Smudge! Comic Arts Expo
Smudge Comics Arts Expo Focuses on Local Comics Artists and Family Fun
Rosslyn’s Artisphere hosts exhibitors, panels, hands-on workshops, and documentaries on March 14
Washington, DC – Pick up self-published comics from over 50 local creators, listen to the tricks of the trade from established cartoonists, hear from local educators how they use comics in the classroom. Admission is free! The second annual Smudge! Comics Arts Expo on March 14, 2015 (noon to 6 p.m.) will feature these fun activities and more at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. Smudge showcases independent comics and inspire attendees to become storytellers themselves. Browse and buy comics and comics-related art in the Artisphere Ballroom, and then step into the Black Box Theater for a variety of presentations. A special feature this is year is a panel of local teachers who will provide lesson plans and templates to integrate comics into the classroom. After that, try your hand at making comics at one of our hour-long workshops or at our MAKE SOMETHING! area, which will feature button-making and comics-drawing all day. Smudge will have programming for both kids and adults.
Admission is free. Check out all of the Smudge programming at http://www.smudgexpo.com/programming/
This year, Smudge expands into the Dome Theatre, showing comics-related documentaries all day for free, including “Root Hog or Die” which follows the 25-plus year career of independent cartoonist John Porcellino. Also catch the documentary on Reuben Award-winning cartoonist Richard Thompson.
Smudge is the brainchild of local comic booker Matt Dembicki and event manager Tina Henry. Smudge’s venue sponsor is the amazing Artisphere in Arlington, Va.