Submitted by kevinbolk on Sat, 06/13/2009 - 10:15
I'll be in Philadelphia, PA (along with most of the Interrobang Studio crew) next weekend for Wizard World Philly. It's comic/pop culture convention run by the folks over at Wizard Entertainment. I've had lots of fun the years I went and there's quite an impressive guest list.
We plan on debuting three new books at the con: Watchbabies, "I'm My Own Mascot" (the first collection of my B&W strips plus bonus material, and a collection of Interrobang Studios' "Spinks" comics. (Have no idea what a Spink is? http://www.spinkspink.com/index.php)
So if you make it to the show, stop by artist alley booth 33A and say "Hi". I'll also be doing commissions and sketches at the table as well. Hope to see you there!
Submitted by kevinbolk on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 00:05
Sorry it's been a little while since my last update. Things have been very hectic in the land of Kevin. It's been hectic in a good way, mind you, but updates to the big page o' me have been slow in coming as a result.
First off, the Maryland Writer's Association conference I talked about during my last entry was a rousing success. I got to meet a lot of cool people, my talk went splendidly, and some really good connections were made. Huzzah!! If any of you folks are reading this now, let me say "Thank you" for a fun and welcoming experience. I'm certainly looking forward to next year's event.
In other awesome-sauce news, Interrobang Studios launched a spicy revamp of its website with a lot of nifty features and some brand new comics sites! Included is a brand new site for the "I'm My Own Mascot" comics I host here on kevinbolk.com. You can check it out in the comics section or through Interrobang Studios now, and it's got a searchable archive and some other goodies to boot. The comic also has it's own URL: http://www.mascotcomic.com . Don't forget to change your bookmarks!
As always, feel free to shoot me an email letting me know what you think or if you have more stuff you'd like to see here or on the interrobang site. It's great hearing from all of you.
Back to the drawing board for the Kevin!
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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