§ I had a good time last night at Dare2Draw, and interviewed Bill Sienkiewicz for a bit. That is always a highlight of any day. Here he is talking to the gathered artists. Dare2Draw is a life drawing class that focuses on comics poses and topics. It’s developed into a nice community of artists who are learning and growing together. At the end of the night, Bill, Shane Davis and I were judges in the art contest. The subject was “Horse” and the winner got a Wacom. I didn’t catch her name, but she practically cried when she won, and it was nice. Amy Reeder also gave a presentation.
§ Someone sent me a link to to social media platform called replyall.me where you can “broadcast a conversation.” It is sort of what we used to call a “message board” but has nicer fonts. Anyway, some folks are doing a reread of CEREBUS. Here’s Church and State, and you can follow the links back from there.
§ Everyone knows about Columbia University’s extensive graphic novel collection, headed by Karen Green. But downtown, NYU also has a comics collection!
In 2008, Bobst began collecting graphic novels and comics under the leadership of librarians John Tofanelli and Chad Curtis. Though the library housed a small number of works before, the now-extensive collection allows students to take a punchy, artistic approach to any academic pursuit.