WHAT TO EXPECT
On Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, at the University of Regina Campus at 2201 College Ave., starting at 9:00 a.m., the community is invited to celebrate comic art with a bilingual festival and conference. There is no registration fee and all activities are open to the general public. Children under the direction of Michele Sereda will perform a fashion show for comic characters. The MacKenzie Art Gallery will be helping with a costume contest (winners get up to $100!) and providing workshops for kids and adults. More workshops held by professionals will teach the craft and business of being a comic book artist to anyone with the desire to learn. The winners of the comic creation contests will be announced. There are four categories with prizes up to $200. There will be an exhibition with works from local and international artists as well as all the entries for the comic creation contest. Commercial and public exhibitors will be present. And a cash barbecue, operated by the University of Regina Students' Union, will be open to the public.
Renowned European graphic novelists Vink, from Belgium, and François Ayroles, from France will give an international appeal to the event, thanks to the Institut français and the Consulate of France in Toronto. The Gabriel Dumont Institute will present their recent graphic novel: "Stories of Our People". Academics from all across Canada as well as from the US will present papers on various topics of comics, graphic novels and manga, which are accepted as legitimate forms of literature and visual culture.
Leading up to the May 2nd event, five films based upon the comic books (the X-Men trilogy, Akira, Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques) will be shown at the Regina Public Library on Wednesdays, which are free to the general public. Also, Queen City Comics Quiz, with great prizes, can be entered online at www.reginalibrary.ca/teenzone/.
QUEEN CITY COMICS - Astonishing Conference and Festival! is sponsored by:
- Saskatchewan Arts Board
- MacKenzie Art Gallery
- Regina Public Library
- Consulat de France à Toronto
- UR Students' Union
- Institut français
- University of Regina (Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Humanities Research Institute, Centre for Continuing Education, Archer Library, Department of Visual Arts, Département de français, Bacc. en Éducation, Department of English, University Bookstore)
The program for the Queen City Comics Conference and Festival is now available on-line.
Download the program!
FIFTH PARALLEL GALLERY
As part of the Queen City Comics Conference and Festival on May 2, 2009, you are invited to a special exhibition at the Fifth Parallel Gallery. The Gallery is located in the Riddell Centre on the University of Regina main campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, March 31 to April 10. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.
Comics uniquely combine both narrative text and visual aesthetics, and this exhibition reflects this by bringing together work by students, faculty members, and alumni from both the Faculties of Arts and Fine Arts.
COSTUME CONTEST - WIN UP TO $100!
ASTONISHING OPPORTUNITY FOR COSTUME MAKERS! On the day of the Queen City Comics (Astonishing Conference & Festival!) to be held on May 2nd, 2009, you are invited to created a costume and participate in a contest.
Download the rules and start creating!
AUTHOR VINK TO COME TO THE FESTIVAL!
Artist Vink from Belgium, author of Le Moine Fou [The Crazy Monk] and Les Voyages de He Pao [The Journey of He Pao] confirmed coming to Regina for the Queen City Comics - Astonishing Conference and Festival. Vink, a master of colors, uses watercolors to create captivating and exotic stories.
See his artistic blog at http://vinkcineblog.blogspot.com/
COMICS CREATION CONTEST - WIN UP TO $200!
ASTONISHING OPPORTUNITY FOR GRAPHIC NOVEL ARTISTS! As part of the Queen City Comics (Astonishing Conference & Festival!) to be held on May 2nd, 2009, creators of all ages and all styles are invited to submit a creation before March 30th, 2009.
All you have to do is create a story that takes place in Regina.
Download the rules and start creating!
5TH PARALLEL GALLERY - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
As part of the Queen City Comics conference in May 2009, there will be an exhibition of comic art at the 5th Parallel Gallery in April --- And we need your work!
Interested? Please submit images, CV, and artist statement to Gail Chin by February 15, 2009.
Phone: (306) 585-5515
Fax: (306) 585-5526
Phone: (306) 569-8461
Dr. Sylvain Rheault --- Faculty of Arts, Chair
Dr. Gail Chin --- Faculty of Fine Arts, Co-chair
Dr. Susan Johnston --- Faculty of Arts
Dr. Kevin Bond --- Faculty of Arts
Ms. Donna Bowman --- Archer Library
Ms. Loanne Myrah --- Centre for Continuing Education
Mr. Scott Wilson --- Faculty of Arts
Ms. Janet Moleski --- Faculty of Arts
Mr. Dakota McFadzean --- Adviser, graphic novel artist
Mr. Allan Dobson --- Adviser, graphic novel artist
Ms. Carey Shaw --- MacKenzie Art Gallery
Ms. Jessica Crammer --- Regina Public Library
Mr. Warren James --- Regina Public Library
QCC - Conference and Festival program (.pdf)
QCC - Conference and Festival poster (.jpg)
QCC - Comics Creation Contest rules (.pdf)
QCC - Comics Creation Contest poster (.jpg)
QCC - Costume Contest rules & form(.pdf)
QCC - 5th Parallel Gallery Call for Submission poster (.jpg)
QCC - Conference Call for Papers (.pdf)
QCC - Sponsors (.jpg)
QCC - Logo (.jpg)