Mythic Pizza

March 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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A Few Words From Mother Goose

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

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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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Take the Graphic Novels Challenge

December 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

While making your list for New Years resolutions, consider placing the Graphic Novels Challenge on that list.   The challenge starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st, 2010. 

During that time, you may participate as a Beginner (read 3 comics or graphic novels in 2010), Intermediate (3-10 books) or Expert (more than 10 books).   You may adjust your level of participation during the year.

Enroll at Graphic Novels Challenge, where you can post your reviews of comics/graphic novels you’ve enjoyed (or haven’t enjoyed) reading in 2010. You can read reviews by other readers, as well as find top ten lists of the best books from the past year and of all-time.  Have fun!

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Explore Graphic Novels and Comics, Sept. 23

September 23, 2009 at 11:59 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Sorry for the late notice. UW-Parkside has posted the following information that may be of interest to visitors of this site.  UW-Parkside is located at 900 Wood Road in Kenosha, WI. 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside examines the phenomenal growth in the popularity of graphic novels and comics during a lunch hour program Wednesday, Sept. 23. Titled “Beyond “Maus II: Exploring the World of Graphic Novels and Comics,” the program features graphic artist/animator Aaron Johnson and UW-Parkside Philosophy Lecturer Joseph Pearson. It begins at noon in the university library.

 “Maus II,” Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about his parents’ experiences as Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, was required reading for UW-Parkside incoming freshmen this year. Using art to tell a story through a series of images, called “sequential art,” has soared in popularity in recent years with the success of books like “Watchmen” and “Sin City.”

Johnson, creator of the “What The Duck” comic strip, discusses the often complex world of the artist/animator touching on issues of time management, commerce, law, promotion, and publishing. He describes his unique journey through an industry that has fundamentally changed due to the Internet, and about his use of cyberspace to gain national recognition.             

Pearson discusses the “superhero” graphic novel and some of the ideas that lie behind this genre, including the widely-popular “Dark Knight” which revolutionized the classic idea of the superhero. He recently taught a summer course titled “Philosophy and Superheroes.”

“Beyond “Maus II: Exploring the World of Graphic Novels and Comics” is held in the Overlook Lounge on the second floor of the UW-Parkside Library. Admission is free and light refreshments are served.

For more information, call Dyan Barbeau at 262-595-2360.

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