I’m way, way late in making the proper announcements about this, but the Lubbock Sketch Club is working on a new event called the Lubbock Comic Book Workshop. It’s set for August 9th, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lubbock Garden and Arts Center. It’s not what you could really call a comic book convention, though there will be vendors and creators on hand. Like I said, it’s a comic book workshop with a lot more emphasis on classes and training for comic book professionals and for people who want to become comic book professionals.
Sketch Club head honcho Will Terrell will be giving a couple of classes from 8-9:45 a.m. and from 10-11:45 a.m. — the cost to attend is $25. The vendor and creator show kicks off from noon to 6 p.m., with a cost of $5. Smaller classes by Ginny Pape, Rachael Simmons, Jennifer Adkins, Sarazann Greenwood, and others will be held throughout the afternoon, and you can attend any of them as long as you’ve purchased the $5 ticket to get in.
I feel it’s important enough to repeat this and put it in bold: Will Terrell’s classes are 8-9:45 a.m. and from 10-11:45 a.m. and cost $25. The vendor and creator show is noon to 6 p.m. and costs $5. It’s not a single continuous event. If you pay the $25 for Will’s classes, you’ll need to pay $5 for the vendor show afterwards.
What else is there to tell? There is other entertainment planned. There will be at least one face painter on hand to entertain kids and/or adults who like to get their faces painted. Jennifer Adkins will be playing piano in the rest area; I assume someone will be doing sleazy lounge singer antics, too. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the vendor show. And everything’s going on at the Garden and Arts Center, so you’ll have some pretty scenery going on, too.
Wanna get in on the action as a vendor or creator? You can get a space to display your stuff for $25 for a half table — tables are 8 feet long, so that’s a good amount of space for a single creator. Of course, if you’re a creator with a lot of stuff to show off, or if you’re a vendor, you’ll probably want to spring for at least a full-length table.
Mark your calendars for August 9th right now!