Gridlords #24

Gridlords #24 lineup:

Floating World comics presents Special guest Jesse Moynihan!

Jesse brings us Forming II The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos. He will present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING.

About Jesse Moynihan
Jesse grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me through Bodega. His current mystical, sci-fi epic, Forming is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.

Famicon (and friends)
Famicon will be presenting a series of videos and introduce a pitot made by friends called The USA Man!

The USA Man is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth McFarlane for the “Animation Dominion” lineup on Cartoon Network.

Kinoko Evans
Kinoko will be presenting her most recent work from her retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh.

About Kinoko Evans
For Kinoko drawing is number one. Her interest in research has been the impetus for her comics and illustration work, including her graphic retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh and Primary Thought; a comic about education. She studied Printmaking in her home town of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and completed her BFA in illustration from PNCA in 2012. Kinoko presently resides in the Pacific Northwest creating and teaching comics. Her list of clients include Bitch Magazine, The Portland Mercury and Mtv.

Sean Christensen
Sean will be doing a multimedia presentation of his long time work 2005.

About Sean Christensen
Sean, Awesome But True, has been living to get radical since 1981 with a strong focus on being as awesome as possible and remaining true to ones self. He has practiced in many zones, but has remained dedicated to creating new media art mixed with the comics universe he loves dearly. This lust for new media arts & comics led him to creating Gridlords in Portland OR. Surrounded by a community of umbrellas he has had few clouds in his zone.

About Gridlords:
Gridlords is a narrative arts and performance-based monthly live experience. Its roots are in Portland’s underground and art comics community, starting in April 2012 at the Waypost. With a strong love of interdisciplinary performance and storytelling, and a desire to marry sound and vision in new ways, Gridlords inventor Sean Christensen felt a void of a live experience in the world he knew was possible. He felt its echoes from fragments in memories and saw its potential in his future. Gridlords wishes to be the lectures of Lynda Barry as an explosive inspirational devotional performance piece or the performance pieces of Laurie Anderson as a universe! The world has become used to facing a device that is feeding you animated images and audio messages while your friend is virtually talking to you and your other friend is talking to you in person while facing their own device with a whole other set of stimuli. Gridlords is the stimulus presented all at once for a unified audience with an attention span. Gridlords wants you, the audience, to feel a part of something.


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