Friday, April 1, 2016

PIX 2016 Evening Programming

While the exhibition part of PIX ends at 6:00pm, the evening is young!  Following the close of the exhibition, there will be a 90 minute break during which we will convert the PIX exhibition space into theater-style seating.  We encourage PIX participants to avail themselves of a dining experience at one of the countless Southside eateries during this time and then to head back to PIX for what we hope will be an evening of engaging Independent Comics programming!  As with the exhibition portion of PIX, there is no charge for admission to the programming. 

Here’s what we have in store for you:

7:30 - 8:30pm: 
Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink 
Underground comics legend and Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith details the process of creating his first graphic novel, Invisible Ink, a stunning true detective memoir about his mother's secret love affair with a now-forgotten cartoonist and novelist. 

8:30 - 9.00pm: 
Talking Trash with Derf 
Alt-Weekly newspaper cartoonist and award-winning graphic novelist Derf talks about his latest book, Trashed, an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector. 

9:00 - 9:30pm: 
Grace Ellis and the Lumberjanes 
Lumberjanes creator and writer Grace Ellis gives a history of the popular Eisner Award-winning series. 

9:30 - 10:15pm: 
Panel:  Charting a Path Through the Small Press Wilderness 
with Sophie Goldstein, Conor Stechschulte & Noah Van Sciver. Moderated by Bill Boichel 

10:15 -11:00:
Kaz's Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood 
Underground punk, Alt-Weekly hero, and Emmy-Award winner Kaz talks career highlights, including his more than 20 year run of his Underworld strip and work on the TV series Sponge BobCamp Lazlo and Phineas & Ferb. 

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PIX 2016 Special Program: Comics Workbook Classes and Workshops

PIX 2016 Sponsor, Comics Workbook is offering a full day of hands on comics instruction and training in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side, located at 2205 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, just around the corner and up a couple blocks from the PIX exhibition hall. 

Come bring work for critique, practice your comics composition, or simply try your hand at comics making for the first time. We have activities to embolden the hearts and enliven the spirits of professional and amateur comics makers alike.

This program will occur simultaneously with PIX, so check out the schedule below and plan your PIX day accordingly.

Here's the Schedule: all programs on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Drawing without Drawing: Explore the power of color of and form in comics// 11:30 AM // 2nd Floor Classroom

DO BE DO: A 1 Hour Comics Publication to be drawn, scanned, printed, bound. // 12:30 PM // 2nd Floor Classroom

The Architecture of Time and Space - Composing Comics with Frank Santoro// 1:30 PM // 2nd Floor Classroom

Paper Jazz - Comics, storyboards, concept art, same difference: it’s all writing. // 2:30 PM // 2nd Floor Classroom

Bill Griffith’s Drawing Workshop - That’s right, learn how to draw from the Legendary Underground comics artist creator of Zippy the Pinhead. // 3:30 PM // Lower Level Classroom

All workshops co-facilitated by Juan Fernandez with guest instructors throughout the day.////////////////// RSVP Here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Black Forge Coffee House is the official Coffee Vendor for PIX 2016

Black Forge Coffee House (@blackforgepgh) - Black Forge Coffee House is a independent cafe located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Black Forge hosts events from community meetings to ritualistic doom metal. This cafe carries as many locally sourced products as possible including getting all their coffee locally roasted by Zekes Coffee.

Black Forge Coffee is the official coffee vendor for PIX 2016.
Look for them at the big table in the back left corner!

PIX Is Pleased to Announce Green Mountain Energy As an Official Sponsor of PIX 2016!

On a mission to change the way power is made since
1997 by offering the choice of renewable energy.

Learn how to be a part of the change at

Tara Helfer to Exhibit at PIX 2016

Tara Helfer (Unicorn Mountain, 1001Knights, RESISTOR, The Night Crew) - Tara Helfer is a gentle orc, cartoonist, animator, and friend to all horses. She writes stories about scrappy animal kids, bad moods and ferocious monster girls. She has produced work with Unicorn Mountain, Boom!, Facebook and Nickelodeon.

DOODLE-O-MAGIC to Exhibit at PIX 2016

DOODLE-O-MAGIC (Drawings) - A drawing vending machine and jukebox. Found abandoned at a yard sale. It's been tuned up and works like a charm.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mathew New to Exhibit at PIX 2016

Mathew New (Billy Johnson and His Duck Are Explorers) - I'm a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated with an MFA in putting drawings inside boxes from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2014. My all-ages comic book series is currently in its third issue and my illustrations and comics have been published by Disqus, Seven Days, Narratively and The Nib. I've been drawing comics since I was six and will probably stop some time after I die.