The 4-day conference, also will include a day of workshops
and exhibits on the RISD campus including two special events open to the general public.
On Friday, June 15th, 5:30-6:30pm at the VETS Auditorium, cartoonist Lynda Barry will deliver the Main Stage Keynote. Berry is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip Ernie
Pook’s Comeek that was syndicated across North America in alternative
weeklies for two decades, featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy,
as well as the books One! Hundred! Demons!, The! Greatest! of! Marlys!,
Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel, Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!,
and The Good Times are Killing Me.
She’ll also be bringing with her a very special guest who “created the longest running animated series on television.”
Tickets are $25.00 and also includes Rhode Show Bazaar event and are available through The VETS website.
Also on Friday, June 15th, from 6:30-10:00pm is the ICON7 Rhode Show Bazaar Marketplace at the Renaissance Hotel Symphony Ballroom, 5 Avenue of the Arts in Providence.
This FREE event presents a diverse and fresh group of over 60 artists from across the country in a portfolio showcase and marketplace event. The ICON7 Renaissance Symphony Ballroom will be transformed into a creative hotspot bazaar with illustrated products for sale by the artists themselves.
And, making a special appearance, illustrators Chris Buzelli and Jessica Hische will sign our FREE large-format, limited-edition ICON7 posters from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.
No tickets or RSVP required for the Rhode Show event, just drop by the Renaissance Hotel anytime between 6:30-10:00pm.