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Comics Slam (free)

  • Everyday Gay Holiday 2088 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

John Porcellino, KC Councillor, and several more comics artists share their recent work in quick bursts. Info

  Poster excerpt courtesy of WUD Art Committee.

Poster excerpt courtesy of WUD Art Committee.

The last weekend of April is a great one for scrappy, against-the-grain print-media culture in Madison. In addition to Saturday's Print & Resist expo on Saturday morning and afternoon at the Central Library, the WUD Art committee is in the midst of a "Comics Symposium." That includes an art exhibit at Union South showcasing the work of independent comics trailblazer John Porcellino (best known for his long-running King-Cat series), and this "Comics Slam" event at one-of-a-kind Atwood Avenue studio Everyday Gay Holiday. It will involve 11 comics artists sharing their work in four- to six-minute bursts, with the aid of projected visuals, with "headlining" presentations from Porcellino (whose new book From Lone Mountain recently came out) and KC Councillor, who is an organizer of Print & Resist and is also about to release a new book, Between You And Me: Transitional Comics. The event will also feature work from Denise Makja, Izzy Fradin, Jason Kartez, Sydney Weiser, Xavier, Katie Armentrout, Emily Ugoretz, Hiwot Adilow, and Lillie Levin. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: April 28
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Later Event: April 28
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