Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 SPACE Prize Finalists!



We are proud to announce the 2012 SPACE Prize finalists.Winners will be announced in February 2013.

General Category
 
Binary Gray #1 & 2
Assailant Comics
Writer: Chris Charton
Artist: Rowel Roque
assailantcomics.com
$6.50

Blink “Wonka Wonka Kochalka”
Point Media
Max Ink
1645 Elmwood Ave. Apt. C
Columbus OH 43212
maxinkcomix.com
$10.00

In the Sound and Seas Vol. 1 & 2
Monkey-Rope Press
Marnie Galloway
monkeyropepress.com
$17.50 ea.

Kiss & Tell A Romantic Resume Ages 0 to 22
Harper Perennial
MariNaomi
P.O.Box 30029
San Francisco CA 94133
marinaomi.com
$16.00

Lackluster World #7
Eric Adams
lacklusterworld.com
$8.00
No One is Safe
Kreider-Wirick LLC
Katherine Wirick
katherine.kreider-wirick.com
$35.00

The Samartian: Collected Edition
Vantage House Productions
Writer: Victor Dandridge
Artist: Ren McKinzie
vantagehouse.blogspot.com
Spy Guy #2
Ultraist Studios
Mike Kitchen
P.O.Box 6524
Station “A”
Toronto Ontario M5W1X4
www.ultraist.net
$5.00

Wild Child #1 Fight or Flight
M Young
www.kindlinquarterly.com
$8.50
Yuri the Awakening
Packrat Comics
Writer: Doug Hufford
Artist: Todd Biestel
yurithecomics.com
$3.00

Minicomics/ Short Story Category
The All-Creator’s Wife
Tara Helfer
tarahelfer.com
$5.00

And Then One Day #9
Elephant Eater Comics
Ryan Claytor
P.O.Box 4044
East Lansing MI 48826
www.elephanteater.com
$5.00
As Eavesdropped #3
Suzanne Baumann
P.O.Box 12096
Hamtramck MI 48212
fridge-mag.com
$1.00

Bears in SPACE
Daniel McCloskey & Nate McDonough
1200 Boyle St.
Pittsburgh PA 15212
cyberpunkapocalypse.com
$2.00
“For the Green” from Panel: Green
Ferret Press
Writer: Tony Goins
Artist: Craig Bogart
Ferretpress.com
$4.00

“Green to Green” from Panel: Green
Ferret Press
Writer: Dara Naraghi
Artist: Matt Kish
Ferretpress.com
$4.00

“The Only Two” from Panel #18
Ferret Press
Writer: Tony Goins
Artist: Andy Bennett
510 E. Clearview Ave.
Worthington OH 43085
itradedmyeyes.com
$4.00
Star #2
Silber
Kurt Dinse & Briam John Mitchell
P.O.Box 18062
Raleigh NC 27619
silbermedia.com/comics
$1.00
Super Ball Diaries
AkatamagoManga
Andrew Fraser
918 S. NoyerRd.
Fort Wayne IN 46814
www.tigerthighs.com
$1.00

Veggie Dog Saturn #6
Buyer Beware Comics
Jason Young
P.O.Box 20083
Dayton OH 45420
buyerbeware.guttertrash.net
$3.00
Webcomic Category
Catacombs
Old World Comics
Writer: Todd Goodman
Artist: Rofe
www.oldworldcatacombs.weebly.com


The Comicverse
Awakening Comics
Writer: Bianca Alu-Marr
Artist: Steve Peters
www.awakeningcomics.com
Maybe Too Metal
Leslie Anderson& Jared Anderson
maybetoometal.com
Next Year’s Girl
Katie Valeska
nextyearsgirl.com
Origins Unknown: Breaking the Habit
Vantage House Productions
Writer: Victor Dandridge
Artist: Jacob Newell
http://issuu.com/victordandridgejr/docs/origins_unknown_bth

Origins Unknown: Point of Authority
Vantage House Productions
Writer: Victor Dandridge
Artist: Jacob Newell
http://issuu.com/victordandridgejr/docs/origins_unknown-_points_of_authority
Retail Sunshine #4
Livestock Productions
Phil Machi
www.retailsunshine.com

Smoke in Your Eyes
The Rumpus
MariNaomi
therumpus.net/sections/comics/marinaomi

VeggieHigh.com
Matt & Jeanie Bryan
veggiehigh.com

Zombie Marge Comix
Zombie Marge Comix Group
Tim Fuller
zombiemarge.blogspot.com

More about the SPACE Prize
 
 
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lots of SPACE Exhibitor News

Art Explorer Post 407 has produced another issue of Lump of Coal, the annual bad attitude holiday comics anthology.  Lump of Coal #6 can be purchased at finer comic shops in the Columbus area or on line at Back Porch Comics.
 
