Wednesday, 10 December 2014

PAPIRMASS Celebrates 5 Years




I'm participating in Papirmass' fifth birthday celebrations:

Papirmass, the affordable art subscription, celebrates 5 years of bringing art & lit right to your door.
We are holding a rare showing of all 60 of our issues-to-date, along with a Pop-Up Shop focused exclusively on Toronto-based art and literature, an exhibition of affordable originals, and - A BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Friday Dec. 12
Papirmass FIVE YEAR Birthday Bash with DJ Mary Mack
7 pm - 11pm (Pop-Up Shop open during event)

Saturday Dec. 13
Collage & Holiday-Card Making Party with JP King
5 pm - 10pm (Pop-Up Shop open during event)

Holiday POP-UP Shop
noon-6pm both days

Hermann & Audrey, 1506 Dundas West, Toronto

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Holiday POP-UP Shop
noon-6pm both days

We are expanding our mandate of bringing affordable art into the world with a range of artist multiples, handcrafted items, and affordable originals. Expect to find hidden gems you won’t encounter in any other retail context. For culture-lovers and those with an artist or bookworm on their holiday list, this is an event not to be missed. FREE ADMISSION.

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Friday Dec. 12
Papirmass FIVE YEAR Birthday Bash with DJ Mary Mack
7 pm - 11pm (Pop-Up Shop open during event)

Papirmass is FIVE! Come celebrate the work of 100 artists & writers, 45,000 prints mailed around the world, and our latest issue featuring an until-now secret comic by Sook-Yin Lee paired with the neon art of Jennifer Sanchez.

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Saturday Dec. 13
Collage & Holiday-Card Making Party with JP King
5 pm - 10pm (Pop-Up Shop open during event)

Make your holidays cards by hand this year!

Celebrated collage-artist and designer JP King will supply you with a massive library of vintage magazines, salvaged paper, washi tape, and blank cards. King will lead a hands-on workshop covering collage techniques that will make your holiday cards into unique and elegant contemporary artworks. FREE ADMISSION; $5 for materials.

An eclectic mix of global funk, soulful folk, quirky electronics, & tender ambient music will be played from King's personal vinyl collection.

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Learn more about us at www.papirmass.com

ALL EVENTS AT Hermann & Audrey, 1506 Dundas West, Toronto

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS:

WITH LITERARY OFFERINGS BY:
Coach House
BookThug
Little Brother Magazine
WORN Fashion Journal
Gary Barwin
Kathryn Mockler
Mathew Henderson
Brecken Hancock
Alan Reed
Carousel Magazine
Claire Caldwell
Jacob Wren
AG Pasquella
Paper Pusher
Jenny Sampirisi

ARTIST MULTIPLES, PRINTS & OTHER WARES BY:
Jacob Whibley
Standard Form
Steven Beckly
Carbon Paper
Slow Editions
Laurie Kang
Avril Loreti
Surf The Great
Sam Dubeau
Palimpsest
Vanessa Rieger
Erik Kostiuk Williams
Daniel Rotsztain
Mary Tremonte
Love Lettering
RCBOISJOLI
Go Home Magazine
Papirmass
Spark Box Studio

AND ORIGINAL ART BY:
VSVSVS
Tessar Lo
Dyan Marie
Fiona Smyth
Mark Laliberte
Ryan Dodgson
Anthony Cooper
Melissa Fisher
Neil Rough
Stephanie Cormier
Stephanie Flowers
Rajni Perera
Chris Foster
Adam Krawesky
Jenn Kitagawa
Eunice Luk
Sarah Bodri
Keith Jones
Gemma Warren
JP King
Kirsten McCrea
Josh Holinaty
Julia Dickens
Laura Nowak
Eric Clement
Jesse Purcell

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Comics Courses this Winter at OCADU and the AGO


I’ll be teaching a variety of comics courses and workshops this 2015 winter.
I’m very excited about my new teaching position at the Art Gallery of Ontario, especially during the run of Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX show! http://www.ago.net/ago-presents-retrospective-of-acclaimed-comics-artist-art-spiegelman-this-december

