Thanks to all of you who voted in Washington City Paper‘s 2015 Best of D.C. Reader Poll. The votes are in and I am a runner-up for the third year in a row for Best Visual Artist. Thank you all so much for voting!
Creator Con Festival is an all-ages art, technology, and gaming event in Silver Spring, Maryland geared to inspire youth and spread positive creation and innovation.
There will be interactive art galleries, live music, panels about video game and comic book industries, artist alley, game truck, art workshops, food trucks, gaming arcades, and more.
At 2:30 PM, I’ll be a guest on a live podcast.
Join us tomorrow, April 25, 2015 at 300 Norwood Road in Silver Spring, Maryland from 2 to 8 PM.
On April 11 and 12, 2015 Curls Studio exhibited at their first East Coast Comicon in the Kids Love Comics section. It was great to meet new faces and hang out with other fun creators.
East Coast Comicon has grown out of the success of Asbury Park Comicon. This year ECC was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center — very close to New York City. It did feel like a traditional comic convention compared to the original shows at the bowling alley and when we sold comics above the Atlantic Ocean at the Asbury Park Convention Hall. I know that building was built in the 1920s and in need of renovations, so the show moved. I still miss the charm of the original shows, but I understand the growth — it makes me feel good that we got to witness Cliff’s vision for the show. I also got to eat nachos — my Kryptonite.
In addition to exhibiting, I hosted a workshop on Saturday called “Create Your Own Superhero Symbol.” This was my first time running this seminar and I will probably do it again for Awesome Con DC and Baltimore Comic-Con. I posted print outs of established logos such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, cutie marks from My Little Pony, and more. I took the opportunity to ask the children to create a list of three things they like and consider shapes, colors, and meaning to create a visual icon to represent themselves. A lot of the children wanted to go at it and create. They seemed very excited to make something for themselves and a lot of parents joined in the fun.
You can check more photos out at the Curls Studio Facebook page “East Coast Comicon” Album — give us a “Like” while you’re at it: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153181682312381.1073741855.50763422380&type=1
The March 27, 2015 edition of Washington City Paper featured a flow chart of the DC area’s thriving comic creator scene. I’m happy that Curls was included with many other great reading options by independent creators (many of whom I’ve known for awhile or I met at Smudge earlier in the month).
You can read more about it here: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2015/03/27/flow-chart-d-c-s-thriving-comic-creator-scene/