 

Here something i should have gotten to earlier especially since a lot of the contributors to this book will be at SPACE in 2013 including editor Matt Dembicki.  District Comics:An Unconventional History of Washington D.C. is one of the top 10 graphic novel according to the Washington Post.
https://apps.facebook.com/wpsocialreader/me/channels/read/content/NAs5D?utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=headline&utm_campaign=gen_redirect&denyRedirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwpsocialreader.washingtonpost.com%2Ffbwapolabs%2Fme%2Fredirect%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Flifestyle%2Fstyle%2Ftop-10-graphic-comic-novels-of-2012%2F2012%2F11%2F15%2F196e9646-2eb1-11e2-9ac2-1c61452669c3_story.html%3Fsocialreader_check%3D0%26denied%3D1


Self Publisher #60 is available for download and contains reviews of SPACE exhibitor's comics including:

Binary Gray #1 Written by Chris Charlton, art by Rowel Roque and Anthonie Wilson

Bamn #3 Story by Troy-Jefrey Allen, art by Jay Payne.

The Signifiers #1By Michael Neno

 Tales of Awesome #1Written by Derek Watson, art by Robert Gant.

 Araura #1 By Ray Cofman

It also includes a preveiw of Michael R Neno's The Signifiers #1 and Rick Silva's Stone.

http://www.selfpubmag.com/downloads/entry/free-downloads/self-publisher/self-publisher_6.htm



There's only 24 hours left on Nix Comics' The Big Ask on kickstarter.  Support local comics! Support Nix! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nixcomics/nix-comics-2013-its-the-big-ask-baby

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SPACE Exhibitor Reviews, Kickstarters and Appearences


 
Kickstarters
Reviews
Any Empire by Nate Powell reviewed  at Optical Sloth http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=21233

Appearences 

Dan Taylor, Todd Beistel, Dustin Carson , Patrick Baumgardner  and Doug Hufford at Stebbins Con this Saturday https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=tn_tnmn#!/StebbiinsCon20012

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Genghis Con Exhibitors


 
SPACE Exhibitors  Ed Piskor, Eric Kubli, Glenn Baskin,Heather Hively, Jessi Zabarsky, Ken Eppstein, Kevin Czapiewski, Molly Durst,Nate McDonough, Tom Williams and Bob Corby,  at Genghis Con 11/24/12 http://thegenghiscon.com/
 
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SPACE Exhibitor Kickstarter Update

Here'a an update on SPACE Exhibitors' Kickstarter Campaigns
Nix Comics 2013: It's The Big Ask, Baby! by Ken Eppstein
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nixcomics/nix-comics-2013-its-the-big-ask-baby?ref=users

15 days to go and a long way to the goal. Help Ken out.  He's paying a lot of artists with this!

Mini-Comic Residency in Pittsburgh byBrian John Mitchell http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/462361469/mini-comic-residency-in-pittsburgh
Fully funded but still has 8 days.

"HIDE" - A Graphic Novel Of Adolescent Horror byVernon Smith http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894689689/hide-a-graphic-novel-of-adolescent-horror?ref=live
Fully funded and closed.

Rafer Robert's PLASTIC FARM: Seasons of Growth in the Fields of Despair
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plasticfarm/plastic-farm-seasons-of-growth-in-the-fields-of-de?ref=category

Fully funded and closed.

New:

The Ghost Pirate Skeletons of Three Craters Lake  by John Steventon
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/happyglyphs/the-ghost-pirate-skeletons-of-three-craters-lake?ref=city

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Genghis Con- November 24!


