Today, find writer, Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero), teaching local kids how to write comics, as part of a week dedicated to comics visionary Will Eisner. Million Year Picnic and The Cambridge Public Library host a series of workshops teaching young artists and writers what it takes to make comics. The workshops run today, Saturday March 8th 2014, in the downstairs space at the Cambridge Public Library. Josh Dahl has been invited to instruct on character generation and story elements. By guiding this workshop, Josh hopes to show kids how fun it is to create comics while giving them real-world skills for storytelling. The workshops start at 12:30pm and will be followed by signings at Million Year Picnic from 3pm-6pm with local pros and comic creator Gregory Benton. If you know kids that love to write and draw stories, bring them over to join Josh and everyone, at the Cambridge Public Library, today!
Here's what's going on with Rapid City comics. Comics Rapid City comics are being made right now.
The "Objects at Rest" collection is in the works.
Kav is currently drawing issue #7. Issues 5-8 are a murder mystery involving Hourglass and Maxwell Murder. These pages are coming along quickly now, but the books themselves might take a little while.
Watch our collaboration live in the Rapid City Open Studio.
Josh is also looking into this Harvard Book Store thing, but we will know more in a little while.
Press Please contact Josh for review copies, more information, or to set up interviews.
Last night, I went down to the offices of Dig Boston and was interviewed by Ashley Amber Bottoms on her Unregular Radio show Bottoms Up: Appetite for Discussion. She asked me all about Rapid City and how it came to be. It was super fun. But one of the most exciting parts (for me) was near the end when we got a call from a guy who could not get the show to play on his computer and was trying to work out why. The caller and I talked about the comics that he likes for a few minutes before I realized who it was. It was Kav!
He and I have only worked online and have never actually talked before! So, that was our first auditory meeting!
On the way home, it occurred to me that there is an episode of DECOMPRESSED that Kav and I really like where Keiron Gillen talks to the creative team of Hawkeye. Hawkeye is a book that Kav and I really like. And on that episode... Matt Fraction and David Aja actually speak for the first time.
How cool is that?