Thank You, Everyone!

Big thanks to everyone who visited our table and supported the collective at the Olympia Comics Fest today! Thanks also to everyone who came to the Local Artists panel to hear Zoey, Tucker, Chelsea, and I share our experiences with this awesome medium!


Olympia Comics Festival 2012 – Join Us!

Join us in Downtown Olympia, WA, this Saturday for the Olympia Comics Festival! There will be comics! And prints! Posters! More! MORE MORE MORE!


Olympia Arts Walk, April 27th – April 28th

The collective will be displaying loads of new art work down at Danger Room Comics in downtown Oly this weekend – please do stop by!


Chelsea Baker Teaches Comics Class at Olyphant Art Supply

EDIT: The class has been postponed to better spread the word – keep an eye out for updates!

“Speaking in Pictures”

Let Chelsea Baker teach you how to effectively convey stories and ideas by pairing words with pictures. Chelsea has a BA in Comics and Sequential Art and has taught comics workshops for over five years. In this program, students will learn how to structure images and writing to fit a multi-panel format. Materials include bristol board (or any available paper) and a non-photo blue pencil. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of pens, brushes, and inks to finalize their work. As a group, the class will select works by each student to be published in a class zine.

Ages 14 and up, all levels of drawing abilities
Tuesdays, February 21st – March 20th
3pm – 5pm
Cost: $125 for five classes
Drop-ins welcome

***Prospective students are encouraged to attend a free informational meeting on Tuesday, February 14th. Drop by anytime between 4-5 P.M. to ask questions, meet the instructor, and have the opportunity to test-drive a variety of pens and brushes.

Sign up for a class @
Olyphant Art Supply
117 Washington St. NE
Olympia WA, 98501
http://www.theolyphant.com
360-352-6348


PIRATE RADIO: An OCC Anthology

In accordance with the poll we conducted earlier this year, the theme (and title) for the next Olympia Cartoonists Anthology is PIRATE RADIO!

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Vegan Mofo 2011: A Cooking Zine by Angelica “Milkweed” Blevins!

Fellow Olympia cartoonist Angelica “Milkweed” Blevins’ 2011 edition of Vegan Mofo is now available for sale online! Love comics? Love zines? Love vegan recipes? Then dig right in!


Abecedarium, Womanthology, and Jack Butchman!

Three exciting updates on some of our local cartoonists here in Oly!

First up, P. Calavara is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his own serigraphy studio and a series of alphabet themed fine art prints! Check out the video below for a look into this cool project. The campaign is 58% funded with only 9 days left to go. For those of you unfamiliar with how Kickstarter works, all pledgers receive incentives related to the project (often a copy of the project itself), but if the financial goal isn’t met by the deadline, nobody gets charged and the campaigner goes back to zero!! Let’s help out our fellow cartoonists by showing our support for independent book projects locally!

Next up, the highly lauded and long-awaited Womanthology: Heroic from IDW is now available for pre-order! Local creator Joamette Gil (whose work is featured in the anthology) urges everyone who’d like to buy a copy of the massive, all-female comics anthology to pre-order before November 24th through Danger Room Comics, the collective’s biggest supporter, using NOV Previews item code NOV110296! Here is part of the massive preview released featuring a page from “Margarite and Leopold” written by Joamette and drawn by Katie Shanahan.

Last but certainly not least, our own Tucker Rzepecki has graced the world with the first full issue of Jack Butchman, Professional Man of Action!  You may already remember Jack and his boy sidekick Billy from Frontiers: An Olympia Cartoonist Anthology. You can pick up their brand-new adventures at Danger Room Comics or order them online via IndyPlanet.com!