Calls for artists
Rich Watson passes along an invitation from Alex Simmons regarding an exhibition he’s putting together at the Bronx Community College, entitled THE COLOR OF COMICS: Reflections of Images Behind and Within the Pages. Says Simmons, "this will be an exhibition comprised of characters of color in comics and the people behind them. Though the characters will be African, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, etc., the creators may not be. Who, why, and how well it works — for the most part — is a story unto itself, and one we’ll let you and the viewers decide. The show opens the first week of February and runs through mid-March, 2008. It will contain images from a number of artist and publications, as well as works from the OTHER HEROES comic art exhibit, and the Africa Comics exhibition." More information and submission guidelines here; the deadline is the end of this month.
As many have already noted, the installation of Val D’Orazio as Friends of Lulu National President has really revitalized the organization, which is currently holding a "Design-A-Lulu Initiative, a fundraising and increased public awareness effort in which we ask artists to dream up their own interpretation of our Lulu mascot." Details can be found at Val’s Occasional Superheroine blog as well as the FoL site and, at last count, at least a dozen other places. The preferred deadline for this is the end of January. We’re also quite pleased that Val has also undertaken a massive updating of the Women Doing Comics and Industrial Strength Women lists we originated on the national site.
Lastly, Upper Deck editor Mark Irwin has put out a call on his deviantART journal for artists for the Marvel Masterpieces 2 card sets; please click on the link for information on how to submit sample jpgs. He’s planning to ship out the card blanks on January 24.