Alliance of Illustrator (CAI)
Events Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2008
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CAI partners with Squid Works Comics for the
5th Annual 24 Hour Comics Challenge
October 18 - 19th at Enchanted Grounds! Saturday,
October 18, 2007, from 2 pm to 2 pm, Squid Works Comics
will once again be coordinating the annual Denver 24
Hour Comic Book Day Challenge at Enchanted Grounds at
8800 South Colorado Boulevard in Highlands Ranch.
This quickly-growing event has been an exciting part of
the Denver art scene for the last four years, garnering
coverage by KCNC, WB2, the Denver Rocky Mountain News,
Westword, The Onion, KGNU and Project A.
The idea of the 24 hour comic was invented by leading
comics theoretician, Scott McCloud, who devised it as a
challenge to show creators just what they are capable
of. The challenge is to complete a 24 page comic written
and drawn by one person in the course of 24 consecutive
hours. The moment the pencil hits the paper, the clock
is ticking. You can eat, sleep, or do anything else you
need to during the time, but the clock keeps going.
This event has helped to put Denver's largely unknown
comics scene on the map, landing five of the completed
24 hour comic stories in About Comics' 24 Hour Comic Day
Anthology series, and launching Denver's own 24 Hour
Comics People - A Comics Anthology 2007.
This year, we continue to seek the financial support of
sponsors to help us collect the finished works of this
year's participants in another Denver 24 Hour Comics
Challenge anthology, which we can give each of the
successful creators a contributor copy of, in addition
to compensating the hard-working folks that are putting
the book together, and providing energizing meals and
beverages to the participants.
This year's challenge will be limited to 32 registrants,
but spectators are encouraged to come watch the works in
progress and provide support.
Your generous sponsorship will be proudly displayed
in the resulting anthology book - a substantial,
enduring book that readers are sure to treasure.
Both the CAI and Enchanted Grounds are already proud
sponsors of this year's event.
Sponsorships must be received by September 17, 2008 to
be included in press releases.
|November (date tba)-Colorado
Alliance of Illutrators (CAI) pairs up with Colorado Lawyers for
the Arts (COLA) for a seminar on Copyright and the Orphan
Works bill-important stuff if you want to continue your
living in any creative field!
|December 5th-Colorado Alliance of
Illustrators will be at the Denver Press Club for the Annual
Parade of Lights-fun for the whole family and great
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Belly Dancing Events/Functions:
Scheduled, stay tuned!
Alliance of Illustrators Events
Past Belly Dance Events
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October 2007 issue of Advertising and Marketing Review
Magazine Cover Illustration
by Ché Rippinger
Some Past Events
Denver Press Club One Woman Cartoon Show (50 pieces!)
Several Colorado Alliance of Illustrators Shows at
various galleries including: The Buell, Reed Gallery, The Catwalk
Gallery, The Denver Press Club, and others
Putting together several programs for the Colorado
Alliance of Illustrators and introducing the panels as president of the
Emcee for first Denver Press Club Fashion Show
Some Media Appearances:
WB2 Morning Show, Television
The Greg And Bo Show on Alice 105.9, Radio
The Enid Goldstein Show, Radio
Speaker for Colorado Independent Publishers
The Denver Post, quoted for a Valentine's Day Article,
Editor & Publisher, Magazine
Newspaper Features Council, Newsletter
The Press Box, Denver Press Club, Newsletter
Colorado Serenity, Newspaper
Denver Womans News, Newspaper
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Past Belly Dance Performances:
Ché Shimmies for the Cure
Ché is doing a very non-traditional belly dance humor piece to
the I Hate Kate song: "I'm in Love with a Sociopath "
--you've gotta see it to believe it! (In a RARE public performance!)
When: Friday, June 6, 2008, 6pm
What: Shimmy For the Cure - Hafla event, fundraiser for breast
Who: Belly dancing performances by some really talented and lovely
Where: The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California, Denver, CO
Cost: Your donation of $5 or more is greatly appreciated
Also: You can get great food-local, organic, healthy, yummy, etc,
plus they have a bar!
Need an excuse to get wild? Don a costume? Celebrate the
Fall Harvest? Or carpool to Boulder?
18th--Boofest Bash Holiday Show
Evening Show: at
Trilogy Wine Bar on 13th St in Boulder
Tickets $12.00 at the door or
$10.00 in advance at
delightful and diverse dusk, brimming with wonderful &
unusual performances of the belly dance and beyond.
"Countess Rafi'ah & the Daughters of the Night"
performing their chilling vampire story...in a special
You Asked...You Got it! The Belly
Dancing Cartoonist appears in public!
