Monday, October 06, 2014

APE 2014 (Sunday)

Sunday afternoon I was back at the Alternative Press Expo & saw lots of original artwork. I enjoyed looking at the beautifully taut, thin-lined drawings in artist Aaron Zonka's sketchbook. I wasn't the only one who was gaping in amazement at illustrator's Mike Lee's exquisite, tiny drawings, made with the sharpened point of a mechnical pencil lead & containing no lines. It was fun hearing stories about being on the expo circuit from comics artists Tony Breed & Lonnie Mann.

At the Queer Cartoonists Panel, moderator Justin Hall proudly noted that MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alison Bechdel was on his 1st panel 11 years ago. This year's panelists got into an amusing discussion about rabbits when Rick Worley explained his reasons for portraying himself as a giant cartoon rabbit. Sara Lautman claimed that there is a rabbinical tradition in which homosexuals are punished by being reincarnated as rabbits. She had even more provocative things to say about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

All the attendees were awed by a woman in the front row who live-sketched the entire panel.

§ APE 2014
Alternative Press Expo
Oct. 4 & 5
Fort Mason Center

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