What we're about

This group is for everyone who loves the comic/pop culture and wants to see it grow in San Diego. All you need to be is a fan of comics/manga/anime or pop culture.

Comic SD Partnerships___
COMICKAZE (local comic book store) will be giving Comic SD member 5% OFF comics & books when you mention that you are a member of Comic SD. They have a store in Clairemont & Liberty Station. https://comickaze.com/

More details about our club below___

OUR MISSION: "Comic SD™ is a passion project focused on creating awareness in San Diego’s comic/pop culture community through various means. A dedicated center utilizing and uniting the local comic/pop culture community, talents & businesses under one banner."

We do what we can to help unite and improve the growth of San Diego's local comic/pop culture community.

The focus is to spotlight "LOCAL" fan groups, talents and businesses in the San Diego area. Our city is filled with so much talent and businesses that don't get enough exposure. We hope to discover who they are and learn more about their past, current and future projects. Then, do our best to share it with San Diego's comic/pop culture community, with the hope they would do the same.

This is OUR city, OUR San Diego, OUR comic/pop culture community, and OUR peoples.

Let's support them anyway we can, just being a fan can mean more than we realize. I love San Diego's comic/pop culture community, we are never short on interesting people and things!

We look forward to meeting more people that believe in this cause and want to join this wacky adventure.

~ Alan Tamashiro
“Unity thru Individuality”

* If you believe in this cause and have suggestions or know of any fan groups, talents or business in the San Diego's area relating to the comic/pop culture that may benefit from this cause...feel free to contact me.

Upcoming events (5+)

Indie Creatives SD Comics Session

Lestat's Coffee Hillcrest

*** Moved to 6:30 to give me more time to get in from work :) *** COMICS SESSION: The twice-monthly ICSD Comics Session is meant to both encourage folks to come out and draw some panels for fun, in a social coffee shop setting, as well as provide a consistent time and space for ongoing work on our individual comic-based projects, all while getting motivation, inspiration, tips, and tricks from other local indie comic artists. The sessions will have 3 portions: Intro Warmup, Work Mode, and Wrap-Up. 1) Intro Warmup: (I may bring some cheap paper and pens/pencils for people to use, but bring whatever works best for you.) For the first 15-20 minutes, let's find each other, get settled with some coffee, and do introductions. We can go around and all share who we are and what we are working on, our comic / art experience, what we want from the group, etc. Cool. Now, who is Ready To Draw??? Next, let's do a fun warm up exercise to help loosen up, as well as to get to know each other more! Let's call it... COMIC CHAOS. OK, it isn't that serious. Let's come up with a few random prompts (newbies get first pick), like "fire" "monkey" and "heartbreak" and try to incorporate them into a short comic strip, AS A GROUP. How, you ask? We will all take turns drawing one panel, for about 2-3 min each, then TRADE PLACES! ...Actually, we'll just pass the comic to the left, and attempt to continue the narratives in a new panel. Rinse & Repeat, Until... Depending on the group size, we'll either do a full round and stop when the strips reach their originator - OR - we will keep it short and sweet and do quick 3 panel strips (just 2 swaps). This will help us all warm up a bit and get a taste of everyone's art style, sense of humor, technique, etc. all in a fun, social, and no pressure setting. We can then pass around and read through the strips, maybe do a vote on the ones we like best, and later on I will post them up to the Meetup page & Indie Creatives SD social media pages. 2) Work Mode: After the ice breaker / warm up activity, we can all situate ourselves for the main portion of the session, which will focus on working on our individual comic projects (for the vast remainder of the session). My own personal challenge is to use this time to finish at least one full comic strip per session, and then post it somewhere online. Of course, any and all work we all can get done on our various comic projects is great, BUT, if all goes to plan, we will all have regular comic strips going soon! (For those who don't have comic projects to work on and would rather just keep doing Comic Chaos or draw with others, feel free to do that.) 3) The End??? (Wrap-Up) At the end of each session (about 15-20 minutes out), let's do a regroup and see what everyone was able to get done, as well as share anything else we would like to about our progress or struggles during that session. Hopefully several of us will have things to post to whatever platform we use to share our work, and I am hoping to also link to everyone's work on the Indie Creatives San Diego Social Media accounts. I really want to encourage all of us to get our stuff out there and show that we are getting shit DONE :) Finally, let's pat ourselves on the back for getting out of our comfort zones, working on stuff, and sharing it with the world, all while making a few new friends along the way... UNTIL NEXT TIME?! <(To Be Continued...)

