Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 7th / Guest Speaker Mark Siegel

Salutations, Allies!We've spent the last few weeks talking about ourselves and our work. This week, we're going to start listening, as we have a very special guest ready to bestow his knowledge upon us. Let's get ready for our next operation...

Mark Siegel
Editorial Director of First Second
This Friday -10/7
6:30 - Room 703G
Poster by Aodhan Cummings
Mark Siegel, Founder and Editorial Director of First Second Books, gives you the inside scoop of the graphic novel industry.

This talk will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry that will give you a solid background on how the industry works!

Coming events:

10/7: Matthew Thurber @ Desert Island (7 PM)

10/13: Michael Kupperman @ Desert Island (7 PM)

10/13-10/16: New York Comic-Con
Be sure to get minicomics and prints ready to adorn our table at NYCC! Sign-up will start at this Friday's meeting.

10/15: Desert Island Comic Zine Party @ The Whitney Museum (1PM to 4PM)

Other business:
  • The SVA Library now has access to a new Underground Comix Database. Check it out!
  • This week we will be introducing the Mini Box. Bring your minicomics to the meeting to submit them for review on the Cartoon Allies blog. Each week, bloggers Eric and Hayley will randomly select a student's mini from the box and offer readers a preview of the comic and their thoughts. We hope to improve student promotion and give members a space to show their work to a greater audience.
  • If you would like to be listed on our Members page, email your name, year, website url, and 50x50px icon to cartoonallies@gmail.com with the subject line "Active Member [Name]". As we collect a nice group of links, we'll update our long out-of-date Active Members list.
  • Check out "Meet the Officers," featuring introductions to our valiant officers and their thoughts regarding Cartoon Allies and its potential.
  • If you're interested in helping us distribute Cartoon Allies event posters, let us know by email or at the next meeting. You can download a high-res version of this week's poster to print and share here.
Stay strong, Allies!