Writing for the Comic Book Industry
7 - 8 pm
Madison College Downtown Campus, 211 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI
Release date: Sept. 15, 2014
Event Title: “Writing for the Comic Book Industry”
Date and Time: Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 - 8 pm
Place: Madison College Downtown Campus, Room 240
211 North Carroll Street
Contact: John Galligan, 608-258-2489
Comic book writers/artists discuss
careers at Madison College event
Local comic book writers and illustrators will discuss their own careers in the comic book industry at a Writer’s Life Lecture Series event held at 7 p.m. on September 25 at Madison College’s Downtown campus.
KC Carlson, a blogger for Westfield Comics; Cory Carani, a Raven Software video game artist; and Jeff Butler, a 30-year veteran of the comic book industry; will be panelists for the event “Writing for the Comic Book Industry” to be held in Room 240 of the Downtown campus. Larry Hansen, journalism instructor at Madison College, will moderate the event, which is free to the public.
Carlson has been working in the comic book industry since the age of 14, where he worked at a local magazine distributor, stripping covers off of unsold comic books to return for credit. For most of the 1990s, he worked at DC Comics, editing comic book projects such as Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes, DC Comics Secret Files, and Adventures in the DC Universe. He currently writes about comics history and new product reviews at westfieldcomics.com/blog and comicsworthreading.com.
Carani has worked as an inker in the comic industry for many years. He is primarily known for his long collaboration with penciler Jeff Moy on DC Comics' Legionnaires series in the 1990s. Cory shifted gears in the early 2000s, joining Raven Software, where he continues to create artwork for video games.
Butler, who teaches comic book and video game art at Madison College and Madison Media Institute, broke into the comic book industry in 1983, helping writer Mike Baron create Madison's own superhero: Badger. He later joined the art department of TSR, Inc., drawing fantasy related artwork for Dungeons & Dragons and became the primary artist for TSR's MARVEL Superheroes Role Playing game. Over the years, he has worked on comic book projects such as the Green Hornet, Jason vs. Leatherface, Charles Barkley vs. Godzilla, Hercules, and Xena, to name a few. Butler has also worked for Raven Software as a video game character designer and concept artist.
The Writer’s Life Lecture Series, sponsored by Madison College’s Journalism and Creative Writing Programs and the Madison College School of Continuing Education, presents a monthly program that showcases the careers of local writers and journalists.
John Galligan, 608-258-2489
On Golden Pond
See times below
Bartell Theater, 113 East Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Christopher Younggren
- a Co-Production with Silver Stages
Produced by Dana Pelebon
On Golden Pond focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
Norman Thayer - J. Peter Shaw
Ethel Thayer - Louise Stout
Charlie Martin - Paul Lorentz
Chelsea Thayer - Jenny Maahs
Bill Ray - David Neuser
Billy Ray - Jack Innes
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
Dana Pellebon, 608-575-1074
Richland Center Memory Cafe
9:30 - 11:30 a.m
Woodman Senior Center 1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center
A Memory Café is a social gathering place where individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias, can come together. The café meets monthly to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each monthly café is unique and offers a program or activity that’s fun and chosen by participants’ interests. Family and friends are encouraged to come. If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you.
Contact Beck Debuhr, Outreach Specialist, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, at 608.723.4288.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400 or toll-free 888.308.6251
Monday and Thursday at Noon
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day. So many people think “I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible.” But Yoga is about so much more than bending your body like a pretzel. Ease into the world of yoga with the help of this gentle class that focuses on mindful breathing, stretching, and strengthening. Erin Birk will offer yoga instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, with an integrative approach that weaves in breath work, postures, and meditation. All levels are welcome.
2014 Steadicam Workshop Hosted by Full Compass
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full Compass Systems - Studio 2 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy Madison, WI 53593-8442
Join us for a 2-Day Steadicam Zephyr / Scout / Pilot Workshop! This workshop covers all fundamentals of Steadicam operating, including work on stairs, running shots, composition and low-mode operation. Tiffen will supply all Steadicam systems with accessories as required, along with Steadicam t-shirts and Certificates of Completion for each student. Lunch will be provided.
Classes are limited to 9 students on a first come, first paid basis. A waiting list will be started when the workshop is filled. Register today to secure your spot for this hands-on learning experience!
To register, visit: http://www.fullcompass.com/events/steadicam/