Paul and Anina are Special Guests of the 10th Anniversary Stumptown Comics Fest. They were interviewed by Kaijucast for a Bonus Episode in conjunction with the festival. They were also guests on Leia Weathington’s Happy Go Lucky Podcast.
Paul was selected as one of ten artists to produce an exclusive print for the 10th anniversary, which is limited to only ten copies. He created a new image of his robot character Boilerplate in the style of Andy Warhol. Come visit Paul and Anina at the fest, table L01.
If you’ve taken a look at our Appearances page lately, you’ll see that this weekend heralds the coming of the great Stumptown Comics Fest! You’ll be able to find most of Periscope* loitering around table blocks K and L Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-6pm) at the Oregon Convention Center. We’ll also be out in force at the Fest’s official after party on Saturday night at the Jupiter Hotel, where Jeff Parker and Cat Farris join local comics heavyweights to duke it out in the annual Art Battle.
*The full list: Aaron McConnell, Jeremy Barlow, Ben Dewey, Cat Farris, Colleen Coover, Dustin Weaver, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Grace Allison, Jonathan Case, Karl Kesel, Natalie Nourigat, Paul Guinan, Paul Tobin, Rich Ellis, Ron Chan, Ron Randall, Steve Lieber, Terri Nelson, Jesse Hamm, and Terry Blas.
Several members are also appearing on panels, giving workshops, and holding signings. On Saturday, join Jonathan Case for a workshop on Composing Comics, Ben Dewey on Style and Communication, Mike Russel interviewing Dylan Meconis, and the infamous Freelancer Panel with Erika Moen, Natalie Nourigat, and negotiation ninja Katie Lane.
On Sunday, we’ve got a spotlight on Ron Randall’s Trekker with Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons, a not-to-be-missed Manga Studio workshop with Wook Jin Clark, a Queer Culture in Comics panel with Erika Moen and Terry Blas, and a look at Kickstarter and Indie Comics with Dylan Meconis and others.
The full schedule (including times, locations, and descriptions) can be found here.
See you at the Fest!
Paul Guinan, Aaron McConnell, and Terri Nelson were recently invited to Portland’s Keller Auditorium to draw Joey, the stunning puppet creation from the Tony Award-winning play WAR HORSE. Joey is operated by three extraordinarily coordinated puppeteers, who bring the 120lb creature to life with ear flicks, whinnying, tail swishing, breathing, and galloping. The show runs this weekend only at Keller Auditorium. For full details and to buy tickets, check out the Broadway Tour website.
Here are the pieces that emerged from Paul, Aaron, and Terri’s trip:
(more work forthcoming this week at aaronmcconnell.com)
For those of you attending Emerald City Comicon in March, several Periscope members have recently opened pre-orders for commissions at the show. This means you have a guaranteed spot and can pick your finished pieces up whenever you stop by the table, rather than having to hang around while we juggle commission work with talking to folks at the show. Check out the full list of artists below!
Natalie Nourigat has the entire lowdown on pre-ordering commissions on her blog.
Grace Allison also has a helpful post on her site about commission slots.
Jonathan Case posts his rundown of pricing and options for this season’s commissions right here.
Other studio members are accepting pre-orders directly via email. Get in touch with them via the following channels:
For Steve Lieber, dial: steve[at]stevelieber[dot]com
For Ron Randall, dial: randallart26[at]gmail[dot]com
For Dustin Weaver, dial: dustinpweaver[at]gmail[dot]com
For Rich Ellis, dial: rich[at]elliscomics[dot]com
For Cat Farris, dial: cattifer[at]gmail[dot]com
For Ron Chan, dial: ron[at]ronchan[dot]net
And for David Hahn, dial: david.hahn[at]comcast[dot]net
For commissions from additional artists like Paul Guinan, Ben Dewey, Terri Nelson, and others, stop by and see us in person during the show! We’ll be located at Tables 2617 and 2621 on the ECCC floor.
