Greetings! This past week I had the pleasure of traveling down to Manchester, NH in order to help out with Marek Bennett’s awesome Comics Camp, hosted by the Currier Museum of Art. It was a great experience!
The age group of the camp was 10-15. All the students were very dedicated, and extremely motivated workers! During the course of the week Marek showed the kids how to put together their own books from beginning to end, and I gave a talk about my experiences studying cartooning at a grown-up college (yeah right :0). Long-time readers might remember that I’m an MFA candidate at the Center for Cartoon Studies, so this experience was actually part of my summer internship. Be on the look-out for a small comic that I’ll be making to document my thoughts on the experience and don’t forget to check out Marek’s Comics Workshop blog for more pictures and his take on the past week.
Special thanks go out to Marek for graciously showing me the ropes, and also to Steve Bissette, who introduced us and suggested I get as much experience as I can in education. I’ll be assisting Steve in the classrooms of CCS as a teacher’s assistant this fall, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!
Hi all, I have two items of interest to let you know about.
First: Beginning this Monday in Manchester, NH, I’ll be helping out with a week-long comics summer-camp led by the wonderful Marek Bennett. Marek leads a program called Comics Workshop (http://comicsworkshop.wordpress.com/about-2/), and he’s being kind enough to take me under his wing and show me the ropes of teaching comics. I’m very grateful to him for this opportunity, and I plan on making a special mini-comic to commemorate the event. You can check out all of Marek’s art-related actions at his website http://www.marekbennett.com/ .
Second: I am now making my BRAND NEW comic-book, LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE available for pre-order. I am very excited about this and can’t wait to start mailing out copies on Sept. 28th. I’m offering a special incentive to pre-order now, so here’s the details right out of the STORE section of this website.
Note: I WILL be tabling at MICE (http://www.masscomics.com/) this year, so if you’re going to be in the area, bring your pre-order receipt and I will hand you your comic/tumbnail-sheet EARLY! This is a special incentive to come out to the Expo. Tell your friends!
Brand new: LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE
A short story in the sequential art medium (yes, it’s a comic!) by Rio Aubry Taylor! Officially on sale September 28, 2011: Pre-order now to receive the SPECIAL OFFER!
Special Offer for Pre-Orders Only:
First 28 purchases will come with an ORIGINAL tumbnail page/layout sketch! These are the ORIGINAL SKETCHES that the artist used to plan and execute the creation of LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE! They will be distributed FOR FREE on a first-come-first-serve basis to the first 28 people who order before Sept. 28, 2011! These ORIGINAL SKETCHES are in limited quantity, so once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE!
Please enjoy these sample pages to whet your appetite. Click below to enlarge:
LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE is the story of one man’s spiritual quest as he tries to deal with his earthly problems by escaping to the moon. A comic by Rio Aubry Taylor
LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE
24 pages b/w with full-color cover
7.5″ by 10″
$4.50 USD post-paid
UPDATE: PRE-ORDER IS OVER!
GO HERE TO BUY LIGHT RIOT: DEPARTURE!
International orders contact me directly for shipping options (rioaubrytaylor at gmail dot com)