comic con-versation 2019
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Comic Con-versation 2019
An evening of local comic culture.
The program curated by IllustrateYourLife included:
the Artists’ Alley; Panel Sessions ("Comic Team, Assemble! Collaboration in Comics"; "A, B, Comics. Sequential Art in Support of Education"); Workshops (“Comics and Memoirs”; “Pieces Live”); WACOM hands on experience
Ashfield Library, Sydney, Australia
Inner West City Council
photos by Stephen Kadlec
Artists’ Alley - a chance to see comic creators at work, have a chat to them and purchase their artwork.
Ben Mitchell, Bill Hope,Claudia Chinyere Akole, Chris Neill, Hayden Fryer, Karen Beilharz, Louie Joyce, Marcelo Baez, Queenie Chan, Rob Feldman, Robert Luxford, Rosie Di Wu, Samuel McEwen, Sandra Broman, Craig Phillips, Dave Wells, Jin Hien Lau and IllustrateYourLife
PANELS SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS
- "A, B, Comics. Sequential Art in Support of Education" - panel session
With Tim McEwen, Claudia Chinyere Akole, Ben Mitchell, Fionn McCabe and Jakub Mazerant.
From using cartoons in school textbooks to being able to study for a PhD in graphic novel expression, comics have come a long way. This panel of authors and teachers discusses how sequential art can help educate future generations.
- "Comic Team, Assemble! Collaboration in Comics" - panel session
With: Karen Beilharz, Louie Joyce, Chris Neill and Jakub Mazerant.
Have you ever wondered what a collaboration between an artist and writer looks like? What happens behind the scenes? What is the process of editing a comic anthology, and what are the challenges of creating a large project, involving artists from all over the world?
- "Comics and Memoirs" by Sandra Broman (Silver Ledger Award 2019) - workshop
In this workshop Sandra Broman explains why comics can be an excellent medium for memoirs. We look at the ways for drawing out the essence of larger narratives, exploring different styles, page layouts common to the graphic novels, as well as interview hints for drawing a story from your subject. We then create a comic short based on life experiences.
- WACOM hands-on experience
PIECES PROJECT 2 - TASTER EXHIBITION
Pieces is a one of a kind, collaborative comic-book project, presenting works of more than 200 international artists. The first edition of the project set an official Guinness World Record in the Most Contributors to a Published Comic Book category.
The Pieces Project exhibition was founded by Jakub Mazerant from IllustrateYourLife.
Learn more about Pieces Project →
PIECES LIVE WORKSHOP
Pieces Live is a special range of workshops following the Pieces Project's concept.
We invite everyone who wants to express his/hers creativity. Everyone, who wants to be involved in an artistic dialogue and graphic storytelling.