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Hello from CURLS STUDIO ( @carolynbelefski  and @astrayj ) from the Small Press Expo in Bethesda MD! Thought I’d take a moment to give you a before and after peek at all the action here at #spx Come say hi to us at H10 #curlsstudio #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #adventuretime #thelegettes #teamculdesac #comicbools #smallpressexpo #creatorowned #saturday #comics #crowds #dc #va #md www.curls-studio.com #spx2014

Hello from CURLS STUDIO ( @carolynbelefski and @astrayj ) from the Small Press Expo in Bethesda MD! Thought I’d take a moment to give you a before and after peek at all the action here at #spx Come say hi to us at H10 #curlsstudio #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #adventuretime #thelegettes #teamculdesac #comicbools #smallpressexpo #creatorowned #saturday #comics #crowds #dc #va #md www.curls-studio.com #spx2014

Writing the next new CURLS STUDIO comic book series that will have the initials #ffc All the books here are my inspiration for the new direction. Interesting… #curlsstudio #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #writer #comicbooks #comics #friday #spx #nycc

Writing the next new CURLS STUDIO comic book series that will have the initials #ffc All the books here are my inspiration for the new direction. Interesting… #curlsstudio #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #writer #comicbooks #comics #friday #spx #nycc

CURLS STUDIO IS COMING TO SPX THIS WEEKEND!

That’s right, the Curls Studio multimedia creator team of Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo are returning to the biggest, independent, self publishing, creator owned, comic book convention in the country, the SMALL PRESS EXPO! This historic show is where the who’s who of the independent comic books creator world come together every year, and this year they are celebrating their 20th anniversary, and Curls Studio is super excited to be there armed with new work. And maybe a teaser of a teaser of a new book project that hasn’t been officially been announced yet. We always gotta have some sort of surprise. Check out a panel from the newest Black Magic Tales story from Magic Bullet #9 illustrated by Carolyn Belefski and written by Joe Carabeo, as well as the cover to Animal Chronicals #2. Both of which will be at SPX





Now for some info reposted from the CURLS STUDIO site

Visit Curls Studio at Table H10
Saturday, September 13 — 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 14 — Noon - 6:00 PM

Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Admission (collected at the door the day of the show):

Saturday $15, Sunday $10, or $20 for both days

I hope to see you as we celebrate the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books and the discovery of new creative talent at SPX. Please click the map above to locate us at Table H10 with Jim Coon.

ALSO, check out a write up on CURLS STUDIO on the recent edition of PANEL PATTER

http://www.panelpatter.com/2014/09/spx-spotlight-2014-curls-studio-debuts.html

Find out more about the SMALL PRESS EXPO at
http://www.spxpo.com/

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT SPX

It was fun Baltimore Comic Con, CURLS STUDIO ( @carolynbelefski  and @astrayj ) will see ya next year! #bcc2014 #baltimorecomiccon #baltimore #curlsstudio #joecarabeo #carolynbelefski #writer #illustrator #curlsstudio #comics #wiretap #comicbooks www.curls-studio.com

It was fun Baltimore Comic Con, CURLS STUDIO ( @carolynbelefski and @astrayj ) will see ya next year! #bcc2014 #baltimorecomiccon #baltimore #curlsstudio #joecarabeo #carolynbelefski #writer #illustrator #curlsstudio #comics #wiretap #comicbooks www.curls-studio.com

Me and Paul Pope! He is possibly one of my biggest influences for all the mediums of art I work in. The Jim Morrison of comics.  @pulphope @astrayj #paulpope #joecarabeo #baltimorecomiccon #baltimore #bcc2014 #bcc #comics #comicbooks #illustrator #writer #director #photographer

Me and Paul Pope! He is possibly one of my biggest influences for all the mediums of art I work in. The Jim Morrison of comics. @pulphope @astrayj #paulpope #joecarabeo #baltimorecomiccon #baltimore #bcc2014 #bcc #comics #comicbooks #illustrator #writer #director #photographer

CURLS STUDIO WILL BE AT BALTIMORE COMIC CON 2014 THIS WEEKEND (SEPT 5-7th)Repost from CURLS STUDIOBaltimore Comic-Con 2014 Visit Curls Studio at Table A136 in Artist Alley
Friday, September 5 — 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 6 — 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday, September 7 — 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  The Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Stop by to see Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con. We will be located in Artist Alley at Table A136. Click on the map image above (with Curls) to see a large map of where to find us. Buy your tickets in advance here. I will be doing sketch commissions and we’ll have some new prints and other surprises up our sleeves!FRIDAY ONLY - KAREN MICHELE will be appearing at the CURLS STUDIO table as their special guest. Do not miss your chance to meet her during a rare day time appearance.

