Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer events

Some upcoming summer artist appearances and events:

MAIN STREET CAR-FREE DAY: June 19 - come by to help us draw a block-long comic strip on the street, or doodle at our outdoor table!

COLIN UPTON: July 9, 4pm - 6pm: High Tea and launch of Diabetes Funnies collection

ANDERS NILSEN and BRIAN RALPH: July 31, 7pm - 10pm: Launch of Anders Nilsen's highly anticipated Big Questions book and preview of Brian Ralph's Daybreak, both published by Drawn and Quarterly

August 6, 7pm - 10pm: A display of original artwork by Rand Holmes, curated by Martha Holmes and Patrick Rosenkranz, author of THE ARTIST HIMSELF: A RAND HOLMES RETROSPECTIVE. Holmes is perhaps best known for his Harold Hedd comics and covers for the Georgia Straight in the 1970s. He moved to Lasqueti Island in the 1980s and passed away in 2002. Rosenkranz will give a presentation on his work.

DAVID BOSWELL: August 16, 7pm - 9pm: Launch of recently released collection of the ground-breaking and influential comic book REID FLEMING: WORLD'S TOUGHEST MILKMAN published by IDW.

REBECCA DART: Oct. 21, 7pm - 9pm: Launch of unique nursery rhyme collection published by First Second Books (:01) - local favourite Rebecca Dart (Rabbithead) is one of five artists involved.

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