The Dandelion Comics Residency is a juried program for cartoonists based on the Greater Milwaukee area. Our goal is to support the local comics community while promoting work produced here to well-respected professionals active in the industry today.
We are thrilled to announce that our 2023/24 Dandelion artist-in-residence is Drew Sternitzky. We will work with Drew over the winter to produce an original comic - watch this space for more news!
ARTIST BIO After graduating with a degree in fine arts from Carroll University, and beginning the process of showing my work locally and beyond, I took a hard turn down the path untaken. Within the past few years, I have finished homeschooling the last of my two children. Making art always remained a part of my daily life, and drawings and paintings often occupied precious spared moments. However, for the past sixteen years, I too have gone back to school. Back to basics. Back to familiar things now seen with older eyes— following my students down roads of interest and finding a few new ones of my own along the way. I suppose the varied subjects and interests depicted in my work were born from these amazing years.
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Introducing Lion's Tooth Comics Lab The Lion’s Tooth ComicsLab is a series of workshops and conversations with cartoonists taking place throughout the year in 2024. Guests are selected by Lion's Tooth andMilk Comic Fest, and presentations are followed by a hands-on comics-making session with soundtrack provided by local DJs. There will be two special workshops geared exclusively at kids with music provided by Girls Rock DJs and 10% of all Lion's Tooth sales on those Sundays donated to Girls & Ladies Rock MKE. All free and open to the public.
Lion’s Tooth Comics Lab is supported by Joy Engine Activating creative community spaces 2024 Community Challenge Grant
Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 2-4:30pm Lion's Tooth Comics Lab with Greg and Fake Creators of the Santos Sisters comic
The very first Lion's Tooth Comics Lab will be a super fun event with cartoonists Greg and Fake, creators of the Santos Sisters comic. Signing and Q&A, followed by drawing session with music by guest DJs Wendy Norton & Ryan King. Free and open to the public.
On April 14 we welcome cartoonist Johnny Sampson in the back room of The Sugar Maple for a special MAD Fold-In demonstration. DJ Brock Gourlie will provide the tunes for the drawing session after the presentation. Free and open to the public.
For our first kids workshop in the Lion's Tooth Comics Lab series we invited cartoonist Steph Mided, author of Club Kick Out: Into the Ring, an action-packed middle grade graphic novel. Drawing session with music provided by Girls Rock DJs and 10% of Lion's Tooth sales all day donated to Girls & Ladies Rock MKE. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 5-7p.m. Love and Rockets Book Club Heartbreak Soup by Gilbert Hernandez
2024 is the year to read (or re-read) Love & Rockets with Lion's Tooth! Join us once a month to chat about the comic that changed everything. We will be covering most of the books in The Complete Love and Rockets Library, following the Locas storyline and Palomar saga from the beginning. On February 22 we are discussing HEARTBREAK SOUP, by Gilbert Hernandez. Everyone is welcome to an informal conversation, even if they haven't started reading the books yet. Free and open to the public. Next up: THE GIRL FROM H.O.P.P.E.R.S by Jaime Hernandez, on March 21.