GangLion is a comics anthology featuring young cartoonists based in Ontario. Some of them are pretty sharp and it is well worth checking out. They are launching a series of promotions for the latest issue.
Join gangLion comics in celebration of their fourth issue!
Over the past year, gangLion has been cultivating a name in independent comics in Toronto. Works of tenderfoot comics' artists and writers are published in gangLion's semi-annual zine, offering artists the opportunity to share and hone skills in a supportive environment, and aim towards deadlines to celebrate their achievements. The very first issue was revealed in December of 2008, and now after much scratching and rumination, they are thrilled to announce the launch of Issue 4 - their finest compilation yet.
To celebrate, gangLion will be roaming about Southern Ontario and Montreal for a tour of comics-based workshops and launch parties. Along with co-creator and publisher Georgia Webber will be several of gangLion's contributors, and a touring band just to mix things up: Whistlestop, a brand new three piece outfit from London, Ontario originally, but now residing in Toronto.
To hear a preview of any of the bands listed below, just click on their name!
Monday, March 1 Toronto, ON
9pm: The spree kicks off in Toronto with a celebration at THE BOAT in Kensington Market. The cast of gangLion will be joined by friends from the Toronto Comic Jam supplying sloppy and charming on-the-spot portraits for their patrons. $5 gets you in the door, a ticket for one free portrait, and a copy of Issue 4. Entertainment for the evening includes Whistlestop, LUMA, a side project of the up and coming band First Rate People; GHOST TREES, Toronto's best kept secret and her guitar; a stripped down version of Donlands and Mortimer, and Grandmother Willow, the ever-lovable Ben Ong of Bocce.
Tuesday, March 2 Kingston, ON + Montreal, QC
2pm: Intro to Comics and Indie Publishing at Queen's University, Professor Janet Winton's 4th year Contemporary Arts class.
9pm: Launch Party MONTREAL! at Divan Orange (4234 boulevard Saint-Laurent) with Emperor Bulash, Whistlestop, and Elgin Skye. Doors at 9, music at 10. Admission: $5, first 30 people get a free zine!
Wednesday, March 3 Montreal, QC
7pm: Behind the Scenes of a Comics Zine at Drawn & Quarterly Librarie, 211 Bernard Ouest. 7pm, PWYC. Zines on the scene.
Thursday, March 4 Ottawa, ON
9pm: Launch Party OTTAWA! at Shanghai Ottawa, (651 Somerset Street West) with Emperor Bulash, Whistlestop, and Gabrielle Charron-Merritt. Admission: $7, first 30 people get a free zine!
Wednesday, March 10 Oshawa, ON
Broken Arts Zine Fair at McLaughlin Public Library, 65 Bagot St. 3pm - 9pm. See here for more information.
Saturday, March 13 Waterloo, ON
At The Starlight Room for Bocce's DISAMBIGUATION CD release party!!!! With performances by Bocce and Kite Hill. Doors at 8pm, entrance fee is $7 the first 50 people to arrive will receive a copy of the new issue for free!
gangLion facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=30670953818&ref=ts
Toronto event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=293879392654&ref=ts
Montreal event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=305042337434&ref=ts
Flickr Account - view all past issues!
Want more information? Contact Georgia Webber or Jennifer Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out at www.ganglioncomics.blogspot.com
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