BAM Brings Comics Artists to Comics Art Mob

November 8th, 2011

Boise, ID –Boise Art Museum is hosting an all-day Comics Art Mob on Saturday, November 12! Comics Art Mob is filled with activities for comics fans, novices and professionals in conjunction with the exhibition Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel. Local and regional comics artists are presenting, including Portland artist Joëlle Jones and writers Jamie S. Rich and Erik Henriksen. This is a fun way to interact with contemporary artists and the artworks in the exhibition, and to learn more about the comics art movement!

10 a.m. – noon
COMICS FROM START TO FINISH: 2-Hour Workshop (for ages 9 – 16)
Professional artists help you develop your own characters, storylines and finished comics.
$10 (BAM members)
$20 (non-members)
noon – 1 p.m.
MEET THE ARTISTS: Book-signing
Meet artists Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and have your copy of the recently released Spell
Checkers Vol. 2 signed.
Regular BAM admission
2 – 5 p.m.
MAKE IT A CAREER: 3-Hour Master Session
Hear from collaborative team Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and learn more about drawing,
writing, publishing and pursuing a career in comics.
$15 (BAM members and college students with ID)
$25 (non-members)
7 – 9 p.m.
COMICS, CONTROVERSY & CULTURE: Evening Presentation
Erik Henriksen, comics writer and editor for the Portland Mercury, joins Monica Hopkins,
Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho for a conversation about the
history of comics and freedom of speech in conjunction with the exhibition Comics at the
Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel.
$10 (BAM members, ACLU members and college students with ID)
$20 (non-members)
More information about the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs can be found on BAM’s website at www.www.boiseartmuseum.org. The exhibition Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel closes November 27.

Boise Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization. The Museum is nationally accredited by the
American Association of Museums. Support is provided by BAM members, contributions and grants from individuals, corporations
and foundations, as well as grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Boise Art Museum (BAM) is located downtown in Julia Davis Park. HOURS Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, Noon
– 5 PM. Open 10 AM – 9 PM the first Thursday of each month, featuring admission by donation all day. ADMISSION $5 General,
$3 Seniors (62+) and full-time college students, $1 students grades 1-12. Children under 6 and Museum members are always free.
Boise State University students gain free admission with their valid student ID card, through 8/23/12.