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Art Out Loud 5 - Klaus Jansen, Paolo Rivera and Michael Avon Oeming
Art Out Loud 5 is the latest in a series of in-person painting and illustration technique demos held at the Society of Illustrators in New York. The sessions have been arranged by Irene Gallo, Art Director at Tor/Forge Books and the author of The Art Department blog, and noted illustrator Daniel Dos Santos.

These are sessions in which two or three artists give demonstrations simultaneously in different parts of the same room and attendees can wander between them at will. Former events have included illustrators like Donato Giancola, Todd Lockwood, James bennett, Gary Kelly and Greg Manchess.

This time around the focus is on comics; and the event will feature three comics artists and illustrators:

Klaus Jansen first came to wide attention as the inker who worked with Frank Miller on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, has gone on to be one of the prominent inkers and pencillers in the DC stable. He is the author of The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics and The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics (image above, left).

Paolo Rivera is noted for covers and painted comics interiors on the Mythos series and others (above, center).

Michael Avon Oeming is best known for the Powers series (above, right) and co-creator of the new creator-owned Cross Bronx title. (It’s a sad commentary on the anachronistic state of the American comics industry that “creator owned” is still an exception rather than the rule; but, I digress…)

In addition to the 3 artists’ demonstrations, there will be portfolio reviews by reps from Marvel and DC Comics.

Art Out Loud 5 will be held on on Saturday, June 30th, 2007 from Noon to 4:00pm. Attendance is $25 for Society Members, $35 for non-members. Attendance is limited to 100 and past events have sold out.

There is also a description with more detail on Irene Gallos’s The Art Department.