Sideburns and Scarves

worldwar3illustrated:

COMICS FROM TAHRIR SQUARE

Meet Magdy El Shafee, graphic novelist of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution

Saturday, May 11 — 2pm to 4pm — FREE

School of Visual Arts Auditorium
209 East 23rd street, room 311


Magdy El Shafee’s 2008 graphic novel, Metro: A Story of Cairo has been called the first Arabic-language graphic novel. It was banned by the regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and El Shafee and his publisher  were arrested, jailed and fined. In 2012, one year after the fall of Mubarak, it was finally republished in Arabic, French, Italian, German and English.

El Shafee has continued to chronicle his own involvement in the tumultuous Egyptian politics of street protest and repression through comics, several of which have now appeared in English in World War 3 Illustrated magazine, the U.S’s longest-running political comix anthology.

In late April he was again arrested with a group of protestors demonstrating against the new Egyptian regime of Mohammad Mursi. After his arrest made international news, he was released on bail, but still faces extreme charges in an Egyptian legal system known for targeting demonstrators.

On Saturday, May 11th at 2pm, at the School of Visual Arts auditorium on 23rd Street in Manhattan, El Shafee will give a presentation via live Skype from Cairo talking about the new movement of cartoonists that has emerged from the Arab spring, about the changing situation in Egypt, about his own case and his own art.

Introducing and interviewing El Shafee will be Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, co-founders of World War 3 Illustrated.
 All are welcome, admission is free.

It’s gonna be a super exciting and French week for Cartoon Allies.

On Tuesday night at 7:30, we will be hosting a special screening of The Rose of Versailles in the main building, room 502.

On Friday, at our usual meeting location and time, French cartoonist Alex Alice will be joining us to discuss his Siegfried series and his use of watercolor in comics.

We hope you’ll join us for this spectacular week before we roll into convention season!

Note: Cartoon Allies events are only open to students attending the School of Visual Arts.

haletotheking:

I’ve lost control of my life.

This is our studio mascot.

arroyeah:

ArroYEAH! Update for 12 November 2012:

PunchGun - “Down by the Seaside” 05

The PunchGun rises… literally. San Francisco needs better giant robot parking.

arroyeah:

ArroYEAH! Update for 29 October 2012:

PunchGun - “Down by the Seaside” 04

PunchGun is taking an Ashford-Sakamoto Science Break this week, shining some light on the functions of Jonah’s henshin gadget belt.

I’ve queued up some process posts covering the long history of these first few pages. Next week, we might actually see the eponymous giant robot!

arroyeah:

ArroYEAH! Update for 29 October 2012:

PunchGun - “Down by the Seaside” 03

Another page of PunchGun is up, featuring our first brief glimpse at some of alternate 1975’s robotic inhabitants!

As I’m tired of missing updates, ArroYEAH! updates are returning to Mondays! Check out the site every week for new PunchGun pages, and keep an eye on this tumblog for cool process details and other extras!

Hey, I updated my webcomic!

wyethyates:

Hey everybody! Here’s a four page comic I did based off a short story by Claude Cahun. I had to keep the file size tiny to get it on tumblr, so I’d recommend opening them in a new tab to properly view them. This was my first time coloring my comics, so I hope you like it! 

Also, my webcomic updates FRIDAYS! Which is today! Check it outttt:

www.posthoccomic.com

arroyeah:

ArroYEAH! Update for 26 September 2012: 

PunchGun - “Down by the Seaside” 01

PunchGun, my love letter to 1970s mecha manga and coming of age stories, has finally launched at ArroYEAH!

When high school student Jonah Sakamoto inherits his dead brother’s afro-sporting giant robot, can he harness the power of the super dimensional afro and save San Francisco from weekly disaster? Or will Jonah be trapped in his brother’s enormous metal legacy?

Who digs giant robots? Likely, you, considering that’s 90% of my blog. So check out my new webcomic, PunchGun, a groovy adventure featuring ridiculous giant robots, righteous sideburns, and a regular dose of teen angst. There’s even a shiba in it.

arroyeah:

Starting Monday, September 17th, I will be launching the first chapter of my 1970s super robot serial PunchGun at ArroYEAH.com!

PunchGun is the story of Jonah Sakamoto, a high school student in 1975 San Francisco who’s spent his life living in his brother’s shadow. When his brother dies tragically, Jonah must take his place piloting mankind’s most advanced giant robot, the PunchGun, working alongside Interpol’s Giant Crimes Division, fighting with and against the USSR’s powerful PunchGun knockoff, & saving San Francisco from weekly disaster.

Armed with the power of a super dimensional afro, will Jonah forge his own identity, or get trapped in his brother’s legacy?

To commemorate PunchGun’s debut, I’ll be passing out these sweet promotional postcards at this year’s Small Press Expo. You can find me at the School of Visual Arts’ table (F2A, F3, F4) with my fellow Cartoon Allies. I’ll also be selling issues of my minicomic series Nuclear Fiction.

arroyeah:

Starting Monday, September 17th, I will be launching the first chapter of my 1970s super robot serial PunchGun at ArroYEAH.com!

PunchGun is the story of Jonah Sakamoto, a high school student in 1975 San Francisco who’s spent his life living in his brother’s shadow. When his brother dies tragically, Jonah must take his place piloting mankind’s most advanced giant robot, the PunchGun, working alongside Interpol’s Giant Crimes Division, fighting with and against the USSR’s powerful PunchGun knockoff, & saving San Francisco from weekly disaster.

Armed with the power of a super dimensional afro, will Jonah forge his own identity, or get trapped in his brother’s legacy?

To commemorate PunchGun’s debut, I’ll be passing out these sweet promotional postcards at this year’s Small Press Expo. You can find me at the School of Visual Arts’ table (F2A, F3, F4) with my fellow Cartoon Allies. I’ll also be selling issues of my minicomic series Nuclear Fiction.

SPX is this weekend! I can’t wait to see some of you there!