Genghis Con
November 24, 2012
Noon to 6PM
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo, Cleveland OH
 
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Monsters for Meals

Monsters for Meals
October 27
Canzani Center at CCAD
I was a Teenage Werewolf
and
Teen Wolf
Get in for
Food donations for the Ohio Food Bank & Homeless Shelter
Sponsored by Art Explorer Post 407

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Serious Comics Effort

Great article in the Dispatch about Nix Comics Massive Kickstarter effort
http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/regular-joe/2012/10/serious-comics-effort.html


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Monday, October 15, 2012

A Bowl Full of Happiness at Wild Goose Creative


The artwork for A Bowl Full of Happiness is on display this month at Wild Goose Creative, and we're having an artist reception/jam party on Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 9 pm.

Come out and enjoy great snacks, fun conversation and the chance to add random panels to jams of various sizes! No previous cartooning experience necessary - trust me, that's how I got started.

A Bowl Full of Happiness is an anthology of comics about Sea Monkeys, spearheaded by the Sunday Comix group as a fundraiser fro the Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers and artists with health, medical, and quality-of-life assistance.

Copies of A Bowl Full of Happiness, as well as prints of the fantastic back cover created by Mike Carroll, will be available at the reception, with all proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.


https://www.facebook.com/bob.corby#!/events/453944807982707/

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kickstarter Projects

There are a number of Kickstarter projects that deserve support right now.

Most notable is Ken Eppsteins Nix Comics 2013-It's the Big Ask!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nixcomics/nix-comics-2013-its-the-big-ask-baby
Ken, who everybody in Columbus should know because he's so busy getting people around here to not only notice his comics but also the entire Columbus Comics community's work, is trying to fund all his 2013 projects in one swoop!

Also Bruce Holland Rogers' shortshortshort.com Chapbook 101. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374163954/shortshortshortcom-chapbook-001



...And Rafer Robert's PLASTIC FARM: Seasons of Growth in the Fields of Despair
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plasticfarm/plastic-farm-seasons-of-growth-in-the-fields-of-de?ref=category



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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The 2012 SPACE Prize Entries are Up!

 
All The 2012 SPACE Prize entries are finally posted at http://www.backporchcomics.com/space_prize.htm
 
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Brown Bag it at MIX this weekend!

 
MIX 2012: CCAD's Celebration of Comics is this weekend. Check all the events at http://www.ccad.edu/events-2012/mix2012
While your at MIX check out all the local comics at the Merch Table run by Nix Comics.  Anybody buying a local comic will get a free hand printed SPACE bag. Hope to see you there.

 
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Reviews!


A few more reviews of books from SPACE.
Optical Sloth reviews Veggie Dog Saturn #6
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=21182


and Drunken Cat Comics Anniversery
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=21172



and Ian Shires kind of reviews Back Porch Comics own Oh, Comics! #20 "Air"
http://www.selfpubmag.com/catalogues/entry/review-home/oh-comics-20.htm



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Monday, September 17, 2012

Cincinnati Comics Expo this weekend!


Eric Adams, Andy Bennett, Patrick Baumgardner, Tressina Bowling , Dustin Carson, Mason Easley, Tim Fuller, Todd Goodman, Joel Jackson, Jack Knifley, Jon Michael Lennon, Phil Machi, Kenn Minter, James Moore, Brandon Peat, Evan Thomas, Katie Valeska and yours truely at the Cincinnati Comics Expo! this weekend!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

SPACE 2007 Documentary


A bit of SPACE history. Thanks to Allen Freeman and Chris Moshier for putting this together.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MIX Schedule is UP!


The schedule for the proceedings of the MIX 2012: CCAD's Celebration of Comics is up. MIX is
Oct. 3–6 at the CCAD Campus with Keynote Speaker, Chris Ware.
Check out the schedule and register early at
http://www.ccad.edu/events-2012/mix2012
I will be participating in the Indie Comix Spotlight at 4:15 PM on Friday, October 5 and hanging around all weekend.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

