The last 3 months of my life have been dominated by the DCP book and I will tell you it was such sweet relief when we sent it off to the printer last Friday. It was a relief that this book that I’ve dreamed about making for 7 years (since I was in library school) was actually happening. It was a relief because organizing community art projects is hard. This is not the first community art project I’ve organized – and if you’ve never done it, it’s a bit like herding cats – but it’s so rewarding when it all comes together. And finally, it was a relief because this book that I’ve put so much work into in the past year is turning into something I am really proud of. Patrick Holt, freelance graphic designer and librarian extraordinaire designed the book, cover, and layout and it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to share it with you all next Friday. We even have a blurb on the back by a genuine comics critic. This thing is for real. So – whether you submitted a comic, attended a workshop, drew on the contraption once, or have just been following the project – come join us next Friday for the book release party! Everyone who has participated in this in even the smallest way should be celebrated because we’re making history with the DCP.
Friday, October 24
Cocoa Cinnmaon, 420 W Geer St, Durham, NC
We will have the Comics Contraption, a DIY Comics Photostation, Comics Games, sweet jams, and of course we will unveil the DCP Book. Everyone who contributed a comic to the project will receive a free book – everyone else may purchase one for $10.