Indie Creatives SD Comics Session

Lestat's Coffee Hillcrest

*** Moved to 6:30 to give me more time to get in from work :) *** COMICS SESSION: The twice-monthly ICSD Comics Session is meant to both encourage folks to come out and draw some panels for fun, in a social coffee shop setting, as well as provide a consistent time and space for ongoing work on our individual comic-based projects, all while getting motivation, inspiration, tips, and tricks from other local indie comic artists. The sessions will have 3 portions: Intro Warmup, Work Mode, and Wrap-Up. 1) Intro Warmup: (I may bring some cheap paper and pens/pencils for people to use, but bring whatever works best for you.) For the first 15-20 minutes, let's find each other, get settled with some coffee, and do introductions. We can go around and all share who we are and what we are working on, our comic / art experience, what we want from the group, etc. Cool. Now, who is Ready To Draw??? Next, let's do a fun warm up exercise to help loosen up, as well as to get to know each other more! Let's call it... COMIC CHAOS. OK, it isn't that serious. Let's come up with a few random prompts (newbies get first pick), like "fire" "monkey" and "heartbreak" and try to incorporate them into a short comic strip, AS A GROUP. How, you ask? We will all take turns drawing one panel, for about 2-3 min each, then TRADE PLACES! ...Actually, we'll just pass the comic to the left, and attempt to continue the narratives in a new panel. Rinse & Repeat, Until... Depending on the group size, we'll either do a full round and stop when the strips reach their originator - OR - we will keep it short and sweet and do quick 3 panel strips (just 2 swaps). This will help us all warm up a bit and get a taste of everyone's art style, sense of humor, technique, etc. all in a fun, social, and no pressure setting. We can then pass around and read through the strips, maybe do a vote on the ones we like best, and later on I will post them up to the Meetup page & Indie Creatives SD social media pages. 2) Work Mode: After the ice breaker / warm up activity, we can all situate ourselves for the main portion of the session, which will focus on working on our individual comic projects (for the vast remainder of the session). My own personal challenge is to use this time to finish at least one full comic strip per session, and then post it somewhere online. Of course, any and all work we all can get done on our various comic projects is great, BUT, if all goes to plan, we will all have regular comic strips going soon! (For those who don't have comic projects to work on and would rather just keep doing Comic Chaos or draw with others, feel free to do that.) 3) The End??? (Wrap-Up) At the end of each session (about 15-20 minutes out), let's do a regroup and see what everyone was able to get done, as well as share anything else we would like to about our progress or struggles during that session. Hopefully several of us will have things to post to whatever platform we use to share our work, and I am hoping to also link to everyone's work on the Indie Creatives San Diego Social Media accounts. I really want to encourage all of us to get our stuff out there and show that we are getting shit DONE :) Finally, let's pat ourselves on the back for getting out of our comfort zones, working on stuff, and sharing it with the world, all while making a few new friends along the way... UNTIL NEXT TIME?! <(To Be Continued...)

