Some words to live by – said by none other than Jimmy Palmiotti:
Celebrate other people’s success.”
While there were many takeaways from the writing workshop where I first heard these words (Sunday, January 6th, 2013), these were the ones that have stayed with me. I cannot remember what they were specifically in reference to – whether they were in response to a question from the packed room, or just off the cuff sage advice – either way, they certainly stuck.
Jimmy walks us through 2 hours of Q&A from the audience as well as valuable information about becoming a comic book writer in today’s industry.
Ah! And apparently something else stuck in my mind. It just so happens that it will be useful here: “If you drop something, pick it up.”
With that in mind, I will not keep you hanging any longer. The following is the completion of Kay Boome’s ride and the sequential art (by Amanda Conner) above:
Now, with that out of the way, I can do a bit more explaining – You know, why I flew all the way from San Antonio, TX to the Stranger Factory in Albuquerque, NM!
The answer is simple, really. Whether it be with Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Kickstarter or otherwise, I have been a huge fan of Jimmy’s work for a while now. This, combined with the knowledge that an art exhibition curated by him was within 750 miles, was enough to get my butt to ABQ.
Oh, and this isn’t your grandmother’s art exhibit.
This is a Graphic Comic Arts Exhibition.
What does that mean?
Well, instead of a room filled with simple still frame art pieces staring back at you, it is a room filled with various original pages of sequential art, comic covers, and graphic comic art masterpieces. And sure, there are some non-comic related still frame art pieces staring back at you – but they get a pass, since they are by the one, the only, Phil Noto (yes, I am biased).
So, take a few minutes, check out the art, and enjoy. For the [offical] images of the art pieces on display and even more [offical] information, please see the following page on the Stranger Factory’s website about this exhibition: THE ART OF NARRATIVE: Graphic Comic Arts Exhibition curated by Jimmy Palmiotti
REMEMBER: This exhibition runs through January 27th, 2013! All items are (were) available for sale (the pieces with red dots have sold). If you see something you like, contact the Stranger Factory for details!