Hi folks. We’ve got four different cover concept submissions for our fourth anthology and we need help picking the winner. Head through the link to vote before midnight on September 28th. Keep in mind that some or all of these should be considered works in progress and as a result may have titles and/or slight color tweaks made before they are sent to the printer.

Vote Here!

This year our monthly meetings will feature demos and presentations about different aspects of the process of making comics. Our special guest presenter for October is Rich B. See details below.

For this meeting, Rich will first briefly go over the history of desktop type (It all started with a Superbowl commercial…), then cover some basic type terminology and design “rules”, and finally, give a technical overview (operating systems, type formats, etc.). Next he will walk through an example of the process of adding text to a comic page in  Adobe Photoshop CC and will finish with a few good references (font sites, etc.)

Rich B is a cartoonist living in the Chicago area. “Regulars” at our Monday drink and draw events know him well. You can see some of his work on his instragram account (@rabcprojects).

Third Coast Comics is located in Rogers Park on Sheridan Rd. just south of the Loyola Red Line station (east side of the street next to Felice’s kitchen).

The event is BYOB, so feel free to bring something to drink and/or eat.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP: Facebook

The September edition of the northside comic artists newsletter is now available. This month’s edition features two local events, an announcement about Inktober, and links to some custom digital comic fonts. You can view it online here. You can subscribe for future updates here.

 

This year our monthly meetings will feature demos and presentations about different aspects of the process of making comics. Our special guest presenter for September is Alex Nall. See details below. 

Alex will show us how he used photos, interviews, and other reference material to create scenes from his biography of Fred Rogers, ‘Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours’. He will also show other examples of memoir/bio from other artists. Participants will create their own (brief) biography of someone they know or someone they want to research.

Alex Nall is a cartoonist and teaching artist living in Chicago. His book ‘Teaching Comics: Volume One’ was nominated for a 2016 DINKY Award and his biography of Fred Rogers ‘Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours’ was released in May 2016. His comics have been featured in Newcity, the Chicago Reader, Kilgore Quarterly, and Two Cookie Minimum. His website is alexnall.blogspot.com

 

Third Coast Comics is located in Rogers Park on Sheridan Rd. just south of the Loyola Red Line station (east side of the street next to Felice’s kitchen).

The event is BYOB, so feel free to bring something to drink and/or eat.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP: Facebook | Meetup

The August edition of the northside comic artists newsletter is now available. This month’s edition features two local events, an announcement about a special event, and links to a youtube tutorial on using an Ames guide and a suggested book on inking. You can view it online here. You can subscribe for future updates here.

Our special presentation scheduled for Wednesday August 2nd at 7pm has been cancelled. Ali’s presentation will be rescheduled, so keep an eye out for a note on that from our usual channels.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Ed

This year our monthly meetings will feature demos and presentations about different aspects of the process of making comics. Our special guest presenter for August is Ali Cantarella. See details below. 

Ali Cantarella will be joining us to discuss her comics- and illustration techniques involving non-traditional media like wine and coffee. This event is DEFINITELY BYOB and we will be doing hands-on work. Some wine (for people 21+) and coffee will be available for painting and/or drinking, but we may not have enough so if you have a favorite wine or coffee  to drink and/or paint with, please bring it along. Also, if you have watercolor supplies including brushes and paper, please bring those. We will have some supplies on-hand but we may not have enough for everyone.

If you would like to see some of Ali’s work, including her sequential comics work you can find it at her website thewetstain.com.

Third Coast Comics is located in Rogers Park on Sheridan Rd. just south of the Loyola Red Line station (east side of the street next to Felice’s kitchen).

The event is BYOB, so feel free to bring something to drink and/or eat.

This event requires an RSVP! Please do so either on Facebook or Meetup.

The July edition of the northside comic artists newsletter is now available. This month’s addition features a call for comics, details on two special events, a feature on our favorite comic book shop, and links to a youtube video on coloring and a suggested book on comic writing. You can view it online here. You can subscribe for future updates here.