Everything Graphic!

Everything Graphic!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thinking of tackling a graphic novel, pictorial essay, or articles that require a photo or a drawing? You name it, we’ll discuss it. Our panel explains how to collaborate with a photographer or an illustrator to get your project realized or how to do it yourself.

The Panelists include:
HELEN K. GARBER is known for her black and white night urban landscape photographs seen in permanent museum, corporate, and private art collections. Her work, “A Night View of Los Angeles,” is a 40-foot-long, 360-degree view of LA on silk. She is preparing a live installation called “LA Noir” that incorporates image projections with text derived from pulp fiction (spoken word), and jazz composed in mid-century Los Angeles.

NAT GERTLER, is publisher of the About Comics line and the co-writer of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel.” A two-time Eisner Award nominee, Gertler has been writing comics for about 20 years, with credits at literally dozens of publishers including DC Comics, Image, and Archie.

BRAD RADER has worked as a layout and storyboard artist on TV series “Rainbow Brite,” “The Littles,” “The Real Ghostbusters,” “Alf,” “Alftails,” “Batman,” “Gargoyles,” and “Stripperella.” He directed “Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys,” “Spawn” (Emmy Award winner in 1999), and “The Roswell Conspiracies.” He illustrated comic books “Batman Adventures” and “Catwoman” for DC Comics among others. His graphic novel, “Fogtown,” will be published by DC/Vertigo Comics in 2009. SAM SATURDAY is the creator, writer and artist of all things from Load World Comics, most notably the comic strips “Load” and “Satan Funnies.” He has also self-published the comic books “Pope & Pig” and “Two Goats Bathing In Milk.” Sam’s most recent book is the Load collection “Why Do You Cry When I’m On Top?” Check out Sam’s work at LoadWorldComics.com.

ROBERT SCHMIDT is a freelance writer on business, gaming, and multicultural subjects. He has authored one book, “The National Jobline Directory,” and publishes “Peace Party,” the multicultural comic book featuring Native Americans. He is presently developing various comic book projects and his website, BlueCornComics.com.

Moderator ERIKA FABIAN is a photography instructor at UCLA. Fabian’s work has been published in 23 books and nearly 200 photo-illustrated articles. Her career includes many years of on-assignment travel and work with her late husband Albert Moldvay, for “National Geographic” magazine, “Westways,” and the “Los Angeles Times.”