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Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & The Comic Book Medium

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Geisha Vi, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Jamila Rowser, Vanessa Verduga, Alice Meichi Li, Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Alitha E. Martinez, Regine Sawyer (Moderator)

There were so many write-ups and mentions of our panel, I decided to just collect them all on one Tumblr post…  Just speechless.

Press:

Geeks of Color Go Pro: Working in the Industry

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Diana Pho (Moderator), LeSean Thomas, Alice Meichi Li, Daniel José Older, I.W. Gregorio, Tracey J. John

Had such an incredible panel, and I’m truly honored to be counted among such amazing speakers.  Let’s make this thing happen :)

Press

Where’s Alice @ NYCC?

A lot of people have been asking my schedule for New York Comic Con, so I thought I would compile it into a convenient post :)  Basically I’ll be speaking at these 2 panels….

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Geeks of Color Go Pro: Working in the Industry

Thursday, October 9th
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Room: 1A18

How can fans of color become successful creators? Experienced PoC in TV, publishing, comic books, gaming, and pop culture journalism offer their advice. With LeSean Thomas (producer, BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES; animator, THE LEGEND OF KORRA; Director/Lead Character Designer, THE BOONDOCKS), Tracey J. John (Games Journalist, MTV.com; Narrative Designer, Gameloft), Alice Meichi Li (illustrator, Dark Horse), Daniel José Older (author, HALF-RESSURECTION BLUES); Jennifer Cruté (illustrator/writer, JENNIFER’S JOURNAL), & I.W. Gregorio (author, #WeNeedDiverseBooks). Moderated by Diana Pho (editor, Tor Books).

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Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & The Comic Book Medium

Friday, October 10th
1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room: 1A24

Diversity. Women in Comics. Both subjects are hot button topics in the comic book industry. However, it isn’t often that both issues collide. This Panel includes Creators and Artists that are not only women, but women of color working in Multimedia industries. Host Regine L. Sawyer, (Owner of Lockett Down Productions), will lead a discussion touching on issues like gender/ethnic representation in comics, the ‘CON-sent’ movement and how they are currently influencing the industry as a whole.

The NYC Women In Comics Collective is so proud to be hosting a panel at NYCC 2014 this year!! Join us for a frank discussion about Gender and Race in the comic book industry. The list of featured Panelists are: Artist Alitha E. Martinez, Webseries Creator Vanessa Verduga, Blogger Jamila Rowser, Aritst Alice Meichi Li, Comic Book Creator Juliana ‘Jewels’ Smith, Renowned Comic Strip Creator Barbara Brandon-Croft, and Famed Cosplayer Geisha Vi. The Panel will be moderated by LDP’s own Regine L. Sawyer and will take place in Panel Room 1A24!

Hope to see you all there!!! :)

"Gods & Monsters"

Edition of 50
Signed, Numbered & Inspected by Artist
12.5” x 12.5” Silkscreen + Gold Ink [Metallic Demo Above]

For Guzu Gallery’s Deep Cuts 2: 12” Tributes to Our Music Heroes show.

In the land of gods and monsters,
I was an angel
Living in the garden of evil.
Screwed up, scared, doing anything that I needed,
Shining like a fiery beacon.
You got that medicine I need
Fame, liquor, love, give it to me slowly.

- Lana Del Rey

Available @ Guzu Gallery

The next show I’m in! There are sneak-peeks of some of the artwork here: Inside the Rock Poster Frame Preview!
And here’s the official press release:

Guzu Gallery PresentsDeep Cuts 2: 12” Tributes to Our Music HeroesSeptember 26th, 2014 - October 20th, 2014Opening Reception: Friday, September 26th, 2014 • 7-10pmAustin, Texas…the “Live Music Capital of the World.” On any given night you can find live music playing up and down the streets of downtown Austin. Add to this the annual music festivals and rich history of the city’s music scene and you begin to understand where Austin gets its well-deserved moniker. This fall, Guzu Gallery pays homage to its hometown’s strong musical tradition with a sequel to last year’s successful music-themed art show, Deep Cuts.Guzu asked each artist to tribute a beloved music icon, cult hero or legend in the form of an album-sized screen printed poster. Each print will be sold for $25.The opening reception will be on Friday, September 26th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through October 20th. There will be live music by Austin dream pop trio, Yum, and the two-piece rock outfit, Major Major Major, on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Hops & Grain and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Monday, September 29th around Noon CST.Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!RSVP here! - Purchase Artwork - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

The next show I’m in! There are sneak-peeks of some of the artwork here: Inside the Rock Poster Frame Preview!

And here’s the official press release:

Guzu Gallery Presents
Deep Cuts 2: 12” Tributes to Our Music Heroes

September 26th, 2014 - October 20th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26th, 2014 • 7-10pm

Austin, Texas…the “Live Music Capital of the World.” On any given night you can find live music playing up and down the streets of downtown Austin. Add to this the annual music festivals and rich history of the city’s music scene and you begin to understand where Austin gets its well-deserved moniker. This fall, Guzu Gallery pays homage to its hometown’s strong musical tradition with a sequel to last year’s successful music-themed art show, Deep Cuts.

Guzu asked each artist to tribute a beloved music icon, cult hero or legend in the form of an album-sized screen printed poster. Each print will be sold for $25.

The opening reception will be on Friday, September 26th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through October 20th. There will be live music by Austin dream pop trio, Yum, and the two-piece rock outfit, Major Major Major, on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Hops & Grain and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Monday, September 29th around Noon CST.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!

RSVP here! - Purchase Artwork - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

"Ingenue" For The Beehive Society’s Party Mixtape Art Show at Asterisk San Francisco!
Available Here
The concept behind this one-night show is for each artist to submit a song for the playlist, and then we would be randomly assigned another artist’s choice of song. I was assigned DJ Okawari’s “After School”.