Come see Ché as a member of
the Rafi'ah Dancer's "Evening in Transylvania" piece as part of
$11 in advance; $12 at the door-
Recommended to purchase in advance and come early,
the line will be long and you don't want to miss any of this show!
A Haunting Halloween & Horror Cult Classic theme inspires
an evening of theatrical performance art and belly dancing!
A spooky side of the arts to celebrate the season, followed
by open dancing to live music by Yallah! and electric dj
mixes to make you dance late into the evening.
All ages until 9pm (Some fliers state 11pm but it is 9pm
cut off for underage)
Where: The Buffalo Rose at 1119 Washington in Golden
COSTUME CONTEST, GAMES, PRIZES, AND PLENTY OF SPOOKY &
SILLY HALLOWEEN FUN throughout the evening!!
Oct 20 La Danse Macabre: Carnival of Souls Halloween
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Alliance of Illustrators (CAI) Events:
Creative Project Management
CAI Joins up with PAIMS
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Design to Print
Denver Media Group
The Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
Design to Print Denver Media Group has assembled a
panel of Denver's top Production Managers that do
this day in and day out and they are willing to
share their years of experience (and tricks) in
managing projects large and small and making sure
that the end result is not only stunning but on time
and on budget. All you have to do is show up with
your questions and war stories.
The event is FREE to members of Design to Print
Denver Media Group (PIAMS), Colorado Alliance of
Illustrators (CAI), and the Denver Press Club (DPC).
Although there is no charge for members, members and
non-members wishing to attend must register in
advance . Due to limited space availability, please
register early. Advance cancellations are
appreciated to accommodate those on the waiting
list. The final registration deadline is Friday,
September 12, 2008.
$15 per non-member
$ 8 per student non-member (ID required) You can
RSVP with payment by calling 303-771-1578 or by
e-mailing Jennifer Janness at
by September 12.
La Piazza 2008-Colorado Alliance of Illustrators
Colorado Alliance of Illustrators: Patsi Pohle, John
Francis & Che' (artist Lonnie Allen not pictured) at 2008 La Piazza
Original illustration design by John Francis: Urban
submarine periscope breaking through concrete--
which had to get the USS Larimer (art on Larimer Square)
moniker, because passers by just didn't get it, even though they
thought it was "really cool."
La Piazza dell'Arte
Paint the town red or what color you like at our 3rd
annual La Piazza dell'Arte event. Grab that big box
of pastels and join in on the chance to mess around
with your illustration pals for 2 days or 2 hours
down on Larimer Square.
We are looking for ideas for our next group
masterpiece and looking for volunteers to paint with
the group now, so drop us a line if you’re
You can sign up to do a square with a group of CAI
artists or do one on your own and unite with us by
putting refernce to CAI at the top or bottom of your
Reviews and pictures from previous years.
June 7 & 8, 2008
1430 Larimer Square
Larimer Arts Association
1430 Larimer Square, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202
303.685.8143 (p) 303.623.1041 (f)
I've been hard at work with a handful of folks to put together
probably our biggest Colorado Alliance of Illustrators Shows
ever! We have over 40 artists with over 80 pieces displayed in 2
galleries! (Whew!) You can join us for the gala kickoff on First
Friday at Belmar in Lakewood, CO (with food & drinks). The show
will be on display for the month of May. I have 3 pieces on
display: two cartoons and a magazine cover. Here's a
sampling of the amazing variety of CAI artist's works.
And here's the
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Mean Green 'Zine Scene: Magazine Art Directors Meet,
Greet & Peek with CAI Illustrators (Magazines:
5280, Denver Woman, Single's Resource Guide and Advertising
& Marketing Review**)
When: Tuesday, November
13, 2007, 6:30 p.m. meet, greet, eat; 7 p.m. program &
portfolio flip through
Where: Rocky Mountain
College of Art and Design, 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO
Print details, map directions and add
Who:CAI members, curious
creatives and fellow media folks
Fall munchies provided
CAI members are free and a portfolio review
is availalbe with your membership! Nonmembers are $20.00 and
nonmember students are $10.00.
Members may RSVP for a portfolio review by 11/10/2007:
code is: Magazine
More on the "Mean Green 'Zine Scene"
. . .
Ever wonder what's on an Art Director's
mind--deadlines, desires, editorial calendar, metro magazine
trends...or when's lunch?
Come meet and greet
several of these busy talented folks at the Colorado
Alliance of Illustrators new November program (a
fast replacement of Danlyn's cool program that's moving to
Part panel discussion, part portfolio
pitch*. You'll get a chance to hear what magazine people are
seeking, and get a 2 minute portfolio flip though with
each. You'll get a heads up on some great publications,
while they get to see some of Denver area's best/hot
Directors Meet, Greet & Peek with CAI Illustrators
(Magazines: 5280, Denver Woman,
Single's Resource Guide and Advertising & Marketing
director Mike Leister is
representing his 6th magazine. He's worked all over the
country including Indianapolis Monthly and
Sports Illustrated in New York. 5280 has
been one of Denver's best loved and long-running city
magazines. Mike has been with them since June of 2006.
