Submitted by kevinbolk on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 23:30
Some pretty cool stuff to report!
I've been invited to be a speaker at the 21st Maryland Writer's Association Annual Conference on May 9th at Conference Center at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum Heights, MD.
Originally, the idea was for me to speak about my experiences as an illustrator, but then it kinda of expanded into a discussion about graphic novels and comics too (of which I am terribly excited about).
Here's the description of the discussion, which can also be found at the MWA's website:
Kevin Bolk: Pictures and Prose: The Colorful Worlds of Graphic Novels and Illustrated Fiction
It's a Conference Double Feature! In the first half, Kevin Bolk, freelance illustrator, web cartoonist, and proud "comic geek, " sheds some light on comics and graphic novels as a literary art form. SEE! The rise and fall (and rise again) of the American comic book. HEAR! The inside story of how sequential art is brought to life. DISCOVER! Your potential place in this reemerging medium. In the second half, Kevin will give you the lowdown on working with an illustrator. How do you choose the right artist? Do you get to choose at all? How do creative teams work? If you suspect your illustrator is a monkey, should you give him bananas? * A myriad of styles and genres will be discussed.
*Discussion may not actually include monkeys.
It's gonna be informative and a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to talking with a whole new audience too. Though I must admit, I'm a little intimidated as this will be the first time I'd be doing a panel discussion with "adults". It should be an interesting experience nonetheless.
So, mark your calendars of May 9th, and visit the MWA conference registration page here. Good times and great info abounds!
Now, I gotta get my handouts done. YIKES!
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