Oct 23

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Kids get kick out of new comic club at Homestead library
Youths created their own comics in response to the book. Club members read a Web comic and discussed it. On Thursday, the club watched a video about New York street artist Swoon and looked at medieval paintings by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch, then …
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Fall into the Arts: Art is family affair for Miller sisters
She's drawn to science fiction and fantasy, and it shows in the things she creates, from artwork to novels to comics. "Usually I take … "I've never really been good at painting, but I've been trying to open up and try different types of art," she …
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Hire This Woman: Cartoonist Paige Halsey Warren
PW: That's a bit of a long story — storyboard, comics, costume design, painting, animation — it's been a winding road. I'm currently pursuing a career as a storyboard artist and found myself making comics because it was a way to practice visual …
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The Kirkendall Nature Center will offer pumpkin painting on Saturday, October 18th from 11am-4pm. This year we will have double the amount of pumpkins available for painting, but people are free to bring their own! Great family fun at Jackson Morrow …
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Oct 16

Paul Norman Productions Announces Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2014

I scream, you scream, we all screamfor Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae, the upcoming, full-length horror feature starring the original Ice Cream Man, MTV Lifetime Award-winning actor Clint Howard and produced by Paul Norman Productions. Fans of the classic horror film can be part of the next generation of creepy fun by joining the Kickstarter campaign to get Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae out of the freezer and into theaters.

Its been twenty years since Ice Cream Man an iconic spectacle of gore, blood, and mayhemexploded onto the big screen. Audiences couldnt get enough of Howards mental-patient-turned-sweet-treat-scooper Gregory, who laced his frozen creations with bugs and choice bits of corpses and served them up to unsuspecting, Converse-wearing kids out for summer fun. Since its release, the original Ice Cream Man has become a classic in the Bad Movie canon, cheerfully terrorizing two decades of viewers with low-budget action, cheesy dialogue, and some of the most creative uses of severed heads ever seen on screen.

Independent filmmakers Howard and producer Norman Apstein have turned to Kickstarter to finance Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae. Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding community that helps bring creative projects to life. To date, nearly 6 million Kickstarter donors have pledged more than $ 1 billion in support of 135,000 projects, which include films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related endeavors.

As the original Ice Cream Mans popularity has skyrocketed among horror film and bad movie aficionados, star Howard and producer Apsteins sequel takes the story beyond the kids movie genre and ratchets up the horror quotientnotch by blood-soaked notch. Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae wont be a movie for childrenits a tale of revenge, chock-full of murderous intent, laced with dripping entrails, and served up ice cold. The RocketeersJohnny, Heather, Tuna, and Small Paulare all grown up now, and Gregory wants them to suffer. Really suffer. Torture and violence are on the menu, and its going to be sweet.

About the Filmmakers

With a career spanning 6 decades and more than 100 film and television credits, Clint Howard is easily one of the most recognizable character actors of his generation. His childhood roles in Gentle Ben and Star Trek led to memorable turns in movies such as Apollo 13 and The Waterboy. He will be co-producing along with Apstein.

Longtime filmmaker Norman Apstein, who is co-producing Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae, started his career after earning a degree in film from San Francisco State University in 1979. He appeared briefly in Ice Cream Man as a hanging corpse. Apstein has produced many films, including Ice Cream Man, which have brought in more than a total of $ 100 million.

For more information about “Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae,” contact: Paul Norman Productions, Norman Apstein, Producer: norman(at)icecreamman2(dot)com or 818-914-1850.

To contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for Ice Cream Man 2: Sundae Bloody Sundae, visit


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Oct 13

Michelle Terrios First Book Julias New Sister Is a Vibrant and Richly Crafted Work of Children’s Fiction

(PRWEB) October 11, 2014

Michelle Terrio, a lifelong artist, has completed her first book Julias New Sister: a lovingly crafted and gorgeously illustrated trek into an exciting new world of imagination.

Seven-year-old Julia longs to have a sister whom she can play and share silly moments with. But all shes left to play with are her dolls and toys. While silently wishing to have someone to seesaw with in the park, Julia was approached by a little girl named Tammy and invited her to be a playmate. Instantly, Julia and Tammy became the best of friends. Julia didnt only get to have a playmate but found a sister in Tammy.

Readers who wish to experience this enchanting work can purchase Julias New Sister at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

Michelle Terrio is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact juliastories1(at)yahoo(dot)com. Also, stay tuned for the sequels of Julia’s life to follow as she grows into adulthood learning valuable lessons and Christian values along the way!

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors books, including distribution in the worlds largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

Oct 11

New Picture Book: How Mountains Were Formed: Features Extinction of Dinosaurs

(PRWEB) October 10, 2014

MEBANE, N.C. Alycia R. Wright takes her audiences back to the final days of the dinosaur. The fable tells a realistic tale, showing young and old readers alike How Mountains Were Formed (published by Xlibris). This colorful and realistic picture book explains the geological process of mountain formation. It provides the reader an invaluable educational experience through a descriptive adventure of the mighty reptiles of the Mesozoic.

Wrights book is a realistic fable that challenges the imagination. Cleverly, it relates the formation of mountains to the dinosaurs cataclysmic extinction. The advanced vocabulary and realistic graphics make this not only a fun book for many ages, but also lend to a realistic scenario that relates to scientific evolution and natural weather disaster. The lessons of the primordial past are none-the-less relevant to the modern day where natural disasters, climate change, and seismic activity are frequent yet remarkable events in a changing world. Wrights picture book explains this to young readers, enriching their minds and exciting them with visuals of dinosaurs amidst natural disasters.

By learning How Mountains Were Formed, children will connect the prehistoric processes that shaped the earth with natural phenomenon happening today. The book fosters an enhanced understanding of the geological, meteorological and biological sciences, an appreciation of the evolution of species and, ultimately, their extinction.

How Mountains Were Formed

By Alycia R. Wright

Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036671

Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036664

E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036657

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Alycia Wright was raised in Western Massachusetts. She now resides in Mebane, N.C. She is a registered nurse and the author of multiple published works. Her desire to write childrens books grew from a unique and creative imagination; but most of all, her love for children. Wright delivers this fable in a care free prose that is rhythmic, fun, and realistic.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Oct 09

Trajectory Announces Major Export Agreements With Leading Chinese Publishers

Frankfurt, Germany (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Frankfurt, Germany (Frankfurt Book Fair) October 8th, 2014. Today at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc. and Chinese publishers Guangxi Science & Technology Publishing House, Ltd. and Anhui Science & Technology Publishing House, Ltd. announced new global digital distribution agreements that collectively makes these partnerships the largest to date for exporting Chinese eBooks worldwide. Over 11,000 eBook titles are being distributed globally with genres including lifestyle and parenting, health, science and technology, comics and illustration and reference among others.

China is one of the important publishing markets in the world and our multi-channel approach is well suited for publishers wanting to reach a global market said Scott Beatty, Trajectorys Chief Content Officer. Reaching readers simply through a handful of eBook retailers is not sufficient. A multi-channel, multi-device approach serves both readers and publishers in the most efficient manner.

Founded in 1988 and as one of the Top 100 publishing houses in China, Guangxi Science and Technology Publishing House, a division of Guangxi Culture and Media Group (Top 10 Publishing Group of China) is a leading power in the field of science and technology publishing. Anhui Science and Technology Publishing House was founded in January 1979, and is a comprehensive publishing house that majors in publishing books on natural science and applied science.

Harriet He, Director of International Cooperation at Anhui Science & Technology Publishing House, says “We are impressed by the Trajectory platform and reporting capability, and are looking forward to finding success as they distribute our titles all over the world.”

‘We are excited to deliver these titles from China to Mandarin readers around the world,’ said Trajectory CEO Jim Bryant. ‘This new initiative compliments our strategy to build a higher level of cross-cultural awareness.’

About Trajectory

Trajectory is a Marblehead, MA based intelligent network that connects publishers with its distribution network of eBook retailers, libraries, school, and APP distributors around the globe. Our network has 300+ international points of distribution representing over 230,000 digital endpoints including every relevant eBook retailer, library distributor, school distributor and alternative digital sales channel. Trajectory also utilizes our innovative Natural Language Processing engine and semantic analysis platform for enhanced eBook discoverability.

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Oct 04

ArtExpo During Comic-Con July 24-26

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

ArtExpo is an eclectic selection of emerging artists and do-it-yourself creatives featuring original artwork, books, prints, and collectibles on July 24-26. Created by the students at Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD, ArtExpo is an alternative art fair taking place during Comic-Con and Gam3rCon at the Wonder Bread Factory, 121 14th Street, San Diego. Free to the public and curated by Mark Murphy, Murphy Design.

Thursday, July 24

Hours: 4 p.m. 9 p.m.

VIP Party: Sign Up on Facebook

Friday, July 25

Hours: 10 a.m. 9 p.m.

Opening Party: 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

Hours: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.




ArtExpo Class Description at the Media Design School of Digital Arts: Taught as a class, each ArtExpo team member is part of an elite group responsible for concept development, space design, exhibit design, traffic-flow, graphics, marketing and public relation components essential for resume building.


Mark Murphy, curator of ArtExpo, has curated 13 major art exhibitions during Comic-Con over the past 12 years and continues to celebrate the Narrative Arts. The spirit of community is always at the heart of Mark Murphys exhibits. Mark Murphy is also the owner of Murphy Design, a San Diego-based graphic design firm that specializes in branding, packaging, and book design. Mark has worked with Cartoon Network, Clint Eastwood, Brandon Boyd, Green Day, Hanna-Barbera and hundreds of artists from around the world.

#ArtExpoSD is a student-powered class at the new Media Design School of Digital Arts of NSAD: One part class, one part internship, and many parts passionate exchange, students work hard to discover great artists, sponsors, and participants. They achieve hands-on experience while creating original graphics promoting the event.


Media Design School of Digital Arts:

Located in the heart of cosmopolitan San Diego, and located at the Wonderbread Factory an incubator of creative leadership centered around digital arts programs featuring motion graphics, game, and graphic design. The Media Design School is the author of ArtExpo, a multi-disciplinary studio class in charge of planning, promoting, and hosting an annual alternative art fair event. Media Design School at NSAD offers a dynamic curriculum linked with exceptional global opportunities through the Laureate International Network.

ArtExpo Gallery: First Floor (Thursday, July 24 Saturday, July 26)

The first floor is simply a gallery exhibition. ArtExpos exhibition is a curated and eclectic mix of narrative styles, genre, and a mix of artists featuring emerging and established artists from San Diego and around the world.


ArtExpo Convention: Second Floor (Thursday, July 24 Saturday, July 26)

The second floor is an Expo or Comic-Con oriented display of booths, with artists making available zines, books, DIY- creative projects, T-Shirts, Jewelry, and Art-oriented products, prints, etc. ArtPin will be featuring live painting, demos at booths, and all artists will be on site.

Sponsors – Cartwheel Art from Los Angeles is bringing 50 different artists to ArtExpo and featuring many local luminaries in their line up.


Thursday, July 24: VIP event and party


Pasadena fine artist Mark Todd celebrates superheroes like no other, and brings a fearless cast of characters to San Diego to celebrate ArtExpo during Comic-Con at the Wonder Bread Factory campus of the Media Design School of Digital Arts, New School of Architecture + Design July 24 at 5:30 p.m. This VIP gathering of the creative community is an exhibition featuring over 150 artists print? No problem, ArtExpo delivers.

Opening Film Short by JooYoung Choi

Interactive talk and prize package by Mark Todd

Scholarship prize offered by the New School of Architecture + Design ($ 6,000 value)

This event is perfect for inspiration. Bring your curiosity and meet over 50 artists from around the world and local favorites.

Time: 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m.

Interactive Talk: 6:30 p.m.

Party and Expo: 4:00 p.m. 9 p.m.

Art Gallery: Premiere Opening featuring 45 fine artists from around the world

ArtExpo: Premiere Opening and ALL 50 exhibitors on display

Location: Wonder Bread Factory: 121 14th Street, Downtown SD

Sponsors: Cartwheel Art, SDX, Solar Rain Watery, FatCat Brewing Co., ArtPin, Murphy Design, Tim Mantoani Photography, Ninthlink, SDVAN, San Diego Film Festival, Media Design School of Digital Arts, New School of Architecture


ArtExpo Soundbites:

ArtExpo is an art-centric-community event featuring San Diego sponsors Clients + Profits, Cartwheel Art (LA), FatCat Brewing Co., Solar Rain Watery, ArtPin, Murphy Design, Ninthlink, Tim Mantoani Photography, Craft & Commerce, Bailiwick, Nelson Photo, American Comedy Co., Natures Whisper, and presented by the Media Design School of Digital Arts, New School of Architecture + Design powered by creative students of the Media Design School.

ArtExpo is a student-powered event sponsored and supported by the Media Design School of Digital Arts, New School of Architecture + Design to enhance hands-on-learning experiences and probably the first class of its kind in Southern California.

ArtExpo features all original fine art created specifically for the art exhibition on the first floor. We are proud to present museum artists Debby and Larry Kline who are working on a celebration of our local military featuring real stories from regional veterans. Also premiering at #ArtExpoSD is a new performance art film by Houston-based fine artist JooYoung Choi.


The Expo space on the second floor will feature many new works, never before seen collectibles, as well as many new zines, T-Shirts, prints, and creative items available for sale. This is a tour de force for creative works and we invite all fans of art and culture, art collectors and fans of creative work to come out to this Free Event.


Exhibitions over the past 13 years have special focus on the art genre, Narrative Arts or storytelling, and has featured over 1,000 international artists in the San Diego community during Comic-Con. ArtExpo is an intermingling of contemporary themes and narrative work that includes: Low Brow, Graphic Narrative, Comics, Outsider Art, and DIY-creative work.


All artists featured on the second floor will be supporting their product offering while working in their booths. Artists will be painting, drawing, doodling, and the second floor space will present live painting sponsored by ArtPin over Friday and Saturday.


Cartwheel Art is a magazine that celebrates a wide variety of styles and genres and actively shares with the public a wide swath of California art. You can find them at http://www.CartwheelArt.com. Their featured artist line up includes:

Jaclyn Alderete

Katherine Brannock

Laura Dann

Lisa Derrick

Keith Dugas

Roberto Gutierrez

Ed Gutter

Intellectual Property Prints/Daniel Rolnik & Ryan McIntosh

Alex Defer Kizu

Krown 187

Matthew Levine

Gail Potocki

Cate Rangel

Rafael Reyes

Christopher Ulrich

Mark Murphy, Curator Statement:

I am very excited to curate ArtExpo. ArtExpo is a wonderful testament to San Diego, friends from far away places, the students of the Media Design School of Digital Arts students are working tirelessly to create gallery space

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Oct 02

A New Halloween Family Tradition Is Born, Move over Elf on the Shelf

Rowley, MA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014

Now theres a way for kids to enjoy Halloween without all of the sugar! With Switch Witch, kids are excited to trade their trick-or-treat sweets for a gift from their very own magical Switch Witch.

Introducing Switch Witch: a childrens book written by Lara Spear Riley and illustrated by Nashbox, with an original Switch Witch doll and cauldron, all in a keepsake box. The complete Switch Witch package is made in the USA.

With many families concerned about childrens food allergies, childhood obesity, and dental health, this new Halloween tradition allows families to take the focus away from the candy in an easy way that is positive, enjoyable, and exciting for kids.

The handmade Switch Witch doll visits each fall and stays with families as a guest in the days leading up to Halloween. As all hosts do, kids make their Switch Witch friend feel happy and welcome. In exchange, each Switch Witch has an amazing surprise on Halloween night. At bedtime, kids leave a heap of trick-or-treat sweets with their Switch Witch pal, and in the morning they will see that their candy has been switched (wink! wink!) for a special switch gift.

Written by Lara Spear Riley and illustrated by Nashbox, the childrens book brings this Halloween tradition alive:

Since long ago and still this year, when Halloween is coming near, Switch Witches cheer, ‘Lets go visit’ Of course to stay with you, my dear Theres even more Switch Witches do For spending so much time with you – to thank you for the great delight – youll get a magic switch-a-roo A switch-a-roo? Yes, thats right. Trade some treats from Halloween night. Your Switch Witch friend will wave a wand and leave a gift – its quite a sight! While youre asleep, these words will ring, you might, might hear your Switch Witch sing: Switch-a-Zam Switch-a-Zing Switch these treats for a special thing.

The Switch Witch Log at the end of the book is a great way to record childrens Halloween memories – with plenty of space to log dates, Halloween costumes, and Switch Witch gifts.

Proud to be made in the USA, the book was written in Massachusetts, illustrated and designed in Maine, and printed in New Hampshire. The doll was designed in Maine with fabric printed in California, and hand made in Georgia. The box was designed in Maine and printed in California.

Interact at http://www.switch-witch.com. The site includes a countdown clock to the magic Halloween swap, downloadable coloring pages, and a daily Switch Witch blog. Families can also share their own Switch Witch photos, ideas, and traditions on Switch Witchs Facebook page, @switch_witch on Instagram, and Pinterest/switchwitch.

About the Switch Witch Family

As parents of young children, brother-and sister-in-law Lara Spear Riley and Rob Bouley are passionate about giving families a holiday tradition to enjoy together while supporting better health for children. For more information, visit http://www.switch-witch.com.

Rob Bouley: rob(at)switch-witch(dot)com

Lara Spear Riley: lara(at)switch-witch(dot)com

Sep 27

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