SPECIAL!!!! ***ONE DAY WORKSHOP!!!!

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This illustration was completely coloured with markers!

RENDERING WITH MARKERS

Saturday December 15 1-4pm

$65 (includes the cost of THREE Copics markers, and illustrations printed on art board)

email us at comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com and save yourself a spot in this class!

No materials required–all will be provided by the instructor.

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A member of Comic Book Embassy, animator/illustrator/webcomic artist Megan Kearney  will be running a one-day workshop on RENDERING WITH MARKERS. Megan has run similar workshops before, and has a lot of experience working with different brands and kinds of colouring markers in her work.

If you want to learn to colour pinups, comics, webcomics, manga, any kind of illustration–this is the class for you! Learn how markers can give you a variety of looks, and a depth and richness of colour you thought you could only do with paints or digital colouring.

The class will run Saturday December 15 1-4pm at our school. No matter what your level of drawing ability, you will be able to take this workshop and learn to colour! Megan will provide each student with illustrations (printed on art paper) to work from, and each student will receive THREE Copics markers, included in the price, to take home at the end of the workshop. She will also have a supply of other markers so that you have a variety of colours to work with for the class.

Meg will teach you how to colour, to shade, how to layer with the markers, how to build up colours, and how to mix to make new colours. This isn’t just basic colouring–she’ll show you how you can use Copics to mimic the look and effect of watercolours. You will be amazed at what you will be able to do by the end of the three hours!

Class size is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible–and make sure you specify which class you would like. Pre-registration is necessary so that Megan is able to provide supplies to each student.

RENDERING WITH MARKERS

Instructor:  Megan Kearney

Saturday December 15 1-4pm

$65 (includes the cost of THREE Copics markers, and illustrations printed on art board)

email us at comicbookbootcamp@gmail.com and save yourself a spot in this class!

No materials required–all will be provided by the instructor.

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Art and colours by Megan Hendriks

Keiren

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Bootcampers Assemble!

It’s a busy day for some Bootcampers

The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery is hosting an UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 LAUNCH PARTY today, 12-9pm. Owner Kevin Boyd writes, “The first customers who purchase the book will receive a limited edition print and other goodies, and there will be other surprises and bonuses for those who try out the new book.”

To help launch the book, Kevin and Lounge manager Joe Kilmartin are hosting a mini Artists Alley. Ty will be there 3ish-6:30ish. There’s an impressive list of Bootcampers scheduled to sketch as well…

Swamp Thing by David J. Cutler

David J. Cutler (The Northern Guard, Heroes of the North), Christopher Yao (Heroes of the North, Holmes Incorporated, The Adventures of Y Guy),

Con sketch by Christopher Yao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachael Wells gathered up the stories she drew for all three Holmes Inc. and put them out as a collected issue.

Rachael Wells (Holmes Incorporated, Steampunk Vixens),

Selena Goulding (Cobble Hill),

Cover for the upcoming Cobble Hill mini-series, published by 215Ink, by Selena Goulding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from Megan Kearney’s webcomic adaptation of Beauty and The Beast

Megan Kearney (Holmes Incorporated, Megan Kearney’s Beauty and The Beastwebcomic),

and Brice Hall (Holmes Incorporated, The Adventures of Adam Brochu).

A comic by Brice Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by and check out the Launch Party!!

Keiren

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Official Opening and Launch Party…and an introduction to COMIC BOOK EMBASSY!!

for COMIC BOOK EMBASSY and COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP!

The members of the Comic Book Embassy, who share 392 Spadina Avenue (Second Floor) with us, are having a party THIS SATURDAY September 29, to officially open the space, and to celebrate the launch of Megan Kearney’s Beauty and The Beast webcomic and Brice Hall’s first self-published comic, The Adventures of Adam Brochu. The party is at our shared location, 392 Spadina Avenue, Second Floor, Toronto, and will run 7:30ish to midnight-ish.

