This Sunday, April 28 is the closing reception for my Small Press Spotlight Exhibition and the opening reception for “I See What You Say,” a great narrative art show curated by Lisa Brown and Lark Pien. I, along with some of the artists, will be signing books, making drawings, and enjoying refreshments from 5-8pm.
The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco.
David Lasky explaining the process of creating “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” at Mission Comics, San Francisco last night.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yes, we’re celebrating by reading comics.
Santa Rosa, 3/15/13
Sketch for a work in progress, Made for Comics Workbook.
You know when you live in a cartoonists’ town when TWO sandwiches at the local sub shop are named for our most famous home town cartoonists (Robert L. Ripley and Charles M. Schulz).
Miss Lonelyhearts #2 by Gabrielle Gamboa, coming in April 2013.
What we’re reading today, Nicole J. Georges’ new book.
Santa Rosa 3/1/13
Made for Comics Workbook
by Gabby Gamboa
ZINE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Montez, teenage rockstar
CREATOR: Gabby Gamboa (who we met at the 2012 S.F. Zine Fest)
ORIGIN: Bay Area, California, USA
DESCRIPTION: A mini-comic about obscure (but beloved) Latino pop artist Chris Montez.
In Gabby’s own words:
My father told me a story about how growing up in the 1950s, he and all of the other Mexican American kids in his neighborhood would (falsely) boast about being related to rocker Ritchie Valens. That got me interested in researching the history and obscurities of Chicano rock, and sharing what I find.
When asked in this interview what advice she would give to aspiring comic artists and zinesters, Gabrielle Gamboa suggested the following:
Don’t limit yourself by studying only one technique or medium. Practice drawing from observation. Learn about art from before you were born.
Chris Montez isn’t presently listed on Gabby’s Etsy shop, but contact her if you’re interested in purchasing.
Interested in learning more about some of the other selections in our physical archive? Click here.
This comic can now be found in my Etsy shop!