Sunday, October 31, 2010
Ok I am not posting art today because I wanted to just talk a little about my experience at the black age of comics show. God what an amazing show. I never had a convention experience as great as this one in all honesty.
I sold prints I sold mini comics I Sang on stage (man was that nerve racking) and I just got the chance to meet a lot of amazing people. It was definitely an honor to be included in this experience. It was such an amazing experience that it has taken me 2 weeks to really digest the experience.
Everything started on Friday with a book signing at the local store, Graham Crackers Comics. There we mingled with the customers and signed books all over the place. Then we had a mock press conference and a talk with L.A. Banks, , an amazing writer, about her book Vampire Huntress and her movement into comics with creator Eric Battle.
The events that day went late into the night. I don't think I got to bed till after 3 that night.
Saturday was crazy busy, as well. After over sleeping I met my boyfriend and we went over the location where the actual convention was being held. I had people coming up to my table before I could actually get myself set up. There were lots of kids so I left out all the naughty art with naked girls on it. At one point I was so overwhelmed with the experience I honestly thought I might cry. One young man came up and showed me his art work and I was just amazed. It reminded me of my days when I was uninhibited by frustration and expectations of my work and I just drew as much as I could.
Then another young lady came up that was a huge fan of my work and I gave her a free print and she told me I had a FAN FOR LIFE! I was just so amazed to see how my work impacted other.
I got to meet so many amazing artists that I had only known online for many years. And it was crazy cause we were all fans of each others work and shared mutual excitement on getting to finally meet in person and talk.
After the show that day we had a sit down meeting about the the whole idea of the black Age represents. How we can do more for our community with teaching through comics and so forth and having more positive images of minorities in comics. That was pretty interesting. From there we had dinner with friends and laughed a lot about everything that happened that day.
Sunday was a lot mellower. The show itself was only one day but then we headed over to meet John Jennings for a book signing of the Black comic book! I am really proud of john and his work to bring so many creators together under one cover. We also signed a few books for people and before we knew it we were all being whisked away to the airport so we could get home on time. I of course didn't leave right away but that is a story for another time. Talk to you guys soon. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Event: AAF-KC Career day
Event Date: 11/15/2010
Location: Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Time: Registration 8:00am, Opening Presentation 9:00am, Portfolio/Resume Review & Wrap-up 4:00pm
Description: Here’s the thing, getting a job in advertising is tough enough without all the sugarcoated, beating-around-the-bush Midwestern niceties. It’s time to get the facts straight from the ad person’s mouth. AAF-KC Career Day is your chance to put advertising professionals in the hot seat and learn all the secrets and insider information you need to get an ad gig. It’s everything you need to know and maybe a few things you don’t want to hear. If you are a faculty member, you must contact the AAF-KC office to get registered for the faculty member price.
Early Registration ending October 27th:
Student Member — $25
Student, Non-Member — $35
Faculty Member — $20
Faculty Non-Member — $20
Registration ending 11/10:
Student Member — $30
Student Non-Member — $40
Faculty Member — $25
Faculty Non-Member — $25
Day of Registration:
Student Member — $45
Student, Non-Member — $50
Faculty Member — $35
Faculty Non-Member — $35
Faculty members will not be able to register online, please contact Sarah Pikul at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Once you pay the registration fee either online with credit card or by check/cash, you will receive an email from Sarah Pikul, AAF-KC Director, on how to sign up for your sessions.
Please contact Sarah Pikul, email@example.com, with questions.
Contact: Teresa Keene
Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO: A variety of talented artisans and crafters will join together at the Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show November 5th & 6th in Lee’s Summit, MO. Over 90 vendors will present their hand-made arts and crafts to enhance your holiday spirit at "The Pavilion at John Knox Village".
Keith and Wanda Davenport of Images by Davenport have taken over the Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show which has occurred for ten years at The Pavilion. When asked about the 2010 event Davenport said “We are excited about this new endeavor and look forward to meeting all of the new Crafters and Artists we have joining us for the first time; as well as talking with the veteran crafters from years past. “
The event will feature a wide selection of unique handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind creations where visitors will find everything from the unusual to the unique, to sure fit every taste and budget. Shoppers will find Wood doll furniture and wood crafts; Quilts and quilt supplies; Scrapbooks; embroider & crochet; Floral arrangements; Acrylic painting and ceramics; Holiday decorations; Jewelry; Outdoor and Wildlife Photography and much more...
Just in time for holiday shopping and your seasonal decorating, you won’t want to miss this wonderful event! Visit the show on Friday, November 5th from noon to 8pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking.
