Vegas Seven: Comic Curators

Vegas Seven cover Sept. 22 2011I’ve known for months about Alternate Reality Comics owner Ralph Mathieu’s plan to convert the old dressing rooms in his retail space into an art gallery, so I was pretty happy when my Vegas Seven editor (and good friend) Cindi Reed gave me space to write about its opening in this week’s edition of the magazine.

In truth, this was supposed to be just a blurb in the Fall A&E Preview issue a few weeks ago, but it was rescheduled, which meant I could actually spend more space and time on it. That was fine by me, because I had to cut out a lot of material, mostly about the delightful, talented and charming curator of the new gallery space, Michelle Irish. While the concept for the “Artist Spotlight” was conceived by another Alternate Reality employee, Paul Tompkins, Michelle is the one who ran with it. But I guess you can read more about that in the article, huh?

I just wrapped up two other editorial pieces and an illustration commission, so hopefully you’ll be seeing/hearing more about that stuff soon. Otherwise, I’ve had my head down as I forge ahead with Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival-related projects, a few of which I’ll be blogging about here very soon, including the opening reception for “Seduction of the Innocent,” an art show celebrating Banned Books Week that happens next Friday. Stay tuned.

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