"Ingenue"

For The Beehive Society’s Party Mixtape Art Show at Asterisk San Francisco!

Available Here

The concept behind this one-night show is for each artist to submit a song for the playlist, and then we would be randomly assigned another artist’s choice of song.

I was assigned DJ Okawari’s “After School”.

beehivesociety:

RSVP on our Facebook Events page here!
Putting together the perfect mix tape is serious business. This is a show to celebrate that ritual. Party Mixtape is a one-night-only pop-up show that revolves around the concept of handcrafting and sharing your personal mix. For this show, we’ve asked each participating artist to create a piece of art interpreting a favorite song… but not their own. In the true spirit of mixtapes, we shuffled things up. Each artist submitted their favorite party jam. We took that playlist, randomized it and reassigned each song to a different artist to bring to life. On September 19th, come party with us and see how 32 different artists interpret some rockin’ tunes at Asterisk SF Gallery. Oh, and get hungry during the show? Don’t worry, we’ve got MogoBBQ out front to satisfy your cravings.  Hope to see you there! Click HERE to RSVP to the event. Be sure to connect with us to get all the latest updates and announcements too!   ______________ Join the hive!FacebookInstagramTwitter

If you’re in the Bay Area and are looking for something to do next Friday (9/12), might I humbly suggest this show? :)
I’ll be debuting my new piece, “Ingenue”, for it… inspired by the song "After School" by DJ Okawari.
Here’s a WIP to whet your appetite….

beehivesociety:

RSVP on our Facebook Events page here!

Putting together the perfect mix tape is serious business. This is a show to celebrate that ritual. Party Mixtape is a one-night-only pop-up show that revolves around the concept of handcrafting and sharing your personal mix.

For this show, we’ve asked each participating artist to create a piece of art interpreting a favorite song… but not their own. In the true spirit of mixtapes, we shuffled things up. Each artist submitted their favorite party jam. We took that playlist, randomized it and reassigned each song to a different artist to bring to life.

On September 19th, come party with us and see how 32 different artists interpret some rockin’ tunes at Asterisk SF Gallery. Oh, and get hungry during the show? Don’t worry, we’ve got MogoBBQ out front to satisfy your cravings.

Hope to see you there! Click HERE to RSVP to the event. Be sure to connect with us to get all the latest updates and announcements too! 


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If you’re in the Bay Area and are looking for something to do next Friday (9/12), might I humbly suggest this show? :)

I’ll be debuting my new piece, “Ingenue”, for it… inspired by the song "After School" by DJ Okawari.

Here’s a WIP to whet your appetite….

"Mars Phoenix Warrior"
For Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom’s MEATBALL HEAD Sailormoon show. I designed this wraparound phoenix armor when I was 18-years-old, for a comic project that never came to fruition. So when I decided to paint Sailor Mars, I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it as an enhancement to her existing badassery. :) I like to envision Rei’s transformation sequence into the Mars Phoenix Warrior as being similar to Iron Man, as their Awesome levels are pretty much equivalent. Also, I never realized before I painted this how much Sailor Mars has in common with Katniss Everdeen.
[Click here for framed view.] ~*~* Prints Available Here *~*~Press for the Exhibition + LAist: Photos: Celebrate 20 Years Of Sailor Moon With ‘Meatball Head’ Art Show + Anime News Network: Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Sailor Moon With L.A. Art Exhibit

"Mars Phoenix Warrior"

For Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom’s MEATBALL HEAD Sailormoon show.

I designed this wraparound phoenix armor when I was 18-years-old, for a comic project that never came to fruition. So when I decided to paint Sailor Mars, I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it as an enhancement to her existing badassery. :) I like to envision Rei’s transformation sequence into the Mars Phoenix Warrior as being similar to Iron Man, as their Awesome levels are pretty much equivalent.

Also, I never realized before I painted this how much Sailor Mars has in common with Katniss Everdeen.

[Click here for framed view.]
~*~* Prints Available Here *~*~

Press for the Exhibition
+ LAist: Photos: Celebrate 20 Years Of Sailor Moon With ‘Meatball Head’ Art Show
+ Anime News Network: Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Sailor Moon With L.A. Art Exhibit

"Antlers"
Inspired by NBC’s Hannibal series. Will Graham, shedding the dark influence of Hannibal and the Wendigo. Painted for Hero Complex Gallery’s "I Am the Law / A Life of Crime" show. (Limited edition prints available at the link!)
Press for the Exhibition + Nerdlocker + Cromeyellow
"Antlers"

Inspired by NBC’s Hannibal series. Will Graham, shedding the dark influence of Hannibal and the Wendigo. Painted for Hero Complex Gallery’s "I Am the Law / A Life of Crime" show. (Limited edition prints available at the link!)

Press for the Exhibition
+ Nerdlocker
+ Cromeyellow
This is my cover for the Sherbet Trade Paperback, a collection of every existing Sherbet Lock story +100 pages of new material.
You can check out the official Tumblr for some existing webcomics of Sherbet’s capers.  If you’re into paranormal mysteries with a clever dark (and vaguely British) humor, you might like Sherbet!
Think of her as Sherlock Holmes meets Fox Mulder, but as an ethnically-ambiguous lesbian.
 Help make this happen by pledging to the Kickstarter now :)

This is my cover for the Sherbet Trade Paperback, a collection of every existing Sherbet Lock story +100 pages of new material.

You can check out the official Tumblr for some existing webcomics of Sherbet’s capers.  If you’re into paranormal mysteries with a clever dark (and vaguely British) humor, you might like Sherbet!

Think of her as Sherlock Holmes meets Fox Mulder, but as an ethnically-ambiguous lesbian.

Help make this happen by pledging to the Kickstarter now :)