A wonderful Serendipity event!

Saturday’s Serendipity  2011 on the Graphic Novel was an eye-opening event, especially for those who don’t follow graphic novels. It was a fine introduction to the art involved in creating these books.  The graphic artists/cartoonists worked their magic before our very eyes (one participant went away with her own Matt Holm “drawn-to-order” illustration) and the presenters shared the various routes they took as writer/artists on their way to creating their books.  We learned about mini-comics in the world of the graphic artists.  The closing panel offered interesting interplay among the artists.  As the saying goes, you had to be there.

And, we were also treated to Shannon Ozirny in rare form as MC for the program, wittily turned out in black and white, providing a frame or two and a speech balloon or two.