Prime Vice Studios has been sponsored by the Pollination Project to provide comic creation workshops in the Metro-Atlanta area for the next 9 months. These are free workshops provided with supplies and workbook taught by Loso Perez and Ananya Vahal. The mission is to teach comic book creation workshops at organizations, art centers, schools, etc. to develop talent and diverse voices through the sequential art medium.
So far we have booked several time dates at the following locations and more will be featured soon. If you would like to host one of our exclusive workshops or would like be a sponsor please contact us at Carlos@primevice.com. We’d be happy to setup one of our community building workshops with your organization.
To read more about this movement checkout the link below with our feature on The Pollination Project website:
2018 Workshop Dates
Wrens Nest June 25 & July 23 Noon-4pm
Sewell Mill Library July 21 1-6pm
West Cobb Library July14 11:30-1:30
This video features the Prime Vice Studios hosted panel at Momo Con 2018 Diverse Voices in Comics.
There is a need for diverse voices in the comics industry. We have brought together creators to discuss their drive to create stories from their unique perspectives.
This panel was hosted by artist & creative director of Prime Vice Studios Carlos “Loso” Perez, MFA @prime_vice featuring panelists:
Ananya Vahal, MFA creator of Lung Girl Comics & President of the Sid Foundation
Dan Flores, creator of Art Life Comics & president of Art is King
Brittani Alexia, MFA, Atlanta based Manga artist
Robert Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief of http://BlackSci-Fi.com & Writer For Terminus Media
Tony Cade, Owner of Challenges Comic & Games Shop & Editor-in-Chief of Terminus Comics
Kelsi Jackson, Atlanta based illustrator and webcomic creator of “Slice of Life"
Learn more about these panelists by following them on social media and checking out their websites.
Along with other significant change makers in the comics industry Loso Pérez had the honor to be a part of the Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics: The Documentary which is based on the Eisner nominated book of the same name. It will be coming out Fall 2018
For Black History Month I started an art challenge called #BAMruary. I invited the world to participate in celebrating Black History Month through sharing their talents. The challenge was to create one piece of art for each day of the month while honoring something about Black Awareness.
I focused on portraits which included historical figures, influential individuals and fictional characters of the African Diaspora- primarily of the Afro-Latinx descent. I can proudly say that I upheld and completed the challenge with flying colors along with other talented folks who brought their own flair.
Please enjoy this gallery of the pieces completed. Biographies were all written by Ananya Vahal. All pieces were created using the Comic Draw App.
BAMRUARY ART GALLERY
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In November of 2016 the Prime Vice Team had the transformative opportunity to work with The Sid Foundation Organization in New Delhi, India. We conducted a two week project at the Surjit Wasu Memorial School. We taught elementary students about the impact of pollution, lung health, and helped them come up with their own super hero characters through our signature cartooning workshop conducted by Ananya and myself.
The Sid Foundation for providing such a wonderful opportunity that benefitted so many people. For more info on this impactful organization checkout www.thesidfoundation.org.
Ananya Vahal for your tireless effort to be a catalyst for change. Follow her on social media @ananyavahal
and of course a very special gratitude goes out to the teachers and students of Surjit Washu Memorial School. Your warmth and energy has made a lasting impression. We sincerely hope that we did the same.
This past weekend the Prime Vice team conducted a live workshop to teach people in our community how to create comics. The class was capped at 15 people however we had an overflow. We were able to accommodate 21 people. We were happy to have such a great and eager turnout which ranged from teenagers to grown adults. The workshop was open to the public so we also broadcasted the workshop live on Facebook so that people from all around the world could tune in.
The workshop was a success. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to work with wonderful people, build community and spread the joy of creating comics. We look forward to doing more of this type of work in the future.
Special thanks to:
The Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center for hosting us at their brand new accommodating facilities.
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Ananya Vahal for sharing her writing expertise
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Art is King for the excellent camera work and encouragement!
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Plasq.com for providing the Comic Draw app software we used in this demonstration.
In 2016 we started the #PVSKETCH drawing challenge. The intention was to collect drawings from artists and post them on social media to create an online gallery and community with the hashtag pvsketch. It's a collaborative promotion where the artist gets to draw what they want, include their social media handle and personal hashtag on the sketch sheet that features our social media and hashtag as well.
We started this campaign at Prime Vice Studios' first convention appearance which was Heroes Con 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. We collected over 40 drawings featuring eager kids' drawings and the amazing talent found in the Artist Alley. We appreciate all the submissions and hope to continue growing this community over time.
Please glance through the gallery and find new favorite artists!
PS. For more info on Heroes Con checkout www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/
The campaign is ongoing so please feel free to join the #pvsketch community!
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