What we're about

“This is a group for anyone interested in creating and displaying art in its many forms: painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles, digital, moving image etc. All skill levels are welcome. I started this group to consolidate a network of artists both looking for community, learning, networking, workshops and classes to hone their skills and looking for places to display their work. Looking forward to collaborating with everyone.”

I'd also like to keep this group open to suggestions for events from all of our members! Please message me if you have an idea you'd like to organize a meetup for!

Upcoming events (1)

Online Panel Discussion - Spies, Comics, and Cocktails [FREE]

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Online Panel Discussion and Happy Hour.
Jan 26, 2022 at 6pm. [FREE]
The theme is Spies, Comics, and Cocktails.
Registration is required at the following link:

https://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/spies-comics-and-cocktails/2022-01-26/?fbclid=IwAR1V1YE4ogRqDcFAPg2zfe2ujXduFaTVNQrZBAqcQfO1JLOtM8881oJX37o

Spies, comics, film, and television are linked together and throughout popular culture. Our guests tonight are deeply engaged with this world.

National security lawyer and comic collector/dealer Mark S. Zaid has assembled a rich array of comics that depict spies and espionage. He’ll showcase some of the coolest and rarest volumes in his collection and how they mirror the intelligence issues of their time.

Andy Diggle is a comic book writer with numerous titles to his credit. The author of two James Bond mini-series, Hammerhead and Kill Chain, he is best known for The Losers, which was adapted into the movie starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba; and Green Arrow: Year One, which inspired the hit TV show Arrow—they even named a character after him! Diggle will tell us just how you up the tension when words work with art to move a story forward.

Shawn Martinbrough is the author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling and an Eisner Award nominated artist whose comic book projects include Batman: Detective Comics, DMZ, Luke Cage Noir, The Black Panther: Man Without Fear and Hellboy. He’s onboard tonight to share some of his most stealthy images. Bonus Feature: Andy and Shawn worked on four story arcs for the comic book series Thief of Thieves.

You’re welcome to ask questions after the talk – whether they relate to comics or cocktails.

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Online Wheaton Film Festival 2021 (11/5/21 to 11/13/21)

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