24-Hour Comics

“Weekend Residence”

April 23rd, 2009 by E.J. Barnes · 2 Comments

Valley Hands is a new gallery in Northampton with an unusual concept:  The artists are there the whole time, actually making art.  Fortunately, this only happens one weekend at a time, and with several different artists in the mix every weekend.

I’ll be there the second weekend in May — 8–10 May, to be exact.  Friday night, we’ll be open 2–8, which overlaps with the monthly Northampton Arts Night Out gallery walk (5–8pm — maps can be picked up downtown, but I don’t think Valley Hands is on that map).  Saturday and Sunday we’ll be open noon–5pm.

I’ll be drawing, or painting, or something along those lines.  I’ll also be displaying my framed original art for sale, as well as be showing my animated film “Leatherwing Bat” on DVD, and selling my full-sized and mini-comics as well.  (I might have some new Ling Master comics by then!)  Hope to see some of you folks there.

Valley Hands is at 342 Pleasant Street in Northampton, across from Hugo’s Bar and the bicycle store.  Parking is a @#!! (the parking lot across the street belongs to the UPS store with some designated spots for Hugo’s and the bike store) so if at all possible, if you’re there during hours that UPS is open for business, walk or take public trasportation from other spots nearby.there’s public parking in downtown Northampton and we’re maybe a 10 minute walk from there.  There’s also a parking lot a little farther south on Pleasant, but I don’t know if it’s public, or restricted to patrons of the businesses clustered around it.  Any pointers on this would be appreciated.

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24 Hour Comics Day & Other News

October 17th, 2007 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

24 Hour Comics Day is coming up this Saturday October 20. If you would like to attempt the venerable challenge of creating 24 pages of comics in 24 hours, then here are the official event hosts (those that have registered at 24hourcomics.com) in our region:
-Artists’ Mediums, 300 Cornerstone Dr. Williston, VT 05495 (802) 879-1236
-Center For Cartoon Studies, 94 S Main St. White River Jct, VT 05001 (802) 295-3319
-Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St. Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 582-6973

Time is running short to sign up for E.J. Barnes’s non-credit workshop in Editorial Cartooning at Greenfield Community College! It runs We. 10/24 - We. 11/14, 6:30–8:30pm. It’s for those who have some cartooning basics and will concentrate on aspects specific to editorial & political cartooning. The cost is $69 and will meet at GCC’s Downtown Center in Greenfield, MA. The class code is CSW-183-2. Registrants under 17 require approval of the Dean of the Community Education Program. Registration info is here.

Vermont cartoonist Edward Koren, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker for 45 years, will be presented the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts at a public ceremony to be held Oct. 26 at the Statehouse. Congratulations to him! You can read the full article at the Burlington Free Press.

We finally have a devoted Trees & Hills email address: treesandhills at gmail dot com. Also, I’ve managed to get our online calendar to display in a more sensible fashion, so email us if you’d like to be able to post events on it (also email us if you’d like to be able to post items to this blog).

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CCS hosts 24-Hour Comics this weekend!

October 17th, 2007 by Daniel Barlow · No Comments

Center for Cartoon Studies student Bryan Stone wrote in today to let us know that the school WILL BE hosting a 24-Hour Comic event this Saturday, Oct. 20 in White River Junction, Vt.

Start time is noon Saturday and the whole thing will finish by noon Sunday. I’m sitting this one out (still too tired from SPX), but I’m sure several other Trees & Hills regulars will be over there.

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Local 24-Hour Comic events next month

September 23rd, 2007 by Daniel Barlow · No Comments

There is still no word yet if the Center for Cartoon Studies will be hosting another event, but if they don’t here are a few that will.

Comicopia in Boston
That’s Entertainment in Worcester
Modern Myths in Northampton

New Hampshire:
Double Midnight Comics in Manchester

Artists’ Mediums in Williston

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