what a fun treat! The new DX crate will include
curated high-quality collectibles, apparel, home goods and surprises that will appeal to the geek lover who loves the lifestyle. The subscription boxes introduces subscribers to beloved and new characters that can be word or played to your hearts content. You can still subscribe to the original Loot Crate or the Loot Gaming Crate (April sold out already) or Loot Crate Anime in partnership with Crunchy Roll (has sold out every month). The fans speak every month with over half million Looters for the original Loot Crate subscription service. Loot Crate’s relationships with the hottest video game, entertainment and consumer product companies in the world, including Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Activision, Minecraft, Bethesda and many more is what keeps fans looking forward to the box in the mail every month! I know I’m hoping to get my first box soon! Which one would you choose? Leave a comment below rather you will try out one of the specialty boxes or keep enjoying the original with lots of surprises!
“Loot Crate was created to help give a voice to fans of pop culture around the World,” said Matthew Arevalo, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Loot Crate. “Those fans have told us they would like to see bigger, bolder and higher end offerings. This is our response, and we know Looters and soon to be Looters will be incredibly pleased with the result.”
*Items shown are examples. Some but not all crates include wearables.
ABOUT LOOT CRATE
Loot Crate™ was founded in 2012 by an entrepreneurial team of geeks and gamers who thought that online retail was missing the sense of community, interactivity and mystery that we fell in love with at shows like Comic-Con and PAX. We emphasize phenomenal support and content, and include gear from some of the most respected entertainment and consumer product companies in the world.
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I have to say that I LOVE Rick and Morty so have been waiting for the second season. Happily Adult Swim is giving us a bone till the July 26th season premier with the Rick and Morty Rickstaverse on Instagram. Rick will give a walkthrough here for hardcore fans or even people curious about what the buz is about (hint hint it’s HILARIOUS).
So make sure you catch up on the first season and get ready for Rick and Morty this Sunday, July 26th at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. , the network launched today a new, first-of-its-kind game on Instagram to take fans even deeper into the show’s ever expanding universe. Any fan HAS to visit the RickandMortyRickstaverse within Instagram.
Am very excited that Adult Swim partnered with Carrot Creative to use Instagram’s photo tagging feature to create a fully connected universe, letting fans explore their favorite planets, dimensions, and landmarks from the series. The Rick and Morty Rickstaverse features 25 different levels to explore, stuffed full of fan-favorite characters, Easter eggs, mini-comics, interactive collectibles, and exclusive content from season two.
By tapping once on individual photos, fans can discover tags, which act as portals to different worlds and collectibles. The experience takes advantage of Instagram’s new HD upload standard, with every level, image and video in beautiful 1080p HD quality. Returning this summer on Adult Swim, Rick and Morty are back with more sci-fi adventures and family squabbles! Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them? Learn this ins with season premier.
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland (Adventure Time), season two of Rick and Morty premieres this Sunday, July 26th at 11:30pm E/P on Adult Swim.
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I’m excited to attend the 5th Annual Comikaze Expo Weekend from October 30 to November 1st this fall! This is the little comic con that is fun for casual geeks looking to explore the con lifestyle as well experienced cosplayers who want a casual vibe. I recommend this to everyone who’s a fan of the Father of Comic Book’s Stan Lee! Every year he has a great display of his personal collection of action figures, toys, art and items from his decades working on this art form. Literally Stan was their at the beginning before being a comic geek was cool! Even if you don’t know his name you know his work from Avengers to Hulk to Spiderman to .. well everyone!
If you’ve never attended the Expo now is your chance to pick up a pass for $55 to celebrate five years of our local LA Comic Con. If you want to check out the schedule: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo of L.A.’s ultimate comic and pop culture convention or buy a Three-Day badge a (only available for a limited time) at the June 3 price of $55. Buy your 3-day Pass here I mean how often do you get the chance to see Stan Lee in person???? Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is a meeting place for pop culture, comic book, horror, gaming and sci-fi fans who love to cosplay or check out cosplayers (don’t forget cosplay is NOT consent so please respect everyone).
Since the expo gets more and more poplar every years they are expanding from just the South Hall to accommodate more attendees at the L.A. Convention Center. This expansion makes the 2015 show better than ever with 300,000 square feet of events, games, celebrity appearances, panel discussions, contests and a marketplace with the hottest apparel and accessories.
- Announced Guests: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is already gearing up to be an amazing show, with the initial announcement of luminaries Stan Lee and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark plus comic artists Mike Mignola(Hellboy), Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher) and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans).
- Free Autograph Coupons: Get a coupon for a complimentary autograph from participating celebrities on-site at the show with any full price paid adult admission, October 30-November 1, 2015 (quantities are limited).
- Annual Cosplay Contest: Enter to win $10,000 in prizes during L.A.’s hottest contest.
- The Ultimate Kids Halloween Trick-or-Treat: On October 31, come to Comikaze Expo for the safest daytime trick-or-treat location in the city – featuring hundreds of candy-giving exhibitors.
