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Dare2Draw Present: “Black” w/Kwanza Osajyefo & Tim Smith 3

September 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Dare2Draw & The Art Students League of NY Present: “Black” w/Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 (AKA) TS3!

For our September Dare2Draw, we’re happy to present “Black,” brilliantly drawn by Jamal Igle, with iconic covers by Khary Randolph.

Creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 will be joining us for this Dare2Draw and we’ll have an opportunity to talk to them about their break out hit book, “Black”. We’ll get their insights on what they were thinking when they created the book and hear what’s next for them.

Join us for an intimate and candid talk about art, geek culture and race.

Dare2Draw – Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY

NY Times-
“Black “doesn’t represent all blackness, that is impossible,” said Mr. Osajyefo. But the goal was “to reflect what black people look like and where they come from.” The characters emerge from all walks of life and the dialogue is peppered with slang.”
By George Gene Gustines. https://goo.gl/xaHcZt

Paste magazine –
“Black is admirable not only for it’s contribution to the visibility of the contemporary black experience within the realm of graphic storytelling, but also for providing a fictional form of catharsis from a very real and present fear that pervades the black experience in our present day,”
By Toussaint Egan https://goo.gl/N3ct9W

Hosted by Pete LePage and Jennifer Crute with “Chat” interview by Phil DeJean
With music provided by Kool DJ Red Alert! “Yeeaaaaaahh!”

3.5 hr. Interactive Live Event Experience — come join us!
Event Tickets: https://goo.gl/3Cz5Mj

Produced by Charles D Chenet

1. Bring your sketchbooks for a fun evening of engaging drawing!
2. Intimate conversation with the creators of “BLACK”
3. D2D Quick Draw Challenge (over $2,000 of prizes and swag)
4. Chances to win weekend pass to New York Comic Con 2017
5. Special Guests
6. Chance to be in D2D TV Series
7. All supplies provided
8. FREE copy of BLACK (while supplies)
9. At the Historical “League”, est. 1875
10. Support the D2D program
11. Refreshments
12. Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery
…as usual, much more…
More details to follow – Stay Tuned!

About “BLACK” http://blacksuperpowers.com/

Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

Dare2Draw: What is it? https://www.dare2draw.org/
Dare2Draw is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, educational and
cultural organization dedicated to creating and supporting mentoring and networking opportunities for cartoonists of all levels; Cultivating the awareness of and appreciation for the study of sequential art; and the furtherance and preservation of the comic book medium’s contributions to literacy, art, and culture, through outreach programs, events, and projects.


September 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Art Students League of New York 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
(212) 247-4510

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