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Derby City Comic Con was great!

Derby City Comic Con was a blast for the LCS! Our latest comic book compilation, “Derby City Stories” was a big hit. You can find it in a few local shops this week: Ultra Pop! and The Destination: A Collectibles Etc. Location for starters, with other shops being stocked as soon as we can get them there. Thank you to ...

Our Next Anthology Theme (for 2014) : Louisville

Hi everyone – It’s time to start putting together the next LCS anthology. We set up a ballot box at Derby City Comic-con and let the people vote! “Louisville” was the most popular choice, so that’s what we are going with. If you would like to submit a story to be included in this printed ...

Derby City Comic Con Is Here!

Join us at the downtown convention center in Louisville for the Derby City Comic Con TODAY (Saturday, June 29th)! The LCS will be there, set up with 3 long tables along the left wall as you enter the hall. We will be debuting our “Little Tales” comic book anthology, doing sketches, and selling various books, ...

Now Accepting Submissions for Our Next Anthology: Children’s Stories

Hi everyone – It’s time to start putting together the next LCS anthology. If you would like to submit a story for our next printed comic book anthology, read on! Anthology Theme: Children’s Stories. We want this to be an All-Ages, E-for-Everyone, G-Rated book. Format: A perfect bound, printed, standard-sized comic book. The more great ...

Ted and Steven Featured in Louisville’s Paper Publication

Here’s an excerpt, hit the link at the bottom to read the rest “The Louisville Cartoonist Society was founded in 2009 by local artist Ted Nathanson, with hopes it would bring together like-minded creators focusing on comic books and the communal promotion of their work. Over the last three years, the organization has gained a ...

Death Comes to Bed

A strange turn of events! What will happen next? Stay tuned for more updates! Start over.  

Gruel…

Stay tuned for more updates! Start over…

Ted’s Gallery Show in Frankfort, KY

The pieces in this show are parts of a whole. Individually, they could be described as figurative illustrations finished in ink and marker on 11”x17” Bristol paper. Some of them are better designed than others, some feature more interesting moments, but all contribute to the one truly finished piece in this show. That finished piece ...

Derby City Comic Con Sketches!

Here are all the sketches we did (at least all that I could snap pictures of!) at DCCC and at our previous meeting for all our kickstarter backers. Check out the sketches in our gallery!

NOT TODAY DEATH!

LCS Kickstarter Project – FUNDED!

Well, we made it. Our kickstarter.com project was funded at over 100% and we are ecstatic! We are so happy and fortunate to have such a great community of friends, fans and families who believe in us enough to support this endeavor. Thank you to those to contributed. Now the real work begins. We are ...

LCS Kickstarter project for the FUTURE anthology book has begun!

We have launched off our first Kickstarter project to raise money to print and promote the LCS Anthology, “The Future”. Here’s the link with all the info, check out the cool reward levels — there’s something for everyone! For those who don’t know, Kickstarter is a web site that helps people fund projects through the ...

Fifteen Minutes!?

The story continues… what happens next? Our hero gets fed up… And Death opens the door… Death comes to bed…  

“You’re the best at what you do”

The Story Begins…

How does the story continue? YOU decide! Choose your destiny: A dark visitor with a curious request Your mission, if you choose to accept it… Wait a sec! What do I hear…?  

LCS Contest Winner: Thought Bubbles!

We now have a winner in contest for naming our LCS letters page. The winner is Damon Westenhofer with his entry, “Thought Bubbles”. Look for it in the back of future anthologies and comics from the LCS.

Official LCS Contest! Name our Editor’s/Letters Page

We’ve thrown together a little contest. Here are the details from our facebook group: **** Official LCS Contest! **** Name our editor’s/letters page… We need a clever title for the page of our books that will include notes from the group, LCS news, comments from Ted and others. You’ve probably seen this sort of thing ...

LCS Anthology: “The Future” getting ready for the printer

We are currently putting the final touches on our next future-themed anthology book. The book will feature futuristic stories and sci-fi themes from 9 or 10 artists, writers and comic book creators from the Louisville area. The anthology will feature a full-color cover by up-and-coming superstar illustrator, Alex Wilson. Check his tumblr blog to catch ...