- A Spook-tacular Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest: Back by popular demand, this costume contest is for kids 12 and under with prizes for the best, cutest, and most original costumes.
Additional details for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo including guests and events will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.comikazeexpo.comfor more information and to sign up for email updates.
Date(s): Friday, October 30, 1:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.; Saturday, October 31, 9:00a.m.-6:00p.m.; Sunday, November 1, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location: L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Ages: All ages welcome, kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: Three-Day show passes $55.00 (limited time offer), kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by paid adult admission.
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It looks like Marvel is in a giving mood celebrating the new Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movie out this Friday, May 1, 2015! They are giving us comic book nerds a MONTH of Marvel Unlimited! All you have to do is join Marvel Unlimited and get the first month free! It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet a few new ones. I was a marvel chick back in school so took my lunch money every week to live out my superhero fantasy with the Xmen, Teen Xmen, She-Hulk and a few DC Comics that will remain unnamed.
If you were a past subscriber don’t worry they are welcoming retuning readers too! All you have to do is use the promo code: ULTRON at Marvel Unlimited Checkout and read Marvel comics featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and many more! Marvel Unlimited is accessible on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.
If you didn’t grow up reading comics or it’s been so long you don’t know what comics to buy Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section. It’s a great way to discover characters, see what writers/creators have written or follow favorite characters from movies, TV or animated series! It’s constantly being updated and to kick off the new Avengers movie they have a special treat. They have curated a history of Avengers series heroes AND villains! A great way to get more depth before or after the movie! A few of the characters that you may not have met before:
Character Spotlight: The Vision
Character Spotlight: Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver
Character Spotlight: Ultron
Event: Age of Ultron
Event: Civil War
Marvel Unlimited updates the site with new content of comic books as soon as six months after being in your local comic book shop.
So Avengers Assemble and get ready for the baddest villain on the planet!
With classic and newer issues being added to Marvel Unlimited on a weekly basis as early as six months after they’re in stores, you’ll definitely want to join Marvel Unlimited to prepare for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel join in the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel and for all things Marvel, please visit marvel.com.
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I’m looking forward to geek culture with the 2015 Young Guns Invitational showcasing emerging and rising artist who each will have three pieces to appeal to our inner geek! Fans from Star Wars to Clockwork Orange to the Thing to Predator will be able to see iconic movies from their eyes because really aren’t we all fanboys and fangirls at heart for the movies we grew up loving? Will you join me on Friday? Let me know what piece you’d love to own in the comment section below!
2015 Young Guns Invitational
Featuring Emerging & Rising Artists
Hero Complex Gallery is pleased to present the official artist list and a few previews for our favorite yearly show!
FULL EVENT INFO CAN BE VIEWED HERE
Young Guns Invitational
Opening Reception – Friday, January 30th, 7 – 10pm
Online Sales – Saturday, January 31st, approx. 1pm HERE
Additional Hours – W-Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Hero Complex Gallery is pleased to present the official artist list and a few previews for our favorite yearly show!
If you are in the Los Angeles area, please visit with us to view their amazing artwork, because these dedicated artists have pulled no punches in preparing for this show.
Each artist has created 3 or more pieces in mini-themes of their own choosing, and you will awed by the results of their work… we definitely are!
Come join us and you won’t be disappointed!
PLEASE RSVP for the event HERE
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Do you remember as a child getting up bright and early to watch your favorite saturday morning shows as your parent’s were still in bed? I was a pretty socially inept kid so my favorite playmates were on TV that I watched with my favorite cereal (spoon sized shredded wheat with ice cold WHOLE milk! yummy). As I got older my geek friends morphed into comic books and (yes) my own comic book guy near my high school that I’d get my weekly fix. That was when I discovered my favorite comics and not hand me downs from my geek dad (he LOVED Conan and Vamparilla .. not really appropriate for a kid). Once I was able to buy my own my collection consisted of mutants and superheroes who populated my imagination with tales of derring do! I often imagined I was the star of my comic books with super powers that allowed me to fly, have the power of the sun and no matter what (in my mind) the characters always morphed into a kick ass black chick.
So I must admit to my crazy joy a few years ago when Cartoon Network became DC Nation for a few hours on Saturdays. I never loved Green Lantern since it was slow going at first but towards the end of it’s run they’d finally gotten a great storyline and a good villain that was the right amount of evil and well evil!
Now I never grew up loving Thundercats (that was my sister’s show) since I thought it was boring as dishwater and I’m not a cat person. But the reboot was pretty fun and once Mumra got his evil groove on the show was fun. Really I watched it for the evil doers since often they are just fun as heck.
What I really miss about DC Nations was the Young Justice League. It was a great mix of familiar characters and expanding on characters that had smaller parts back in the days when I was still reading comic books. The show had so many great characters and storylines .. well really the story arcs kept me tuning in every week. The interplay between the young adult super heroes in training as they grew into adults who at times wanted to break away from their ordained paths so related to my journey of adult independence (not that I’m totally a grownup still!) who is still trying to figure myself out. It’s been off for two years now and I still miss Young Justice one of the best animated series I’ve ever seen. I’m surprised that DC hasn’t tried to make a live action film with a few of the characters.
