As the comic con season moves on, a lot of young artists hit the convention floor with their portfolios, lining up in review lines, or trying to shake editors down to get their first break in the comic industry. It’s hard to know where your works stands compared to others, or what you need to do to improve. We’ve all been there, and it’s scary. Luckily, over at the Ten Ton Studios message board we’re trying to help you out!
We’ve opened a new section that’s made specifically for new talent to submit what you’re working on and get critiqued by professional comic book artists so that you can make improvements to your work and be even more prepared for when you first meet with an editor.
So far we’ve given some really great, in-depth critiques, and you might be able to learn something just from reading them.
If you’re an artist, come check it out, and if you know any artists spread the word to them. It’s not often that an opportunity like this comes around, and it’s worth taking advantage of.
Totally re-blogging this to share the info around, Reilly Brown is awesome and you will do well this learn from this man! There isn’t a link included in the original post but here it is. Good luck!
Reilly Brown has worked on Deadpool, Hercules and I believe he’s working on Amazing Spider-Man currently. He’s a very prolific artist and those who wants to break into the business, I reccomend highly that you listen to this man.
And he’s about to release his creator-owned project Power Play in the next few weeks!
That character is a dog. (We’re big Shteyngart fans, so trust us, you’d rather be one of his dogs than one of his people.)
Introducing The Super Happy Bookloving Dogs Contest! How it works: send us a picture of yourself reading Super Sad True Love Story with a dog to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll post it on Bluestone. One winner will be selected at random, and Gary will name a dog in his next novel after the winner.
And just to make things a little more fun,here’s a lovely PDF of an essay that Gary wrote, with a shout-out to one of our favorite bookstores in Arizona.
The Fifth Annual Housing Works Open Air Street Fair! Cobblestoned Crosby Street between Prince and Houston in SoHo is closed to cars and thousands of donated books, records, and CDs will be sold for $1 a piece. Plus clothing, shoes, and accessories from Housing Works Thrift Shops, Sixpoint Craft Ale from Puck Fair, and ice cream from Van Leeuwen !
BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC: Thousands of books, records, CDs, and more. Every genre: modern fiction and classics; art books, cookbooks, children’s books, and more, plus rare and vintage books—including a silent auction for an 1869 copy of Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs and a signed copy of Paulo Coelho’s Be Like The River Flow.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: The Street Fair features exclusive merchandise from Housing Works Thrift Shops, offered on an “all-you-can-stuff” $20 a bag basis, including shoes and accessories. Designer clothes included!
Sunday, June 5
10am - 6pm
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 :: 212-334-3324
New Yorkers are notably fascinated with a variety of therapies that help them cope with their hectic schedules, demanding lifestyle choices, and often complicated relationships that the city stimulates. As a result, New York counts a disproportionate number of psychotherapists, self-improvement instructors, life coaches, and the like that host intriguing sessions in equally fascinating spaces around the city. In his temporary clinic, Sanatorium (installed as the first edition of stillspotting nyc in Brooklyn), artist Pedro Reyes combines the best of New York’s existing therapy landscape with unexpected, short, experimental treatments. In two-hour windows, Sanatorium visitors experience up to three sessions from a roster of sixteen special “urban therapies.” Upon arrival, visitors will meet a receptionist who will assign a series of “therapies” to each person. Balancing reality and parody, Sanatorium draws from Gestalt psychology, theater warm-up exercises, Fluxus events, conflict resolution techniques, trust-building games, corporate coaching, psychodrama, and hypnosis. While some of the sessions should be experienced alone, others are specifically catered to couples and larger groups.
The Guggenheim Museum”s tillspotting nyc, is a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Every three to five months, “stillspots” are identified, created, or transformed by architects, artists, designers, composers, and philosophers into public tours, events, or installations. In conjunction to these site-specific commissions around the city, students from Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts are visualizing, reflecting, and responding to everyday issues of visual noise, anxiety, and stillness through interactive maps and videos that will be presented on an exhibition microsite launching in June. Together, these works weave an unexpected and cross-disciplinary web of tranquility throughout the city
June 2 - 5 and 9 - 12
1 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, New York (map) 2–10 pm
Tickets: $15, $10 members. Receive a 10% discount for purchases of 10 tickets or more.
The World Science Festival returns to New York City June 1-5, 2011 with a sweeping array of cutting-edge science programs designed to make the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The world’s leading scientific minds will be joined by renowned artists and influential thinkers for a five-day celebration of science through discourse and debate, dance and theater, film, music and the visual arts. The result is the nation’s most anticipated science happening with something for everyone, from invigorating discussions with revered researchers, to must-see events for young scientists and their families, to mesmerizing performances and ground-breaking exhibitions.
-A Star studded (and premium priced) opening night gala at Lincoln Center featuring the reading of Alan Alda’s new play with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liev Schreiber, David Morse, Allison Janney and many others
-Panels and workshops, such as “Science on the Screen” with documentary producers and directors ( Bill Weir, Louie Psihoyos, Simon Singh, Howard Swartz) discussing how to bring science to the big screen
-Alan Alda demonstrating how improvisation can help scientists be better communicators.
-Learn about the radical new science of Longevity.
-A night of stargazing from Brooklyn Bridge Park
-A Street fair in Washington Square Park on Sunday, June 5th
-Salons on fascinating topics such as: Genetics and Cancer and The Mystery of Dark Matter
- Music and science coming together in “Biorythm: The Music and Body”
Tickets start at $30 a day and can be purchased online or by calling 212.352.3101 or 866.811.4111, or in person at NYU Ticket Central:
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square New York, NY, 10012
This revelatory “secret history” illuminates the Feminist Art movement through interviews with and works by visionary artists, scholars and critics like Miranda July, The Guerrilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy and Carolee Schneemann. Score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein.
n person appearances:
Wednesday, June 1: Lynn Hershman Leeson & Alexandra Chowaniec at 6:10pm, Leeson, Chowaniec, & Kathleen Hanna at 8:10pm
Thursday, June 2: Chowaniec & Howardena Pindell at 2:10pm, Chowaniec & Carolee Schneemann at 6:10pm, Chowaniec & J. Bob Alotta at 8:10pm
Friday, June 3: Chowaniec & Janine Antoni at 12:15pm, Chowaniec & Joyce Kozloff at 6:10pm, Chowaniec & Martha Wilson at 8:10pm
Saturday, June 4: Chowaniec & Howarden Pindell at 2:10pm, Chowaniec & B. Ruby Rich at 6:10pm, Chowaniec & Guerrilla Girls Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz at 8:10pm
Sunday, June 5: Chowaniec & Howardena Pindell at 2:10pm
Monday, June 6: Chowaniec & Connie Butler at 4:10pm, Chowaniec & Carey Lovelace at 6:10pm
Tuesday, June 7: Chowaniec, Carey Lovelace & Faith Ringgold at 6:10pm