District Comics



District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC  hit the comic stands last week. Edited by long time SPACE Exhibitor Matt Dembicki and chuck full of former SPACE exhibitors.
District Comics is a graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis. Spanning 1794–2009, District Comics stops along the way for a duel, a drink in the Senate's speakeasy, a look into the punk scene, and much more.
And we got the line up!
Peter Conrad
Rebecca Goldfield
Jacob Warrenfeltz
Tabitha Whissemore
Max Ink
Jeff McComsey
Sean Fahey
Art Haupt
Kevin Rawlings
Jason Rodriguez
Andrew Cohen
Scott O. Brown
Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Rand Arrington
Mal Jones
Jim Ottaviani
Mike Freiheit
Chad Lambert
Mike Rhode
Rafer Roberts
Gregory Robison
Joe Carabeo
Carolyn Belefski
Jeff Barrus
Charles Fetherolf
Michael Cowgill
Dale Rawlings
Tom Williams
Brooke Allen
Michael Brace
Nick Sousanis
Steve Loya
Kevin Czapiewski
Kevin Rechin
Evan Keeling
Paul Zdepski
Wendi Strang-Frost
Borja Pena
See Matt and many of District Comics contributors at SPACE 2013 April 13 & 14, 2013.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

More Books from SPACE reviewed in SP!






Self PublisherMagazine #57 is now available on-line as a free down load and contains even more reviews of books the Ian picked up at SPACE 2012 including:

The Gospel of Jesus Christ #1by Aaron Trudgeon, and George McVey
White Buffalo Gazette - Feb 2010 Edited by Buzz Buzzizyk, with over 50 some contributors

Fantasy Theater #21 by J. Kevin Carrier

Stuff By Jed Collins

The Life and Death of Mr. Burger by Derek Baxter

Tim Corrigan's Mightyguy - Out to Lunch by Tim Corrigan

Kekionga Mini Works #33 by Pam Bliss

World Without Love by Verl Holt Bond

Stranger Knights #2 Edited by Bill Volk, with work by Bill, Casey Bohn, Mary Soper, Holly Foltz, Morgan Pielli, and Shawn Atkins.

And Brian  John Mitchell's "Comics in a Bottle" Article.

and a lot more at http://www.selfpubmag.com/downloads/entry/free-downloads/self-publisher/self-publisher_2.htm

SPACE Exhibitor Lara Antal interviewed at http://comicsforge.com/2012/07/interview-with-tales-of-the-night-watchmans-artist-lara-antal/



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Self Publisher with Reviews & QRD with Interviews


Self PublisherMagazine #56 is now available on-line as a free down load.  It contains tons of reviews of books the esteemed Ian Shires picked up at SPACE 2012 including:

Crapenstance #1 by Asif Gill

80 Proof Comix:Tasty Treats—Days of Bewilderment— Chapters 1 and 2 by Glen Baskin

Nibble #1 by Tom Cherry.

Scribbles by Kel Crum

 Dog-Eared #8 by Millard Draudt

 5 Star Comics #1 by Terence Hanley, Larry Blake, Jordan Lowe, and Gary Gibeaut

 Dots: Vol.1 by Heather Hively

 Toc-Tic – Warcaptain by Andrew Fraiser

 As Eavesdropped - Vol.3 by Suzanne Baumann

 Augh! #9 by Nathan Corrigan

IF-X Vol.2 #5 by Michael Marcus, Michele Witchipoo, John Garavaglia, Rick Lundeen, Adam Wilson, Luisa Russo, Brian Canini, and Jade Gibeaut.

The Inquiring Minds #1 by John Steventon.


 Choose your own Moral Code—Meerkats vs Manatees by Jessica C. White

*Ppfszt! #34
by Jim Main,  Dan Taylor, Miguel Guerra, Andy Nukes, Brad Foster, Christopher Durant, Brien Wayne Powell, George Leon, Michael Anthony Carroll, Roger Keel, John Lambert, Kevin Duncan, Bob Vojtko, Henry Gustavson, Robert W. Brunelle, Tony Lorenz, Scott Shriver, Dan Burke, Robert J. Sodaro, Michael Grassia, Rock Baker, and Jeff Austin.

Euni the Unicorn #1 by Kris Lachowski

Also QRD# 56 has interviews with many of the 2012 SPACE exhibitors
incuding:


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Monday, July 23, 2012

SPACE 2012 Day 2 Photos are Finally Up!

SPACE 2012 Day 2 Photos are finally up.  Just go to
SPACE 2012 Day 2

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Never Say Never Sale

The SPACE Anthology Kickstarter failed but you can still get the awards at the Never Say Never Sale!  Help support the SPACE Prize Fund by participating.  Thanks to all the backers on Kickstarter!
http://www.backporchcomics.com/neversayneversale.htm

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Monday, July 9, 2012

SPACE Bits

It's been awhile since I reported anything here.  So here's a catchup.

