Saturday Nov. 7, 11am-4pm, Haymans Hall
Students, alumni, and faculty of SCAD’s acclaimed sequential art department (plus other departments) will exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics, prints, and sketches. This event celebrates hand-made comic books and DIY publishing. Guest cartoonist Joey Weiser will be exhibiting at the Expo, giving a workshop, and signing books.
Saturday Nov 7th is our Expo, so hopefully you’ve almost got your books ready! You have less than a week.
Please read this entire post carefully. If you do not help with setup and/or break down, you may not be allowed to exhibit in future department events.
THE MARATHON RUN
There is a Rock and Roll Marathon Run that morning (just like last year).
Here is a link to the course map:
It will make it difficult to drive in the morning. So we will have a set up time on Friday night for those that want to set up early.
FRIDAY Afternoon we will be moving tables and setting up the rooms. Please find time to come help. Joey Weiser is doing a Q&A about Collaboration and Life After SCAD on Friday at 3:30pm in room 118, so there’s an incentive to come in. Because of theSaturday morning Marathon, you are welcome to bring your materials to Haymans Hall Friday night so you don’t have to drag it all in early Saturday. For security reasons, we will lock the first floor rooms around 8pm. I will open them up again at 8:30am Saturday.
SATURDAY I’ll be there around 8am. You should arrive by 10:30am for set up on Saturday. Remember the Marathon may complicate your arrival. We’re taking over the first floor of Haymans Hall. We have around 90 exhibitors. Tables are not assigned, so you can pick your own spot. If you are not there when the show starts, you space will be forfeited.
We will be using the white drafting tables that live in Haymans. (Hint: the stools in Haymans are uncomfortable, so feel free to bring your own chair). We do not have room for banners or big floor stands. Table cloths are encouraged.
Everyone will help break down the show at 4pm on Saturday. If each exhibitor is responsible for returning their own table to it’s original home, then it will be an easy clean up. A lot of people will be working hard to make this show happen. So please do your part to help.
SPREAD THE WORD
Attached you will find the poster created by the talented Sydney Anderson. Please post it on all of your social media. Let everyone know. Here’s some text if you want to use it:
“MINI-COMICS EXPO 2015! Students, alumni, and faculty of SCAD’s acclaimed sequential art department (plus other departments) will exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics, prints, and sketches. This event celebrates hand-made comic books and DIY publishing. Guest cartoonist Joey Weiser will be exhibiting at the Expo, giving a workshop, and signing books.”
We have some posters and fliers printed, so if you have some other places around town that you can hang/share them come see Duncan in Haymans 307. I’m hoping for a steady crowd. Please be sure to let all of your friends know about it!
THIS IS AN ALL-AGES SHOW
Since it’s a Saturday, there will likely be a few families with young children. I ask that you please be mindful of what sort of content you have on your table. If you have something intended for a more mature audience, then please avoid letting it get into inappropriate hands. SCAD loves our Expo, but it would only take one negative incident to dissolve this annual event.
JOEY WEISER EVENTS:
All this week: Monday we will hang some of Joey Weiser’s Art in room 109. Please stop by and check it out! It will be up through the show.
Thursday Nov 5, 11am-12:30pm Lecture: “Joey Weiser: A Career in Comics.” at Clarence Thomas Center Chapel (439 E. Broad St), Joey goes through his entire career, with a focus on how there is no one path to success and how one job can lead to another, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Friday Nov 6, 10am-11am Lecture: “Anatomy of a Mini-Comic.” at Jen Library (201 E Broughton St) room 310, Joey dissects his new mini-comic TALES OF UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCE NON-ANNUAL SPECIAL #1 from cover to cover citing influences and inspirations throughout the book, and how they relate to him and his work.
Saturday Nov 7, 2:30pm-3:00pm Workshop: “Creating a Comic Workshop for Kids.” Joey takes students through his presentation that he does for kids at bookstore signings, etc., this is a sort of meta-workshop where he will be going through he routine, introducing himself, interacting with the audience, live comic reading, drawing demonstration, and activity, and giving insight along the way. Hopefully if there are any kids in attendance it will be fun for them, and it will also help the students prepare for doing similar workshops in the future.
It’s a long day, so eat breakfast and bring a lunch. Really.
As usual, there will be a snack table. The department will provide some snacks and drinks, but you are welcome to bring some for the snack table too.
I’m very excited about the event, It’s really all about you and your mini-comics, so bring your comics and have a great time!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find me around Haymans this week!