Please join us for the first workshop of 2015 when we welcome a stellar lineup for our Comics Panel.|
Jim Woodring, Megan Kelso, and Eroyn Franklin will regale us with stories from the trenches of comics creation. Experienced in designing mini comics, books, drawings, graphic novels and vinyl figures our panel will detail their working habits, reveal how they got started and pass along hints for those of you who want to join the fray.
Jim Woodring is best known for his autobiographical comics "The Book of Jim", his wordless cartoon stories "The Frank Book", his anecdotal charcoal drawings "Seeing Things", and the vinyl figures that have been made from his designs: Crazy Newts, Imperial Newts, Dorbel.
His multimedia collaborations with the musician Bill Frisell won them a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006.
In 2007 he was honored with a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France and in two performances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
His graphic novel Weathercraft won The Stranger's 2010 Genius Award for literature, and his most recent book "Fran" was awarded the 2014 Lynd Ward Prize.
Eroyn Franklin's graphic novels, "Detained" and "Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory", received support from The Xeric Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and Allied Arts foundation. Detained is on permanent display in a Wing Luke Museum exhibit at Inscape in Seattle.
Eroyn's comics have appeared in several anthologies and her minicomics, "Just Noise" and "Making Tide", were listed in "The Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2013 and 2014".
With the support of The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Eroyn is currently working on a graphic novel memoir about her youth as an idealistic dirtbag on a lowbrow grand tour through Europe.
She is the co-founder of Short Run, Comix and Arts Festival which celebrates indie comix and self-published, small press and handmade books of all kinds from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Megan Kelso completed her B.A. at The Evergreen State College in Olympia in 1991 where she studied history, following a brief stint at art school.
Inspired by the explosion of 'zines, bands and DIY art projects, she published the "Girlhero" mini comic which ran for six issues, made possible with funding from the Xeric Foundation. The comic was compiled into a book published by Highwater Books, titled Queen of the Black Black.
Kelso received two Ignatz awards for her graphic novel "Artichoke Tales." In 2007, she was invited by The New York Times Magazine to serialize her "Watergate Sue" comic as part of their weekly Funny Pages feature.
Kelso is currently at work on her third collection of short stories.
EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center Suite 292 (View)
5701 Sixth Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|