The current page for Megan Kearney’s Beauty and The Beast

The Comic Book Embassy currently has four full-time members. Megan Kearney is a graduate of Sheridan College’s prestigious animation program. She works in animation, advertising, comics and more. Beauty and The Beast is her first webcomic, but not her first comic work–Meg was a creator on Holmes Inc. #3 this year. She provided the artwork to Daniel Reynold’s story, Flight Lessons.

Flight Lessons by Daniel Reynolds and Megan Kearney

Sam Noir was also a contributor to this year’s Holmes Incorporated–that’s where this group of skilled illustrators and writers met. After Wednesday meetings, the creators would go out for coffee and pizza cones (yep, it’s a thing!), and talk about their work, and what they hoped to accomplish. Eventually, one of them talked about how great it would be if they could work together and keep that “Wednesday night meeting feeling” going…and thus, the Embassy was born! Sam Noir is the writer for Artie is Dead, drawn and inked by Rachael Wells.

Artie is Dead by Sam Noir and Rachael Wells

Artie is Dead, by Sam Noir and Rachael Wells, pg 3

 

Savannah MacIntosh has an interesting resume–she’s a mechanic AND an illustrator! As part of the Embassy, she’s hoping to spend more and more time working in the creative fields. Savannah is also a writer–she wrote Analysis Paralysis for Holmes Incorporated #3, which was illustrated by Tuhin Giri. Then she and Tuhin switched jobs and she illustrated his story, Drinking Buddies.

Analysis Paralysis by Savannah MacIntosh and Tuhin Giri

Drinking Buddies by Tuhin Giri and Savannah MacIntosh

Brice Hall joined the Embassy, officially starting off his career as a freelancer. Brice was the artist for James Cooper’s (author of Kickstarter for Filmmakers)  story, Night of the Living in Holmes Incorporated #3. He will be selling copies of his first self-published book, The Adventures of Adam Brochu at the party.

Night of the Living by James Cooper and Brice Hall, pg 1

Night of the Living by James Cooper and Brice Hall, pg 2

Ty and I will be at the party-Ty is hoping that many, many Bootcampers will join us. He’s really looking forward to introducing new Bootcampers to old, and to having people show off their work as well. If you’ve been working on new stuff, if you have interesting projects underway, bring them with you and tell us all about them! We’d love to see ’em and Ty will be available for feedback.

After the party…we’ll be heading over to Guerilla Printing, 587A College Street West Second Floor (all the best creators hang out on the second floor!). Guerilla Printing is taking place in ScotiaBank’s Nuit Blanche, (co-sponsored by The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery which shares space with Guerilla, just as we do with the Embassy).

As Ty wrote on his Tumblr,

“THIS SATURDAY is Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche Toronto, when

“For one sleepless night, experience the city transformed by artists for Toronto’s seventh annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art. One night only. All night long.”

There are over 150 possible projects to check out—and one of them isStripArt by our very good friends at GUERILLA PRINTING (and sponsored by THE COMIC BOOK LOUNGE AND GALLERY).

StripArt

“…will give you the opportunity to participate directly with the medium of the comic book. StripArt will remind people that comics were once drawings, illustrations, thought bubbles of exposition, paper, and panels of art and narrative.

With the assistance of artists, StripArt will give people the experience of making a comic book:  of thinking about character and their visual representation; dialogue and characters; of narrative arcs and punchy anecdotes.

So come bring a comic book to life. Artists draw content sourced from your imagination, continuing plot from panels created from other participants, to create a strip of collaborative comic art.”

The project runs from Saturday at 7:05pm to Sunday at 6:05am.

During the entire event, The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery will be open so after watching artists create comics in front of your eyes, you can buy new comics! And make sure you check out Guerilla Printingand the services that are available to artists and comics creators.

At 587A College Street West (at Clinton) Second Floor, Saturday September 29 7:05pm to Sunday September 30 6:05am.

StripArt on ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche Toronto website

StripArt on Facebook

All Nuit Blanche events are FREE.”

Keiren