Prime Vice Studios will be at the AMFM Summer Festival August 8-9 teaching workshops from 2-3pm at The Bakery ATL’s Hangar. The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine program initiative is sponsoring this event. It is free to the public and all ages are welcome. We will be using our signature Fresh Voices Comic Creation workbooks for this event. All attendees will receive a copy to work in and take home. Come early though seats are limited to 20 attendees only per day.
Check out below for more information on The Atlanta BeltLine, the AMFM Festival & The Bakery ATL Artspace.
AMFM Summer Fest Schedule
Beginning August 8, 2018, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will present the Art.Movement.Film.Music (AMFM) Summer Fest on the Westside Trail in Atlanta. As part of the 2018 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition festivities, AMFM will include exhibitions, pop-ups, musical acts, a speaker series, food trucks, and much more. Co-hosted by The Bakery, The National Black Arts Festival’s NextGen Artist Program, and ARTlanta Gallery, the festival will take place on the Westside Trail near the Allene Avenue trailhead.
the detailed schedule for:
Wednesday, August 8:
Thursday, August 9:
Friday, August 10:
Link to Facebook invite for our workshops:
Link to the Atlanta BeltLine website & schedule:
ASIFA-South: July 2018 Mixer
The Association International Due Film D’ Animation (ASIFA) invited us to be special guests for their month mixer at the JoyStick GameBar. A cozy hip space for drinks, games and good times.
ASIFA was started in France in 1960 as a membership animation organization for artists, and now has over 50 chapters around the world. ASIFA-Atlanta (ASIFA South) started in 1995 and is the only chapter in the South. They offer animation screenings and educational programs year-round.
On July 25, 2018 we did a special presentation talking about who we are and what we do. It was a great chance to create new connections and continue to build our talented community. It was a great turnout and we had a good time.
The attendees of various backgrounds and expertise were curious of the type of work we do and were inspired by the activities that we have participated including working with non-profit organizations, creating original content & characters, starting social media movements, and doing positive work getting involved in community development.
Photo Credit: Rachael Camille
This mixer also provided an excellent #PVSketch Challenge opportunity. Everyone busted out their pens & pencils to scribble down something cool.
Checkout the featured artists and follow them on social media:
Lauren Anderson @laurenimator12 #lucio
Darius Scott Hill @burntmoth19 #burntmoth19
Dhimanth Rao @dhimaximus
Jennifer Cruz www.Jennifer Cruz.net
Stephanie Sutton @stephroou
Gaby 🐸 @yarpdarp #thicc
Carla Ginsberg-Latimer @carlsberg_the_Human #mermaidgoals
Piya Pawha Piya Pawha.net #catface
Thurman @The.good.kidd #The.good.kidd
Geoff Ross @Grossgarrett #hashtagpoundsigncomic
We look forward to continuing to build with like minded people and organizations. ASIFA South is definitely a friend to PVS. Special thanks to Piya Pawha, ASIFA-South’s events coordinator for the invite and JoyStick GameBar for hosting everyone.
Loso Perez, MFA
To contact ASIFA-South:
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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.
PVFV: West Cobb Library
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.
PVFV: Wren’s Nest June & July 2018
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.