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Hellen Jo x Jen Wang at GR2 Video and Audio

The Talk took place on 10.30.16 and although it was a rainy morning, people came out to hear Hellen Jo and Jen Wang talk about indie comics and art. Although it was for the both of them to talk about whatever they wanted, Jen Wang definitely took control and came prepared to unpeel Hellen Jo just a tiny bit. Enjoy. It's fruitful.   The YouTube video is embedded above but can also be accessed at the YouTube Link. The Audio is located at our Soundcloud page or embedded below.    More photos at our flickr page.

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GR Interview: Artist Hellen Jo

Hellen Jo is an illustrator and comic book artist, but most of all she's inspiring. While sitting on a recent panel at the LA Zine Fest, most of the panelists cited Hellen Jo as an inspiration. Her work is empowering with a strong viewpoint. Her lines, colors, and characters amazes and grows on you. From working on a video game project with Hellen and her partner in life, Calvin along with her part in numerous exhibitions, we're excited to host her solo exhibition, DGAF at GR2. GR: Explain what your DGAF exhibition will entail? In the past your work featured Asian girl gangs! What's happening this time? HJ: There isn't as much of a unifying theme with this show as...

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Small Business Caturday - Photo Set

Small Business Saturday is a farce. The big box stores are still packed, the small shops, not as much. Yet the four ladies came up with Small Business Caturday, a more realistic day. Pictured below is Zoe Ruiz, Mari Naomi, Jen Wang, and Yumi Sakugawa. They did comic readings of stories with cats in them and although it wasn't an evening about shopping, it was sweet. They did sign some books afterwards. The best ending to the evening was see a stray cat family in the back parking lot being looked after by some passers by.  We'll get those signed books online today! Here's the link. link to the flickr photo set.  

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GR2: John Porcellino Root Hog or Die Documentary and Hospital Suite Booksigning + Photo Set

John Porcellino came through Los Angeles and made his stop at GR2 to screen the documentary film about himself, Root Hog or Die by Dan Stafford, owner of Denver, Colorado shop Kilgore Books & Comics.  I've seen plenty of documentaries and although we screened the 45 minute version of the 100 minute film, I feel qualified to give a few thoughts about Root Hog or Die. "John P" (as he's affectionately referred to by Souther Salazar) prefaced the film by explaining the "punk rock" nature of the film. The camera was bought used, Stafford attended film school for just a few months, and the sound might be criticized by John P's own cousin who works professionally in that field.  The film...

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