CURLS STUDIO WILL BE AT BALTIMORE COMIC CON 2014 THIS WEEKEND (SEPT 5-7th)

Repost from CURLS STUDIO

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Visit Curls Studio at Table A136 in Artist Alley

Friday, September 5 — 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 6 — 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday, September 7 — 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Stop by to see Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con. We will be located in Artist Alley at Table A136. Click on the map image above (with Curls) to see a large map of where to find us. Buy your tickets in advance here. I will be doing sketch commissions and we’ll have some new prints and other surprises up our sleeves!

FRIDAY ONLY - KAREN MICHELE will be appearing at the CURLS STUDIO table as their special guest. Do not miss your chance to meet her during a rare day time appearance.




What a great way to welcome you to #Virginia than with the @carolynbelefski produced and edited Washington DC comic book anthology, MAGIC BULLET. Magic Bullet #9 can now be found in Bristol va at the Virginia welcome center in its own bin. If you’re on a trip and pass by Bristol grab yourself a copy and take a picture with the LOVE Va sign. #LOVEVA #va #magicbullet #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #comics #comicbooks #dc #md #dmv #creatorowned #bristol #curlsstudio www.curls-studio.com www.joecarabeo.com

What a great way to welcome you to #Virginia than with the @carolynbelefski produced and edited Washington DC comic book anthology, MAGIC BULLET. Magic Bullet #9 can now be found in Bristol va at the Virginia welcome center in its own bin. If you’re on a trip and pass by Bristol grab yourself a copy and take a picture with the LOVE Va sign. #LOVEVA #va #magicbullet #carolynbelefski #joecarabeo #comics #comicbooks #dc #md #dmv #creatorowned #bristol #curlsstudio www.curls-studio.com www.joecarabeo.com

A stack of the @carolynbelefski produced and edited Magic Bullet #9 next to the original Lego’s used for the “Fell in love with a girl” music video at Third Man Records. Super cool. Grab an issue while you can, check out Carolyn and I’s Black Magic Tales story on the last page too. #thirdmanrecords #joecarabeo #carolynbelefski #comicbooks #anthology #magicbullet #creatorowned #nashville #tmr #jackwhite #dc #md #va #nova #legos #comics www.joecarabeo.com www.curls-studio.com

A stack of the @carolynbelefski produced and edited Magic Bullet #9 next to the original Lego’s used for the “Fell in love with a girl” music video at Third Man Records. Super cool. Grab an issue while you can, check out Carolyn and I’s Black Magic Tales story on the last page too. #thirdmanrecords #joecarabeo #carolynbelefski #comicbooks #anthology #magicbullet #creatorowned #nashville #tmr #jackwhite #dc #md #va #nova #legos #comics www.joecarabeo.com www.curls-studio.com