The Indie Ladies Comic Anthology Panel with Crystal Ash, Canada Keck, Molly Durst, Kira Keck, and Mari Naomi is now up on UVN





M Young's Wild Child and Marnie Galloway's In the Sounds and Seas: Vol. I are two of the last Xeric Grant winners. http://www.xericfoundation.org/comicbooks/2012Final.html


Sunday Comix members will be appearing at the Goodale Park Music Series this summer.  For the schedule go to  http://sundaycomix.blogspot.com/2012/07/music-in-park-now-with-comics.html

Lastly, the SPACE Anthology 2012 Kickstarter has a week left.  Please pass the word along.  the proceeds from this will benefit the SPACE Prize fund.  Tomorrow night we will be sweetening the pot a little with some new rewards.  Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379570420/space-anthology-2012-second-printing


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SPACE Anthology 2012 at Kickstarter


Back the SPACE Anthology 2012 KickStarter. If you missed it at SPACE 2012 here's an oppertunity to get a copy without postage. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/379570420/space-anthology-2012-second-printing

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SPACE 2012 Interviews for UVN: Behind the Counter


SPACE 2012 coverage interviews with Phil Mach ( www.retailsunshine.com ), Joel Jackson, James Moore, Katie Wright, (www.2headedmonstercomics.com ) Stephen Hines, ( www.stephenhines.org ) Ray Coffman, Ray Jordan, ( www.quarantine-comics.com ) Derek Baxter, Brian Canini ( www.drunkencatcomics.com ) Brandon Peat, ( www.blackrosecomic.com ) and Justin Stewart ( www.popstewcomics.com )
By Guest Host -Kelsy by UVN: Behind the Counter


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Monday, June 11, 2012

More Interviews & Panel Coverage from SPACE 2012




SPACE Webcomics Panel  with Doug Hufford, Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter www.yurithecomic.com ) Justin Heins, Ryan Tackett, (Double Clicked Comics www.doubleclickedcomics.com ) Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up www.punch-up.net ) Eric Adams (Lackluster World www.lacklusterworld.com ) Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers www.spoilersthecomic.com ) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love www.thelindo.com)
 by theUnderground  Video Network Doug Hufford, Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter www.yurithecomic.com ) Justin Heins, Ryan Tackett, (Double Clicked Comics www.doubleclickedcomics.com ) Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up www.punch-up.net ) Eric Adams (Lackluster World www.lacklusterworld.com ) Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers www.spoilersthecomic.com ) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love www.thelindo.com) Doug Hufford, Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter www.yurithecomic.com ) Justin Heins, Ryan Tackett, (Double Clicked Comics www.doubleclickedcomics.com ) Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up www.punch-up.net ) Eric Adams (Lackluster World www.lacklusterworld.com ) Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers www.spoilersthecomic.com ) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love www.thelindo.com) Doug Hufford, Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter www.yurithecomic.com ) Justin Heins, Ryan Tackett, (Double Clicked Comics www.doubleclickedcomics.com ) Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up www.punch-up.net ) Eric Adams (Lackluster World www.lacklusterworld.com ) Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers www.spoilersthecomic.com ) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love www.thelindo.com) http://blip.tv/underground-video-network/s-p-a-c-e-2012-webcomic-panel-6180289

Interviews by David Brandsetter of Cerebus TV Behind the Panels
Tom Scioli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4_ujrtJcuw


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Doug Hufford, Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter www.yurithecomic.com ) Justin Heins, Ryan Tackett, (Double Clicked Comics www.doubleclickedcomics.com ) Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up www.punch-up.net ) Eric Adams (Lackluster World www.lacklusterworld.com ) Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers www.spoilersthecomic.com ) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love www.thelindo.com)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo)


After years of trying to  get a rise out of Chicago by calling SPACE the Mid-West's Largest Exhibition of Small Press, Alternative and Creator Owned Comics, they finally got off their asses and put on Cake!  Kudoes!  We happily relinquish the title.  Break a leg on your first outting.
See SPACE Exhibitors John Porcellino, Nate Powell, Kevin Czapiewski, Marnie Gallowy, Elliot Junkyard, MariNaomi and Chad Sell at CAKE(Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) June 16-17, 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