Directions to the Pavilion at John Knox Village from I-470: Take exit 7A US-50 E toward Sedalia, take the Chipman Rd exit and turn right, then take 1st left to NW Murray Rd.
For more information contact IBD Promotions at 816-224-9967 or visit http://www.ibdpromotions.com/.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $69 for BDA members, $89 for non-members
Founded in 2006, the Boulder Filmmaking Incubator is a leader in producing independent movies -- from short films to feature length; from narratives to documentaries; and winning numerous awards along the way.
As a reliable resource for Independent and Emergent filmmakers in Colorado, the Boulder Filmmaking Incubator provides an environment where people from all disciplines of filmmaking can meet to share experiences, problem solve, bounce around ideas, and cooperate to make their films a reality.
Friday, October 29, 2010
To curb a trend of turnovers in 2010, the Arts Council has agreed to the following slate of officers for member review. Former Treasurer Linda Bohnsack will now serve as the Arts Council bookkeeper. Tom Neumeyer has agreed to take her place as Treasurer for 2011.
Here is the new slate now awaiting member approval:
Board Chair: Ann Gifford
Vice Chair: Lori Ann Kinder
Secretary: Carol Horst
Treasurer: Tom Neumeyer
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
KCArtistLink is accepting applications for the fifth round of the popular artist professional development program which will run on Monday nights from February 28th to April 11th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Applications may submit their applications online or directly to the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City office. Online applications are strongly preferred. Applicants will be notified of participant decisions in mid January.
Submit your completed application, resume or CV and work samples by 5 pm, Friday, December 10, 2010 online or to:
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
ATTN: Artist, INC Applications
906 Grand, Suite 10B
Kansas City, MO 64106
Click here for online application
Click here for hard copy application
Applications for Fall 2011 Sessions Coming Soon
- Applications available on this page: May 2, 2011
- Application deadline: June 27, 2011
- Applicants notified: week of August 8, 2011
- When: Eight Saturday mornings (January 22 -
March 12, 2011)
, Devlin Hall Wichita State University
- Application deadline: ,
Friday, November 5, 2010
- How to participate: Submit an application!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Date/Time: Thursday, October 28
Times: 6:30 pm - Social Mixer
7:30 pm - Screening + Q&A
Location: Screenland Crown Center
Admission: $10.00 for general public, $5 for students & IFC members, UMKC students FREE w/ ID
KANSAS CITY, MO - CinemaKC, a newly formed not-for-profit organization connecting film related groups in Kansas and Missouri, will salute the Film & Media Arts at UMKC, Thursday, October 28 at the Screenland Crown Center. An informal social mixer at 6:30 pm followed at 7:30 pm by a screening and Q&A of student films.
The evening will include screening of a variety of student media work animation, documentary, fiction and promotional from every level of experience. Talk with faculty from the department, as well as current students and recent graduates, to find out more about what's happening in Film & Media Arts at UMKC and the special opportunities that our position in the urban core provides our students and others in the metro area. Work made as a part of our extensive internship program will be featured as will opportunities for local media producers to work with and mentor students.
The films will conclude with a Q&A from the several filmmakers who will be in attendance.
A donation of $10.00 for general public and $5 for students and IFC members with ID is suggested. UMKC Students are free with ID.
Founder of CinemaKC, John Shipp comments, "The last event we did at CinemaKC with our partner organization the IFC-KC, was proof that our local industry is coming together in a very visible way. There were people sharing great ideas it was incredible."
CinemaKC is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991.??For more information contact John Shipp at 816-718-4337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
The site is called http://www.withoutabox.com/
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Kansas City chapter of the Institute for Int'l Film Financing (IIFF) will host a special FILM FINANCING TOWNHALL, perpetuating the effort to expand the regional film economy that started so successfully this summer.
Please join us on Wednesday, the 27th. Register now at -
Designed to get local films funded, the event follows IIFF's proven formula for FILM FINANCING SUCCESS by connecting & educating the FILM & FINANCE communities. The evening's INSIGHTFUL TALKS by hand-picked experts include:
1) "HOW TO RAISE MONEY in Kansas City" -- by JENE POPPER HONG, CPA, seasoned deal maker who helps entrepreneurs & businesses raise capital, incl. work with angel investors, venture capital firms & investment banks; Principal & Practice Lead of CFO Services at advisory firm Business Transition Specialists; 20+ years of M&A, business strategy & problem solving experience, overcoming multitude of financial & operational challenges; held CFO at LaGarde, ThyssenKrupp Access, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management, Xceligent & Conseva; Series 6 & 63 securities license; 14-time Ironman triathlete; etc.
