Comic Creators Group

Page last update: June 3, 2013

Mission

This group started in 2005 as a result of the efforts of Jason Wolfgang Hicks, or Wolf. His hand drawn posters advertised meeting at a local (Lexington, Kentucky) comic store once a month. His goal then and the groups now: to have a venue where creators, writers, artists, colorists, letterers, editors and publishers could come together to share learning, ideas and inspiration.

Being able to give and get constructive feedback is essential for membership. A common interest and passion for the comics form binds us together as well as it separates us from the bulk of our common man.

Bringing together the serious student and the experienced professional in both informal and structured learning opportunities is a major part of what the group hopes to accomplish. Ushering in a better understanding of the possibilities of the comics medium to the non-comics reading population is another function the group can serve. Comics are not the negative influence to a young person's education that was the predominant thinking of years past. Instead comics can be a boon to literacy at a time when getting children to read is growing progressively more difficult. In other cultures comics are produced for and read by all age and socioeconomic groups.

Educational Links

General

Writing Comics

Write Now! Magazine (info about the magazine, no online content?)

Drawing Comics

Draw Magazine (an excellent magazine and useful website with lots of content, good message board)
Tips from Glass House Graphics (advice about portfolio preparation, improving your layouts and poses, scanning your artwork, samples for inkers and colorists)'New site - http://glasshousegraphics.com/newsite/?page_id=79

Penciling

Scott McDaniel's website (pretty exhaustive look at his working method, definitely worth studying)

Inking

Coloring

Lettering Comics

Article from Blambot - Hand lettering

Publishing Comics

Members links

Here is where you can see what our members are creating.

Most up to date and complete listing See sidebar "Member Links"- http://lexkyccg.blogspot.com/

Jason Stewart - http://www.poppedculture.net
Justin Fox - http://www.foxartist.com
Michael Derenge - http://pointlesscomic.com

Contact Us

Email

Jonathan Gilpin

Meetings

We meet on the second and last Tuesdays of the month. The times are from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Location is at A+ Comics, 123 Southland Drive, Lexington KY 40503.

Please bring your latest work to show and discuss.

Promotional Posters

Adobe Illustrator Template variant 11"x17"(pdf) (illustrator)
"cartoonist, penciler...11"x17"" (pdf) (illustrator)