1. We are proud to announce the dates for the second Linework NW illustration & comics festival: April 18 & 19, 2015. We are delighted to be returning to the Norse Hall for our second year.

    That’s right, Linework NW is expanding its schedule to two big days! The LWNW Team has big and perhaps surprising plans in store for this year’s event. Stay tuned to lineworknw.tumblr.com for many more announcements in the coming weeks and months, including special guests, application deadlines, and more!

    —The Linework NW Team

    (Zack Soto, François Vigneault, Shanna Matuszak, and Sam Marx)


  2. The Comics Reporter is collecting links to writing, photos, video, et al from Linework NW… Send him an email with yours!


  3. Anonymous said: Linework is such a cool idea but its just not feasible for me, as I live in the southeast United States, do you know of any shows or festivals similar to Linework that happen closer to home?

    Hi there! I don’t know exactly where in the southeast you are, but a good show that is coming up is FLUKE in Athens, GA: http://flukeisawesome.blogspot.com/?m=1

  4. lineworknw:

    Don’t miss our delightful array of panels and interviews during the festival, presented in the Greig Lounge, the Norse Hall’s full-service, on-site bar!


    Under Pressure 3:30pm

    A discussion of the ins-and-outs of small press publishing. Featuring Rina Ayuyang (Yam Books),  Walker Mettling (Providence Comics Consortium), and Josh Burggraf (Future Shock). Moderated by Alex Deuben.

    Release Party 4:30pm

    Some of today’s best cartoonists reveal their exciting new projects scheduled for 2014… and Beyond! With Farel Dalrymple, Julia Gfrörer, Sam Alden, Tom Neely, and Benjamin Marra. Moderated by Sam Marx.

    Super Real 5:30pm 

    Explore the surreal worlds of Special Guests Jim Woodring and Michael DeForge. In conversation with Pam Cameron Snyder.

    Line/Work 6:30pm

    What is the life of a working artist like, anyways? Come listen in as top artists share their insights into making a living as an illustrator, working with art directors, and otherwise navigating the space between work and art. Featuring BT Livermore, Meg Hunt, Bwana Spoons, Kinoko, Jonathan Hill, and The Little Friends of Printmaking. Moderated by Jason Sturgill.

     Thinking Outside of the Grid 7:30pm

    A discussion with artists whose work extends work far beyond the traditional comics page. Featuring Matthew Thurber, Edie Fake, Most Ancient, and Daria Tessler. Moderated by Sean Christensen.

    Check out our great panels today! Full schedule below!

  5. There is a Big Feminist Signing for the Big Feminist Butt at Linework NW tomorrow… Co-Editrix Shannon O’Leary, Ed Luce, Andrice Arp, and Kristina Collantes… 3:00pm at Alternative Comics.

  6. Linework NW Opening Party at Reading Frenzy.


  7. Opening Party Update

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jim Woodring will not be attending tonight’s Linework NW Opening Party at Reading Frenzy… Mr. Woodring will be at the show tomorrow, and our other Special Guest Michael DeForge will be at tonight’s party! Looking forward to seeing you there!


  8. Creator Q + A: Jennifer Parks

    Linework NW is at its heart a gathering of remarkable creators, editors, illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers who represent some of the best work that is being produced in these mediums today.

    Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of interviews conducted by the awesome folks over at Gridlords. Today’s spotlight is on illustrator Jennifer Parks, a member of the collective Pony Club Gallery.

    Which Spice Girl are you?

    Gothic Spice. She seems kinda DARK.

    What kind of process do you adhere to when you make work?

    Think, sketch, erase, ink. OR Think, sketch, erase, charcoal, erase, charcoal, erase, more charcoal, then spray fix.

    How do you feel about backgrounds?

    Me and Backgrounds don’t get along too well. Every once in a while we’ll agree on something, but otherwise we tend to avoid each other.

    What famous artist or historical figure do you often psychically interact with?

    I psychically interact with a lot of people, but so far nobody famous.

    Tell me about the tough comics crew from your town.

    Oh man, my comics crew could beat up your comics crew any old day! They are the TOUGHEST.

    Is illustration your career?

    It’s more than my career, it’s my love and my life. Without it I would wither away into nothingness.

    What do you think about fortune telling?

    I’m more interested in my past lives and how many times I have died and how. Fortune telling is cool and all but to quote a friend, “You are the Wizard of Your Destiny!” and I truly believe that.

    What is the project in your head that you’d like to make?

    I have always wanted to make a HUGE forest installation with large and small characters and creatures lurking about. Either in a real forest, or a made-up one. I’m not picky.

    What are you most excited to do at Linework NW?

    Get drunk.

    Gridlords Interview by Suzette Smith

  9. interlineargloss:

    I’ll be at the Gridlords table at Linework NW this Saturday with — if all goes well — my newly risograph-printed minicomic Occupation.

    Gridlords is bringing an amazing slate of creators to the show!

    (via sparkplugbooks)


  10. http://www.scoutbooks.com/linework-nw/

    We are going to be giving away special Scout Books with Jim Woodring’s art to all of our exhibitors, volunteers, and the first 100 people through the door on Saturday! Many thanks to Scout Books for sponsoring us!