Locust Moon and Brooklyn Book Fest

This Saturday I’m taking a day trip to Philadelphia for the Locust Moon Comics Festival. I’m not sure what to expect. I’ve never been to this show and I don’t know the city at all. The one day I spent in Philly I never left Pat Aulisio’s garage (for the comics kegger this summer). But I’m curious about the city and up for an experience. Plus, I quite like the Philly folks I’ve met and I’m interested in the work they’re making. So, here I go!

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Last weekend I gave a workshop at The Brooklyn Book Festival. My buddy Ellen Lindner was my wing-lady (she took these lovely photos too). Thanks, Ellen!

We showed a group of kids (and a few parents) how to make a foldy comic. Much thanks to Jon Chad and Kenan Rubenstein, who first introduced me to the form. Kenan created the exercise in my book, visit his site to learn more.

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Instant Comic Book Workshop at the Brooklyn Book Fest

This Sunday I’ll be teaching a workshop at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The workshop is based on some exercises from my book, Drawing Comics Lab. Came check it out! My friend Ellen Lindner will be helping me out.

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Borough Hall Conference Room – 1st Floor
3:00 P.M. Instant Comic Book: Robyn Chapman
, the author of Drawing Comics Lab, demonstrates three ways to make a book out of a single sheet of paper! A few simple folds and a cut or two will result in an instant comic book. Each participant will create a comic using the “foldy” method. All materials will be provided. Age 12 and up.

CAKE this Weekend!

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Dennis and I will be in Chicago this weekend! It’s the closest we’ve been to a vacation in a long time. I’ll be at CAKE, he’ll be checking out the improv scene.

If you’re in the windy city, please stop by and say hi! Jesse Reklaw will be in attendance, and Lovf will be (as always) on sale. And Deep Girl, and new crafts. Get you Comics Code necklaces while they last!

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Last weekend I was at the Grand Comics Festival. It was a very tiny (think spacious railroad apartment) festival on Grand Street in Williamsburg. I was with my table-sistah Ellen Lindner, and we had a pretty good time! And my buddy Colleen Frakes traveled all the way from Seattle for the event! It was nice to catch up on old times.

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MoCCA Recap

 

In 2013 MoCCA got classy! I like how the Society of Illustrators managed it. If they can get the table cost down I will be a loyal fan.

I had a good time with my table mates Jesse Reklaw, Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott, and Ellen Lindner. I wouldn’t mind if the attendance had been higher–a lot of familiar face were absent. In general, the energy felt a little low. Still, a good time was had.

Of course, it was the LOVF debut. I was able to hand deliver copies to a few Kickstarter backers who were attending. It was also the debut of some new crafts! Those turned out to be the big sellers, especially the light switch covers.

Folks, if you’ve written off MoCCA, give it another chance in 2014! We missed you this year.

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Paper Rocket at MoCCA this Weekend!

It’s that time again! MoCCA is this weekend. Stop by the Paper Rocket table (G205) to see what’s new. And visit with our table guests: Ariel Bordeaux, Rick Altergott, Jesse Reklaw, Ellen Lindner and (of course) myself (Robyn Chapman).

MoCCA Fest
April 6th & 7th, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue in NYC

We have a lot of new stuff!

Lovf New York: Destination Crisis

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The Complete Deep Girl

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Crafts and jewelry!

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And more! Be there or be square.