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Dare2Draw at Society of Illustrators, May 23rd

From: Charles D. C.
Sent on: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:09 PM
Dear Meet-up Group,

We’re looking forward to bringing the Dare2Draw to the Society of Illustrators. 

It’s a wonderful room with a lot of great energy. We’ll be bringing our special brand of comic book artists and illustrators to SI.

Charles D. Chenet

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The Next Big City Dare2Draw
Will be held at the
Society of Illustrators
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6 to 9:30 PM
* We’ll be helping to raise money for the Dare2Draw mission:
By Artists, For Artists. $10 Cover

Dare2Draw @  SI
128 East 63rd St, Btwn Park and Lexington Ave.
Special Guests Amy Reeder and Tim Hamilton will be drawing and sharing some thoughts about their experiences as professionals, finding their niche, giving us the inside scoop.
Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests. Prizes provided by our sponsors.
The awesome Al Hirshfeld exhibit, currently on the walls of Society of Illustrators, and the original works by some of America's best illustrators, including Frank Frazetta, Norman Rockwell and many more, will inspire us all!


Amy Reeder rose to popularity in the Japanese-inspired comic scene, drawing and writing her own graphic novel series Fool's Gold for Tokyopop.
Her work on Vertigo’s Madame Xanadu earned her three Eisner nominations: Best New Series, Best Artist and Best Cover Artist. 
Most recently, Amy has worked on Supergirl covers and Batwoman interiors.

                                                            Tim Hamilton
Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY, and has produced work for The New York Times, Cicada Magazine, King Features, Marvel, IDW, BOOM, DC Comics, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, Dow Jones, Lifetime, ABC Television and
He adapted “Treasure Island” into a graphic novel for Puffin Graphics, and in 2010 he adapted Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″ into a graphic novel for Hill & Wang, with Mr. Bradbury’s blessing. The resulting book was nominated for an Eisner Award in the “Best Adaptation of Another Work” category.
He is a founding member of the online cartoonist collective know as ACT-I-VATE, where his original graphic novel “Adventures of the Floating Elephant” is updated monthly.
Tim does a warm-up sketch EVERY morning along with his studio mates. See them at Drawbridge.

Hosted By: Liza Biggers  

Liza Biggers is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Florida and spent her teens in Ohio. She received her BA at Wright State University in Ohio before moving to New York City. Life experiences and a love of comics has always greatly influenced her art.
In March 2006, Liza's brother, Ethan, was shot by a sniper in Baghdad and succumbed to his wounds, in February 2007, after a long battle. Liza never left his side and served as one of his primary caregivers. This experience led to many projects involving Veterans and their families. Today, Liza still resides in NYC and continues to illustrate and enjoy city life, with her husband. 
Her latest children’s book “Our Daddy is Invincible!” can be found at:
“Big Boss Brain”, which explains traumatic brain injury to children, will be published soon.


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