MIX 2012 UPdates

MIX 2012 has extened their call for proposals to July 6, 2012.  See all the info at
http://www.ccad.edu/events-2012/mix2012

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tri-State Comic Con June 9, 2012



SPACE Exhibitors Max Ink, Broken Icon Comics, Bad Place Productions, Todd Beistel, Dustin Carson, Comic Book Connection Initiative, Drunken Cat Comics, Micheal Eshman, Terence Hanley, Stephen Hines, Doug Hufford, Kenn Minter, Nix Comics, Maryanne Rose Papke, Vantage:Inhouse Productions and Bob Corby will be at the Tri-State Comic Con in Huntington WV on June 9, 2012.  Go to http://www.tristatecon.net/ for more info.


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Sunday, May 27, 2012

SPACE 2012 Day 1 Photos up on Facebook



SPACE 2012 Day 1 Photos by Ron Corby, the offical SPACE Photographer, up on Facebook.


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

SPACE Book Reviews at Sequential Tart & Optical Sloth


SPACE Anthology 2012 reviewed at Sequenial Tart.
http://www.sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8205&issue=2012-05-21

Oh,Comics! #20 "Air" reviewed at Sequenial Tart.
http://www.sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8206&issue=2012-05-21

Kel Crum's Cornelia Cartoons #12 reviewed at Optical Sloth
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=20800

Pam Bliss's Kekionga Mini Works #30: Fleek reviewed at Optical Sloth
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=20780


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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Comic Reviews & Pics



More SPACE Comics Reviews at Optical Sloth

Young, Jason and various artists – Veggie Dog Saturn Special  
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=20706

Lachowski, Kris – Euni the Unicorn #2
http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=20768




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Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Friend Dahmer @ OSU Wexner

My Friend Dahmer

May 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
1871 N. High Street

Ohio State grad and Cleveland-based cartoonist Derf Backderf visits to discuss his new graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer, an account of growing up in the same small Ohio town as notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Best known for his strip The City, Derf is a two-time Eisner Award nominee and received a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award in 2006. Join us following the event for a book signing in the Wexner Center Store.

Cosponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

http://cartoons.osu.edu/?q=events/my-friend-dahmer


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SPACE 2012 in 3D & More!


Bruce Rosenberger's 3d video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bdSWW4wCQ&feature=youtu.be

Mike McCubbins' telephone Sketch book Jam at http://biglistofdeadpeople.blogspot.com/2012/04/telephone-sketchbook-at-space-con-2012.html


John Steventon's SPACE Report at  http://happyglyphs.blogspot.com/2012/04/space-2012.html

Andy Korty's Report at
http://welcometothemanor.com/2012/04/25/to-all-a-dead-night/

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SPACE Reports & Pics

Marinaomi Illustrated SPACE Journal http://marinaomi.com/space2012.html


More to come.


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Oulipo Workshop with Matt Madden

Oulipo Workshop with Matt Madden

Sat, May 12, 2012 | 1:00–4:00PM
Wexner Center for the Arts
Cartoonist Matt Madden, creator of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, leads this workshop that shows you how to utilize the principles of Oulipo to create cartoons under artistic constraints.

The rules, or constraints, can be simple or complicated, silly or willfully perverse: Maybe each panel would show a close-up of a hand, or zoom in on a single object? Or maybe the comic would be readable in more than one direction? This practice of using constraints to spark creativity connects to a vanguard French literary group whose name, Oulipo, comes from a phrase, Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, that translates loosely to “workshop for potential literature.”

No prior experience is necessary, and materials will be provided. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Register here. Call (614) 292-6493 for more info.

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Thanks for a Great Show!

SPACE 2012 was a great time! Thanks to everybody who participated. Especially the Laughing Ogre for the great party Friday night, all the exhibitors who provided panels and work shops thoughout the weekend, Nate Powell for the beautiful artwork in his exhibit,
Matt Feazell and the whole crowd from Hamtramck for the Columbus Premiere of The Cynicalman Movie,
 Justin Stewart for setting the pace at the Live Art Event in Bowties Satuday night,  Brian John Mitchell for editting the SPACE Anthology, all our program book sponsors, Tom Williams for putting a pretty face on the show, all the exhibitors who came from all over to show the incredible diversity of their work, Millard Draudt for making signs appear out of nowhere, the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center for their hospitallity, all the comic shops, indie book stores, record shops and local resturants, bars, and coffee shops for their support, and my family for running the show. Sorry if I forgot anybody.

