'All The Answers' Can't Answer Its Central Questions — And That's Just Fine
Heroescon (June 15th-17th) is right around the corner. Guess what folks, it means it is time for me to ask for more wonderful donations for this years Drink and Draw! Which will be held on the night of the 15th after the shows activities are over for the day. Shelton Drum and the crew will be announcing the location soon over at https://www.heroesonline.
I met Richard Thompson at Heroescon in 2008. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's a year later and in 2010 we started Team Cul de Sac to raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation. So far we have raised over $241,000 bucks and I would really like to break the quarter million dollar mark this year.
What can we use? Original published art is always wonderful! We also love any art that you would like to produce for the event that you have been inspired to do this year.
Maybe you have a new book out and would like to send a few copies with sketches in them?
Maybe you want to do a live painting at the event for us?
Maybe your publisher would like to donate other books for us to sale at our booth?
Remember every penny we raise goes to The Michael J Fox Foundation for research. Not a penny goes to the overhead of the operations.
I need donations by 8th of June. Remember to send a business card/ contact info so we can promote you and your donation!
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Mo is a weekly comic about two women who work as a waitress and bartender in the shadow of the nation's capital. In a tense political climate with a relentless 24-hour news cycle both women try to go about their daily work day as best they can and deal with the stress in their own ways.
Facts about Mo:
Mo is the waitress. She's usually frazzled, disorganized and just trying to get through the day. She follows the president on twitter, which just gets her more stressed out. She's also an insomniac.
The bartender is the opposite of Mo. Watches the news with a cool detachment. In control, never seems to get frazzled about anything. Which doesn't mean she's not beyond getting angry and she doesn't suffer fools gladly.
Here is the recording of the Q&A I hosted at Fantom Comics in Washington DC where I talk to my friend Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (Mister Miracle, Batman, The Vision, Sheriff of Babylon, Omega Men). We talk about all his works at the time from the current Mister Miracle and Batman to Vision. Enjoy!
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Tony Lewis is part of an exciting generation of artists working to collapse the boundaries between different art forms. He has quickly established himself in the contemporary art world by forming a distinct visual vocabulary that integrates poetry and text with the properties of abstraction. His monochromatic drawings pull from various visual and written sources, ranging from the personal to the political. Separating, rearranging, and erasing text, he shifts the way we read to open up new and unexpected meanings.
His current installation, Anthology 2014–2016, is comprised of thirty-four original collage-poems inspired by his favorite childhood comic book, Calvin and Hobbes, which the artist says was "a literary and artistic savior growing up in the '90s."
Lewis will join the Hirshhorn in conversation to delve into his practice of writing through drawing. He will discuss the inspiration for Anthology and how he deconstructed hundreds of comic strips, reordered them, and ultimately shaped them into poems through a process of erasing, editing, and rearranging dialogue to explore the collaborative nature of creativity and authorship, leaving meaning open to a range of interpretations.