Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Vanishing Points, two nights of comic-centric events at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Thursday October 10th and Saturday October 12th.
These two evenings will feature informal discussions with artists and industry professionals about the impact comic books (and other art forms) have on our lives and identities, and provide a space for us to hear the voices of people of every race/gender/orientation/identity/nationality as we talk about what it means to find ourselves reflected — or not — in the pop culture that surrounds us. Join us at 7 pm for panels (and complimentary cocktails), and at 9:30, we’ll transition to full-on afterparties with DJs, live musical performances, and a cash bar. Artists will have their work available for sale, conversations will be had, and fun will ensue. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for both nights: Thursday is $20, Saturday is $25 – ticket price includes complimentary cocktails ’til 9pm, and New York Comic-Con badge holders also receive a drink ticket with paid admission.
We’re still confirming more guests, so this post will continue to be updated regularly in the days leading up to the events – check back for the latest info on what we have in store!
UPDATE: 10/2 Tickets are now available for BOTH NIGHTS on the Nuyorican website!
UPDATE: 10/3 Fundraising campaign is now live!
UPDATE: 10/3 New panelists and new performers listed for both nights!
UPDATE: 10/8 New panelists listed for both nights, new premiums added to the fundraising campaign!
7pm- “Comics: Not Only, But ALSO For Kids” with Laura Lee Gulledge, Jamal Igle, Calista Brill, George O’Connor, Janet K. Lee, Tony Cliff, and more TBA.
8:00pm- “Comics & Pop Music” with Joe Keatinge, Jamal Igle, Chris Sims, Andrew Robinson, Charles Soule, Vivek J. Tiwary, and more TBA.
9:30pm- AFTERPARTY with Charles Soule and his band, 16 year old songwriter/activist Samia and friends, Tony Salvatore, and DJ Alex Story.
7pm- “Seeing Ourselves In Comics” with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ann Nocenti, Sanford Greene, and more TBA.
8pm- “Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining” with Jean Grae, Eric Orr, Large Professor, Johnny “Juice” Rosado, James Bomb, Adam “Illus” Wallenta, Ronald Wimberly, Matthew Rosenberg, Sanford Greene, and more TBA.
9:30pm- AFTERPARTY with DJ Johnny ‘Juice’ Rosado (of Public Enemy), Likwuid Stylez (renowned independent performing artist, vocalist, and MC), MC MeccaGodZilla, and special guests.
Refreshments available both nights, courtesy of Southampton Publick House Brewery, Laugunitas Brewery, Prohibition Distillery/Bootlegger 21 Vodka, Tequila Semental, and Tompkins Square Bagels.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing “Vanishing Points”: Two Nights Of Comic-Centric Programming At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Depth Of Field Magazine brings together artists, publishers, and musicians for two nights of panel discussions, signings, and revelry.
On Thursday October 10th and Saturday October 12th, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present ‘Vanishing Points’ at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, at 236 East 3rd Street in Manhattan. This series of panel discussions and musical performances is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the influence and impact of comic books on personal identity, creative media, and the whole of popular culture.
Thursday October 10th, programming will begin at 7pm with “Comics: Not Only, But ALSO For Kids”, an informal discussion of the universal appeal of comics, the breaking down of boundaries between kids and adult comics, and the role of sequential art in both education and entertainment. The evening will then continue with “Comics & Pop Music”, a conversation on the long-standing relationship between music and comics, the two forms’ shared history and common inspirations, and the new wave of music-centric titles that are poised to reach an audience beyond that of traditional comic readers. Complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, and light refreshments will be offered throughout the panel programming, and then at 9pm, a selection of DJs and musical acts will perform. (Cash bar will be available after 9pm.) Admission is set at $20; New York Comic-Con badge holders receive a drink ticket with paid admission.
And on Saturday October 12th, festivities will kick off at 7pm with “Seeing Ourselves In Comics”, a discussion about creating work that appeals to diverse audiences, and how comics reﬂect and affect our lives and society. That session will be followed at 8pm with “Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining”, where an incredible line-up of comic creators and Hip-Hop legends will shed light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have inspired each other, give historical perspective on common elements and influences, and showcase new and upcoming projects. Again, complimentary cocktails will be provided until 9pm, and at 9:30, a stellar assortment of live musicians and DJs will take the stage with sets tailored to reflect the themes of the evening’s programming: inclusion, diversity, and innate funkiness. Admission is $25; New York Comic-Con badge holders will again receive a drink ticket with paid admission.
Confirmed guests for Thursday night include:
-Laura Lee Gulledge (creator of Page by Paige and Will And Whit graphic novels)
-Jamal Igle (creator of Molly Danger, artist of IDW’s KISS series)
-David Gallaher (co-creator and writer of The Only Living Boy, High Moon, and Box 13)
-Calista Brill (editorial director, First Second Books)
-Joe Keatinge (writer of Morbius The Living Vampire, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Glory, and author/co-creator of Hell Yeah)
-George O’Connor (author of the NY Times bestselling Olympians graphic novels)
-Janet K. Lee (artist of Lost Vegas, Return Of The Dapper Men, and Marvel Comics’ Jane Austen adaptations)
-Ted Anderson (writer, IDW’s My Little Pony micro-series)
-Chris Sims (co-creator of Subatomic Party Girls, senior writer for Comics Alliance)
-Tony Cliff (creator of First Second Books’ Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant)
-Andrew Robinson (DC/Dark Horse cover artist, artist of The Fifth Beatle, creator of Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)
-Charles Soule (author/co-creator of Twenty-Seven, Strange Attractors, and Letter 44, author of Superman/Wonder Woman, Thunderbolts, Red Lanterns, Swamp Thing, and Marvel’s upcoming She-Hulk series.
-Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/creator of The Fifth Beatle)
And confirmed guests for Saturday night include:
-Kelly Sue DeConnick (author of Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble, and Dark Horse’s Ghost)
-Ann Nocenti (co-creator of Longshot, author of Catwoman, Katana, Green Arrow, and Daredevil)
-Eric Orr (graffiti and fine artist, graphic designer, creator of “Rappin’ Max Robot”, the first rap comic book)
-Adam “Illus” Wallenta (co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book, acclaimed MC, artist of numerous album covers)
-Johnny “Juice” Rosado (DJ and producer for Public Enemy, Leaders Of The New School, Son Of Bazerk, and other acts)
-Large Professor (legendary MC, producer, and DJ – founding member of Main Source)
-Jean Grae (celebrated MC and producer)
-James Bomb (of Public Enemy, co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book)
-Ronald Wimberly (creator of Prince Of Cats, artist of Vertigo’s Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm, writer of the upcoming DMC comic series)
-Matthew Rosenberg (author of Black Mask Studios’ 12 Reasons To Die)
Thursday night’s entertainment will feature performances from Charles Soule and his band, 16 year old songwriter/activist Samia and friends, Tony Salvatore, DJ Alex Story, and others TBA.
Saturday night’s entertainment will feature performances from DJ Johnny ‘Juice’ Rosado (of Public Enemy), Likwuid Stylez (renowned independent performing artist, vocalist, and MC), MC MeccaGodZilla, and others TBA.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe has, over the last 40 years, established itself as one of the country’s most highly respected arts organizations and has become an acclaimed forum for innovative poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy and theatre.
For the most up-to-date information in days leading up to this event, check www.depthoffieldmagazine.com
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