“Full of Pryde” Art Expo: May 7 at Floating World Comics (Portland, Oregon)

"Full of Pryde" poster featuring Kitty Pryde of the X-MenClick the image to see it at full size.

It’s an odd idea, but I’m into it: next Thursday, May 7th, Portland, Oregon’s Floating World Comics will be hosting Full of Pryde, an art show featuring different interpretations of Kitty Pryde of the X-Men. Kitty’s been a popular character ever since she was introduced in Uncanny X-Men #129 way back in January 1980 and was played in the film X-Men: The Last Stand by Ellen “Juno” Page.

The folks at Floating World asked “dozens of comic artists, graphic designers, and illustrators” to create their own renditions of Kitty Pryde, which will be made available for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Oregon Health and Science University.

You can see some examples of various artists’ renderings of Kitty Pryde at the Full of Pryde blog that they’ve set up.

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“It’s Alive!”: Sheridan College’s 2009 Interactive Multimedia Open House

It's Alive!

This afternoon, I’m going to be at what I consider to be one of Accordion City’s best toy stores: Function 13 (156 Augusta Avenue), a place in Kensington Market that is part tech store, part art shop and part gallery.

I’ll be there for It’s Alive!, an open house featuring the work of Sheridan College’s Interactive Multimedia program. The event is open to all, and judging from some of the stuff I’ve seen on display at Function 13 and from Sheridan, it should be pretty interesting.