+I’m real excited to announce a special event coming to Bay View this May! I’m a comicbook fan and have wanted to put together a special event celebrating them for a long time. May 4, 2013 will see a special exhibit highlighting the wonderful and varied artwork in modern comicbooks and will also have a special “live” reading of scenes from selected comicbooks! I’ve been collecting original artwork from some of my favorite artists and titles for a few years now and wanted to share these great pieces with a larger audience. Artworks that will be featured are from the following artists (so far): Darick Robertson, Steven Sanders, Phil Hester, Marcel Frusin, and Matt Chic! Alas, the artists themselves won’t be in attendance – just their art!
This event will take place at “Z Chiropractic“, 2331 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, right across the street from Milwaukee’s largest comicbook store – Collector’s Edge. This is just south of the intersection of KK and Lincoln. Z Chiropractic is a great little space that regularly shares its walls for gallery-shows!
The show will be open from 11:00a till 5:00p.
The “dramatic readings” of selected comicbook scenes and scenes from “Rise of the Tiger” will take place at 1:30p and 3:30p, and will take about 45 min.
There will be a closing reception on May 24th, from 5-8p (but no “dramatic readings”).
Between May 4-24, the exhibit will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-6p.
To learn more about Free ComicBook Day, go HERE.
Look for updates below, as I get them
Here is a lo-res view of the Ron Wagner page.
2013-03-25: Confirmed today that author, Lisa England, of the web-serial “Rise of the Tiger” will be a part of the May 4th event! There will be original artwork from the website and Lisa will read an excerpt from the novel! Find “Rise…” HERE on FBook.
2013-03-28: Gunga-din, but I am excited for this show – it just keeps getting better and better! Ryan Claytor, of Elephant Eater Comics, has agreed to share two pages from his autobiographical comic “Better Together“! (these pages will be for sale, too!)
2013-04-01: I’ve added a few photos (below) of the event’s location – Z Chiropractic in Bay View! I’ve also uploaded a short video of Lisa England giving a brief as to what “Rise of the Tiger” is all about! Find that video HERE.
04-10-2013: On May 4th, the exhibit will be open from 11a-5p. At 1:30p and 3:30p, a group of performers will take the stage and present dramatic readings of a number of scenes from comicbooks. Troy Freund will give a little context before each scene and then let the performers take it away! Included with the readings will also be two readings by Lisa England – sharing excerpts from her web-serial: “The Rise of the Tiger”!
The dramatic readings will take about 45 min.
05-03-2013: Last night was the rehearsal for SPOILERS! and it was GREAT!
05-08-2013: All the actors did GREAT! Here’s videos of the #SpoilersMKE “live reading” of some excellent comicbook scenes!