The October edition of the northside comic artists newsletter is now available. This month’s edition features our inktober contest, 24 hour comics day, a video on color theory, and one of the seminal texts on comics. You can view it online here. You can subscribe for future updates here.

 

It’s officially October, which means summer is for sure over, but ut also means it’s time for everybody’s favorite drawing challenge – Inktober. For those who are unfamiliar, Inktober is a daily drawing challenge that takes place during the month of October wherein artists are encouraged to do one ink drawing per day and to post the results on social media. It was founded by social media maven, artist, educator, and all-around good guy, Jake Parker. You can read more about it here.

As in past years, this year we will be participating as a group. This means that we’ll be posting and sharing each other’s work but that we’ll also be having a contest! That’s right, every drawing that you make and post to either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #nscintokber will get you an entry to win one of two $25 gift cards for Blick Art Materials.

If you aren’t sure what to draw or if you need some inspiration, feel free to pull something from our official 2017 prompt list:

We’re looking forward to seeing your creations.

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.