This year Dragon Con 2020 events were hosted virtually. I had the honor of doing a panel Latinx in Fandom to represent. We had a discussion to talk about the world of nerdom, comics, movies and fantasy from our perspective. I was joined by fellow New Yorker Alex Fernandez, an incredible independent film maker.
Check out this lively discussion where we go in on all about all types of fun stuff.
This year PVS participated and played an integral role in the Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center’s inaugural Mini Con. An event to celebrate comic culture in the Cobb County community. In attendance there was over 1200 people for the event that took place on July 21, 2018 from 1-6 pm.
The event garnered attention from the local press East Cobb news and featured a plethora of festivities including workshops, panels, musical performances, cosplay contest, gaming and of course food.
We hosted a diversity in comics panel similar to the one we did at Momo Con except we had some different guests. Regardless industry insights and experience was shared.
Jorge Santiago Jr.
Robert K Jeffrey
Diversity in Comics Panel
We also gave one of our signature Fresh Voices Comic Creation Workshops. With support from The Pollination Project this workshop was free to the community. Advanced Picture Studios was kind enough to help us put together this highlight real from the workshop.
Character Design Workshop
And what would a convention be without our ongoing #pvskech challenge? Some eager youngsters and talented vendors blessed us with these drawing sheets.
Special thanks to Fred Andrews IV @artofwarstudios & Belle Dragon of @catdragoncomics!
This was the first time we helped organize such a big event. We hope to do more of this type of work. It really grows the community and brings a diverse fun bunch of people.
I was happy to see my colleagues come out, attendees from our workshops, and of course family and friends. It was fun, creative and vigorous atmosphere that was all ages and family friendly. I look forward to doing more and bringing even more people together around the world.
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.
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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One of Prime Vice's ongoing campaigns is the #pvsketch challenge. We hand an artist one of our sketch sheets and they draw whatever they want on it. There is a space to put in your social media handle and your own hashtag. We then post the drawings on social media and tag them. It is a way to promote both the artist and ourselves while creating an online community of artists. At our visit to Columbus, Ohio for Sol-Con 2017 and Columbus Cartoon Crossroads (CXC 2017), we collected over 80 drawings ranging from elementary school kids to living legends of the comic industry.
Discover some talent and find new favorites below!
We were invited to participate at this year’s Sol-Con and the sister convention Columbus Cartoon Crossroads. We had the honor to showcase our work, teach a youth art workshop and be part of several panels.
Sol-Con is the Black and Brown Comix Expo founded by professors Dr. Frederick Aldama and John Jennings. This convention has been established to celebrate diversity in comics and give a platform for marginalized voices to surface.
Columbus Cartoon Crossroads (CxC), an integrated partner in this weekend's events is an annual festival that provides an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond. They also focus on helping the next generation of young cartooning talent develop thriving careers that invigorate the industry for years to come.
We participated on several panels:
Scholars & Artists Unite- a discussion with creators who are also involved with academics.
Creators of Color and Industry- a discussion where creators shared their industry insights and professional experiences.
Gender & Sexuality and People of Color in Comics- a discussion about issues about gender, sexuality in relation to people of color in comics
This year also happened to be the 40th anniversary of the Billy Ireland Museum which houses the world's largestWe were invited to participate at this year’s Sol-Con and the sister convention Columbus Cartoon Crossroads. We had the honor to showcase our work, teach a youth art workshop and be part of several panels.
Sol-Con: Scholars & Artists Unite Panel
Sol-Con: Creators of Color & Industry
Sol-Con: Gender & Sexuality & People of Color in Comics
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