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2nd November 2009

12:29pm: ACT-I-VATE at KING CON



http://www.kingconbrooklyn.com/

Please join ACT-I-VATE this weekend as we celebrate KING CON, Brooklyn's very first comic convention at the Brooklyn Lyceum. We will be making our NYC debut of THE ACT-I-VATE EXPERIENCE, and signing and selling copies of our new print anthology, THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER. Plus, we'll have other books and goodies at our table.

Here are some of the highlights and panels members from ACT-I-VATE are participating in:

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 6TH 2009 - 8PM sharp

THE ACT-I-VATE EXPERIENCE - NYC DEBUT + PRE-PARTY SCREENING
The story of the preeminent webcomix collective. A documentary film directed by
Seth Kushner + Carlos Molina. Featuring interviews with Nick Bertozzi, Kevin Colden, Molly Crabapple, Simon Fraser, Mike Cavallaro, Dan Goldman, Tim Hamilton, Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, and others as they discuss the genesis of ACT-I-VATE, its impact on the art and business of comics, and its future both online and on the printed page.

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 7TH 2009

THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER: SATURDAY 12PM-12:50PM
Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Mike Cavallaro (Loviathan), Leland Purvis (Vulcan & Vishnu), Tim Hamilton (Adventures of the Floating Elephant), Simon Fraser (Lilly MacKenzie), Molly Crabapple (Backstage), Joe Infurnari [ULTRA-Lad!), Tim Hall (Uplift the Postivicals), and moderator, Jeff Newelt (SMITH Magazine comics editor), discuss the genesis of THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER, the premiere webcomix collective's first print anthology, and ACT-I-VATE'S impact on both the art, business, and future of comics.

SPOTLIGHT ON JONATHAN AMES & DEAN HASPIEL: SATURDAY 4PM-4:50PM
Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel elaborate on their multi-media collaborations, which include their graphic novel, "The Alcoholic," Ames' latest essay collection, "The Double Life Is Twice As Good," and the HBO show, "Bored To Death."

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 8TH 2009

ZUDA: SUNDAY 3PM-3:50PM
Join Ron Perazza (ZUDA COMICS), Kwanza Johnson (ZUDA COMICS), Bobby Timony & Peter Timony (Minion Maze, THE NIGHT OWLS), David Gallaher (HIGH MOON, Box 13), Steve Ellis (HIGH MOON, Box 13), Kevin Colden (Fishtown, I RULE THE NIGHT), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, STREET CODE) and others for an inclusive, roundtable discussion about the advantages, challenges, questions, solutions, costs and benefits of making webcomics for fun and profit. Topics include working with a publisher, self-publishing, promoting yourself, best practices, style and moving from web to print (or vice-versa)!

DIGITAL COMICS ROUNDTABLE: SUNDAY 4PM-4:50PM
MODERATOR: Mike Zagari
ZUDA, Ron Perazza & Kwanza Johnson
ACT-I-VATE, Mike Cavallaro
COMIXOLOGY, John Roberts & David Steinberger
SMITH MAGAZINE, Jeff Newelt
& more to come!

For more panel information, including spotlights on GRAPHIC NYC, Harvey Pekar and The Pekar Project, and Bob Fingerman, go to:

http://www.kingconbrooklyn.com/panels/



original blog post: http://www.act-i-vate.com/pressblog?viewcomment=y&blogid=171
1:12pm: Michel Fiffe's ACT-I-VATE SALON review
http://zegas.livejournal.com/50183.html
2:33pm: My art for episode 7 of Jonathan Ames' BORED TO DEATH.
http://www.hbo.com/boredtodeath/img/comics/downloads/episode7-janet-rescue.gif
6:15pm: SPOTLIGHT on Ames & Haspiel at King Con, Nov. 7th
8:17pm: Tim Hall and Jen Ferguson bring you MONSTER MASHUPS


Tim Hall (writer) and Jen Ferguson (artist) began collaborating late in the summer of 2009, when Tim became aware of Jen’s peculiar art and vice-versa: a working friendship was born. Tim Hall had begun “Uplift the Positivicals,” a new “comic without comics” (somewhat like Hazel Motes’ “Church of Christ Without Christ” in Flannery O’Connor’s novel “Wise Blood”) on Act-i-vate.com, a webcomix collective founded by mutual friend and artist Dean Haspiel. Tim asked Jen to illustrate some of his most demented passages, which turned out to be the perfect assignment for the artist, who years earlier had nearly been booted out of an illustration program at Pratt and sworn off anything that involved “assignments.” Tim’s first request of Jen is that she draw a plushie’s fantasy: a Paddington Bear bed with mechanical arms. After this intriguing first request, stranger ones followed.

Monster Mash-ups is an art & writing project depicting the lesser known aspects of some of the most notorious creatures in the Western lexicon of horror.

http://monstermashups.wordpress.com/
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