The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 12-7 pm, and is free and open to the public. It is based in two primary locations just blocks from each other in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as well as multiple satellite spaces across the city.
The exhibitors space, located at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY) features nearly 100 publishers and artists displaying and selling their books, comics, zines, prints and other wares. Here is where you can also attend signings by our featured guests.
The days before and after the 10th feature a host of exhibitions, film screenings, receptions, and theatrical events all around city. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted.
In this Masterclass, illustrator Toby Leigh will guide you through how he develops a narrative-based artwork in his hip graphic style that puts a modern spin on British comic traditions.
He will take you from initial sketchbook observation work to a polished piece of final artwork realised using Illustrator and Photoshop. This tutorial will also help you develop a style and visual language of your own that will form your identity.
This piece is from an ongoing project in which Toby documents the various characters he meets on a day?to-day basis in London.
“Real people and the way they behave is the funniest and most interesting starting point for almost all of my work,” he explains.
I’m currently polishing up an essay on law and literature for publication. But I must confess that my favorite fictional lawyer at the moment is Ichihara, a skilled attorney who helps the resistance in the epic manga saga 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa. She is a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners attorney who works within a corrupt legal system to promote justice. Go Ichihara!