The guys over a UKRE8 did a series of Art Battles at a local NYC bar. They were a lot of fun, so we did a project with them where we had the winner do a cover for us for the Mark!
• 2nd & 3rd Place, won monetary prizes.
• 1st Place, won a weekend pass to NY Comic Con as well as the commission to draw the cover art for the book.
Congrats to Kenly Dillard who battled hard and came up on top! And also to all the hard work the other artists put into their work. You ALL made this event possible.
Here are some videos and pics of the event
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Look for each artists’ work on their various sites:
2010 was a big year for us. On top of our normal convention scene Wilson was part of a museum show entitled Fwacata, featuring showing that comic book art is at it's core still art and can be apreciated both in and out of the context of a book.
From the Fwacata website
Featured as the visual art exhibition component of the Dominican Village @ the Abrazo Interno Gallery of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk St, RM 312 New York, NY 10002, Fwacata! Look at My Hands (June 25th – July 19th 2010) addresses Caribbean history through sequential art.
La Bande Dessinée (BD), los paquitos, manga (in its contemporary sense) or comic books were first published in the United States around the 1930s. By the 60’s it had become clear that they were not really all that “comic”, and that their artists were really graphic novelists creating what Will Eisner later called sequential art or, in the prescient assessment of the French, “the ninth art.”
Fwacata! is both a visual arts exhibition and a comic book The show plumbs the tension between the gallery and the comic book striving for synergies between the wall and the page, aware of the comic book medium’s Pop genealogy in the gallery and of its coming of age as literature.
This visual haiku by contemporary Latino comic book creators focuses on hands, those hands that played the drumbeat of Caribbean history, rowing from one island to the next and beyond. Based on an original poem by Christian Montalvo, this historical rumination has been co-curated by the author, a self-published graphic artist and co-founder of Alpha Godz Entertainment along with his brother Antonio Montalvo. Co-curator Miguel Trelles is a visual artist in residence at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center.
Fwacata! Look at My Hands is a collaborative effort between Alpha Godz Entertainment (A.G.E. Studios), and a number of Local Latino based Comic Studios, including Section 8 Comics (Wilson Ramos), Cabezón Studios (Jun Nuñez, Chévez Sánchez), MAS Media Studios (Aníbal Arroyo) as well as Maribel Mejía and David Quilles. The collective understands that as Latino Comic creators, they follow in the footsteps of such contemporary trail blazers as the Hernández Brothers, George Pérez, Javier Saltares and the late Carlos Meglia, to name just a few.
Pictures from the events.
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We were in Small Press at the New York Comic con this year. As always we had a blast and our convention photographer was able to take a ton of pics. We Put a few of them here and even more on the Section 8 Comics Facebook Page.
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