Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SPACE 2012 in 3D & More!

Bruce Rosenberger's 3d video at

Mike McCubbins' telephone Sketch book Jam at

John Steventon's SPACE Report at

Andy Korty's Report at


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SPACE Reports & Pics

Marinaomi Illustrated SPACE Journal

More to come.


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


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


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".


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 (
with Max Ink ( Blink: Wonka Wonka Kochalka), Ken Eppstein (NIX Comics), Brian John Mitchell (Silber Mini-Comics Collection), Chris Monday (Drink More Water).

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!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Paul Hornschemeier Artist Talk & Interview @CMA

Artist’s Talk and Interview Columbus Museum of Art
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm
Paul Hornschemeier speaks about his creative process with interviewer, comics writer, and blogger Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at OSU. In conjunction with his talk, CMA will display a selection of Hornschemeier’s scripts, storyboards, and sketches highlighting his creative process.
Free with museum admission.  
Columbus Museum of Art
480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215