Tag Archive: Winston-Salem

Jul
31
2010

Local “Comic Book Reading Room”

Notice anything unusual about the image on the cover of our local monthly rag?  I sure didn’t.  I gave it a cursory flip-through and then left it on the coffee table.  My two year old daughter, though, is apparently far more observant than I; she looked at it and then presented it back to me …

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Jul
10
2010

Ssalefish Illustration – Finished (Pretty Much)

Here’s a completed illustration I did for my local comics shop, Ssalefish Comics & Toys.  I did a rough version of this image on the endpapers of a copy of Amelia Earhart – This Broad Ocean that I gave the owner, Bret, a while back.  He liked the illustration and wanted a more polished version–and …

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Jul
04
2010

Happy Independence Day!

I’ve been sticking pretty tightly to all comics-related posts of late, but given that it’s the 4th of July, I’ll let that slide:  Happy Independence Day, all! We spent the morning of this fourth of July at our neighborhood “parade,” which might be more accurately described as, “flag- and crepe paper-encrusted kids, dogs and bikes …

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Dec
01
2009

Have a Very E.C. Christmas!

Here’s an invite I just completed for the annual holiday get-together of our local Winston-Salem comics group, The Camel City Cartoonists’ Guild & Social Club.  I’ve already parodied this particular E.C. cover a few years ago for a Heroes Con panel on E.C./Mad Magazine, but hey, it’s a classic! …and this, of course, is the …

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Oct
08
2009

No, THIS Is The Way To Improve SPX

Every year after SPX,  alt-comix’s venerable gathering in Bethesda, there are usually a few folks who blog about ways to improve the show.  This year’s most circulated post is from Susie Cagle.  I’ve even dabbled in the SPX critique/suggestion game myself.  Usually folks who discuss possible changes to SPX do so drawing on and citing …

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Oct
01
2009

Amelia Exhibit Extended – At Gallery Hop Oct 2nd

Due mainly to this recent article in the Winston-Salem Journal, the exhibit of my original artwork from the forthcoming graphic novel Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean has been extended until the 19th of October.  Mainly that’s so it will be open and on display for the downtown arts district’s gallery hop this coming Friday (October …

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Sep
12
2009

Weekend o’ Book Festival Appearances

I’ll be appearing at two book festivals this weekend.  The first is the Bookmarks Book Festival here in Winston-Salem on Saturday and the second will be at the North Carolina Literary Festival in Chapel Hill on Sunday.  Here’re details: Bookmarks The New Frontier: Graphic Novels, Webcomics and Manga Saturday, 2:00 pm – at the DADA …

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Aug
30
2009

Two Pages of Amelia, Start to Finish

In preparation for hanging the Amelia Earhart – Drawing from History exhibit that opens this Friday (mentioned last post), I’ve put together a poster that’s going to be mounted on foam-core and hung along with the pages from the graphic novel.  The jist of the poster is just to provide a bit of introduction to …

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Aug
26
2009

Amelia Earhart GN Original Art Exhibit

I saw this turn up on Smitty’s Notes, the local Winston-Salem events newsletter/website, so I guess the press release has officially gone out: Amelia Earhart: Drawing from History – by Ben Towle 9/4/2009 – 9/29/2009 7:00 PM, at Artists On Liberty Building – The Main Gallery 521 North Liberty Street, Winston Salem Amelia Earhart: Drawing …

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Dec
11
2008

Comic Strip: The “5” Royales

Here’s a one-pager I did for fall’s issue of Signal to Noise magazine.  I posted some bits and pieces of this a while back when it was in-process, but now that the new issue on the stands here’s the entire strip. The stirp is an introduction to the ’50s soul/R&B band, The “5” Royales, who …

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