Saturday, March 28, 2015

PIX 2015 Evening Programming

7:00 - 8:00 Intimate Form in Comics 
with:  Cynthia Lee, Rachel Masilamani, Christina Joy Neumann, and Lizzie Solomon moderated by: Jessica Heberle
A roundtable conversation that examines the use of style, narrative, and timing to create a visceral experience for the reader. 

8:00 - 8:30Self-Publishing Panel I: Crowdfunding
with:  Melissa Mendes, Chris Stevens & Dave Wachter
moderated by:  Joyana McDiarmid

8:30 - 9:00Self-Publishing Panel II: Production & Printing 
with:  Jeremy Baum, Charles Forsman & Jim Rugg
moderated by:  Frank Santoro

9:00 - 9:30Self-Publishing Panel III: Sales & Distribution
with:  Charles Forsman, Daniel McCloskey & Jared Smith
moderated by:  Bill Boichel

9:30 - 10:00Melissa Mendes in conversation with Juan Fernandez on Comics Practice:  Precursors, Influences and Education

10:00 - 11:00Joyce Brabner & Mark Zingarelli:  Words and Pictures, a collaborative process

Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli briefly discuss their respective careers before focusing on their recent collaboration, the just released graphic novel, Second Avenue Caper:  When Goodfellas, Divas and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague.

Happy PIX Day!

PIX IS TODAY!!!  Starts at 10am.  Exhibition runs through 5:00pm.  Evening programming runs from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cynthia Lee to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Cynthia Lee (Love and Monsters Anthology, The Green Stripe, King Pellinore and the Questing Beast, Monster ABCs)I'm a comix artist and illustrator who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. I like to draw monsters, merfolk, and googly eye creatures. My stories tend to explore communication (or lack of), love, and loss. I like to write quiet moments, like in a museum after hours or in an isolated part of the woods.

In addition to illustrating, I also teach workshops on shrink plastic pieces, bookbinding, stopmotion, and comic books. I love learning new mediums and teaching peeps how to use tools and materials. juniperfloor.tumblr.com greenonioncomix.com




Nate McDonough to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Nate McDonough (GRIXLY) - Nate is the creator of all-ages comics such as Experimental Explorations, Clever Renderings and Tedious Commentary Adventures. His collaborations include Whimsical White Boy Stuff, Alternative Melancholy #5 and Please Acknowledge Me! He has contributed art to Wantonly Obscure Tales, Solemn Stories and Unique Expressions.

He chugs India Ink all day long, sleeps in a septic tank and is known to blindly stumble through the night until he faceplates into a curb. He lives in Pittsburgh where he hoards thousands of (mostly dead) cats

Check out his webcomic about his job in Monsanto's legal department (updated weekly!) grixly.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jasmine P. to Exhibit at PIX 215

Jasmine P. (Cinema; Big Myth Playground; 100 Days Journal comic) - I draw comics and stuff. I draw both autobio and fiction stories. There are so many stories I want to tell and not enough time to tell them all. jasmine-pinales.com jpds14.tumblr.com meisterjdraws.tumblr.com


Tara Helfer to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Tara Helfer (Unicorn Mountain, The All-Creator's Wife, Apophenia)Tara Helfer is an illustrator, cartoonist and animator who grew up in the woods of western Pennsylvania. She should probably draw more "nice" things. She is currently co-developing a short with Nickelodeon. tarahelfer.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

M.L. Walker to Exhibit at PIX 2015

M.L.Walker (Hero Corp., International; CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust; COMIC-TANIUM!) -  Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, comic-book creator, and photographer.

As the creator, artist and writer of the independent comic-book HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, he has recast his friends and associates in a world of corporate American superheroes.

He is the lead artist and book designer for CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust, an anthology comic-book produced by The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh which tells the true stories of Holocaust survivors. Similarly, Walker is the featured artist in COMIC-TANIUM! The Super Materials of the Superheroes, a nationally touring sciences-and-art exhibit sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, which juxtaposes real-life modern-day scientists with similarly themed mainstream superhero counterparts.

Walker continues to teach art workshops at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, The Museum of Cartoon Art, for whom he has also contributed artwork for their NORTH and OAKLAND anthology comic-books. www.MarcelWalker.com
Photo by Matt Butkus
Photo by Steve Payne