Want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of small press? Please get in contact! We’d be happy to work with you to develop a workshop and/or connect you with a local artist who suits your needs.

During the 2019 Expo, we hosted the following workshops:

11am – Risograph Panel with Will Arnold / Work Press & Publication, Brandon Bandy / Riso Hell and Travis Shaffer / theretherenow
This panel discussion includes three experienced risograph print artists / publishers and will cover the who, what, when, how, and why of this printing format. The panelists will explain the basics of riso at the beginning of the session, followed by a discussion led by Brandon Daniels, after which they will be happy to answer all your most burning technical questions about avoiding smudges and using archaic software. 

12:30pm – Peter Coogan / Institute for Comics Studies: Stand-Up Scholarship: Superheroes!
Director of the Institute of Comics Studies Dr. Peter Coogan (who has a Ph.D. in superheroes) discusses superheroes in a cross between stand-up comedy, academic scholarship, and improv. Throw out questions or topics on the superhero, superhero comics, superhero movies, even superhero music and watch him riff.  Ask just about anything–What is the definition of the superhero? Where did the superhero come from? How did the superhero evolve? Was Superman the first superhero? Is it spelled superhero, super-hero, or super hero? How does the superhero metaphor embody geopolitics? Is Buffy the Vampire Slayer a superhero?(NO! and Joss Whedon agrees that she isn’t). It’s fast-paced, fun, and you just might learn something.

2:00pm – Tiff j Tiff Sutton Photography: Girls with Fruit Photoshoot
Photographer Tiff j Tiff Sutton will be running a Girls with Fruit themed public photo shoot based on her work currently on display at the Kranzberg Art Foundation. Visitors will use fake and real fruit and pose in front of a backdrop and can use their camera phones to photograph. Tiff will be demonstrating how to set up a shoot and will have model releases for anyone she shoots so that she can use the images later. 

3:30pm – Shreyas R Krishnan / Kadak Collective: The Making of Bystander Anthology
Over the past year, Kadak Collective has been working on putting together the Bystander Anthology, a collection of graphic narratives about geography and gender, identity and self, boundary and exclusion through the lens and experience of the ‘other’ – the bystander. Shreyas R Krishnan, one of the 6 co-editors of this anthology, will talk about the making of this project, from the running of a successful Kickstarter, to ensuring an inclusive editorial process.