Attention cartoonists, zinesters, and self-publishers of all kinds!
The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo, RIPExpo 2015, will take place March 28 - 29!
Exhibitor applications open OCTOBER 22!
RIPExpo 2015 illustrations by Mickey Z

Attention cartoonists, zinesters, and self-publishers of all kinds!

The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo, RIPExpo 2015, will take place March 28 - 29!

Exhibitor applications open OCTOBER 22!

RIPExpo 2015 illustrations by Mickey Z

RIPExpo 2015 — MARCH 28 & 29

Mark your calendars: March 28 & 29 is RIPExpo 2015!

More information coming soon!

RIPExpo 2014 report from Christa, grade 8:
“I thought that the RIPExpo was really interesting and inspiring. There were all these different people with different styles and stories. It gave me a lot of variety to look at. It made me realize that I shouldn’t care what other people think about what I come up with and that it could be mine and be proud of it. All the different people and their art was amazing!”

RIPExpo 2014 report from Christa, grade 8:

“I thought that the RIPExpo was really interesting and inspiring. There were all these different people with different styles and stories. It gave me a lot of variety to look at. It made me realize that I shouldn’t care what other people think about what I come up with and that it could be mine and be proud of it. All the different people and their art was amazing!”

RIPExpo 2014 is over!

Thanks everyone! We will be posting photos and audio soon!

IT BEGINS. TODAY TODAY’s Events!

Friday, August 1

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.

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4pm - 8pm- Friday, August 1
Southern New England Tiny Print Encounter

Local Printmaker Ian Cozzens hosts this print exchange/swap/show, open to all makers of printed matter! 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.

AS220 Labs Gallery, Lucie Way off Mathewson St.

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9pm - close- Friday, August 1
FRIDAY NIGHT PREPARTY with live bands:

KATHERINE (Columbus, OH)
FREE PIZZA (Boston)
and dance party featuring:
DJ HANNA Z! DJ K$RRK! DJ merry def! DJ ROLLS BEYONCE! LYNX PEARL HOVERCRAFT!
All ages, 21+ to drink at the bar. FREE!

Club Aurora, 276 Westminster St.

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery Exhibition - Opening Reception!
5pm - 7pm- Saturday, August 2
Xeroxed comic and print work from RIPExpo exhibitors + friends will be collected and displayed in the Reading Room of the AS220 Project Space, and the exhibit will stay up through August.
On view all weekend at the AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson St. in the Dreyfus building
AS220 Project Space Hours: Wed-Fri: 1-6pm; Sat: noon-4pm, or by appointment
image by Katrina Clark

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery Exhibition - Opening Reception!

5pm - 7pm- Saturday, August 2

Xeroxed comic and print work from RIPExpo exhibitors + friends will be collected and displayed in the Reading Room of the AS220 Project Space, and the exhibit will stay up through August.

On view all weekend at the AS220 Project Space, 93 Mathewson St. in the Dreyfus building

AS220 Project Space Hours: Wed-Fri: 1-6pm; Sat: noon-4pm, or by appointment

image by Katrina Clark

2dcloud:

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!

2dcloud:

RIPExpo
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.

FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF PANELS, CLICK HERE

All panels will be recorded!

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We hope to see you there!!