Happenings: Vancouver – Word on the Street

Concluding our look at the comics related happenings at the four Word on the Street cities is WOTS Vancouver:

Word on the Street Vancouver

Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 11am-5pm

Library Square


The Word Under The Street– Local alternative comic book artists and ‘zines. Including exhibitors, events, readings, and presentations. Inside the Library, Alice McKay Room downstairs

11:15 :: Nardwuar – Nardwuar’s Video Vault
Join punk rock journalist Nardwuar the Human Serviette as he screens video interviews he has done over the years with Pierre Berton, Gene Simmons, Jean Chretien, Pamela Des Barres, Anthony Robbins, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Michael Moore, followed by a give-away of books and magazines to trivia winners! Nardwuar is the lead singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators and loves cheese!

12:00 :: Cartooning Art Class with Robin Thompson
Stop getting in trouble from doodling in school and check out this introductory art class. Improve your hand at drawing, create awesome characters and learn how to design your own comic strip! Class limited to a maximum of 20 participants so sign up early. Ages 11 to 16. Materials supplied. Robin Thompson is an instructor, comic book artist, self-publisher and freelancing artist who has worked on indy titles such as Knuckles Malone, Lil’Natas, Outnumbered and Captain Space Man. Pre-registration recommended.

1:00 :: Mandy Moore & Leanne Prain – Join the Yarn Bombing Revolution!
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti is the definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-colour DIY book features 20 kick-ass patterns that range from hanging shoes and knitted picture frames to balaclavas and gauntlets, teaching readers how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture. Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain will provide tips from the international knit graffiti community, demonstrate how to put up a tag and offer revealing information on how to create your own yarn graffiti crew. Moore is the technical editrix of popular online knitting magazine Knitty.com, and of various other knitting and crochet books and publications. Prain is a professional graphic designer and co-founded a stitch and bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub.

2:00 :: Comics and the Classroom
Educators Leonard Wong (Templeton Secondary School), Guy Demers (Tupper Secondary School) and Alejandra Lopez (Illustrated Journey Youth Project) share ideas on how to use comics as a cross- curricular learning tool and a resource for promoting reading and literacy.

3:15 :: Nardwuar – Nardwuar’s Video Vault
See description from 11:15 screening

Comics Related Exhibitors
Cloudscape Comics Collective
Colin Upton
Comix & Stories
Fresh Brewed Illustration
Jonathan Dalton
Later Comics
New Reliable Press
real gone girl studios
Robin Thompson
Sarah Leavitt Comics
Scholastic Book Fair
Steve Rolston
Vancouver Comicon (Leonard Wong)

2 thoughts on “Happenings: Vancouver – Word on the Street

  1. Note: while there will be a “Steve Rolston” table at the Vancouver WOTS, I will personally be at the Toronto WOTS. Yep, I’ve skipped town to have an affair with another WOTS. I’ll be signing at the Shusters table and perhaps somewhere by the Beguiling tent as well. We’ll see.

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