RIPExpoLive Comics Reading at Ada Books2D Cloud blaagh

The first RIPExpo event, tomorrow tomorrow—-
3pm - 5pm- Friday, August 1Live Comics Reading featuring:
Alabaster (Mimi and the Wolves, self-published)Sarah Ferrick (Close to You, Sonatina)Blaise Larmee (Comets Comets, 2D Cloud)Leslie Weibeler (Bow vs Bow, Sonatina)Lale Westvind (Other Way, Pegacorn Press)Followed by a talk and brief Q+A session
Ada Books, 717 Westminster St.
Complete list of Evening Events here!


Live Comics Reading at Ada Books
2D Cloud blaagh

The first RIPExpo event, tomorrow tomorrow—-

3pm - 5pm- Friday, August 1
Live Comics Reading featuring:

Alabaster (Mimi and the Wolves, self-published)
Sarah Ferrick (Close to You, Sonatina)
Blaise Larmee (Comets Comets, 2D Cloud)
Leslie Weibeler (Bow vs Bow, Sonatina)
Lale Westvind (Other Way, Pegacorn Press)
Followed by a talk and brief Q+A session

Ada Books, 717 Westminster St.

Complete list of Evening Events here!

Animation Breakdown Roundup! Trailer - August 2nd at the Columbus Theatre, Providence RI

From the words of Peter Glantz:

Hi! I’m proud to be hosting this animation festival Saturday night with an opening program from RIPE participants TBA soon! There are tons of great artists in this with brand new animations not available anywhere else yet. This trailer says it all plus a Q&A with one of the curators and selected artists via Skype after the show. Tix available here — http://animationbreakdown.brownpapertickets.com/

We’re doing this in association with the Expo so RIPExpo vendors get a two for one ticket deal. Buy one in advance or at the door and get a friend in for free!

Saturday 8pm, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway St.

RIPExpo 2014 Programming Schedule

Saturday, August 2

1pm - 1:45pm - Saturday, August 2
Poetry Comics Panel
With Special Guest Lale Westvind, Kimball Anderson, L Nichols, Sarah Ferrick, moderated by Andrew White

2pm - 2:45pm- Saturday, August 2
Art for Girls: The Representation of Experience
With Special Guest Suzy X, Carey Pietsch, Laurel Lynn Leake, moderated by Rebecca Mock

3pm - 3:45pm- Saturday, August 2
Truth AND Fiction: Crafting the Autobiographical Comic
With Special Guest Sophie Yanow, Annie Mok, Jennifer Crute, L Nichols, moderated by Whit Taylor

4pm - 4:45pm- Saturday, August 2
Magickal / Realism: Sci-fi, Magic, Mystery, and Permeable Binaries
With Alabaster, Alex Smith, Inés Estrada, Maggie Eighteen, O Horvath, Rasheedah Phillips, moderated by Annie Mok

Sunday, August 3

1pm - 1:45pm- Sunday, August 3
More Fit Than Print: Webcomics
With KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Sara Goetter, Tony Breed, moderated by Andrew White

2pm - 2:45pm- Sunday, August 3
Transformation of the Underground
With Special Guest Lale Westvind, Jack Hayden, Raighne Hogan, moderated by Special Guest Leah Wishnia

3pm - 3:45pm- Sunday, August 3
Saltwater Weather Video Screening and Q&A
With Krystal DiFronzo and Danielle Chenette

4pm - 4:45pm- Sunday, August 3
Afterschool Special: Innovative Education
Moderated by Dailen Williams, panelists TBA

All Ages!
This children’s event is being held in partnership with RIPExpo: 

1pm - 4pm - Saturday August 2
Children’s Workshop presented by the Providence Comics Consortium
AS220′s main performance space located at 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903. It is less than one block from the Providence Public Library.


All panels will be recorded!


We hope to see you there!!

Lale Westvind is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Lale Westvind lives and works in New York City making comics and animations. Author of Hot Dog Beach and Hyperspeed to Nowhere series. She’s in a new band called Gun Tit with Tom Toye of Illogical Comics. She won an Ignatz Award for Hot Dog Beach in 2012 and Hyperspeed to Nowhere was nominated for one in 2013.

Westvind will be appearing in two panels during RIPExpo, Poetry Comics Panel and Transformation of the Underground, as well as playing at the music show Saturday evening!