The LCS Teen Comic Spotlight!

ANNOUNCING…. The Louisville Cartoonist Society exists to help local artists and cartoonists develop their work, connect with other artists, and find venues to share their comics. We know that there are hundreds of talented teens in this city, we’ve met a bunch of you and seen your work. A lot of you are making very ...

LCS at the Young Leaders Conference!

The Louisville Cartoonist Society was happy to participate in this year’s Young Leader Conference at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center. This year’s topic was on the idea of Heroes and Villains, through the lens of media and entertainment. Ted Nathanson, Steven Bowman, Kevlen Goodner, and Kyle Hutchings were on hand for a panel discussion ...

LCS Artist Profile: Alex Wilson

1. When did you first start reading comics? I have been around comics for as long as I can remember. My older brothers had huge comic book collections well before I could read so I always had plenty to look at. 2. What are your favorite comic books? I have always been a big X-men ...

LCS Update! Summer Recap and Looking Ahead

Cartoonists! Whew- what a summer! Quick recaps: First off Derby City Comic Con totally ruled. There was a ton of energy and excitement and it felt like a local comics prom. If you missed it this year, because you were getting married or something( congrats Carrie and Darcy!), then you’re in luck because I hear ...

New Art Added: LCS in the LEO and Art of Stephen Johnson

Check out the newest art added to our gallery section. We have a new collection of images created by long-time-LCSer, Stephen Johnson. Stephen has a knack for cool-n-quirky characters and bold line work. We also have a bunch of LEO comic strips added to the LCS in the LEO gallery.

Fandom-Fright Night Fest, DCCC recap, LEO submissions

Cartoonists! So the Derby City Con was awesome thanks to everyone who worked the table, worked other tables, or just plain showed up. It was a success on all fronts and we’ll see you there again next year! I’d spend more time on recap, but we’re moving forward! This weekend we have space at the ...

LCS Appearances at the Derby City Comic Con

Wow – the Derby City Comic Con is already here! The show is on this Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. There will be tons of great artists and comic book/pop culture creators there. The LCS will be there in full force. Here’s our list of times and appearances: Ted Nathanson and Joe Welsh AM Shift: ...

LCS Artist Profile: Zach Allen

1.  When did you first start reading comics? I had read random comics when I was young, but the first time I remember getting really into them was in middle school when I got some of the Calvin and Hobbs collections.  I had a teacher that had a few of the Sunday ones hanging on ...

LCS Artist Profile: Jenevieve Broomall

1.  When did you first start reading comics? I started when I was a teenager.  My cousin collected them and I read comics like Gen 13, Catwoman, Wildcats, and so on.  I enjoyed them all but when I got into college I get heavy into ElfQuest.  It has a great storyline, memorable characters that evolved ...

Web Site update…

Still getting some of the bugs worked out on the web site. Some images are not appearing yet, and a few pages are missing… will be working on fixes this evening.

We are LIVE!

The site is finally live! It’s taken quite awhile to get it to this point, mainly due to everything going on in real life: work, family, paid gigs, etc. But finally, here it is. There are some areas of the site that still need a little work, but I figured we are 95% there, so ...

about the next meeting…

Due to unforseen circumstances- like I have to be out of town- we’re gonna just postpone that sucker a week. So- next LCS meeting- Wednesday July 6 at 7:30 in the Rocketship Studio- 770 Eastern Parkway Top Floor end of the Hall. Itinerary will include: looking at drawings and preparing for Derby City & FandomFest. ...

LCS Update 6/17/11

Cartoonists! Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the show at the library on Wednesday- it was a lot of fun! And the show will be up all summer at the Main Branch so you should swing by and check it out if you haven’t already! Job Offers! This stuff pays! Spot 5 – the ...

LCS Update 3/29/11

Cartoonists! I hope you’re all well. Here’s the news. The Future is Coming!( just wait) So far I have two entries for the next anthology based on The Future. Neither of those are mine, because like the rest of you, I’ve been busy making and doing other stuff. I’d like to put out another LCS ...

