Tuesday marks the beginning of the Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival.
Below is some information from the fest’s Facebook page. I hope you all get a chance to go!
Ting is a FREE 2-week festival, April 22-May 3, showcasing comic and graphic artists from London and the greater Southwestern Ontario area, past, present and future. Named after Merle Tingley, (Ting) the editorial cartoonist for the London Free Press from 1948 – 1986, the festival is a homage to his work and his influence on this generation of artists who revere his mascot ‘Luke Worm’ and his incredible body of work.
Centering around a gallery show at The ARTS Project, the festival will also feature comics for sale, workshops, panel discussions and more. The dual purpose of the festival is to provide a forum for artists to present their work to the public not normally accessible through normal commercial channels and to raise awareness of The ARTS Project, a non-profit arts incubator based in London, Ontario.
Ting will feature the work of 15 talented comic and graphic novel illustrators: Marc Bell, Aaron Costain, Scott Chantler, Willow Dawson, Jessica Desparois, Antony Hare, Jesse Jacobs, Mark Laliberte, Jeff Lemire, Gabrielle Norwicki, David Poolman, Seth, Jay Stephens, Diana Tamblyn, and Merle Tingley (Ting).
TING FREE PROGRAMS PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
KA-POW! Do the kids in your life love comics? Designed for ages 8 and up, KA-POW!: Creating Comic Strips is the essential workshop for kids who want to build their own comic strip from the bottom up. Saturday April 26, noon
Visual Storytelling Workshop Comics aren’t simply heavily-illustrated books, but a unique visual storytelling language in their own right. But what does that mean? Tuesday April 29, 5pm
The Genesis of Two Generals Award-winning cartoonist Scott Chantler takes you through the creation of his best-selling graphic memoir TWO GENERALS. Tuesday April 29, 7pm
Comic Jam Hosted by Brahm Wiseman of Heroes. An event for all ages, the comic jam is a creative event where artists can get together and collaborate on a single comic. Wednesday April 30, 6-10pm
Editing the Canadian Trilogy: Presented by LA Mood Comics and Games Conversations and Canadian Graphic Novelists Dominick Grace will delve into the ‘Canadian Trilogy’ of Conversations books Trilogy. Thursday May 1, 7pm
Theatorium Presented by rtraction Unsatisfied with spiralling side-projects, illustrator Antony Hare conceived a self-sustaining art vehicle that could contain his broad aesthetic and philosophical interests. The result: Truly Gently Presents Theatorium. Friday May 2, 7pm
*****All workshops take place at The ARTS Project 203 Dundas St.*****
519-642-2767 • email@example.com • www.artsproject.ca
For more info: http://www.artsproject.ca/?p=7461