THURS 12/7

FÜTCHI PERF

Uncivilized Books release with Kevin Czap

7PM @ OTHER BOOKS | 2006 East cesar E Chavez Ave. Los angeles, CA 90033

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FRI 12/8

LA RAZA ANTHOLOGY

west coast release with editor Kat Fajardo & more

7:30PM @ OTHER BOOKS | 2006 East cesar E Chavez Ave. Los angeles, CA 90033

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SATURDAY 12/9

11-12pm

Guided Meditation: Connecting With Your Creative Intuition

Join artist Yumi Sakugawa (The Little Book of Life Hacks) for a guided meditation session where participants will learn how to meditate, engage in powerful visualization exercises for connecting with their creative intuition, and learn practical rituals for inviting more inspiration and cosmic magic into their daily life and regular artistic practice. Some writing and coloring activities may also be involved. No prior experience necessary, all levels welcome!

 

1-2pm

LGBTQ in Comics

As LGBT identities and issues become talking points in culture and politics, comic artists are stepping up to share the stories they've always wanted to tell. A panel of creators discuss their work, their early influences, and their predictions for the future of queer comics. With Blue Delliquanti (O Human Star), Taneka Stotts (Love Circuits), Sunmi (Dandelion Wine Collective), Iasmin Omar Ata (Mis(h)adra), and Melanie Gillman (As The Crow Flies).

 

2-3pm

Spotlight on Michael DeForge

Join our special guest award-winning Canadian cartoonist Michael DeForge (Sticks Angelina, Folk Hero) as we explore his process and latest projects. Hosted by Ryan Sands (Youth in Decline).

 

3-4pm

The Next Generation (Public Forum)

Make your voices heard at our special public forum, sharing ideas and discussing how to foster a better comics community for future cartoonists. Open forum format, all attendees welcome! Hosted by Jen Wang.


 

SUNDAY 12/10

11-12pm

Guided Meditation: Releasing Blocks To Your Creative Inspiration

Join artist Yumi Sakugawa (The Little Book of Life Hacks) for a guided meditation session where participants will learn how to meditate, participate in powerful visualization exercises for releasing creative blocks, and invite their artistic demons for a cup of healing tea. Participants will also learn daily creative rituals for releasing creative blocks and rituals for infusing more magic into their day-to-day living and regular artistic practice. Some writing and coloring activities may also be involved. No prior experience necessary, all levels welcome!

 

1-2pm

Drawing a Dialogue: History of Low Culture + the Benefits of Cartooning in Education

Historically, mass-produced media is monickered as “low culture,” while fine art is “high.” Where does this dichotomy come from, how are comics treated in this binary, and how can educators take advantage of it? Join cartoonists, educators + scholars Cathy G. Johnson + e jackson while they dissect the history of accessible media and how comics in the classroom can benefit!

 

2-3pm

Strength in Numbers

Paige Mehrer (Glass Frog) and Haejin Park (Mirror Boy) are part of a Brooklyn based collective called PLUM. Join them and Michelle Kwon and Edlyn Capulong of The Scissorhood as they talk about the benefits of artists teaming up as a collective to seek inspiration, support each other’s work, and combine their talents to create new projects.


 

3-5pm

Representation and Organizing

Tijuana Zine Fest organizers Luisa Martinez and David Peña are artists who work to build community and create spaces that promote emerging artists between the San Diego and Tijuana border regions. They talk to Daisy Noemi of LA Zine Fest, award-winning Chicano cartoonist and activist Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), and comic artist and illustrator Kat Fajardo, editor of The La Raza Anthology, about the role of community organizers and artists in fostering representation.

 

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