Comic Con season is HERE! I kick off 2015 with a show I’m quite excited about. It’s run by friends of mine, who are organizers for others shows where I’ve exhibited (in Allentown), and now they’re teaming up for a bigger show closer to Philly! Mind you, this is NO Wizard World show… but I only mean that in the GOOD sense. As many friends have confided in me, the big Wizard World shows that are setting up shop in seemingly every city across America are reaching a point where they are too big for their britches for many comic fans. The tickets are super pricey, the focus is on the celebrities more than comics or artist alley, and the crowds are insane even for adults– not to mention completely overwhelming for kids. Now, not to say Wizard shows do not have their place, but I’m bringing it up because some parents/fans have said they don’t want to deal with the stress of attending the Wizard shows… in which case, I HIGHLY recommend a medium size show like The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
TGT Interview with Kurt Sasso
Last weekend I was invited back on the TGT Media video podcast with friend and original Webcomic Alliance member Kurt Sasso. It was a casual and enjoyable chat about why I decided to end Z&F, plus Cleveland sports and more! From the show notes:
Every beginning has an end. Dawn Griffin is one of those people who has passion for whatever she does and that’s Illustration. From Children’s Books, to her obsession I mean passion for Cleveland and Philly sports teams, to finally her comic about two aliens who are monitoring earthlings dressed as pets. Everything in life has a cycle and we’ll talk to Dawn all about it. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Young Adults Cartooning Workshop!
Good news on the “overcoming my fears” front! I partnered up with Boscov’s Campus of Courses community outreach, and will be teaching a cartooning class, Sunday, Feb. 8 – 11AM to Noon, for young adults (say, ages 8-16 or so) at the Granite Run Mall Boscov’s! Please register ahead of time, by filling out the form in the downloadable schedule (right-click the link and “save link as” to download). Info on the class from the schedule below:
Cartooning Workshop for Young Adults
Dawn Griffin Studios
Calling all tween, teen, and young adult cartooning and
comic lovers! If you enjoy telling stories and drawing,
come to Dawn’s Cartooning Workshop Class to learn
more about “sequential art”! A local cartoonist out of
Havertown, Dawn has a degree from Tyler School of
Art and 15+ years of experience in design/illustration
and various published works. From drawing characters,
using word balloons, laying out panels or telling jokes
and stories, Dawn will help guide young, aspiring artists
with a casual friendly approach. Dawn will also have
her books available to be autographed and purchased!
Please bring your favorite drawing supplies (sketchbook/
paper and pencils, pens, markers and more.)
Class #21 Sunday, Feb. 8 – 11AM to Noon
Boscov’s Granite Run Mall
1067 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063