MAGIC BULLET # 9 COVER AND RELEASE DATE REVEALED!
And now a word from the Producer and Editor and Chief of the previous 4 issues of Washington DC’s own comic book anthology newspaper - Magic Bullet, CAROLYN BELEFSKI
(reposted from the Magic Bullet Blog)Howdy! I am delighted to present to you Nick Galifianakis's cover for Magic Bullet #9. Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper anthology. This issue is Western themed and has been sent to print with a run of 5,000. It will be premiering hot-off-the-press exclusively this Sunday, July 20, 2014 at SuperNoVa Comicon from 10 AM to 3PM in the Leesburg Firehouse (215 Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA  20175). After this premiere day, we will begin to distribute the newspaper around town at local restaurants, theaters, books stores, tattoo parlors, saloons, and other hip joints. Here are the contributors who made the cut for print publication in Magic Bullet #9: Kevin Rechin, Steve Conley, Autumn Haynes, John Kinhart, Paul Zdepski, Bizhan Khodabandeh, S.G. Artley, Michael Cowgill, Santiago Casares, Ian Sampson, Anthony Sims, Christopher Holden, T.R. Logan, Jared Cullum, Joe Sutliff, JTW, John Shine, Mike Brace, Jason E. Axtell, Laura Lee Gulledge, Andrew Cohen, William Brown, Matt Dembicki, Art Hondros, Adam McGovern, Paolo Leandri, Mouna Touré, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Matt Rawson, Cassie Graus, Joshua Daniel, Mark Lindblom, Terry Flippo, Eric Gordon, R.M. Rhodes, Evan Keeling, Frank Krow, Rafer Roberts, Dennis Johnson, Ken R. Amato, Dre Grigoropol, Brad Knight, Chris Elliott, John N. Dorsey IV, Jonathon Poliszuk, Jeremy Wetzel, Greg Boyd, Ben Claassen III, John Watkins-Chow, Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski Thank you to all who submitted and we urge you to submit your comics to be considered in future editions. Magic Bullet contributors will be distributing the newspaper for free at many of their convention appearances in 2014. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the distribution of the newspaper so it reaches far and wide. The newspaper will be available at Baltimore Comic-Con (September 5-7), Small Press Expo (September 13-14), and at New York Comic Con (October 9-12) at Small Press Booth #1162. Stay ‘tooned for more information about where to find Magic Bullet #9… the hunt begins this Sunday. Your Pal,Carolyn Belefski (curls-studio.com)Editor
I’m excited! I think this is the best Magic Bullet yet! And I’m not just saying that cause I have a Black Magic Tales story titled “The Old Gang” and is illustrated by the amazing cartoonist Carolyn Belefski and is the very first ever full colored Black Magic Tales story. It’s also the closing story to Magic Bullet #9. No, I’m not just saying that. I’m also saying its the biggest Magic Bullet to date. Carolyn Belefski put together another amazing issue.- Joe Carabeo

MAGIC BULLET # 9 COVER AND RELEASE DATE REVEALED!

And now a word from the Producer and Editor and Chief of the previous 4 issues of Washington DC’s own comic book anthology newspaper - Magic Bullet, CAROLYN BELEFSKI

(reposted from the Magic Bullet Blog)
Howdy! I am delighted to present to you Nick Galifianakis's cover for Magic Bullet #9. Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper anthology.

This issue is Western themed and has been sent to print with a run of 5,000. It will be premiering hot-off-the-press exclusively this Sunday, July 20, 2014 at SuperNoVa Comicon from 10 AM to 3PM in the Leesburg Firehouse (215 Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA  20175). After this premiere day, we will begin to distribute the newspaper around town at local restaurants, theaters, books stores, tattoo parlors, saloons, and other hip joints.


Here are the contributors who made the cut for print publication in Magic Bullet #9:


Kevin Rechin
, Steve Conley, Autumn Haynes, John Kinhart, Paul Zdepski, Bizhan Khodabandeh, S.G. Artley, Michael Cowgill, Santiago Casares, Ian Sampson, Anthony Sims, Christopher Holden, T.R. Logan, Jared Cullum, Joe Sutliff, JTW, John Shine, Mike Brace, Jason E. Axtell, Laura Lee Gulledge, Andrew Cohen, William Brown, Matt Dembicki, Art Hondros, Adam McGovern, Paolo Leandri, Mouna Touré, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Matt Rawson, Cassie Graus, Joshua Daniel, Mark Lindblom, Terry Flippo, Eric Gordon, R.M. Rhodes, Evan Keeling, Frank Krow, Rafer Roberts, Dennis Johnson, Ken R. Amato, Dre Grigoropol, Brad Knight, Chris Elliott, John N. Dorsey IV, Jonathon Poliszuk, Jeremy Wetzel, Greg Boyd, Ben Claassen III, John Watkins-Chow, Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski

Thank you to all who submitted and we urge you to submit your comics to be considered in future editions. Magic Bullet contributors will be distributing the newspaper for free at many of their convention appearances in 2014. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the distribution of the newspaper so it reaches far and wide. The newspaper will be available at Baltimore Comic-Con (September 5-7), Small Press Expo (September 13-14), and at New York Comic Con (October 9-12) at Small Press Booth #1162.


