Illustration Meetup #05 event report

Andrew Joyce
Illustrator
21 September 2017

Hi All,

Thanks for coming to the Illustration Meetup #05! After the summer break everyone seemed rejuvenated and rather spritely! Smashing stuff.
It was great to catch up with people and see some new faces!

As I mentioned at the meeting, I feel having this month off from each meet-up seems like a good thing. It saves us repeating the same questions, gives us time talk about new events/ exhibitions we might have coming up and also would give me more time and flexibility for getting guests to come in and give advice or look at portfolios etc.
So going forward, I think the illustration meet-ups will be every other month (if this doesn't work and we want it more regularly then I'd be happy to change it back to monthly)
So the next meet-up will be in November (I'll post a specific date once its confirmed)
Hopefully see you then!

Lastly, Rob Mcmaster very kindly sent me the link to the Tokyo based printer he mentioned at the meeting.
The place is called Edit Net (http://www.editnet-p.jp/) located in Yoga, Setagaya.
There is an English speaker called Noguchi-san , available via email here: support@editnet-p.jp
Cheers Rob!

Attendees (in no particular order):
Luis Mendo / Luis Mendo
Aurora Dordan / Aurora Dordan
Andrew Browne / Andrew Browne
Rie Yokoyama / Rie Yokoyama
Risa Nakazawa / www.a-gent.tokyo
Tom Wilson / Tom Wilson
John Cairns / John Cairns
George Popescu / George Popescu
Simon Lepp / Simon Lepp
Felipe Kolb Bernardes / Felipe Kolb Bernardes
Ailisa Johnson / Ailsa Johnson
Robert McMaster / Rob Mcmaster
Bill Tribble / Bill Tribble
Charlotte Cahill / Charlotte Cahill
Petar Taser / Petar Tasev
Chiyun Yo / Chiyun Yeh
Miki Takako / Takako Miki
Fern Choonet / Fern Choonet
Ali Suzuki / Maki Suzuki
Andrew Joyce / Andrew Joyce

Petar Tasev
Illustrator
21 September 2017

Thanks for organizing, as always, Andy!

How about, if the once a month arrangement with Wow Cafe still stands, if we use the off-month for an even more informal meetup, but not for talking but more for drawing?

I'm thinking of an art-jam where we get to draw something on a set theme/subject, where we set a new one every 15-20 minutes. From my experience, this really gets the creative thoughts going. Of course, there are other ways to go about it, for example you can have everyone use only pencil or only watercolor, etc. There aren't that many social drawing chances, and when you have creative people drawing together from imagination, the ideas and inspiration can really bounce off and amplify from each other.

Andrew Joyce
Illustrator
22 September 2017

Thanks Petar Tasev

Yeah, I think it could be nice to meet for food/ drinks and do some drawing.
A bit more of a relaxed atmosphere where people can get to know each other more.

Louis-Étienne Vallée
Illustrator
22 September 2017

Petar Tasev Andrew Joyce I like the idea of having it every month (with breaks when ever felt needed). If someone misses a meetup then the wait is long for the following one. Hard to build a community with there is just a few meet-ups yearly.

My 2 cents!

Andrew Joyce
Illustrator
24 September 2017

Cheers Louis Etienne Vallee !

Louis-Étienne Vallée
Illustrator
24 September 2017

Andrew Joyce maybe something like, 3 meetings, one month off and so on. If you start with August, the December and April would be the break months.

Petar Tasev
Illustrator
27 September 2017

So, are we making a drawing meetup on the 2nd then? :) I'll be away, but I could join later in the evening.

Andrew Joyce
Illustrator
28 September 2017

Petar Tasev
No meet-up in October I'm afraid as its quite a busy time preparing for Tokyo Art Book Fair. Don't want to stress people out more.

There will be one in November though. I'll post dates on Canvas/ Twitter/ Instagram etc when its all confirmed.

Cheers

Petar Tasev
Illustrator
28 September 2017

Ok! I'm missing on Art Book Fair, but through October I'll be preparing for Kaigai Manga Festa, so let's hope I have something to show at the next meetup. :)

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