Indie Creatives SD Comics Session

Lestat's Coffee Hillcrest

*** Moved to 6:30 to give me more time to get in from work :) *** COMICS SESSION: The twice-monthly ICSD Comics Session is meant to both encourage folks to come out and draw some panels for fun, in a social coffee shop setting, as well as provide a consistent time and space for ongoing work on our individual comic-based projects, all while getting motivation, inspiration, tips, and tricks from other local indie comic artists. The sessions will have 3 portions: Intro Warmup, Work Mode, and Wrap-Up. 1) Intro Warmup: (I may bring some cheap paper and pens/pencils for people to use, but bring whatever works best for you.) For the first 15-20 minutes, let's find each other, get settled with some coffee, and do introductions. We can go around and all share who we are and what we are working on, our comic / art experience, what we want from the group, etc. Cool. Now, who is Ready To Draw??? Next, let's do a fun warm up exercise to help loosen up, as well as to get to know each other more! Let's call it... COMIC CHAOS. OK, it isn't that serious. Let's come up with a few random prompts (newbies get first pick), like "fire" "monkey" and "heartbreak" and try to incorporate them into a short comic strip, AS A GROUP. How, you ask? We will all take turns drawing one panel, for about 2-3 min each, then TRADE PLACES! ...Actually, we'll just pass the comic to the left, and attempt to continue the narratives in a new panel. Rinse & Repeat, Until... Depending on the group size, we'll either do a full round and stop when the strips reach their originator - OR - we will keep it short and sweet and do quick 3 panel strips (just 2 swaps). This will help us all warm up a bit and get a taste of everyone's art style, sense of humor, technique, etc. all in a fun, social, and no pressure setting. We can then pass around and read through the strips, maybe do a vote on the ones we like best, and later on I will post them up to the Meetup page & Indie Creatives SD social media pages. 2) Work Mode: After the ice breaker / warm up activity, we can all situate ourselves for the main portion of the session, which will focus on working on our individual comic projects (for the vast remainder of the session). My own personal challenge is to use this time to finish at least one full comic strip per session, and then post it somewhere online. Of course, any and all work we all can get done on our various comic projects is great, BUT, if all goes to plan, we will all have regular comic strips going soon! (For those who don't have comic projects to work on and would rather just keep doing Comic Chaos or draw with others, feel free to do that.) 3) The End??? (Wrap-Up) At the end of each session (about 15-20 minutes out), let's do a regroup and see what everyone was able to get done, as well as share anything else we would like to about our progress or struggles during that session. Hopefully several of us will have things to post to whatever platform we use to share our work, and I am hoping to also link to everyone's work on the Indie Creatives San Diego Social Media accounts. I really want to encourage all of us to get our stuff out there and show that we are getting shit DONE :) Finally, let's pat ourselves on the back for getting out of our comfort zones, working on stuff, and sharing it with the world, all while making a few new friends along the way... UNTIL NEXT TIME?! <(To Be Continued...)

HORRORGASM - Saturday October 26th, 2019

Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center

Hey guys I wanted to share this event with you. A lot of great local artist are doing this show and I thought you guys might be interested in being part of it. It's a great way for meeting other artists and getting exposure for your work. ~ Ryan Vuletich~ PLEASE SHARE AND SUPPORT THIS AMAZING EVENT. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/horrorgasm#/ Ba a part of Horrorgasm! Would you like to participate in Horrorgasm as an artist or vendor? Please fill out the application form on this page. Spaces are limited so be sure to get your submission in before they run out!! LINKS? Participation Inquiry for Artist and Vendors: http://horrorgasmsd.com/exhibitor-application-form/ Website: http://horrorgasmsd.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/queen-bees-art-cultural-center/horrorgasm-2019/2443761585688704/ WHAT? Horrorgasm began as 4 artists and avid horror fans who joined forces to produce 4 horror themed art shows on one night. The response was overwhelming and we were chuffed to find so many folks out there who were as into this stuff as we were. We decided for 2019 we wanted to make the event even bigger! This year we will be holding the event on Saturday, October 26 at Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center in North Park. we will be having the event at one location so we each have more time to focus on making the event as good as possible instead of running from place to place. We will have the Horror art galleries as before but we also hope to have a horror themed art market, spooky performers, storytellers, costume contests and our own take on the escape room! WHEN? Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT PRICE? Ticket prices are to be determined.

Past events (68)

Indie Creatives SD Comics Session

Lestat's Coffee Hillcrest

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