Looking for something fun, free, and nerdy to do with your Saturday? Dust off your sketchbook & register for free tickets to Dare2Draw’s celebration of Kirby and Eisner at the Art Students League. The event starts at 5:30pm, with 90 minutes of live drawing featuring cosplay models, as well as interviews with artist and writer Kyle Baker and Rand Hoppe of the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center.

Kyle Baker. Photo credit: K. Baker.

From Dare2Draw:

Join us with the one and only Kyle Baker, winner of (eight) Eisner Awards, (five) Harvey Awards, (five) Glyph Comics Awards — to share in his reflections on Will & Jack’s contributions and what the future of the sequential arts “comics” might hold.

Also joining us will be Rand Hoppe the true engine behind the awesome Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, who will help us dig deep into what Kirby actually did, as a cartoonist that we all can learn from.

Featuring 90 minutes of Dynamic Action drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

• Bring your sketchbooks for an evening of live drawing w/Action Models
• On display: Epic pieces from Will Eisner and Jack Kirby
• Demonstrations, Q&A and mingling with comics creators & guests
• Our signature “Quick Draw” Contest
• Contests & Give-aways
• Joe Koch Warehouse swag for everybody (while supplies last)
• FREE – Kyle Baker game APP download “KNUCKLENAUTS”
• At the historical Art Students League of NY (1875)
• A chance to be part of the new Dare2Draw TV “Series”
• Beer has been lovingly provided by The Brooklyn Brewery
•…and much more!

Full disclosure, I’ll be co-hosting this event with comic artist Simon Fraser. Whether you’re a practiced artist always on the lookout for free live drawing events, or a novice who just enjoys making art for its own sake, there’s a lot to enjoy at this event. Make sure you pre-register for your free ticket, so we have a chair set aside for you.


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