Comics and Graphic Novels at OCADU, Saturdays-Jan. 24 –Feb.28, 2015

Experimental Comics: Cartooning Outside the Box at the AGO, Mondays-Jan.5- March 2, 2015

What’s Your Story? Creating Autobiographical Graphic Novels at the AGO,
Wednesdays-Jan.7-Feb.25, 2015

Reportage Illustration: Drawing as Witness at the AGO, Thursdays-Feb.5-Feb.26, 2015


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Objects Have Stories

Illustrators created 3D objects for this affordable art show:

Christian Northeast
Katy Dockrill
Tracy Walker
Steve Wilson
Jen Hsieh
Kyle Reed
Sandra Dionisi
Katie Carey
Marco Cibola
Willow Dawson
Ian Phillips
Sabrina Smelko
Joe Morse
Rosena Fung
Greg Mably
Kathryn Adams
Fiona Smyth
Jay Dart
Anita Kunz
Julia Breckenreid

at MADE in Toronto:http://madedesign.ca/
Opening Friday Nov.28th at 867 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V6

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Chilly Tales Launch in Toronto

Chilly Tales: Comics From The Canadian Undertundra – Book Launch and Party!
Featuring Cory McCallum, Matt Daley, Mark Connery, Wm Brian MacLean, Marta Chudolinska, Fiona Smyth, Keith Mclean, Noam Sussman, Dakota McFadzean, Robb Mirsky, Shira Haberman, and
Marc Bell.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 7PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Presented by The Beguiling – BOOK NOW IN STOCK!
The Beguiling is proud to present a launch party for CHILLY TALES, an anthology of Canadian independent and underground comic book artists and writers. The event will take place at The Central on October 23rd, featuring a dozen artists from the book!
About Chilly Tales: Featuring previously-unpublished works by a huge range of Canadian cartoonists, this book will not disappoint! The complete roster of artists includes:
Fiona Smyth, Keith McLean, Dakota McFadzean, Somya Singh, Elaine Will, Ian McMurray, Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisder, Ksenia Kozhevnikova, Josh Rosen, Marc Bell, Mark Connery, Josh Holinaty, Jesse Bochner, Jay Moysey, Colin Upton, Jeff Fenwick, Robb Mirsky, Rosena Fung, Angel Chen, Wm Brian MacLean, Shira Haberman, Noam Sussman, Marta Chudolinska, Drue Langlois, Myles Langlois, Jason Bradshaw, Hyein Lee, and Jordan Bursach.
Strap on your snowshoes and get down to The Beguiling. Slap down a mitten full of toonies and get yourself a copy of CHILLY TALES, a veritable Hinterland Who’s Who of Canadian underground art.
Thanks to 11th Dimension Press for supporting this event!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Comics and Graphic Novels at OCAD U


I’m teaching Comics and Graphic Novels at OCAD U this fall.  The course is offered at two different times:
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Course Dates :
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Thursday, October 16, 2014 
Course Times:       6:30pm - 9:30pm



Course Dates :
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014 
Course Times:       1:30pm - 4:30pm

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In this interdisciplinary workshop series for writers, artists, and designers, students will experiment with the comic medium as they explore the interplay between image and text, form and content. Drawing cues from historical and contemporary examples of textual/graphic work, students will conceptualize comic projects in various forms, constructing compelling narratives through dialogue and visual representations. By the end of the series students should have produced short and longer form comics or graphic works. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Art and Design Studio Skills.

Please check out the OCAD U Continuing Studies site for fees and registration:




Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Last Match


 


Latvian comics publisher kus! are here in Toronto for TCAF-Toronto Comic Arts Festival 

http://torontocomics.com/ 
and have brought their traveling art show The Last Match:opening
Thursday May 8th 7-9pm at Videofag,
http://www.videofag.com/ 186 Augusta Avenue. 
There will be a mural by Patrick Kyle as part of the Toronto show.

http://www.patrickkyle.com/
Opening reception is Thursday, May 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue. - See more at: http://www.komikss.lv/events/#sthash.tVdimYKf.dpuf

kuš!kus!
kuš!
kuš!
kuš!

http://www.komikss.lv/events/the-last-match/