From the The Projects:
3 days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects. Introducing experimental artists from comics, animation, and other narrative arts. This festival is a free event, oriented toward creative process, idiosyncratic expression, and inspiration, leaving behind the flat model of comics as commerce.
Since we are committed to making The Projects free, we are depending on donations to cover the cash-dependent costs. We are a scrappy bunch and much of the festival will depend on the free and priceless ingenuity of organizers, guests, volunteers and participants in order to make this thing come alive. However, we are also dreaming of a festival that will reach beyond our immediate and local community and bring together amazing people from across the country and world.
We need donations in order to buy 3 international plane tickets (for Le Dernier Cri and Igor Hofbauer), 3 domestic plane tickets (for Matthew Thurber, Jonny Negron, Sammy Harkham, and hopefully to pitch in on others’ travel expenses), and for some of the materials that we can’t get through other means.
Please, visit our Kickstater page and help us make this incredible project happen.
Le Dernier Cri (France), Matthew Thurber, Austin English/Domino Books, Sammy Harkham, Jonny Negron, Igor Hofbauer (Croatia), Panayotis Terzis (Greece/NYC), Kevin Hooyman, PictureBox, Profanity Hill, Sparkplug Comic Books, Komikaze (Croatia), Turbo Comix (France/Serbia), Plink Flojd, MSHR, Oregon Painting Society, Experimental Half Hour … and more! Contact us if you want to collaborate!