Fans of Emerald City Comicon’s Monsters and Dames art book will get a giant helping of Periscope goodness at the 2013 convention. This year’s charity publication will feature pinups from Ron Randall, Cat Farris, Rich Ellis (not pictured), Paul Guinan, Ben Dewey, AND Dylan Meconis! A monstrous display of artistic prowess.
Ron Randall pits his bountyhunting heroine Mercy St. Claire against a giant aquatic millipede.
Cat Farris depicts a friendly base jumping expedition gone wrong.
Paul Guinan sends Boilerplate and friends deep into an icy wasteland.
Ben Dewey’s Swamp Woman is rife with dark portents.
Dylan Meconis encourages young ladies of an adventurous disposition to take to the sky.
You can pick up a copy of the book at Emerald City, or bid in the charity auction for original pieces! Keep your eyes peeled.
You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park? Well, TREK IN THE PARK is a Portland phenomenon where classic episodes of Star Trek are performed outdoors before thousands of attendees. The Atomic Arts theater production has been featured on the PORTLANDIA TV series and was profiled nationally on CBS NEWS (which included an appearance of Portland comic book creators Matthew Clark and Greg Rucka as audience members).
Dylan Meconis, Paul Guinan, and Anina Bennett. The Vulcan ambassadorial party from Trek in the Park’s “Journey to Babel.”
Periscope artists Paul Guinan and Dylan Meconis, along with writer Anina Bennett, are in this year’s adaptation of the episode “Journey to Babel.” The husband-and-wife team of Paul and Anina play Spock’s parents Sarek and Amanda, with Dylan in a cameo as Sarek’s Vulcan aide.
The play is performed at Cathedral Park in St. Johns, beginning at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays during August. Eight shows in all. BOLDLY GO!
Boilerplate Timeline on display at The Leonardo Museum
The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City will have Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett as Artists in Residence during June. In addition to drop-in workshops, they will be teaching Master Classes in Comic Book Storytelling.
Paul and Anina will bring their 20+ years of experience in sequential art to teach everything from the basics of visual narrative techniques—both writing and illustration—to the collaboration between writers and artists, to the business aspects of making your way through the publishing world.
To register, call 801.531.9800 ext. 201
1. Intro to Comics and Visual Storytelling
Friday, June 8
2. Comic Book Art and Storytelling
Friday, June 8
3. The Art of Visual Writing
Saturday, June 9
4. Words and Pictures: How Do Writers and Artists Work Together?
Friday, June 15
5. The Business of Art and Writing
Saturday, June 16
Plus individual manuscript and portfolio critiques.
The unique tome that is Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett’s Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention has been getting glowing reviews from the mainstream media to the blogosphere. Here are some highlights:
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – “A rollicking… retrofuturist visual feast”
WIRED – “So gritty and varied in its narrative that it made me wish this really was the historical record.”
TOR.com – “Not just re-mixing fact and fiction, but writing it in a way that reveals the double-edged sword of glory during the Age of Empire”
iO9 – “Their best work yet”
COMICS BULLETIN – “A rollicking steampunk adventure”
Interviews with Paul & Anina at NEWSARAMA and COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
Before cable or the intertubes, a thing called “broadcast television” dominated video viewing. Since Boilerplate is retro, it’s appropriate that the first major video interview with the Victorian robot’s creator Paul Guinan, and co-author Anina Bennett, was televised over the airwaves–old school! Outlook Portland with Rick Emerson is a Sunday morning chat show on channel 32, and the YouTube version is now available for those who weren’t up early enough or who live outside the broadcast area. It’s in four segments, each about six minutes, 24 minutes total. Don’t miss the end, where we surprise the host with a gift and leave him nearly speechless.
Also, in case you missed it, here is an entertainment show’s 90-second announcement about the Boilerplate movie.
And have you seen the short trailer Paul made for the Boilerplate book?
He’s very proud of it.