Thursday, August 21, 2008

Popular Cultures in Print

The University of Alberta is holding a conference next weekend, celebrating Popular Print Cultures - Past and Present, Local and Global. Part of this conference is devoted to comics, and will feature guests such as Trina Robbins, who will speak about the Great Women Cartoonists. I'm really looking forward to attending a cool local event that draws focus to the comics medium. I contributed a two-page story that will be part of a comic book that will be distributed as a freebie at the conference. The stories included in the book are by various local artists, and are based on the theme of local culture around the city. I'm looking forward to reading some of the other artists work, and meeting some of the other creators in the area too. Here is the front cover, which I completed last week. If you are in the Edmonton area come and check it out.