This past Friday Empirical Brewery in Ravenswood asked us to come and make a mural celebrating their one year anniversary.
That annual tradition where you make an ink drawing a day for the full month of October (that’s 31 drawings for those of you counting at home) is almost upon us!
To get things off to a start we’ve created a number of drawing prompts that you can use for the event. What’s more, if you draw something and tag it on instagram with #nscinktober or any of the hashtags below you will automatically get one entry to possibly win a free artist’s series speedball pen nib set (you guessed it, that’s 31 potential entries). You don’t have to use a prompt below to qualify they’re just there to help. But you do have to use one of the hashtags to count and you have to do it on instagram. You’re more than welcome to post your work to other social media sites, we just won’t be checking there for your entries.
This is a fun event that really helps get you into a daily drawing habit (if you aren’t already). Please join us! We’ll be meeting at our usual spot on Thursdays (The edgewater workbench from 7pm-10pm) throughout the month and we’ll have some india ink on hand for you if you need a refill (while supplies last).
We’re super proud to say that after two successful anthologies, we’re starting on a third. We’ve lined up a bunch of writers and artists to make it happen, and now we just need your help to determine a theme. For context, each of our anthologies feature stories that have a central theme. Our last two were Identity and The Middle of The Night. We’ve solicited a bunch of ideas from people for theme ideas and collected them into a list. Now we need help picking the best of the best to be our central theme. Please go to the following link and vote for your first and second favorites by midnight CST on Friday September, 23rd:
Thanks for helping make our comics a reality.
We are looking for people to participate in our next anthology. That includes people who are interested in drawing the cover, writing a story, or drawing a story (or all three). If you are interested, please respond to the survey here by midnight this Friday, September 16th.
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