Stay ‘tooned for more information about where to find Magic Bullet #9… the hunt begins this Sunday.


Your Pal,

Carolyn Belefski (curls-studio.com)
Editor


I’m excited! I think this is the best Magic Bullet yet! And I’m not just saying that cause I have a Black Magic Tales story titled “The Old Gang” and is illustrated by the amazing cartoonist Carolyn Belefski and is the very first ever full colored Black Magic Tales story. It’s also the closing story to Magic Bullet #9. No, I’m not just saying that. I’m also saying its the biggest Magic Bullet to date. Carolyn Belefski put together another amazing issue.
- Joe Carabeo

CAROLYN BELEFSKI ADVENTURE TIME COVEROfficial ADVENTURE TIME cover illustrated by CAROLYN BELEFSKI @carolynbelefski Made a secret stop and now we have a few copies of this awesome cover by an awesome artist exclusively for an awesome comic book for an awesome show. Get yours now!  www.curls-studio.com

CAROLYN BELEFSKI ADVENTURE TIME COVER

Official ADVENTURE TIME cover illustrated by CAROLYN BELEFSKI @carolynbelefski Made a secret stop and now we have a few copies of this awesome cover by an awesome artist exclusively for an awesome comic book for an awesome show. Get yours now! 
www.curls-studio.com

BLACK MAGIC TALES ” A NEW HOME”Written by Joe CarabeoIllustrated by Carolyn BelefskiEver read our comics before??Reposted from Carolyn Belefski’s blogHere is the full one page Black Magic Tales comic Curls Studio did for Magic Bullet #8. Magic Bullet is Washington, DC’s comics newspaper anthology. I feel like it’s safe to release the page once the newspaper has been out for at least three months (in the case of this, it’s been available in print form since February). We’ve been in every issue so far. On top of that, I’ve been editor starting with issue #6, so there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes action that goes on with preparing a publication. Maybe in the future I’ll do a post about what it’s like to produce and work with over 50 people and manage the editorial team to create each issue, but for now enjoy the story! 
If you are interested in submitting your one page story to the next Magic Bullet, here’s all the information: http://magicbulletcomics.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
The deadline for advertising and comic submissions is July 1. The theme for Magic Bullet #9 is Western. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

BLACK MAGIC TALES ” A NEW HOME”
Written by Joe Carabeo
Illustrated by Carolyn Belefski

Ever read our comics before??

Reposted from Carolyn Belefski’s blog

Here is the full one page Black Magic Tales comic Curls Studio did for Magic Bullet #8. Magic Bullet is Washington, DC’s comics newspaper anthology. I feel like it’s safe to release the page once the newspaper has been out for at least three months (in the case of this, it’s been available in print form since February). We’ve been in every issue so far. On top of that, I’ve been editor starting with issue #6, so there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes action that goes on with preparing a publication. Maybe in the future I’ll do a post about what it’s like to produce and work with over 50 people and manage the editorial team to create each issue, but for now enjoy the story! 

If you are interested in submitting your one page story to the next Magic Bullet, here’s all the information: http://magicbulletcomics.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

The deadline for advertising and comic submissions is July 1. The theme for Magic Bullet #9 is Western. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

CURLS STUDIO (CAROLYN BELEFSKI and JOE CARABEO) WILL BE PART OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY THIS SATURDAY MAY 3RDReposted from the CURLS STUDIO BLOGNext Saturday, May 3, 2014 is Free Comic Book Day. In preparation for the "Cartoonists Draw Blood" blood drive we are putting on with the American Red Cross later in the month (May 31), several of the contributing artists will be making appearances at local comic stores to promote and encourage people to sign up to donate blood.Visit these fine creators on May 3 for FCBD:Joe Carabeo and Carolyn Belefski at Big Planet Comics  426 Maple Avenue E., Vienna, VANOON to 2PMTeresa Roberts Logan at Big Planet Comics  1520 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 1PM to 3PMJoe Sutliff  at Big Planet Comics  4849 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 1PM to 3PMTroy-Jeffrey Allen and Matt Rawson at Fantom Comics  50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC Here is the Facebook RSVP, if you are planning to stop by the Vienna, VA location of Big Planet Comics to see Curls Studio: https://www.facebook.com/events/275630839277333/?ref=5and also https://www.facebook.com/events/1593734880851175/HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

