Fundraiser for a Friend

I don’t normally post this kind of thing, but Robin Konstabaris was an integral part of getting this show together and one of my favorite people in the local comics community. Please come and support event if you can, and if not, try and do something nice for Robin, she is good people!

and for fun, read her wonderful blog, documenting the cross country adventure undertaken by Robin and her special fella.

Friday, 05 February 2010 at 23:15
The New Revue Stage on Granville Island
1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Presented by the Vancouver Theatresports League this promises to be an evening full of laughter. Come out and show your support! Please share this event with your friends.
The suggested donation at the door is $10.00 the proceeds will go to Robin Konstabaris. Thank you to the Vancouver Theatresports League and their very talented artists for supporting this wonderful event.

About the artist:

Robin Konstabaris has been active in the Vancouver arts community for over 20 years, at various times a fine artist, author (Scrambled Brains), and modern cartoonist. She has exhibited in numerous galleries across Canada, and is most well known for her comic strip Clip ‘n’ Save, which appeared weekly in Vancouver’s Westender from 1998 until 2005.

On Christmas Day, 2009, her studio containing most of her life’s work as well as over 2 decades of accumulated equipment and inventory was destroyed by fire. A fraction of the work, including some colour documentation and most of the Clip ‘n’ Save originals, were eventually and miraculously recovered from the rubble but require professional restoration.

“I am forced to rebuild my studio from scratch,” says the artist, “beginning with finding some affordable space. Once I do that there is quite a bit of required equipment to get up to even the bare minimum of a functional space, including a desk, chair, cutting mat, squares, rulers, pencils, pens, pastels, charcoals, tracing paper, rag paper, illustration board, and other various odds and ends. It all seems like little things but it really adds up.”

The emotional aspects have been hard to deal with, the artist admits, but the situation has been made easier by the help she has received from the community, for which she is deeply grateful.

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