IAF Cover Artist Contest: Final Week

10 02 2009

The Interstitial Arts Foundation (IAF) is searching for cover art for our second literary anthology, Interfictions II. All visual artists are invited to submit images for possible use as the cover art of the  anthology.

From February 2 – 16, artists are invited to post images on our Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/interstitialarts. At the end of that time, the editors of Interfictions II, Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, along with Small Beer Press publisher Gavin Grant and Interfictions I cover artist Connie Toebe, will choose an image for the cover of this exciting original anthology, to be published in November, 2009.

Interstitial art is all about breaking rules, ignoring boundaries, and cross-pollination. Do you have trouble describing your work, or feel that what you do doesn’t quite fit in anywhere else? Have you been told you’re too commercial for fine art, too fine art for craft shows, or too crafty for a fancy gallery? If your art falls between the cracks of other movements and definitions, it could be just right for us. Art that transcends boundaries is what the Interstitial Arts
Foundation is all about. Read more about the IAF, sign up for our e-list, or even become a Friend of the IAF at http://www.interstitialarts.org

What are we looking for? Any visual image that might look good on the cover of a book. It could be a painting, a computer image, collage, sculpture or maybe even a piece of clothing. The first volume’s cover was actually a photo of a 3-dimensional diorama box, so a photo of a sculpture or craft piece is not out of the question. Contributing artists should be sure to consider their art in the context of a book cover. A book cover isn’t simply a pretty picture but part of a complete design. If you’re photographing a 3-dimensional piece (especially something that isn’t rectangular) please remember that the quality of the photo counts as well. A nicely composed photo is as important as the quality of the artwork in the image. The book cover will be 5.5″ wide and 8.5″ tall so a horizontal or square image might not work as well as a vertically oriented one. That being said, we’d love to be surprised. Show us something we’ve never seen before!

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Eurocomics Translation Panel, Friday 2/6 New York Comic Con

3 02 2009

We have seen the barbarians at the gates AND THEY ARE NERD. As a mass mailing subject line informed me this morning: NYCC takes over NY in three days! That’s right… Anyhoo, Friday night 7:15-8:15 in room 1A22 I’ll be sharing a stage with editors Calista Brill (First Second), Carol Burrell (Lerner), CB Cebulski (Marvel), Terry Nantier (NBM), Olivier Jalabert (Soleil), and creators Babara Canepa (Sky Doll) and Christophe Arleston (Lanfeust of Troy). Enough for ya? Basically, we’ll introduce ourselves and then it’ll be time for questions.

Also, my friends GB Tran, Jamie Tanner, and Fred Chao will be threesome-ing a booth in Artist’s Alley. Don’t miss! Here’s a map. Go forth and spend like a patriot.

College buddy and Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak will be speaking on his NBC series Sunday at 11:15 AM in Room 1A08-12 (WTF with these complicated room numbers?)

This concludeth the plugging for this week. There will be no further announcements about the impending comics invasion. You now know all ye need know.