On July 14, 2018 Prime Vice Studios hosted their third Fresh Voices Comic Creation Workshop sponsored by The Pollination Project. Below you will see the video from this event.
With support of the Pollination Project we have been able to launch The Prime Vice Fresh Voices Comic Creation Workshops.
Our first set of workshops took place at The Wren’s Nest. A cultural center that celebrates the timeless legacy of the Brer Rabbit tales and promotes the art of storytelling in all of its contemporary forms.
Below is footage from our workshops which took place on June 25, 2018 & July 23, 2018
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.
This year Prime Vice Studios has received seed money to provide comic workshops in the Greater Atlanta area by The Pollination Project. The Pollination Project is an organization that wants to help us make the world a more peaceful, just and compassionate place for all.
We were featured grantees on their website. A grant announcement was posted to celebrate our work following this link:
The Prime Vice Fresh Voices Comic Creation Workshops Initiative
Prime Vice Studios has developed a a signature comic creating workbook which helps you develop your ideas from conception to creation. We take you through the process of developing a fully fleshed out character to learning how to layout your comic pages from cover to cover. Through our workshops we take our students through a thorough curriculum which helps them bring to life original characters and develop complete intellectual properties. Thanks to the Pollination Project we are able to bring these workshops to people who would not regularly have access to these resources.
Through the PVFV initiative we hope to build community and empower people of all ages express themselves creatively and have the opportunity to build economically viable products.
From the deepest of our hearts we are grateful and honored to be able to use our talents to help others in a fun and powerful way thanks to support from The Pollination Project. We look forward to continuing to create chain reactions of progressive change in the hearts and minds of others.
The Pollination Project sponsored workshops are being held at limited engagements and are open the public. Please follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to find out about upcoming events. We are also available to be commissioned for workshops. Please click the button below if you are interested in booking us. Thank you.
Carlos “Loso: Perez, MFA
About The Pollination Project
The Pollination Project awards $1000 in seed grants every day to individual changemakers and activists who are working to make the world – or their own community – a better, more peaceful, just and more sustainable place. The Pollination Project is a platform for investing directly in committed people who just need a little money to launch their social change vision. For more information or to apply please visit https://thepollinationproject.org/
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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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