2) "TREATING YOUR FUNDERS & UNDERWRITERS So They'll Do It Again" -- by CLAY MYERS-BOWMAN, accomplished fundraising & film financing consultant; award-winning leader & entrepreneur, who spearheaded dozens of for-profit & non-profit projects (from Indiana to California, Minnesota to Kansas & Colorado) over past 22 years; Executive Producer on JT O'Neal's next movie "My Father's Hero", to be filmed in Manhattan, KS; Associate Producer on documentary "Sandzen: Ecstasy of Color", set to premiere this fall; his documentary "Over 50 in Kansas" was 1st runner-up in NYC's Lean Forward Media Project; etc.
3) "MANAGING RISK IN FILM PROJECTS: What Producers & Investors Need to Know" -- by MARY SCHUST, Senior Vice President & Director of Underwriting at Axis Pro, part of leading specialty insurance & reinsurance company Axis Capital, based in Bermuda & operating worldwide; 27-year career at Axis Pro & predecessors; currently lead Product Manager for Media & Technology products, heading team of 5 underwriters handling Film & Entertainment transactions; previously worked as broadcast journalist for radio stations in Kansas & Missouri; graduate of Kansas State University; etc.
4) "WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DO FOR YOU & How to Make the Most of It" -- by DAVID SHULTZ, seasoned IT professional & project manager with ~15 years experience; expert in use of social media & viral marketing to accomplish business goals; close ties to film industry & understanding of filmmakers' needs via Emmy-winning documentarian brother; involved in strategic planning, project management, web & database development & multimedia marketing across many industries; helps companies build brands & market share by leveraging social media & viral marketing in addition to other strategies; etc.
5) "FINANCING & PRODUCING FILMS in the Midwest: Status Quo & New Opportunities" -- by RICHARD WELNOWSKI, award-winning filmmaker/cinematographer & widely acclaimed "one-man film studio" with 20+ years experience; won Emmy for Special Visual Effects for "The Orchestra"; best known for his work on BAFTA Award winner "LazyTown" & "Kafka"; recently completed "Pennhurst" starring Haylie Duff, produced by longtime Clint Eastwood collaborator Tom Rooker ("Space Cowboys"); worked extensively with Oscar winner Zbig Rybczynski & for National Geographic; etc.
+ 2 MORE leading professionals whose bios are available online!
Axis Capital is hosting at its downtown facilities:
FILM FINANCING TOWNHALL
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
7 PM - 10 PM (CT)
2300 Main St.
Kansas City, MO
Review all event details & buy AFFORDABLE TICKETS at -
Don't miss this unique LEARNING & NETWORKING opportunity. Please tell your colleagues & associates.
Your Friends at IIFF
P.S.: Bring a summary of your film project to run it by FilmAngels investors (http://filmangels.info/), who are meeting every month.
P.P.S: Film Financing Townhalls in Phoenix (http://iiff.info/VAAVX), New York (http://iiff.info/YXFSM), San Francisco (http://iiff.info/VGUTG), Seattle (http://iiff.info/REXJI) & Vancouver (http://iiff.info/ZDOVM) are coming up as well.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Now in its 8th year, the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon has become one of Kansas City’s most popular events! Selling out to crowds of over 500 business, civic, and arts leaders, the event features some of Kansas City’s best visual and performing arts talent.
This luncheon is an opportunity for us to honor those businesses that play an integral role in the local arts community as well as volunteers how commit their time and talent to arts organizations.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Come down to college town and view works from more than 50 area artists!
The ArtWalk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Guide maps are available at select locations around Lawrence, including the Lawrence Arts Center and Community Mercantile. For more information about featured artists and venues, visit lawrenceartwalk.org or call 865-4254
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Read more at the Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/20/2332312/john-ferry-exhibition-features.html
The Motion Station
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A very insightful article about embracing comics as a story telling device.
The Motion Station
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
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Blunk was born in 1923 in Salyards, Kan. After serving in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, Blunk attended the Kansas City Art Institute on the GI Bill. After graduating from KCAI, he embarked on a 40-year teaching and arts organizing career in Chanute, Kan., and Pittsburg, Kan. He continued his education at Pittsburg State University, earning a master’s degree in 1962 at which time he joined the faculty at Pittsburg State University. He has served on the Kansas Arts Commission and has been honored with residencies from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the International Executive Service Corps of Lusaka, Zambia.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Have you been following us on our blog or Facebook? If not, why not? Would you like to see more on our pages?
Well answer this:
Do you have great ideas for animation/design/motion graphic articles? Have you attended an industry event or exhibition you would like to review? Just looking to get some toons or artwork published?
Here's your chance!
