Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #4: Lale Westvind
In just a few short years Lale has become a fixture of the independent comics scene in Brooklyn. From her frequent contributions to publications such as Happiness, Smoke Signal, and Arthur Magazine. We felt Lale’s wild and grotesque style would gel well with the aesthetic of the Paper Jam and the Silent Barn. Her comics are decidedly rock and roll, as is Lale herself. In fact, she will be performing at the Silent Barn on July 27th as part of the Happiness #4 release party.
They said some nice things about me here huh? September 6th, I’ll be there. I missed the first paper jam bikin’ across half the city on a long errand list, excited to have a spot at the second!
Do come out to the Silent Barn, July 27th (week from tomorrow!) for the Happiness 4 release party, it’s going to be fun and the book is amazing.
Hey, Toronto folks! Zine Dream is coming up soon! I’ll be tabling at the zine fair, but also taking part in a panel discussion about the process of writing comics, titled Writing VS. Art: Where do comics begin with the lovely cartoonists Kat Verhoeven, Patrick Kyle, and E Howey. Here’s the brief:
There are as many ways to make comics as there are individuals, but can they be broken down to reflect a person’s motives to create meaning as a writer or an artist first? For some, a script must be crafted prior to layouts, thumbnails, drawings — for others, an idle drawing becomes a scene, a scene becomes a narrative, and the story unfolds before they realize where it’s going. Still others can’t create a comic without a clear and driving deeper purpose. Creators Kat Verhoeven, Jason Bradshaw, Patrick Kyle, and E Howey discuss the pieces of the puzzle necessary to complete a comic, and how their practices differ in shape, size, and intent.
We’re all coming at comics from different directions, so I think it could be a really interesting discussion. Come check it out!