Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Hello everybody! Remember when I said I'd show you picks of the office? Well - da da da daaa! Here they are!









This first pic is my desk on the right, Kusters desk next, and then Kanaras sits at the furthest one to the left.









This next pic, behind little ol' me, is the big meeting table (cluttered with stuff for tomorrow's show) and the Great White which is up against the wall. Worked on the Only in Whispers cover today. I'm kinda ready for a change so I'll show you where I'm at and think of something else to do.

Friday, May 29, 2009

update!


Almost time to pull anchor...here's where I left off. More updates to follow...

work, work, work...


Hello everyone! Workin' on the cover for Only In Whispers this morning...off to the Y and the FVAC this afternoon. Sunday I'll be at Cliff's show in Plainville (see last post). There are still spots open in the next Cartoon Anatomy Class starting on June 6th (12:30 pm session) and the follow up to that class, Creating a Cartoon World (10:00 am session) so be sure to check out freelunchstudios.com or call me at 860.305.6621 or email me at mattsminestudio@aol.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Plainville show this weekend!


Hey there, everyone! Cliff's got a show Sunday! (May 31st)
(and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.

99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE

For the first time EVER, Free Lunch Studios will be conducting live demos of some of the classes they offer at their office in Granby CT. Steve Kanaras, creator and writer of Only in Whispers
and Matt Ryan, artist from Only in Whispers and Bigger will be there giving free workshops.

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Monday, May 18, 2009

BIGGER review!

YOU ARE A GENIUS...hilarious comics!

I read "Bigger"(Working Stiff) the whole ride home and I laughed alot...I think "Bigger" is a great comic and I would love to read more if i could find more...there hilarious... I'm a teenage kid so who doesn't like that type of humor... just letting you know keep doin' what your doin'. Its funny stuff... I like the background stuff like "THIS IS NOT BK, ITS MY WAY OR NO WAY" I laughed... btw my name is Chris...peace... and great job on "Bigger"

Thanks a lot Chris, I'm glad you liked it! You can find more Bigger books at freelunchcomics.com

Back from a crazy weekend...














...oh wait...I'm not done yet! I am back from the Maine Comics Art Festival and it was a lot of fun. Great location. Great people. Great venue. Thanks to all the people who ran it...all your hard work really showed.

Saturday, I saw Larry from Larry's comics and he was kind enough to donate 10 + how to draw manga books for Free Lunch Studios classes and students. Another friend of mine, Carlos, was also in the donating mood and contributed a ton of books to our growing graphic novel reference library at the office, thanks a lot guys!

This afternoon I'll be working at the Y and then back to the office for the Free Lunch Comics Weekly Jam Session...whew...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Big Saturday

Gotta finish packing. I'm teaching my last Cartoon Anatomy class at Free Lunch Studios today and then Norm and I are off to the Maine Comics Arts Festival. Maybe we'll see you there!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Here's a fun one...



I did these pics a couple years ago...I like 'em!


Teaching today at FVAC after I clean the studio, pack for the Maine comic show and find time to eat!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The NCS Dinner










These events are always great, and seem to get better each time too...The evening started with reconnecting with old friends like Yuko Salvadori, Brian Walker, Bill Janocha, Elena Steier, Arlen Schumer and Irwin Hasen. I also had the honor of meeting Bob Englehart and the guest of honor, Jerry Robinson for the first time. Jerry entertained us with great stories of his days entertaining the troops and showed us a sampling of his various artworks from his career. He wasn't just known for his creation of the Joker, but his illustrating of Lassie, pages in Playbill and more.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Classes Posted at Free Lunch Studios!

Creating A Cartoon World
Graphic Novel Writing Workshop
Cartoon Anatomy

These classes were just posted today and they all take place in June! Make sure you call/email as soon as you can, because these classes fill up fast! The art classes are limited to 8 students each. All skills and ages are welcome!

Plus:
Free Lunch Comics Weekly Jam Session

Off to work!

Workin at the Free Lunch Studios today. Starting with my clas, Cartoon Anatomy this morning then after a lunchbreak, we will continue work on the "Great White......"

Monday, May 4, 2009

May the 4th be with you!


Happy Star Wars day everybody!







Above are the character designs for a homemade movie adaptation of a Survivor Endor mini comic I did a few years back. I gave away the mini at the opening of Attack of the Clones. Here's the mini comic, enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

WOOO! Free Comics!


Mason's store, Most Excellent Cards & Comics in Enfield CT was great! Mason was kind enough to give me a couple freebies and we were able to sell a decent amount of books. Met a bunch of new people and some old friends too..was also able to promote the classes at the Free Lunch Studios office as well. Since I mentioned the office...


We had the second session of Cartoon Anatomy today and I gotta say, what a good bunch of guys in there...we were crackin' each other up! It was great hear that they all practiced over the last week and it showed by all improving their drawing ability already.

By the way, my Drawing and Painting class at the Farmington Valley Arts Center is starting up this coming Friday (the 8th) so if your interested, give them a call, 860.678.1867 or visit their website at: http://artsfvac.org/