Friday, October 21, 2011

Enjoying the SIMPLEXITY of it all

Much fun was had by many on Thursday night to celebrate Michael Neno’s SIMPLEXITY gallery show at the Wild Goose Creative.  Here are some pictures to prove it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mid Ohio Kick Off Party at Packrat Comics

Mid-Ohio Con is landing in Columbus this Saturday and Sunday, but the fun begins on FRIDAY at Packrat Comics in Hilliard! 

Beginning at 1pm, comic artist Steve Scott will be at Packrat signing comics. His most recent work includes Batman prior to the DC relaunch, X-Men Forever, Wolverine and JLA! He'll be here all afternoon to sign your copy of Batman 713...the issue that shows the second location of Packrat in Gotham City next to the Wayne Foundation!

Then, at 7pm the annual turkey dinner will be served to get the Mid Ohio Kick Off Party in full swing! There's free transportation to and from the convention center, plenty of free food and drinks, and an exclusive showing of our Mid Ohio Comic Con Publishing Contest comic book winners in their brand new art gallery. There's also the charity comic book Texas hold `em poker tournament, live music with disco lights & a fog machine.  So come to Packrat Comics and join the fun!

Shuttle Service provided by Packrat Comics:  Starting at 6:30pm and every 30 minutes thereafter there will be a shuttle to pick up party goers at 400 High Street in front of the Columbus Convention Center on the corner of Goodale and High.   RSVP on the Facebook Event to reserve space on the Packrat Comics Kick Off Party Shuttle.

Monday, October 17, 2011

WANTED: NIX #4 Cover Art

Ken Eppstein, the head honcho over at our friendly neighborhood NIX Comics, is looking for a few good artists.  Well, actually, he's looking for ONE good artist, but never mind that right now. Ken is prepping for the fourth issue of NIX Comics Quarterly and is in search of a cover artist.  As he writes on the NIX website, "it will require someone with a decent feel for the rock music/horror comic crossover material that is the bread 'n' butter of Nix Comics Quarterly."    The artist that gets the gig will receive $300 for the cover art upon completion, plus 12 contributor copies of the book after printing is complete.  The initial print run will be 2500 books.  "If we are lucky enough to go into a second print, we'll negotiate a second deal for use of your art."

All the details and such can be found at the NIX Comics website

A Maus in the Haus


This poster was totally ripped 

off from a different Spiegelman event

“What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?”

Thursday, October 27, from 7:30 to 9 pm, Capital University, Mees Hall

Capital University is proud to present one of the icons of the comics medium, the Pulitzer winning Art Spiegelman for its annual Gerhold Lecture in the Humanities. Art is on a publicity tour for MetaMaus, (a very special new edition packed full of extras to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his stunning work Maus) and is combining that with his lecture on the history of the medium entitled What the %&*! Happened to Comics? 

For those of you who don't know: in 1992, Spiegleman won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus, which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content. In his lecture, What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for "comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.”

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Michael Neno's SIMPLEXITY

Mutated cats

A heat-seeking dwarf 

Val Crocodile, Associate Professor of Linguistics  

What do these things have in common? 

They all oozed out of the mind and hands of Michael Neno and will be on display at the Wild Goose Creative from Oct.20 until Oct. 24. There you will witness a wide variety of Mr. Neno's comic book art pages, story book illustrations, webcomic art, minicomics, as well as an example of Michael's working process from notes to the finished page. There will be a gala opening on Thursday night from 7p-10p complete with exhibition notes, comic-related music, and snacks to fill the margins.

Mr. Neno is a recipient of a Xeric Grant and the Ohio Governor's Award of Excellence. He's been writing, drawing, lettering, coloring and publishing comic books since the 1980s. Michael's also curated three previous exhibits at Wild Goose Creative (including "Hey Kids! A History of Comic Book Advertising" which was featured throughout the 2010 Wild Goose Creative Geekfest).


Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20th from 7-10 PM

Wild Goose Creative: 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202 

See more of Micheal's work at and