PLAN TO ATTEND:
GLC CHAPTER MEETING / EVENT
Saturday, September 17
The Public Library of Cincinnati
800 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2071
In a stroke of inspired laziness, your officers have managed to co-opt an already-scheduled comics-related function for our own nefarious purposes. So: GLC members are invited to attend "Comic Revolutions: Underground Comix, Graphic Novels & Manga," at the Public Library of Cincinnati, and we'll squeeze lunch and a brief chapter meeting into the middle of it.
SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
The Rise of Underground Comix and the Graphic Novel
Panel discussion with Bruce Chrislip, Justin Green, and Carol Tyler
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Main Library Atrium
Place To Be Determined
The Business of Comic Book Writing and Illustration
Panel discussion with Bruce Chrislip, Craig Boldman, David Mack, and Mark Craddock (retailer, Comic Book World)
Main Library Atrium
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The first Saturday panel discussion, "The Rise of Underground Comix and the Graphic Novel," starts at 11:00 am.
Gallery of related illustrations HERE.
Oops! That cheap all-day parking at the Garfield Garage previously mentioned here will likely not be in effect that day after all, due to the Oktoberfest!
· Justin Green is one of the most important artists of the underground movement, recognized as the pioneer of the autobiographical comic with Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary. A collection of his Binky stories was published by Last Gasp in 1995 as Justin Green's Binky Brown Sampler. Two of Green's strips for magazines have also been collected and published: Musical Legends: The Collected Comics from Pulse Magazine (Last Gasp, 2004) and Justin Green's Sign Game: A Collection of Monthly Comic Strips from Signs of the Time (ST Publications, 1995).
· Carol Tyler is an award-winning cartoon artist and storyteller whom Robert Crumb calls "a great artist." A member of the underground comix generation, Tyler has taught classes on drawing comics to school-age children, college students and adults for more than 20 years. Her second solo effort, Late Bloomer, published by Fantagraphics, will be available in August 2005.
· Bruce Chrislip is a comic book artist/writer/editor/publisher/historian. His cartoons and comics have been published by Aardvark/Vanaheim, Eclipse, Fantagraphics, Kitchen Sink Press, the Arizona Republic, the San Francisco Chronicle and the National Enquirer, among others. Chrislip has also been the cartoonist for more than 400 minicomix.
· Craig Boldman has been a professional cartoonist since 1978. He currently writes the Jughead comic book for Archie Comics Publications, and has been writing the Archie newspaper strip since 1992. In 1985, Boldman wrote the adventures of Superman for DC Comics and has since written a variety of other well-known characters, including "Big Boy," "Bazooka Joe," and strips based on two Disney TV shows: "Disney's Doug," and "Disney's Recess."
· David Mack is the creator, author and artist of Kabuki, which is published by Image Comics, and the writer and cover artist for Marvel Comics' Daredevil, one of the ten best-selling comics in the United States. Kabuki has won Mack international acclaim for its innovative storytelling, painting techniques and page design. The series is available in seven languages and there are over one million copies of Kabuki comics, paperbacks and hardcovers, in print in the United States alone.