I have to say that DC does great TV but they have such a rich catalog of characters that they could use (not just the famous ones) and it’s frustrating that DC AND Marvel does the same thing over and over again. BATMAN BATMAN BATMAN or SUPERMAN SUPERMAN SUPERMAN am a bit bored with them so am not sure if they’ll get my money for the Batman vs Superman crapfest heading to the theaters next year. Urghh Ben freacking Affleck with another superhero movie (remember Daredevil .. my eyes are bleeding) that he’ll destroy with his wooden Ben self. Opps I got off topic ..
DAMMIT BRING BACK DC NATION CARTOON NETWORK or at least YOUNG JUSTICE. You need to fill a huge block of time since Star Wars is now on Disney and you need a new series. So why begin all over again with a new series use YJ as a jump point to bring new comic book characters that non hardcore fans can love as well. Strong females, people of color, LGBT and physically challenged that fans of all ages can identify with .. that is all.
Posted in Comedy Tagged with: Animation, Batman, ben affleck, Cartoon, Cartoon Network, CN, Comic Books, DC Nation, Geek, Green Lantern, nerd, Superman, Thunder Cats, Young Justice
Wow I must admit this Limited Edition Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guitar at Diamond’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con is pretty bad-ass cool! I mean really it’s glow in the dark and has the turtles in it AND it’s black so it will go with everything!
Who doesn’t want a TMNT collectible guitar as you count down the days till the new movie comes out. If you’re a dedicated fan this is the opportunity to PLAY TMNT at home and impress the ladies or the guys (whichever you like). Of course you have to have tickets for the 2014 SDCC to get in to enter and only ONE can win but what a prize!
Enter to Win a Limited Edition Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guitar at Diamond’s Booth at San Diego Comic-Con
July 9, 2014, Meridian, MS – Peavey Electronics® and Diamond Comic Distributors have teamed up at the Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) to give away a Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster® Glow-in-the-Dark TMNT Guitar from Peavey.
Attendees can enter to win exclusively at the Diamond PREVIEWS world Booth #2401 starting July 23 until July 27.
The Peavey Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster® guitar features officially licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® “Glow-in-the-dark” artwork by TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. In 1983, these two friends and comic book writers created what would become an iconic brand of pizza-eating, skateboarding, crime-fighting mutant reptiles.
The Rockmaster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle guitar has a high gloss finish on a basswood body, providing excellent balance, playability and tone. With a maple neck and rosewood fret board for fast rhythm and lead playing, plus sealed tuner gears and an adjustable bridge to keep your guitar in tune longer, this guitar is ready to rock. It also comes with a cable, strap and picks.
This Limited Edition custom guitar is available exclusively from Action Figure Express who will have the guitars on display and available to purchase for $275 at their booth #3345 during SDCC. Only 100 Glow-In-The-Dark TMNT Peavey guitars are available for sale, with each one individually hand numbered.
“This is the type of one-of-a-kind collectible that TMNT fans will be clamoring for at SDCC,” said Diamond Brand Manager Erique Watson. “Old-school Eastman & Laird art, the awesome glow in the dark feature, custom collectible packaging, and only 100 guitars available make them absolutely amazing. Seriously, when the convention floor opens, I suspect there’ll be a mad dash for this exclusive!”
Diamond is attending San Diego Comic-Con from July 23rd until July 27th
. For more information on what Diamond is showcasing and its scheduled events during the convention, go to www.previewsworld.com
For more information about Peavey Electronics, please visit www.peavey.com
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Geek Travel to Paris!
<sigh> if you’re lucky enough to be heading to or near Paris you MUST check out the ‘Superheroes’ exhibition opening on March 5th at the Mona Bismarck Center in Paris. The Superheroes exhibit will be open until June 15, 2014 that will have 75 works by Alex Ross. Mr. Ross has won seven consecutive Comic Buyer’s Guide awards for his interpretation of iconic comic book characters from Wonder Woman to the Joker that have his philosophy permeating throughout. He wants to have them grounded in reality, with dignity, competency and … well being sexy! He’s influenced by many artists including Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker who created over 320 Saturday Evening Post covers. His 1999 lithography shows the Joker dancing with Harley Quinn in homage to the Leyendecker Jazz Age portrait of a couple dancing. As you can see he enjoys using pencils, paint and infrequently an airbrush for his art. He chooses to not use the more contemporary digital style tools since he’s not a tech kind of guy but he is an artist using a medium accessible to the general public .. comic books and graphic novels.
Now if you’re not able to fly off to Paris in your invisible jet with Wonder Woman you can check out tour of the 2013 DC Comics We can be Heroes Exhibit at SDCC and the 2012 Batman Dark Knight Exhibit at LA Live on YouTube.
During Superheroes: The Art of Alex Ross, the Mona Bismarck American Center galleries are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Closed on national holidays.
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