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Volcomics Issue #1 - An International Art Show and Comic Book Launch

May 1, 2007

Volcomics Issue #1 - An International Art Show and Comic Book Launch
Volcom to launch world-wide artshow tour and 60-page comic book in support of the biggest Volcom Featured Artist Series line ever.

The project was born from Volcom VP Creative Director Ethan Anderson's love of the underground comic movement and looked to capture its raw energy and low-fi means by creating a comic book that is authentic down to the paper stock and page count.

The comic book is over two years on the making and features legendary skateboard artists Jim Phillips and VCJ as well as some of the biggest creative contributors to skateboarding today - Michael Sieben, Todd Bratrud and Travis Millard. In addition to skate-art heavyweights the book features artists/athletes from the worlds of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding such as Mark Appleyard, Ozzie Wright, and Jamie Lynn. There will be artists in attendance and a limited number of t-shirts and books to be given away for free at each opening reception. Volcom will be producing fifteen thousand copies of the comic for free, with worldwide distribution.
The art show series will begin May 19th at Fuse gallery in New York City and will continue through the summer with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and London. The openings will include drawings by all Holiday 2007 Volcom Featured Artists, as well as scribblings by all twenty-eight artists that contributed to the book.

The book and shows are an Art Loft release being curated by Volcom Senior Graphic Artist Mike Aho.
Opening Receptions:

NYC - Saturday, May 19th @ Fuse Gallery, 8pm
93 2nd Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets)
NYC, NY 10003
Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue

Los Angeles - Friday, June 1st @ Volcom LA Store, 8pm
126 South La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036

London - Thursday, June 28th @ Truman Brewery, 8pm
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
+44 (0) 7971-571479

Tokyo - Friday, July 20th @ Claska
Volcomics Japan: Featuring KANAME
1-3-18 Chuo-Cho, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 152-0001 Japan

San Francisco - Saturday, July 14th @ Space Gallery SF, 8pm
1141 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109