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Friday, September 19, 2014

"Dark Dreams"--James O'Barr Reception and Art Show at UMES Starts Oct. 6!


Princess Anne, MD-- A new art show, "Dark Dreams: The Art of James O'Barr" will be opening with a reception on October 6, at the Mosely Gallery on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

The art show will feature 30 originals by O'Barr, the creator of "The Crow," as well as the writer on the hit series "Skinning the Wolves," "Curare," and "Pestilence." 

The show runs from Oct. 6-30th, with an opening reception from 4-6, on Oct. 6th. A film screening of "The Crow" will follow at 8 pm in the SSC Theater, followed by a Q & A with O'Barr. Prints will be available for signing at both events.

The closing reception will take place October 30th from 4-6 with a Halloween costume Party. (Note that Mr. O'Barr will only be in attendance on Oct. 6th.)

The Mosely Gallery is located at UMES; 11931 Art Shell Plaza; Princess Anne, MD 21853. www.moselygallery.com

For more information on James O'Barr contact: evaink@aol.com


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Artist Konstantin Komardin to make US Appearances in Sept/Oct






New York--This just in. Artist and animator Konstantin Komardin will be making several appearances in the United States in September and October, where he'll be accepting commission requests, as well as screening several of his animated shorts.



Konstantin Komardin is an award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator currently living in Moscow. This marks his second only appearance schedule in the United States, providing a rare opportunity to see some amazing originals never before offered. Konstantin was born in Ekaterinburg, where he fell in love with sequential art as a child, and went on to attend the Academy of Book Design. And has worked with numerous publishing houses on book covers and interior illustrations, while also working with anthology magazines in the role of graphic artist.

Some of his published work includes the BD magazines “Veles,” “Hacker,” “Max Cooler,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Timof” which published his story “Siberian Dreams,” and the renowned comics “Agent Z,” “Sit-o-city,” “Gate of Alice,” and “Mechanics of Senses.” Other works include the Russian/Polish project “City Stories.” Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for “The Site of Polis” at the Moscow Comics Festival in 2003.

A talented illustrator for print, Konstantin is also an award-winning animator as mentioned. His works include the concept designs on “Elka,” “Man with the Wind in his Head” which appeared in the Suzdal Film Festival in 2008, “Tram,” “Spindel” which was honored at the Moscow Short Film Festival in 2010, and “The Man in Penze Nez,” which screened at both the Suzdal Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival in 2010.






Several shorts by Konstantin will he aired at the convention, including “How I Lost 21 Grams,” and “The Man With the Wind in His Head,” so check your programming for time and place. Konstantin will be in artist alley sketching throughout the show. 


His schedule of shows for this trip includes:

Wizard World Richmond-- Sept 12-14
Wizard World Nashville-- Sept 26-28
Wizard World Austin-- Oct. 2-4
University of Maryland Eastern Shore- Oct. 7
Store Appearance  in Maryland TBD, Oct. 8
New York Comic Con-- Oct. 9-12





For more information on Konstantin and his work be sure to visit him at his table in artist alley. For information on ordering sketches before any show, contact Renee at evaink@aol.com