Vogel displays his version of Lynette's photo
Comic Book Artists
On November 13th, 2005, Alexandria
presented again this year the Carnival of Stars,
which was a unique festival bringing together two
distinct communities. The festival combined a Belly
dance festival with a comic book convention. In addition
to the dancing and vending, comic book artists were
on hand to demonstrate their ability to convert photos
into works of art as well as to promote their work.
Your photo could be interpreted in the personal style
of each artist right there at the festival. Prices
for this service varied from free promotion to $40
per drawing. A couple of the artists chose to take
the work to their home studio and send it later. Some
artists also will paint your portrait. Be sure to
clarify with each artist about your intentions for
the artwork. Often they will write at the bottom of
the artwork if they give their permission to use the
artwork for your own publicity.
below at the work that was produced at this event.
Come next year ready with a copy of your favorite
photo and get personalized artwork you can treasure
forever. For this report, we
asked each artist to use the same photo shown below.
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Art of Tempest"
first image, "Dance," is inspired by the Minoan priestesses
and is a monotype/mixed media
Belly Dance Comicstm by Alexandria
I sit here for a few moments?"
10-30-04 Fill-'Er Up!
so glad you came to help me Theify!", Alexandria's
Belly Dance Comics tm
Dancer Paper Doll by Jan Dove
Print this paper doll.
Then color, cut her out and PLAY!
comic by Lynette
dare they pollute our pond!"
Initiating Dance Dialogue:
Current Trends, The Panel Discussion at Carnivals of Stars Festival,
from video by Andrea, Panel members included: Heather as moderator,
Monica Berini, Shira, Barbara Bolan, Amina Goodyear, Debbie Lammam.
Carnival of Stars Holiday
Dance Festival and Comic Book Convention Photos by GS Staff
new festival held on Nov 14, '04 produced by Ghawazee.com's at
Centennial Hall, in Hayward, California, which included a panel
discussion, raffle, costume contest, and famous comic artists,
along with the usual dancing and vendors.