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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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.
Follow them on social media @sewellmill
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.
Live Stream from Character Design Workshop at MODA
Prime Vice collaborated with The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and The Sid Foundation for a special event on October 08, 2017.
Every month the Museum of Design Atlanta hosts Family Free Day, an event open to the public.
Together with the Sid Foundation (A non-profit organization which seeks to bring awareness and raise funds for lung transplant awareness) we provided a comic character design workshop and Laughter Yoga Session.
To learn more about the The Sid Foundation checkout:
and for MODA go to:
If you’d like to partner with Prime Vice Studios for an event please reach out through email:
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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