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Matt Madden Comics Seminar at Chicago Comics 8/2

Our sister store, Chicago Comics is proud to present award-winning comic author Matt Madden to the store for a three hour seminar entitled “Checklist For a A New Comic: A Guide to Getting Started.” He’ll walk you through the many considerations you should keep in mind when you embark on creating a new comic, whether a one-pager, a webcomic, or a graphic novel. Madden will help you strategize and come up with a working plan for your next project. He will cover a variety of bases, including:: creative block and coming up with ideas, choosing a format and platform that makes sense, setting goals and scheduling your time so that you can reach them, finding an audience and looking for collaborators and/or publishers. So bring some paper and be ready to take notes on your next big (or small) project! The event begins at 5 and goes until 8.  And! Chicago Comics will also be giving away 3 free copies of Matt Madden and Jessica Abel’s new book Mastering Comics to random attendees! Updates and more information on the event can be seen on the Facebook Page for the event.

Matt Madden is a former Chicagoan, now New York transplant, who is best known for his original alternative comics, and teaches comics at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University.

Thurs, Aug 2nd, 5-8pm

*Please note, this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at CHICAGO COMICS, at 3244 North Clark Street, Chicago. Call 773-528-1983 for more information.

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden

Jun ’08
7:00 pm

Join Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, authors of DRAWING WORDS & WRITING PICTURES as they talk about their new book and Jessica’s new books Life Sucks and the paper back edition of La Perdida.

Drawing Words & Writing Pictures is a systematic course on that teaches the alchemical art of combining words and pictures to make comics. In it, Jessica and Matt have laid out a complete, structured syllabus that guides students from creating narrative within a single drawing to orchestrating all the skills involved in creating a multi-page, complex story.

Life Sucks is the story of Dave Marshall. The girl he’s in love with doesn’t know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can’t go out in daylight without starting to charbroil. Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin.  In striking, colorful, B-movie style artwork and light-hearted, intelligent writing by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece, Dave Marshall’s story comes alive – in a vampiric kind of way.

La Perdida is the story of Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, who heads to Mexico City to “find herself.” Her intense desire to make a connection with Mexico and her unwillingness to see the impact of her own history on her understanding combine to turn an innocent journey down a dark path. A story about the youthful desire to live an authentic life and the consequences of trusting easy answers, La Perdida is a story about finding yourself by getting lost.

Jessica Abel is a cartoonist and writer. Born and raised in Chicagoland, she moved in 2000 to Brooklyn, New York, after a two-year pit stop in Mexico City. In her “free” time, she likes to build things, garden, and cook, and hopes that doesn’t make her sound like the biggest dork ever. Along with La Perdida she is also responsible for the popular comic Artbabe.

Matt Madden started self-publishing minicomics in the early 1990s. He published his first graphic novel, Black Candy in 1998, and in 2001 published Odds Off. Madden lives in Brooklyn with his wife, author and cartoonist Jessica Abel. He works in comics and illustration, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University.  His latest works appear in A Fine Mess, his bi-annual series published by Alternative Comics.

More info at www.jessicaabel.com
Wednesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM