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COMICS! GRAPHIC NOVELS! COSPLAY! GAMES! Exhibition- Museums- Skin And Bones Comic Con — 6/18-21/15 *Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum Presents

Skin and Bones Comic Con

Jun 18, 2015Jun 21, 2015 6:00 PM
The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock Cave Scape #2, 2010Ink on paper6 1/4 × 10 in.Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Hales Gallery, London

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Spanning four days, visitors are invited to participate in a range of programs that celebrate Hancock’s vast array of influences, including cartoons, comics, gaming, graphic novels and film. Facilitated by a diverse roster of teaching artists, scholars, writers and educators working within the field of comics, Skin and Bones Comic Con seeks to expose audiences to diverse approaches to visual storytelling, and contextualize comics as a powerful tool of social commentary and cultural critique.

The Museum’s theater will be transformed into a listening station and screening room where we will broadcast a curated selection of media inspired by nerd culture, ranging from podcast episodes to feature-length documentaries. There will also be daily exhibition tours throughout the weekend to help contextualize the festival within Hancock’s evolution as an artist, beginning with his early childhood drawings and the comic strip he developed for his college newspaper, and followed by a more in-depth investigation of his evolving use of line, color and humor.

Event Line-up:

Thursday, June 18, 6–9pm
Bring Your Own Beamer Projection Party & Courtyard Chalk-Up!

Friday, June 19, 1pm and 6pm
Tours of Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21, 12–6pm
Skin and Bones Indie Book Fair

Skin and Bones Indie Book Fair

Jun 20, 2015Jun 21, 2015 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Galleries and Courtyard

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  • Sadie BarnetteChanel, 2012Edition of 100Courtesy the artist

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Presented in collaboration with 8 Ball Zines, our courtyard will be transformed into a small and independent press book fair, featuring stands by both emerging and established zine makers, self-publishers, graphic novelists and comic book authors. There will also be a drop-off table, providing the opportunity for the public to bring and discuss their own print creations. Come soak up the sun, talk independent publishing with our very own artist in residence, Sadie Barnette, and grab some limited edition copies of your favorite zines, including BDGRMMR, Vulgar Colors, 3 Dot ZineDesert Island, Retard Riot, Leah Wishnia, Wellington Su, Killer Acid, Yeah Dude Comics, GatosaurioWomen in Comics NYC Collective International, True Laurels and more!

This book fair celebrates the unique process and culture behind transforming ideas into visual narratives, and our hope is to include all backgrounds, ages and skill levels in these important and ongoing conversations that nurture self-expression. We are also proud to present a teen arts collective exchange, where our own ETW students join forces with students from jumpstART, CUE Art Foundation’s joint program with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, to discuss their works in progress. There will also be a screen printing workshop on both days led by BeLcHez with Ray Martinez.

– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/skin-and-bones-indie-book-fair-2015-06-20#sthash.keY4FHMK.dpuf

Saturday, June 20, 1–3pm
Studio Squared: Beta Gaming Workshop

Studio Squared

Beta Gaming Workshop

Jun 20, 2015 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Galleries and Theatre
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock Bone Throne, 2006Ink and acrylic on paper9 × 5 in.

    Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Hales Gallery, London Photo: Paul Hester

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

The Studio Museum is excited to partner with Hidden Level Games, the New York-based game design studio that developed Beta, a 2D platform game that empowers players to straddle the line between player and developer. Utilizing a unique “tweet-sized” programming language called CodePOP, Beta was created for anyone to use with or without previous programming or design experience. In this interactive workshop, HLG’s creators will share experiences of coming to game design from non-traditional backgrounds, and how technology allows them to create new spaces to explore and complicate difference in playful and impactful ways.

Hidden Level Games has hosted game design workshops with schools, organizations and businesses across the US and internationally. Their work to increase the number of women and people of color in technology and game design has led to collaborations with organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, HIVE NYC, Reboot Stories and Black Girls Code. This workshop is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/studio-squared-2015-06-20#sthash.KLFC8ZoK.dpuf

Saturday, June 20, 3–9pm
Cosplay Day
Studio Squared: Cosplay 101 Workshop, 3–5pm
Cosplay Contest, 5–7pm
Group Cosplay Performances & Party, 7–9pm

Cosplay Day

Jun 20, 2015 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Galleries, Theatre and Courtyard
  • Trenton Doyle HancockTorpedoboy Fights Aliens, 1984Graphite on notebook paper7 3/4 × 10 1/2 in.

    Courtesy the artist

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

No stranger to a comic convention, cosplay is a performance art where cosplayers adorn themselves with elaborate, often self-made costumes and accessories that facilitate the embodiment of a persona with whom they identify. Cosplayers also often interact with one another through imaginative group performances, in which they create and inhabit rich, fantastical worlds as a collective.

Studio Squared: Cosplay 101 Workshop, 3–5pm
Visitors are invited to learn the basics of costumed role-play during a Cosplay 101 Workshop, where Cosplayers Black Krystel and Alissa Simmons from the cosplay group Shoeless will present costume creations and instruct participants on designing their own costumes and personae. In this introductory course, we will focus on ripening the imagination, discussing the difference between costuming and cosplay, and provide participants with resources on how and where to piece together their own designs that they will work on and share as a group.

Click here to RSVP for Studio Squared: Cosplay 101 Workshop. Skin and Bones Comic Con is free with Museum admission Thursday, June 18–Saturday, June 20, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

 

Cosplay Contest, 5–7pm
Come join us in the courtyard for a cosplay contest! This contest—produced by Ian L. Freeman, Gaming, Pop Culture & Tech Correspondent at The Urban Daily, Evolve Entertainment, Stuff Fly People Like and Giant—will be judged by Ashle Danger, Senior Writer at Cosplay Culture Magazine, Wilmarie Sena from Bad Girls Club and Orange is the New Black, Jamila Rowser from Girl Gone Geek, and Cosplayer Black Krystel. Click here to apply for entry by June 17.

 

Group Cosplay Performances & Party, 7–9pm
Visitors are invited to participate in group cosplay performances and a reception in our courtyard!

– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/cosplay-day-2015-06-20#sthash.QmvL2ty7.dpuf

Sunday, June 21, 12–2pm
Studio Squared: The Art of the Graphic Novel

Studio Squared

The Art of the Graphic Novel

Jun 21, 2015 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Galleries and Workshop B
  • Courtesy Jennifer Yvette Cruté

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Studio Squared is a series of informal art-making workshops aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each workshop focuses on a particular theme and creative process inspired by our exhibitions, and explores methods of creative production through an experiential approach. This two-part session invites workshop participants to experiment with techniques and methods that are foundational to Trenton Doyle Hancock’s practice through hands-on tutorials.

Come join illustrator, painter and graphic novelist Jennifer Yvette Cruté and learn to storyboard and illustrate your own graphic novel! After a presentation on her dynamic practice—including her influences growing up and experience in commercial illustration—Cruté will provide an overview of the basics of producing visual narratives, and elaborate upon the power of the graphic novel as a tool of activism and self-expression. Materials will be provided; however, participants may also bring an iPad or laptop with drawing programs.

– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/studio-squared-2015-06-21#sthash.0xYjjhbX.dpuf

Sunday, June 21, 2–4pm
Studio Squared: Animation Basics

Sunday, June 21, 4–6pm
In Conversation: Barbara Brandon-Croft, Tara Nakashima Donahue, Regine Sawyer and Juliana “Jewels” Smith

In Conversation

Barbara Brandon-Croft, Tara Nakashima Donahue, Regine Sawyer and Juliana “Jewels” Smith

Jun 21, 2015 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Theatre
  • Courtesy Juliana “Jewels” Smith

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Bringing together innovators and seminal voices in the field of comics, this panel seeks to discuss and contextualize comics as sites of activism, black ownership and agency. Four representatives from the Women In Comics NYC Collective International will present the important work they have done in confronting and combating marginalization within the field, and expose the power of comics to rewrite women and people of color as heroes, leaders and agents of social change. Together, and with the participation of the audience, the panel will explore the particularity of black characters and develop a new vocabulary for owning authentic representation within the field.

The Women In Comics NYC Collective International is an artistic and informative initiative that began in May of 2012, which serves to educate communities about the role and merit of women working in the comic book industry, and highlight their artistic endeavors. Cartoonist Barbara Brandon-Croft became the first African-American female to have a nationally syndicated comic strip in the main stream press. The daughter of Brumsic Brandon Jr.—creator of the 1960s comic strip Luther—she launched her own comic strip, Where I’m Coming From, in the Detroit Free Press which ran in newspapers until 2005. Tara Nakashima Donahue is gallery manager at Medialia Gallery, where she established the annual From Panel to Panel exhibition series in 2008 which actively promotes that art of comics. Regine L. Sawyer is owner and writer of Lockett Down Productions Publications, a company established in 2007 that specializes in cutting edge, Sci-Fi comics. She is also the Founder and Coordinator of Women in Comics NYC Collective International. Juliana “Jewels” Smith is a cultural worker, educator, writer and organizer. As an educator in community colleges, Smith created (H)afrocentric as a way to challenge students and readers alike about the presumptions around race, class, gender and sexuality through character dialogue. Her practice focuses on the links between racial justice, gender equity and political literacy, using creativity to facilitate dialogue.

Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission and public programs are free and open to the public on Sunday, June 21. Click here to RSVP for In Conversation: Barbara Brandon-Croft, Tara Nakashima Donahue, Regine Sawyer and Juliana “Jewels” Smith. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/in-conversation-2015-06-21#sthash.VsShw00I.dpuf

Festival and Museum Admission Info:

Skin and Bones Comic Con is free with Museum admission from Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission and public programs are free and open to the public on Sunday, June 21. For inquiries, please send us an email.

We are pleased to offer a Skin and Bones Comic Con weekend-long pass* in the form of an exclusive button featuring a design by Trenton Doyle Hancock! Purchase a $10 pass for unlimited festival and museum entry all weekend long, and all pass holders will be entered to win a Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing exhibition catalogue! Buttons can be purchased at the reception desk beginning June 17th.

*Please note that the weekend pass does not secure admission to individual programs. RSVP to programs@studiomuseum.org to pre-register and be sure to arrive early to all workshops and talks to secure your place as seating is first-come, first served.

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– See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/event/the-studio-museum-presents-2015-06-18#sthash.RmBAo2Dq.dpuf

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