Archive for March, 2008
Graphic Narrative ‘08
4 illustrators-new works-books-and prints
April 4, 2008 6 PM until 11 PM
ONE NIGHT ONLY
1052 Virginia Ave. Fountain Square
We had so much fun and the turn out for last year’s extravaganza was so good that we just had to do it again. This is a first Friday event and as such there will be plenty of activity in Fountain Square, Big Car Gallery, the Wheeler Center, and the Murphy Building all open with new exhibits and open studios. Alias Gallery and Gnosis store will be hosting a party to celebrate the release of Dave and Holly’s book all about their magazine”peel”.
Alchemy gallery is open, and the new museum of contemporary art space is also hosting a show.
good restaurants in fountain square and downtown so why not make a night of it! Pack up the kids and call the neighbors…APRIL 4th come and see the show!
Thanks for your support.
Ron just alerted me to this event. Some of you will most likely find this interesting. I’m certainly planning on attending.
Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Join political caricaturist Lee Sauer as he traces the roots of political cartooning from France to Britain to America. Sauer, twice named “Best Weekly Political Cartoonist” in the state of Indiana by the Hoosier State Press Association, will illustrate his talk with original drawings on a dry erase board.
Sauer also will have copies of his books and artwork available for purchase. Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.
Rock the Vote was founded nearly 20 years ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech. It coordinates voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote events, and voter education efforts–all with the intention of building political power for our nation’s youth.
In 2004 Rock the Vote registered over 800,000 people to vote, making it the largest non-partisan youth voter registration drive in the country. Building on that success, in 2008 Rock the Vote will register two million 18-29 year olds to vote and help continue the recent momentum of growing young voter turnout.
NUVO Newsweekly and Rock the Vote are sponsoring two great events aimed at making the 2008 election cycle one of historic voter participation.
The first event will be March 29th
at The Underground located beneath the Harrison Center For the Arts. This will be an all-ages show. Punkshots.com and Piradical Productions will present Carolina Punk heroes THE INDENPENDENTS, who are famous as the band Joey Ramone was managing at the time of his death. They’ve been playing blistering horror punk since the 1990’s and led one reviewer to remark “This is one band that truly has mastered the horror-punk sound. While the Misfits are only a remnant of what they once were, The Independents are ska-punk bliss.”
Opening the show will be local heroes and Punk Rock Night award winners Up! Scumbag, along with Highway Magic and art-punk superstars Prizzy Prizzy Please.
NUVO will have volunteers available at this event to answer questions and help 17 and 18 year olds register to vote in the forthcoming election cycle.
Doors open at 6 pm, and the cover is a $7.
The second event is April 5th
at The Melody Inn. Indy’s longest-running musical event, Punk Rock Night, will play host to Rock the Vote and continue the push to get as many voters participating in the political process.
Detroit hard rockers BROADZILLA are an all-girl power trio that know how to bring the heat. Brad Torreano of Allmusicguide.com describes Broadzilla as a “pounding, punk-influenced sound, churning out metal riffs like an estrogen-fueled Skid Row.”
Come out and see why Broadzilla won the Detroit Music awards four of the past five years.
Broadzilla alone should be reason enough to mark this show on your calendar, but any doubts should be erased by the rest of the lineup that includes Jonny 3, The Vibrolas and local girl-rockers The Peggy Sues.
The music starts at 10 pm and admission is $8 for this 21 and over show.
I ran across a very interesting article linked off the the Daily Cartoonist blog. Newcomers looking to make a living from their cartoons should take note and old pros looking to get back into the industry as well. Dawn Douglas appeals to cartoonists for input and help with her dream project: INKswig.
For more local matters, remember the Dr. Sketchy’s live model drawing event Sam, Wayne and I attended in February? Sam has found the photo gallery where the photographer for the event posted the event photos, here.
There are some good shots of Sam, Wayne and I in there drawing and receiving prizes for our drawings. I still have not been able to find out the exact date of the next Dr. Sketchy’s event in Indianapolis. But keep an eye on the Bottoms Up Burlesque page for announcements. It will be in April I’m told.
Hello Indy Webcomics Group,
What a great meeting! Thank you to everyone who made it out Sunday. Bob, Sam, Ed, Joey, Dan, Ron, Wayne, and me! We met at McGilvery’s on the south side. Great food and drink, very accommodating. Our wonderful server lady didn’t bat an eyelash when we stormed in dragged five tables together and demanded the music be turned down a bit. We may be a handful but we tip well.
Unfortunately, no one took photos this time so we’ll just skip it. However, the Jam Comic for this week turned out beautifully! Please check it out. We ended the night with it one panel short so I added the last panel when we got home.
Next meetup, April 6th? Can anyone make that time? Lets do one on the west side this time. Please send your restaurant/bar suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
And now I’m off to read my ill-gotten copy of Joey’s new book. Not really ill gotten, I paid for it with food and booze. We’re still bartering in this modern age, and it was worth it.