This Saturday is the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo. The event is free! If you’re in the area, make sure to attend and stop by Jade and Desmond’s table.
First off, a big thank you to everyone who dropped by the Smudge! Expo this Saturday. As our first convention of the year, I gotta say it was SPECTACULAR! The floor was filled with adults and kids all excited to be there and get inspired to start their own projects. I spoke with many parents there to support their child’s dreams of creating comics as well as grown ups looking to start cartooning and learn from like-minded people.
We had more than one member exhibiting at the show, so I asked them to share their thoughts on the show.
Jade: Hope that it becomes a yearly thing! Kid-friendly, which is great. Nice space even if it is labyrinthine!!! [Author's note: Jade and I got lost trying to find both our cars and the restroom post-show].
Desmond: Smudge was pretty fun I had some great conversations and loved that Square City had so much representation there. I spoke with lots of comic enthusiasts as well as those who did not have any knowledge of the medium. The set up was unique and the Artisphere provided a very comfortable setting to discuss your work.
Check out some other reviews and musings about the show!
The Comic Age – [Smudge! Expo] A Great New Event!
Webcomic Alliance – The Smudge! Expo 2014 Interview
Our very own Profesone has launched a campaign for the first printing of this zombie samurai western tale! As described on the campaign’s page:
“The transcontinental railroad was going to bridge the East to the West and usher in a new age of prosperity along the frontier. But something’s gone wrong. A crew of rail workers has disappeared, and settlements along the line are falling silent. The railroad hires Nathanial Holden and Ezekiel Grey to search for answers. What they find instead is a trail of bodies and a quiet town on the verge of annihilation.”
Head over to the Kickstarter page to learn more and throw in your support for the project by backing the book! The campaign ends on March 4, 2014.
February 1st we will be holding a Studio Session where members can come and work on their projects as a group. Check out the event page for more information and to RSVP.
This Saturday, our West Coast representative Crystal M Rollins will be speaking alongside other talented graphic novelists about their work and process at the Seattle Design Center in Seattle, WA. For more infomation, visit the Graphic Artists Guild.
Per the request of our members, a forum has been added to the site! Come share your work, get feedback, find resources, and learn about comic events happening nearby. See you there!
The first meeting of 2014 has been scheduled for January 18th at 3pm at the American Portrait Gallery. For directions and details, head over to our MeetUp page.
Looks like we’re going to start off the new year with a convention announcement. Members Emily R. Gillis and Jade F. Lee will be showing of their work at Awesome Con this April. This is the second year for Awesome Con, which showed us just how awesome it was in 2013. Big name guests, great panels, and wonderful works in Artist Alley were to be had (and will be had again this year!). So, mark your calenders for April 18-20 and check out their comics at the Square City Table!