CURLS STUDIO (CAROLYN BELEFSKI and JOE CARABEO) WILL BE PART OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY THIS SATURDAY MAY 3RD

Reposted from the CURLS STUDIO BLOG


Next Saturday, May 3, 2014 is Free Comic Book Day. In preparation for the "Cartoonists Draw Blood" blood drive we are putting on with the American Red Cross later in the month (May 31), several of the contributing artists will be making appearances at local comic stores to promote and encourage people to sign up to donate blood.

Visit these fine creators on May 3 for FCBD:

Joe Carabeo and Carolyn Belefski at Big Planet Comics 
426 Maple Avenue E., Vienna, VA
NOON to 2PM

Teresa Roberts Logan at Big Planet Comics 
1520 U Street, NW, Washington, DC
1PM to 3PM

Joe Sutliff  at Big Planet Comics 
4849 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD
1PM to 3PM

Troy-Jeffrey Allen and Matt Rawson at Fantom Comics 
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

Here is the Facebook RSVP, if you are planning to stop by the Vienna, VA location of Big Planet Comics to see Curls Studio: https://www.facebook.com/events/275630839277333/?ref=5

and also https://www.facebook.com/events/1593734880851175/

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

What an AWESOME “The Other Side of the Table” panel at AWESOME CON! check out Carolyn, Matt, Arsia and Steve giving a great panel. @awesomecons #awesomecon #awesomecondc #comics #dc

What an AWESOME “The Other Side of the Table” panel at AWESOME CON! check out Carolyn, Matt, Arsia and Steve giving a great panel. @awesomecons #awesomecon #awesomecondc #comics #dc

Pre Proing the Awesome Con with Ben, the documentary that Im producing here at the Washington Dc convention center, here’s the spot from The Nest for the media/celebrity interview area we’ll be setting up. @bsarvhpp @jbvtran @awesomecons #awesomecon #documentary #astrayproductions #astray #filmmaking #films #dc #washingtondc #comics #comiccon #celebrities  www.astrayproductions.com and www.joecarabeo.com

Pre Proing the Awesome Con with Ben, the documentary that Im producing here at the Washington Dc convention center, here’s the spot from The Nest for the media/celebrity interview area we’ll be setting up. @bsarvhpp @jbvtran @awesomecons #awesomecon #documentary #astrayproductions #astray #filmmaking #films #dc #washingtondc #comics #comiccon #celebrities www.astrayproductions.com and www.joecarabeo.com

COMING TO AWESOME CON 2014! - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE: LESSONS FROM CREATORS (WASHINGTON DC EDITION)

Check out the film of the previous THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE panels, Produced by Astray Productions and Joe Carabeo and filmed at New York Comic Con by Brian Sarvis in 2011.This edition The Other Side of the Table: Lessons from Creators, features the great comic book creators, Carolyn Belefski ( http://curls-studio.com/ ) Raina Telgemeier ( http://goraina.com/) Reilly Brown ( http://reillybrown.tumblr.com/ ) and David Gallaher ( http://davidgallaher.tumblr.com/ ) as they talk about the life of being a comic book creator.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
Creating your product is only half the work it takes to succeed in the comics industry. What about the other half that we don’t see as clearly after the product is released to the world? This important panel will explore what it is like to be on the other side of the table, as a creator. We will discuss what it takes to exhibit at conventions, promote yourself, gain a loyal audience, and hopfully survive the life as comic book creator in today’s wild west industry - from the POV of professionals already behind the table. Moderated by filmmaker/ comic writer Joe Carabeo.

Stay tuned for details on the date and room number for THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE: LESSONS FROM CREATORS  (Washington DC edition) at Awesome Con DC
awesomecondc.com

Awesome Con
April 18 - 20, 2014

Walter E. Washington
Convention Center
Washington, DC

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