We need bloggers for MAPA! As we get closer to our monthly publication, we need members to help us fill our blog and, eventually, our newspaper with all the things that make MAPA great.
Remember, this is your blog. It's your chance to express your writing and talent to your fellow MAP-Animaniacs.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
KC becoming a hub for animation companies - KansasCity.com
Sunday, October 10, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Save the date for cupcakes & braaains!
Friday, November 5th, 2010, you’re invited to 419 E. 18th St., which is literally right next door to Grinders, to celebrate First Friday and the launch of a new comic book, Yellow. (“Just another post-zompocalyptic comedy adventure love story.”)
Come on down from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to pick up a special, full-color, fully-awesome preview edition of the first issue, “Auld Lang Zombie.”
Best of all, get your picture taken with a real live dead girl. Members of the metro’s newest roller derby league, the Dead Girl Derby, will be hanging out all night.
Limited copies of the original 4-issue run of Yellow as written and drawn by writer Bobby Bierley will also be for sale for anyone into the whole “nostalgia” thing.
(*Guest appearances are subject to change.)
Yellow features art by ‘Zeu’ Gouveia, colors by Giuseppe Pica, letters by Ed Brisson, and an amazing cover by Ralph Abou Raad. All based on script by Bobby Bierley.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Artists will talk at 6:00pm with reception to follow from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Exhibition closes October 29th.
MALLIN GALLERY - Tommy White: Large scale abstracts
CHARNO GALLERY - Sandra Van Tuyl: Lanscapes with a different perspective
UNDERGROUND GALLERY - Sara Larson: Paintings with strong expressions of nature.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2010
Submission for exhibition proposals are due for the KCAC UNDERGROUND GALLERY for the 2011/2012 calendar year. FMI
The International Residency needs your help. Painting still needs to be done and furniture is ready to be placed in the rooms. Be a part of this exciting project. You tell us when you are available. Call 816-421-5222 or email email@example.com.
ABOUT THE KANSAS CITY ARTISTS COALITION
The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC), an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space, presents a variety of contemporary visual art exhibitions in its Mallin Gallery, Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery and the Underground. The Artists Coalition provides many programs and services for artists and the community. In our three galleries we produce approximately twenty-one exhibitions annually of work by emerging and mid-career artists. Other projects include: the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program and Money for Artists Promotion grants; Open Studios; and http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/. We also publish Artists Directories and catalogs for our Open Studios events, mostly recently ARTNOW. In addition, we sponsor lectures and performance art and conduct Artists’ Toolkits, (professional development workshops for visual artists). In just a few months we will open the Kansas City International Artists Residency Program.
Kansas City Artists Coalition is a Warhol Initiative recipient. This project of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is to strengthen artist-centered organizations. KCAC was one of nine organizations to receive this award in 2002. The Initiative was granted to the Artists Coalition because of our strong programming and our commitment to artists.
The Kansas City Artists Coalition the region’s largest and oldest artist centered organization. We take pride in promoting contemporary visual arts in Kansas City and the surrounding region. FMI: visit http://www.kansascityartistscoalition.org/ The Artists Coalition was created to change the lives of Kansas City visual artists and to promote visual arts awareness and artistic culture in the Midwest and the surrounding region.
The party on the campus green will include a presentation from Mayor Mark Funkhouser, costumes showing the decades from 1885 to the 1970's and the burial of a time capsule. School President Kathleen Collins will also cut a cake shaped like the school's historic Vanderslice Hall.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Midwest animator’s club now offers streaming job listings and industry news for designers and video professionals.
Leaders from the Midwest Association of Professional Animators (MAPA) have added real-time job postings from CreativeCow.net and news updates from more than 30 trade publications to their blog. These new and free services join the local listings already posted by MAPA each week.
Since most creative designers and professionals work on a contract basis, MAPA has realized a genuine need for these services, especially when facing the effects of a recession.
The MAPA Blog can be found at http://mapanim.blogspot.com.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hi my name is Teressa,
I am currently in school to be a 2D Animator (Academy of Art in San Francisco). I have a homework assignment that's asking me to interview a professional 2D Animator by this coming Monday, and possibly learn something new.
Thank you very much!
Monday, October 4, 2010
It's not exactly the Midwest but close enough. It might prove to be a great opportunity for a talented MAP-Animaniac.
And check out all the current job postings for graphic design, videography and production to the left with our streaming feeds from Creative Cow!
Friday, October 1, 2010
We are tentatively booked from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Central Library downtown. Here is the address:
Central Library - Meeting Room 310
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
If we find a more suitable (and inexpensive place ) to have it we will let everyone know.
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