I hope everybody had a safe trip home and hope to see you all next year at the Ramda Plaza Hotel and Conference Center for SPACE 2013 April 13 & 14, 2013.

Reports of the show have started to roll in. Here's a report form the OSU Lantern
http://www.thelantern.com/a-e/columbus-expo-offers-space-for-indie-comic-books-1.2856533


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SPACE Exhibitor Interviews at The Outhouse

There are a number of SPACE exhibitor interviews at "The Outhouse, The Greatest Comic Book Website". http://www.theouthousers.com/

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

SPACE Programming is Up!!!

Thursday, April 19-Wild Goose Creative
Max Ink's Blink Wonka Wonka Kochalka Exhibit at Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202
Friday, April 20 -Laughing Ogre Comic Shoppe7:00PM-11:00PM SPACE Pre-party the Laughing Ogre, 4258 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 - Meet and talk to many of the SPACE exhibitors before the show. Free SPACE passes to the first 20 people through the door. Watch while the annual Jam Panel is created.

All Weekend- Exhibitors Room Exhibition AreaNate Powell's Original Artwork Exhibit featuring pages form his two latest graphic novel projects-- Any Empire and
Silence of Our Friends

Saturday, April 21- Panel Room (Unless noted otherwise)

Noon: Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. Join members of the ECBI as they guide you through general terminology, basic art, sketches and covers. Workshop will run for 50 minutes throughout the day.

1:00 PM 2011 SPACE Prize Presentations
Hosted by Bob Corby.

2:00 PM Billy Ireland
Library & Museum Presentation:Columbus is home to the world’s largest collection of comics and cartoon art! Visiting Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Caitlin McGurk, will give a presentation on the history of the Cartoon Library, what they do, some of the incredible gems they have, and what the future holds for the museum. In 2013 the Cartoon Library will be expanding their physical space from a 6,800 sq-ft basement to a glorious 30,000 sq-ft home in Sullivant Hall at the gateway to OSU’s campus, solidifying it as a top destination in America for all things comics

3:00 PM
Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. (See above).

4:00 PM WebcomicsJoin webcomics creators Doug Hufford & Todd Beistel(Yuri Gypsy Hunter), Justin Heins & Ryan Tackett (Double Clicked Comics), Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up), Eric Adams( Lackluster World), Kevin Czapiewski (Spoilers) and Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love) as they share their experiences.

5:00 PM
Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. (See above).

6:00 PM Exhibitor room closes

7:00 PM The Columbus Premiere of The Amazing Cynicalman Movie!!! with Matt Feazell(Writer,Dad), Jim Mackey (Cynicalman), Suzanne Baumann (Lizard Girl), Michael Marcus (Dr. Pweent), Sean Bieri (Lone Shark) and Aaron Trudgeon (Captain Videotape), Gary Freeman (co-writer, editor, and cameraman), John Pirog (lead zombie and film crew guy) and Terence Cover (Antisocialman) .

9:00PM to 12:00 Midnight - Live Art Event- at the hotel bar, Bowties, will be a meeting of all the artists exhibiting at the show where they'll jam on or do solo pieces all in the spirit of getting to know each other and just having fun making some art while enjoying a favorite beverage or two. It's a chance for them to hang out and just draw and paint live right there in the bar.

Sunday, April 22 –Panel Room

Noon -Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. (See above).

1:00 PM Indie Ladies Comic Anthology with Crystal Ash, Canada Keck, Molly Durst and MariNaomi

2:00PM KickStarter 101: Find out how to fund your comics project. Moderated by Emily Journey (BestOfColumbus.org)
with Max Ink ( Blink: Wonka Wonka Kochalka), Ken Eppstein (NIX Comics), Brian John Mitchell (Silber Mini-Comics Collection), Chris Monday (Drink More Water).

3:00PM
Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. (See above).

4:00PM Elyria Comic Book Initiative: Learn how to make your own comic book. (See above).

5:00PM SPACE 2012 Closes!


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