Come participate in a Halo tournament or a pickup game of Settlers of Catan. Learn the secrets of painting detailed miniatures or indulge in a short Warhammer skirmish. Show off your geekiest costume or try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons or GammaWorld. Blister your fingers in the arcade sponsored by the renewed Gunther’s Games! There is bound to be something to suit your fancy at the geekiest event in Columbia.
Midmococo is making some big changes with our meeting time and place. Our previous time and location wasn’t working for most people and we found that most of us had an easier time making it out to Eastside Tavern’s Monday Geek Night.
Illustrator Tom Huck currently has an exhibit up at the Sidney Larson Gallery on the Columbia College campus. The exhibit will runs through November 30, 2012. (A gallery talk and reception was held earlier today at 1 p.m.) From the press release:
The Columbia College Art Department is pleased to exhibit new editions of prints by noted printmaker Tom Huck. Tom Huck is an American printmaker best known for his large-scale satirical woodcuts. He lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri where he runs his own press, Evil Prints. He is a regular contributor to BLAB! of Fantagraphics Books. Tom’s prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spenser Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fogg Art Museum, and the New York Public Library.
Grab your pencils, crayons and markers and get ready to draw funny monsters, ghouls and goblins. Join cartoonist James Mouser for a night of terrifying tee-hees, hair-raising ha-has and ghoulish giggles! You will create more monsters than Dr. Frankenstein ever did as you learn easy cartooning techniques. Ages 6 and older. Teens and adults welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, October 9.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has a new exhibit titled Frank Stack at 75 coming up next week. A opening event for the exhibition will be held October 13th at 1:30 p.m. The exhibit is up October 13th through January 2013. Here’s more about the exhibit from the SHS website:
Frank Stack has been painting Missouri for almost fifty years. During that time, he has developed an international reputation as a painter, comic artist, and printmaker with pictures housed in museums and private collections around the world. Stack’s work has appeared in The Village Voice, American Artist, and the Academy Award-nominated film American Splendor. Between 1963 and 2003, Stack also mentored hundreds of art students as a professor at the University of Missouri. The SHSMO has been collecting Stack’s work since the 1960s, and with this retrospective—of oils, watercolors, lithographs, etchings, and comics—will honor the artist on his 75th birthday.
Local creator Rob Davis is a freelance artist of many capabilities. Starting his carreer in the 1980s, he’s drawn pages for many companies including Innovation Comics, Malibu Comics, Marvel Comics & Caliber Comics. His latest work is the recently released Robyn of Sherwood graphic novel. You can check out his main website or follow his blog.
What are you working on now comics-wise?
As an artist I’m working on a couple of short 6-8 page stories for a comic I publish called All-Star Pulp Comics. One story features a new Pulp character in the Solomon Kane ( a Puritan age sword-weilding avenger) mold called Gideon Cain. The other is Robin Hood tale. The book usually has 4-6 short stories in it depending on whether everyone who’s promised to contribute can do so in a timely manner. I hope this second issue will be out by the end of 2012. I’m also a print-on-demand publisher of comics via Ka-Blam and IndyPlanet.com via my Redbud Studio Comics imprint. Mr. Jigsaw, a Ron Fortier/Gary Kato creation, and a graphic novel called Daughter of Dracula that Ron wrote and I drew and lettered were published there as well as a couple of other books.
Local comic artist Rob Davis is one of the artists on the newly completed “Robyn of Sherwood” Graphic Novel. The book is written by Paul Storrie with art by Rob Davis, Michael C. Larson and Thom Zahler. Here’s a blurb from Davis’ site:
In this introductory story, Robyn and the remaining “Merry Men” take on King John and the latest man to hold the mantle of Sheriff of Notingham. Will the famed outlaw’s daughter live up to the legend and triumph over King and Sheriff or will she and the aging outlaw band go down in defeat?
We recently caught up with local creator Dirk Burhans. After a 30 year absence in drawing comics he started up a daily webcomic called Epiffany Jones back in May. He’s done various things over the years which includes writing a book on the history of potato chips called CRUNCH. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.
What are you working on now comics-wise?
I’m working on a webcomic called Epiffany Jones in the year 2012. The comic is based on the adventures of a young woman named Epiffany, who is telepathic; her birthday is on December 21st, 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar, and she believes the world is coming to an end on that day. The title was my attempt to duplicate the grand old pulp/serial titles like “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.” The strip debuted on May 7 this year.
The State Historical Society of Missouri is currently showing a cartoon exhibit titled Donkeys & Elephants: Animal Symbols in Political Cartoons. The exhibit opened May 22 and will stay up until November 2012. Here’s more from their website:
In the United States certain animals have come to be associated with certain political parties and concepts. This exhibition explores the creative use of animal symbols in American political cartoons and ephemera from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. To understand this symbolism, viewers must learn a visual language that changes decade by decade.
A Capital City Cosplay event is happening on June 23rd, 2012. The event is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Missouri State Capital, 201 W. Capitol Ave, South Lawn, Jefferson City, MO. Here’s some more info from their facebook page:
Are you ready for the biggest Cosplay event in Jefferson City? Extravagant costumes and many characters you love will be here. Get ready because it’s going to be a Crazy fun day. This will not be a competition, but rather a social gathering to showcase what the Show Me State can do in the Cosplay realm! So if you Cosplay, like Cosplay, or want to have fun with all the great Cosplayers of Missouri, Join Us.
After the cosplay event, a Capital City Dance Party will converge at 8:00 p.m. on the Jefferson City Fair Grounds. The cosplay event is being hosted by Cosplacon LLC, who will be doing a larger cosplay con next year (June 27-30, 2013) in Jefferson City.
The Columbia Art League has many different class offerings for their Young Artists’ Summer Art Camps 2012. A few cartoon and comic related classes are offered including Cartoon Creatures June 25 – 29, Art Illustrated July 16 – 20, Once Upon a Line July 23 – 27 & Story Book Art August 6 – 10. For more information on how to sign up, go to the CAL Summer Art Camp webpage.