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Next: Dare2Draw at Different Directions: Wed, March 28, 6PM

From: Charles D. C.
Sent on: Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:50 AM
Dear Big City Artists Guild, The --- Update! Best, CDC

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The Next Big City Dare2Draw
 will be at
Different Directions 
Wednesday, March  28, 6 to 9:30 PM
  417 West 57th St.
 *Dare2Draw and Hero Initiative will be helping to raise some money for Master Colorist, Tom Ziuko, who’s worked with the best.
$10 Cover 

Come Dare2Draw with Special Guests
Kyle Baker & Louis Small, Jr.
Kyle will share some thoughts, in an informal chat, and Louis will be doing a coloring demo:
“The Dynamics of Using Color in Telling a Story”
Tom Ziuko
Tom Ziuko, born in 1955 in Niagara Falls, NY, and living there, today, is an American comic book colorist, and a photographer, painter, and graphic designer.
From 1981 through 2000, Ziuko was primarily employed by DC Comics, while doing some work for Marvel Comics and a host of independent publishers. For Archie/RedCircle, he colored their versions of The Comet and The Fly in 1983; he colored Zot! for Eclipse Comics in 1984; and he contributed the cover coloring for The Comics Journal #78, published by Fantagraphics in 1982. He did numerous ongoing titles and mini-series and was the colorist for all three of the titles involved in the 1986 John Byrne re-launch of DC Comics' Superman franchise. In 1991, DC Comics introduced the Impact Comics line, for which he was the sole color designer and colorist. At DC Comics, he also did  coloring for animation comics  and special projects coloring for the graphic novel, “BatMan: Full Circle”. For DC/Vertigo, Ziuko also colored Doom Patrol, and did a five year run on Hellblazer, for which he was nominated for a Will Eisner Award for Best Colorist in 1994.

Kyle Baker
Kyle John Bakerborn 1965, in Queens, New York City, is an American cartoonist, comic book writer-artist, and animator known for his graphic novels and for a 2000s revival of the series Plastic Man. Baker has won numerous Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards for his work in the comics field.
As a senior in high school, Baker became an intern at Marvel Comics. Marvel artists provided him art and storytelling advice. Baker's sample strips of the character Cowboy Wally led to the 128-page graphic novel. He went on to draw DC's 1980s comics revival of the pulp fiction hero The Shadow, among many others. He worked with great writers, like Len Wein on great projects, like the adaption of the 1990 Dick Tracy film. He began scripting comics around this time, and soon won an Eisner Award for his 1990 graphic novel, Why I Hate Saturn, published by DC Comics.
Baker's cartoons and caricatures have appeared in various magazines. His animation has appeared on BET, MTV and in animated Looney Tunes projects, among other places. In 1999,  his 10-page parallel universe story "Letitia Lerner, Superman's Babysitter" won a "Best Short Story" Eisner Award. He started his own company, Kyle Baker Publishing, and has also continued to provide comics material sporadically to Marvel, DC and Image Comics. In 2008, he published his art instruction book, How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning.

Louis Small Jr.
Louis Small Jr. is the original 'Vampirella' artist for the series, published by Harris from 1992. Over the years, he has worked regularly with the character, including the 'Holy War' saga and the 'Hell on Earth' storyline. Small also illustrated comic books like 'Supergirl' (DC), 'Michael Alexander', 'Dark Dominion' (Defiant), 'Codename: Knockout' (Vertigo) and 'Ka-Zar' (Marvel). He is also an illustrator for both DC and Marvel card series. Mr. Small has also worked on Breygent Marketing Cards, including Golden Age Heroes Cartoon Sketch Cards and Sci-Fi Horror Cards.
Mr. Small served in the army, in Desert Storm. He’s giving back to the community by teaching art classes to children.
Hosted By: TJ Glenn 
"The Urban Swashbuckler"  
TJ Glenn, a native of Brooklyn, started as a book illustrator and comic book artist, graduating from Parson School of Design. 
As a writer, TJ has over two score novels currently on the market. As a stuntman/performer of thirty years, he's been in many genre films and TV series and all the New York soap operas.
His fantasy novel, “Sister Warrior” was named one of the hundred best fantasy novels of all time by He's been published in Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, Worlds of If, Another Realm, AfterburnSF, Blazing Adventures and scores of other publications. 


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