Friday, November 13, 2009
Vendor Q&A with Curls Studio
What is your craft all about?
We create and self-publish original art and storytelling for the comic strip, Curls, and the comic books, Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes. We also have illustrated greeting cards, notebooks, handmade plush dolls, and other merchandise that feature Curls Studio's stable of characters.
How did you get started in your craft?
Curls Studio started doing craft shows last year and also participates in comic book conventions such as New York Comic Con, Baltimore Comic-Con, and Small Press Expo. We started because we wanted to share the characters we create and develop with the world.
What inspires you to make what you make?
I am inspired by merging many art disciplines such as photography, design, illustration, animation, and filmmaking into one creative mass that tells a story.
What techniques do you use?
My best ideas come from my brain and then are transferred to my hand onto paper with the aid of a pen or pencil. From there they can go on to be stuffed dolls, comics, greeting cards, or anything else we'd like to create.
What is your favorite piece/product you will have with you at the Handmade Mart?
We are very proud of our latest 36 page comic book, The Legettes. It's a futuristic burlesque tale in a universe where analog and digital are at constant battle.
Where has your craft taken you?
This year our comic books became available at comic stores in New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Oregon. Curls Studio has also been touring all over the east coast and we like to visit different venues and meet people to get the word out about our books and characters. Who knows where we will be next?
Where can folks find your craft outside the Handmade Mart?
You can find Curls Studio online at www.curls-studio.com or http://curls-studio.blogspot.com. We also have an Etsy shop, which can be found athttp://cartooncarolyn.etsy.com. The webcomic, Curls, can be found at www.curls-studio.com/curls and is updated every Monday and Thursday.
Visit Curls Studio at booth #17!
Posted by Handmade Mart at 10:00 AM