Magazine's editor Judy Taylor
will talk about established and changing publication
needs. She started Zenith Magazine in Denver 9 years
back and has seen it
the transition to the renowned Denver Woman Magazine
since 2006. Profiling successful women and important
stories and trends has been Judy's specialty.
Singles Resource Guide
publisher & editor Beth Anderson has
struck Colorado gold with the success of her new
magazine and web site. Featuring hot topics and leading
news makers, the magazine profiles people and services,
while serving as a one-stop information hub for the
entire singles community in Colorado.
and Marketing Review's publisher/editor/multi-hatted
media mogul Ken Custer has highlighted local
illustrators prevalently over his 16 years at the
magazine's helm. A & M is unique resource which
has stood the test and tides of time, covering news and
happenings of the advertising, public relations, print,
broadcast, radio, and film industries. Really helpful
for seeing who has been moving and shaking, and changing
constant contact info in pencil.
**TBA--there might be a
few other publishing surprises, including reps from
another magazine or two, sample copies, and insider
info, not to be missed.
*There will be a
limited number of portfolio review spots, and a
waiting list. You must be a current CAI member
to sign up.
Have your materials
completely together and in order for fast
flipping-since you have two minutes (just like real
life!) to show your best stuff. Just like
speed-dating, with art. CAI members can also put out
"leave-behind" materials out on a display table.
Members who don't get portfolio review slot can have
their portfolio out on the table. If our magazine
people still have time, they may take a look.
Parade of Lights Party
The best spot to see the annual twinkling light display. CAI
will be celebrating the holidays in festive fashion with the
press. Warm and cozy inside near the fireplace, belly up to
the historic bar, or come face to face with the 3 story
blowup Rudolph balloon outside when the parade strolls by.
Meet and mingle with members of several top
journalist groups in town: The Society of Professional
Journalists (SPJ), the Colorado Association of Black
Journalists, the Hispanic Journalists, Asian Journalists and
the Gay & Lesbian journalists.
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, Parade starts at 6pm
Get there about an hour early to find parking-they do block
off streets and traffic is heavy for this event.
Where: The Denver Press Club,
1330 Glenarm Place Denver, Colorado 80204
Cost: CAI members are free! Nonmembers are $20.00 and nonmember
students are $10.00. Attendees are asked to bring a pot luck
dish to share.
Print details, map directions and add comments
RSVP by 11/28/2007:http://www.rsvpit.com Event code is: PressParade
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Other Past Events:
Status Report...A good idea in theory-alas the
first and last of these outings.
Cool Chic's Club
Hi to my esteemed wonderful women friends...
I know we're all really busy. So much that we can barely keep up by
e-mail. I don't know about you, but sometimes I miss my friends,
even though they're not that far away.
So I'm hatching this idea...have a fun personal gathering that
brings several of us out for social and chatting.
Maybe once a month. Something easy. Invite some brilliant, fun,
witty, busy, sassy gals...gee, know of any?!!
For anyone in the Denver area who's interested, here's the first
Cool Chic's Club outing:
What: (Movie)The Women (opens Sept 13) A new comedy
with lots 'o great female stars, directed by one, too!
When/Where: Saturday, September 27th, 7:10 pm; Belmar theater in Lakewood--if details
change, they'll be posted at this pink humor site:
www.ToucheToon.com under "events"
Wear something visibly pink and aim for the center of the theater
towards the right.
Your ring leader for this one is Che'Che@ToucheToon.com
Afterwards, we'll shoot for Baker Street Pub (Johnny Rockets outta
biz?!) to circle up the chic
posse. I'd love to hear a 2 minute rundown on what you've been up
to-good, bad or other.
Come if you can. Save the reasons if you can't. You're still cool.
Feel free to round up the next posse or cool gig! This isn't that
structured. Invite your gal pals.
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Writers Special Event
Book Inside You
How to Write it, Publish it, Sell it
By Noted Author and Writer's Coach
Teresa R. Funke
I’m really excited about this new six-hour workshop I’m
launching! It’s the type of workshop I wish someone had been
offering when I started out. It’s designed to give writers,
both new and established, a crash course in the ENTIRE
process of producing a book. It’s been my experience as a
writer and a coach that when most writers reach the next
stage in their process, they stall out. The support
materials for this workshop will guide writers when they
reach those next steps. Thank you! Teresa Funke
Click Here for more info
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