LCS Update 5/4/11

Cartoonists! Hope all is well, everyone is having a pleasant and not-too-damp Spring, and I hope those of us who care about the Derby are getting pumped. Remember to take a loved one by your local comics shop and celebrate the magic that is Free Comic Day this Saturday. News and Notes! Thanks to Zach ...

LCS Update 5/23/11

Cartoonists! So I just got back in town- I had a great trip but apparently there are no comic shops in downtown New Orleans so I missed new comic day. I also missed some flap about facebook, but we’ll get into that later. First order of business: The Next meeting. originally scheduled for this Wednesday ...

LCS Update 6/13/11

CARTOONISTS! Hey guys! Hope everyone is well, enjoying this excellent weather and getting some drawing in. I’ve got a couple of updates and reminders: This Wednesday the 15th at 6-7:30 !! The Main Branch of the Louisville Free public Library is opening their LCS show featuring the work of Bruce Thomas, Steve Bowman, Jeff Mazurek, ...

LCS Artist Profile: Steven Bowman

Steven Bowman is a comic book artist and the creator of Astounding Tales Comics.  Currently he is working on Ruthless Villains, the second story arc in his exciting series Astounding Tales Presents. More information about his comic series and art can be seen at http://astoundingtalescomics.com/   1.  When did you first start reading comics? Ever since ...

LCS Artist Profile: Phil Back

Phil is a comic book artist. His upcoming projects include doing the artwork for a new independent comic book series Hinterlands. 1. When did you first start reading comics? I started getting comics as a kid, probably around age 10 or 11. I was a big fan of G.I.Joe. I remember going to the drugstore ...

LCS Artist Profile: Damon Westenhofer

From time to time we shine the spotlight on one of our members and allow them to share some of their insights related to creating comic books or comic related material. This time we focus on a talented artist who has lots of creepy monsters crawling around inside his head, Damon Westenhofer. 1.  When did ...

LCS Artist Profile: Bruce Thomas

From time to time we shine the spotlight on one of our members and allow them to share some of their insights related to creating comic books or comic related material. This time we focus on one of the founding fathers of the LCS group, Bruce Thomas. 1. When did you first start reading comics? ...

Creators Unite!

There’s no better time to get involved in creating comics. The LCS is here to help. Our group is made up of independent comic book artists, writers, comic book enthusiasts, and storytellers who are always looking for new talent to join our ranks. There’s no formal “join” process, just start coming to meetings and get ...

LCS Featured in Velocity

This was a big deal! Front page coverage and tons of exposure for the Louisville Cartoonist Society in Velocity. For those not from these parts, Velocity is a local, weekly news paper that focuses on the nightlife, art and events going on around the city. Ted made the front cover! This feature ran when the ...

Where to Buy Local Comics

Things are happening in Louisville, KY! The independent comics scene is in a renaissance period, as more and more local creators are coming out of the woodwork and showing off their talents. A scene like this can only exist if there are fans and supporters like you! Support local artists and creators by buying their ...

LCS Comic Strips in the LEO

Each week the LCS contributes a comic strip to the LEO newspaper. Check out our gallery of past LEO comic strip images to see what we have been up to over the past several weeks. If you would like to submit a comic strip for consideration, here are a few guidelines: You must be a ...

Join the LCS

It’s very easy to join the Louisville Cartoonist Society – just get involved! We are a group of comic book creators — not just fans or enthusiasts. We make stuff. We want to publish comics either as a group or as individuals. If you are an artist or writer or colorist or whatever, interested in ...

Drink-n-Draw

This post will be info for the drink-n-draw… etc.

LCS Artist Profile: Ted Nathanson

This time we shine the spotlight on LCS ringleader, Ted Nathanson. Ted is the creator of the comic book series Gumpop! His upcoming projects include The Dragon and The Deep Sea. 1.  When did you first start reading comics? I found an issue of Hulk at my grandparents’ house when I was 7. It guest ...