Friday, September 25, 2009  
Sunday: Word Under the Street,Vancouver

:: Posted by BK @ 9/25/2009 03:29:00 AM
Lots of comics stuff at the Word On/Under the Street in Vancouver. Most of the comics events are inside the library.


11:15 :: Nardwuar – Nardwuar’s Video Vault
Join punk rock journalist Nardwuar the Human Serviette as he screens video interviews he has done over the years with Pierre Berton, Gene Simmons, Jean Chretien, Pamela Des Barres, Anthony Robbins, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Michael Moore, followed by a give-away of books and magazines to trivia winners! Nardwuar is the lead singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators and loves cheese!

12:00 :: Cartooning Art Class with Robin Thompson
Stop getting in trouble from doodling in school and check out this introductory art class. Improve your hand at drawing, create awesome characters and learn how to design your own comic strip! Class limited to a maximum of 20 participants so sign up early. Ages 11 to 16. Materials supplied. Robin Thompson is an instructor, comic book artist, self-publisher and freelancing artist who has worked on indy titles such as Knuckles Malone, Lil’Natas, Outnumbered and Captain Space Man. Pre-registration recommended.

1:00 :: Mandy Moore & Leanne Prain – Join the Yarn Bombing Revolution!
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is the definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-colour DIY book features 20 kick-ass patterns that range from hanging shoes and knitted picture frames to balaclavas and gauntlets, teaching readers how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture. Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain will provide tips from the international knit graffiti community, demonstrate how to put up a tag and offer revealing information on how to create your own yarn graffiti crew. Moore is the technical editrix of popular online knitting magazine Knitty.com, and of various other knitting and crochet books and publications. Prain is a professional graphic designer and co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub.

2:00 :: Comics and the Classroom
Educators Leonard Wong (Templeton Secondary School), Guy Demers (Tupper Secondary School) and Alejandra Lopez (Illustrated Journey Youth Project) share ideas on how to use comics as a cross- curricular learning tool and a resource for promoting reading and literacy.

3:15 :: Nardwuar – Nardwuar’s Video Vault
See description from 11:15 screening

Comics Related Exhibitors
Cloudscape Comics Collective
Colin Upton
Comix & Stories
Fresh Brewed Illustration
Jonathan Dalton
Later Comics
New Reliable Press
real gone girl studios
Robin Thompson
Sarah Leavitt Comics
Scholastic Book Fair
Steve Rolston
Vancouver Comicon (Leonard Wong)

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