Yes, you did read Monday’s Citizen-times correctly. I am scheduled to moderate a round table on new media as it relates to cartoonists, comic book artists and illustrators. Some of the topics I hope to cover during the round table include: Is it a good business model to create cartoons/comic books for iPads (and other digital devices)? Does online cartoons/comic devalue the art form? Is it possible to protect your cartoons/comics from online piracy? What is the future of collecting traditional print comics vs. downloading digital comics?
This Saturday, September 11th, the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society presents a “Shop Talk” at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC). The program will run from 10 am until 4 pm.
Also, if you’re interested, the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society meets monthly at Frank’s Roman Pizza. The meet up is open to all interested parties and all ages. Regulars include teens, twenty-somethings, thirty-sometings and older-somethings. If you’re interested in hang out with local artists feel free to contact me.
Saturday’s event features two members of the National Cartoonists Society: Michael Jantze (artist of the comic strip The NORM, and instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design), and Julie Negron (artist of the comic strip Jenny the Military Spouse for Stars and Stripes magazine).
More ShopTalk details and schedule to be presented soon.