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Summer Pierre

A Return to Comics

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2016
IN BEACON @ VOL 7

Cartoonist Summer Pierre discusses her return to making comics.

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Comics as Survival Mechanism

BY KATHY MACLEOD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Kathy Macleod is a comics artist, and in her presentation you get to experience her work, and find out how she goes about her creative process.

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How I Get There: Nonsensical Comics about my Days in Japan

BY DAVID ROBERT
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Illustrator David Robert came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. The story that got him there, on the other hand, is a lot more complex than that. David speaks on the unique influence of Japanese, French, and American comic-book culture that has made him who he is today. 

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Sparklight Comics

BY MAKI YAMANE
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)

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Filipino Comics & Animation

BY ARNOLD ARRE
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Arnold Arre narrates his journey and vision in elevating Filipino comics and animation to the world stage.

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Vintage Romance Comics

BY KIM THE LIBRARIAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 19, 2015

Kim works as a librarian at the National Library in Whanganui and she shares her vintage collecton of magazines, illustrations, photographs, and comics in her two blogs. Her main interest are the very amusing mid century romantic comics.

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The Art of Abstract Comics

BY KYM TABULO
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

Kym Tabulo works in the field of abstract comics.  This is an emerging 21st century genre that combines the conventions of traditional comics with abstract painting.  Kym creates works on canvas and paper using a range of formats, scales, techniques and media. Her pioneering work experiments with the idea that dynamic, organic movement and growth can be conveyed in a single image or a sequence of images, to create a sense of movement that also suggests the passage of time. Her process is a combination of intuitive and planned art making. The intention of her work is to generate a visual rhythm rather than tell a story, however others may wish to invent their own story or find a theme. 

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Females in Comics and Animation

BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
IN HONOLULU

Women have been underrepresented in literature, comics, and animation.  In the Pacific, traditional indigenous ideals of female beauty have been marred by distorted western representations of exoticism, objectification, and sexualization. This team of creatives shares their thoughts about this problem, the work being done to change this, and their representations of ancestral female heroines and contemporary female superheroes in their comics and animated films. Michael CeballosMary Hattori, and Christopher Caravalho share. 

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History of Comics

BY HOPE NICHOLSON
@ VOL 33 ON FEB 22, 2018

Hope Nicholson thinks that her presentation wouldn't be inspiring as the others in PKN Winnipeg Vol. 33, but she does not fail to captivate the audience with an entertaining overview of 20 renowned female comic artists from the past 80 years. 

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Return of The Gods - reinventing Filipino legends and myths

BY IAN STA. MARIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

Reinventing Filipino mythology for the next generation through Comics.