Westvind’s newest book, Other Way, from Pegacorn Press, will be debuting at RIPExpo!

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

Jacob Khepler of Mothers News is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Jacob Khepler is the spokesperson for the award-winning monthly newsprint publication Mothers News. He lives in Providence RI.

Mothers News: The Paper of Record.

Mothers News is a monthly newspaper that is fun and interesting, with good writing, for a general but open-minded audience. There’s a comics section featuring exclusive comics from regular contributors CF, Mickey Zacchilli, Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, Katrina Clark, Charlotte deSedouy, and Mike Taylor. Top talent!!! We print 5000 copies of each issue, and distribute them free in the streets in Providence and at select spots across the country. It’s supported by small advertisers and readers.

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!


soooo stoked to be debuting this dream scheme/ sticker vending machine at RIPExpo next week! generously lent to me by Jacob, this bright red baby will be stuffed full of new, full-color vinyl stickers by power sibs MEG and IVY POWERS, MIMI CHRZANOWSKI, INES ESTRADA, MICKEY Z, PEPPER AMES and a bunch of other friends B^) here’s a preev of five outta nine designs- i was trying to keep them under wraps but i got too excited…. after RIPE it’ll be taking up residence in a PVD local business, with rotating seasonal designs- more on that later….

O Horvath is debuting a STICKER MACHINE with original new designs by RIPExpo artists!!! We are so stoked for this project!

Leah Wishnia is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Leah Wishnia is an artist and cartoonist currently living and working in NYC. She is the editor and publisher of the comic & art anthology HAPPINESS, and does a variety of freelance illustrative work on the side. Having graduated RISD in 2010, she is excited to visit Providence again!

Wishnia will be appearing and moderating on a panel during RIPExpo, Transformation of the Underground.

HAPPINESS #4 will be debuting at RIPExpo!

Issue #4 is another jam-packed issue of Happiness. Features 25 short comics by alternative cartoonists from across the country and overseas, plus: interviews with artists, cartoonists, galleries, musicians/bands, and other community organizers, as well as written essays and a spotlight section on contemporary show flyer art. Comes with a full-length music compilation CD!

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

Volunteer Sign-ups!


RIPExpo is volunteer run, and won’t be possible without you! Please consider volunteering with us. Shifts average two hours, and jobs will range from setting up tables, directing visitors, helping exhibitors, etc etc etc!

This sign-up sheet is DIGITAL. Sign up by going to our Google doc HERE!

Compensation??: Volunteers will get a RIPE strawberry bandana to wear during the show (and keep!), as well as the RIPExpo 2014 screenprinted poster by Leif Goldberg! Volunteers will also get Green Room access during the expo, which will have refreshments.

Thank you! Thank you!





Updated information with local drop-off!

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery ExhibitionOne more time - call for the xerox show! Local drop-off address: Ada Books. Thanks so much to those who have already sent work. The show goes up on the evening of Wednesday, July 30th, so anything that makes it to Ada Books by 5PM is possible and mailing submissions still could work (previous PO Box or the Ada Books address below):

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery Exhibition: Comics and zines are mass-produced for and by small, writhing masses. Xerox pressings from the RI Independent Publishing Expo in August will paper The Reading Room in the AS220 Project Space disposable clusterfreaks glory.

Anyone who would like to participate (RIPE exhibitor or not) is invited to contribute one or more pages of xeroxes! This can represent a whole story of a comic, one part, or something else entirely - images and b/w are recommended. Submissions are non-returnable and will stay up throughout August.

You can drop them off at Ada Books, 717 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903 by no later than Wednesday, July 30th at 5 PM, with a note that they’re for RIPE or CC. Ada’s hours are M-T 2-6:30, W-F 10-6:30, S-S 12-5.

Southern New England Tiny Print Encounter: 3-inch-by-3-inch print exchange/swap/show, open to all makers of printed matter!  The swap is one night only: Friday August 1st, from 4-8 pm, in the new AS220 Labs Gallery on Lucie Way off Mathewson St.  Bring your 3”x3” prints (any medium, variable or precisely multiple, open or limited edition), and hang one on the wall, then trade and share the rest with other printmakers from around the region and the country.  AS220’s adjacent Community Printshop (http://www.as220.org/printshop/) will also be open for tours, info, and demonstrations.  Prints will be displayed on the gallery walls through the end of the month.  This is organized by Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects.