A Few Words From Mother Goose

January 27, 2010 at 2:15 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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For College Students: Do You Cartoon?

January 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

College students in the United States, Canada or Mexico who are in their Junior or Senior year of college during the 2010-2011 academic year are invited to submit samples (copies only) of their cartooning artwork by February 12, 2010 for consideration toward earning the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. (Visit Natl. Cartoonists Society for specific instructions on submitting work.  See link below.)

Kennedy was a UW-Madison graduate.  From 1997-2007, he served as editor-in-chief at King Features Syndicate .  He was also respected as a prominent comics editor and historian for many years.  He died in 2007.  That same year, King Features Syndicate committed $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship fund in his honor.

A panel of top cartoonists will judge the students’ artwork and an award will be given to the best college cartoonist.  The recipient will be feted at the NS Reuben Awards Convention, which is attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.  The Convention takes place May 28-30, 2010 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Last year, Chris Houghton, a Junior at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit earned top honors, receiving the award, its $5,000 scholarship, and a trip to the Reuben Awards Convention.

For more information, including an application form, click here to be directed to the National Cartoonists Society Website.  Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

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Thank you, Kenosha!

January 14, 2010 at 12:16 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Thank you to everyone who visited Southwest Library on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 to talk about building community in Kenosha through a small press publishing operation, Southport Press, publisher of Mother Goosed.  46 people were in attendance. 

Thanks to the Kenosha Public Library for providing space and technical assistance for the evening presentation and for their interest and support of Southport Press.

Southport Press is the people’s press; the artists, writers and other citizens of the creative culture of Kenosha will provide its direction, including the materials it creates and the activities that it presents for the education, entertainment, and enlightenment of all who enjoy the printed page.

Look for us soon at www.southportpress.com (this domain is currently forwarded to our parent organization, Kenosha Community Media) or visit Facebook and become a fan.

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COMICS IN WISCONSIN TO AIR ON KENOSHA TV

January 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Kenosha TV 14 presents a one-hour special, Comics In Wisconsin: An Evening with Author Paul Buhle, beginning Monday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. on cable channel 14 (Time Warner Cable-Kenosha, WI). This program will be replayed on Saturday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. It will then be shown on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. through February 13th.

In December 2009, author Paul Buhle visited Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue, to discuss the growing impact of sequential art, i.e., comic book art/graphic novels, in popular culture. Among 40 other volumes, Buhle is author of “Comics In Wisconsin” (University of Wisconsin Press), which traces the history of Wisconsin comic artists, editors, and publishers to the language, form, and content of comic strips, comic books, and other forms of this popular art.

Kenosha TV is a service of Kenosha Community Media (KCM), a nonprofit organization that works to build community through media. For more information on Kenosha TV and KCM, visit http://www.kenoshamedia.org

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Mark Your Calendars

December 31, 2009 at 5:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Visit Kenosha’s Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue, on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with Southport Press, publisher of Mother Goosed.  

More details to follow.

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Southport Press Unveils Logo

December 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Southport Press, publisher of Mother Goosed: Twisted Rhymes for Modern Times,  has unveiled its logo, which was created by John Hambrock of Kenosha.  Thank you, John!

Look for this logo on future Southport Press projects, including its latest project that seeks artwork, including sequential art, flash fiction, and poetry from area authors and artists on the the theme of mythology, tall tales, legends and folklore.   Requirements for submissions to be posted soon here.

Southport Press will have a Website in 2010.  Currently, our domain, www.southportpress.com takes you to the home page of our parent nonprofit organization, Kenosha Community Media, Inc.

Please support your local small press publisher by purchasing copies of Mother Goosed and by contributing your talents to Southport Press projects.

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Mother Goosed at Working Artist Holiday Sale

December 5, 2009 at 3:31 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Artists from Mother Goosed will sign copies of the book for you at this popular event.

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Event Reminder

November 30, 2009 at 1:27 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Author Paul Buhle visits Kenosha on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue to discuss his new book, Comics In Wisconsin“. 

American Splendor author Harvey Pekar has said, “Comics In Wisconsin recovers the history of an important center of comic art experimentation, and offers readers a four-color glimpse at the richness of a neglected political and artistic counterculture.”

This is a free event, and you’re invited.  See you there.

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Where Can I Find Mother Goosed?

November 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mother Goosed is on the loose around the Kenosha/Racine area. 

You can pick up your own copy of this collection of comic art, sketches, prose and poetry for only $10.00 by visiting these fine local businesses:

 ArtWorks, 5002 7th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI

Heim’s Downtown Toy Store, 5819 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

The Nook Cafe & Gallery, 5703 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street, Racine, WI

You may also order a copy by calling ArtWorks at (262) 652-5911.  We thank you for supporting Southport Press and its first publication, Mother Goosed: Twisted Rhymes for Modern Times.  Your support will help to launch new projects for 2010.

Mother Goosed is appropriate for ages 12 and older.

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Saturday Night with Mother Goosed

November 13, 2009 at 12:10 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

MG_BirdHit the town on Saturday, November 14th during Second Saturdays in the downtown/Harborside/Union Park area of Kenosha from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  

Copies of Mother Goosed, fresh from the printer, will be on sale for only $10 each at several of your favorite locations: ArtWorks, Heim’s Downtown Toy Store, Carolyn’s Coffee Connection [at its brand new location!), and the Nook Cafe and Gallery.  Click here for a news release on the book’s release.

While you’re on the town, make sure you visit Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Road, as staff, volunteers, patrons, and all of Kenosha celebrates 10 years of Lemon Street Gallery as it provides an arts showcase, art events, and art instruction for the community.  Thank you, Lemon Street!

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