College of Art and Design sponsoring Rochester Independent Comics Expo this weekend


An function showcasing much more than 30 independent comic artists from across the Northeast and surveying Rochester’s unbiased video clip game scene will spotlight the 3rd annual Rochester Impartial Comics Expo (RICE) this weekend.

The expo, arranged by Western New York Comedian Arts and sponsored by RIT’s College of Artwork and Layout, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Sibley Sq., 250 E. Major St., Rochester, N.Y. A kickoff event, the “Rochester Comics Artist Showcase and Discussion,” will consider put from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Strong, Just one Manhattan Square downtown.

Expo and kickoff occasion attendees will be in a position to meet up with exhibiting comic artists, purchase some of their initial artwork, and discover Rochester’s comics society. The functions are absolutely free and open to the public. 

This year’s expo is co-organized by Frances Andreu, digital initiatives librarian at RIT artist and educator Tom Lake and Daniel Worden, comics historian and an associate professor in RIT’s University of Artwork, and supported by volunteers from a range of cultural and academic establishments close to Rochester. 

The April 1 kickoff event at The Powerful will aspect a panel of renowned comic artists presenting their get the job done and participating in a dialogue about today’s comics scene in Rochester. Attendees will include RIT faculty and alumni, such as cartoonist, musician, educator, and writer David Chisholm, an adjunct professor in RIT’s College or university of Artwork and Design, whose new perform, Enter the Blue, was not long ago reviewed by The New York Times.

The panel also will aspect Caitlin Yarsky ’08 (illustration), an illustrator and artist of the Impression Comics series Bliss and Coyotes, and the Dark Horse Comics series Black Hammer Reborn.

Expo attendees on Saturday will be a shorter walk from Metropolis Artwork Room, RIT’s downtown venue for art, style and design, and creativeness positioned inside the Sibley Creating. An exhibition of thesis perform by MFA candidates in RIT’s Faculties of Artwork and American Crafts will be on show this weekend.


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