Comics Camp!

I had the best time teaching a comics class this week to 6th and 7th graders through a summer camp at the LVAA.  We created a group comics anthology:

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To get the creativity flowing, each day we played drawing games and did some collaborative comic jam activities.

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Inspired by The Daily Monster, we created Ink Blot characters out of dripped India Ink:

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As you can see, we were very serious all of the time:

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A Place Where I Can Find You

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House

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I am working on a new personal project that I view as a collaboration between myself and my family members and close friends.  I have asked folks to give me a location in Louisville that is important or special to them and explain why. It could be a location of a place that no longer exists, even. Then I am visiting that place and spending some time there doing sketches and taking photographs. Finally, I am combining the words told to me with a drawing I create. I hope to do 15-20 of these drawings and publish the final results in book format. I plan to debut this collection of drawings at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) this June as well as show several of the pieces in an exhibit in May in conjunction with Preservation Louisville’s Preservation Art Month.

My cousin, Amanda Walker, provided the memory of the Bakery Outlet building

My father, Rick Neumayer, provided the memories of 230 S. 41st Street, the corner of 41st and Market, and Fontaine Ferry Amusement Park.

LVAA Comic Book camp for middle school students

Do you know of any middle school aged kids in the Louisville area who like to draw comics and want to have the time, instruction, materials, and resources needed in order to bring their vision to life by creating their own comic book? If so, send them my way for an art camp I’m teaching through the LVAA!
June 17– 22 Middle 6 – 8 grade

Registration available here: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/summercamps2013.html

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The comic art above was created by a former student of mine (7th grader)

Zine reading event on 12/27

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I will be participating in this zine reading event on Thursday, December 27th at The Rudyard Kipling. Here’s a facebook event page about it.

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood combines the best pieces from the award-winning zine Rad Dad and from the blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications that have tried to explore parenting as political territory. Both of these projects have pushed the conversation around fathering beyond the safe, apolitical focus most books and websites stick to; they have not been complacent but have worked hard to create a diverse, multi-faceted space in which to grapple with the complexity of fathering.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL……..
Cheyenne Neckmonster will be reading from her personal zine,
“Neckmonster;” her zine about karaoke, “Empty Orchestra;” and probably a snippet or two from her extensive back-catalog of one-offprojects. She runs Copy That! Distro out of Lexington, Kentucky.

AND Louisville writers June Leffler and Carrie Neumayer will be sharing their talents as well.

This event is all ages, and there is no charge at the door. Guests are encouraged to support the Rud by purchasing food and drink, as well as contributing to the Rud’s fundraising drive the Center for Women and Families.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!