Rapid-Fire Drawing with Kevin Boze
by Georgia Ball
July 6, 2005

Last year during Bumbershoot, Kevin was one of 16 artists who took part in Comic Biography Theatre—an event in which cartoonists had to draw an unusual true event submitted by people in the crowd. This year he was the guest speaker for Cartoonists Northwest on June 18th, and he brought along his pencil and put us to work.

Kevin studied art under Ken Anderson and completed a degree in Digital Arts with a focus in animation from Henry Cogswell College. During the day he commutes from Seattle to Arlington and works as a design engineer for Bay Liner, but he spends his evenings creating his online comic, Role Call. Centered around role-playing, his strip is a feature of ShadowRaven, an online interactive gaming website. Role Call has been running on ShadowRaven for two years, is written and drawn by Kevin and is colored and published by Julie Albert.

Some of Kevin's previous strips included Corp. Kev, which was published in the European edition of Stars and Stripes for three years, and Camille, a cat-focused spin-off of Corp, Kev. When Kevin had finished giving us some of his background he called on his audience to break out pencil and paper for a quick lesson in gesture drawing. His model moved from one action pose to another while Kevin timed the participants, and page after page of sweeping gesturals were cast aside as the next pose began. Each session was between 5-15 seconds, encouraging the artists to focus on the essence of the action. 

Uptown Stroll—A Festival of Art in Action
by Kathy Biever
July 22, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professional and amateur artists of all ages invited to participate in the Uptown Stroll.

Guidelines/Conditions for Artist Participation:

At this “Festival of Art in Action” it is expected that artists will actively produce art during the festival.  Although prizes will be awarded based primarily on the piece the artist is working on at the time the jurors appear, artists are invited to have on display and for sale other completed works.

Choose one of these categories:

  1. Juried (prizes will be awarded to winners)
  2. Non-juried (no prizes)

Choose one of these divisions:

  1. Adult
  2. Youth (ages 8-17)

Artist will be assigned a work area in front of or inside sponsoring shops in Uptown all within two blocks from the intersection of Queen Anne Avenue and Mercer Street. 

Artist will be assigned for the day a Stroll Ambassador to be at his/her beck and call for every need: accompany artist to his/her location, help set up and dismantle, bring sustenance to artist, watch station so artist can take a break.  Whatever Artist wants, Artist gets.

Artist will bring all supplies needed for the day, eg. easel, chair, table, display racks, potter’s wheel, etc.

Artist is encouraged to display for sale his/her art during Uptown Stroll.  No commission for sales will be taken by the Uptown Stroll.

Additional opportunities:

Artist is encouraged to submit one work of art for display in Bank of America at 100 W. Mercer during the month of September.  No commission will be taken by Uptown Stroll.  As sales are strictly between buyer and seller, artist must provide contact information to be displayed with art work.  Please check appropriate box on Registration form if you wish to do this.  Details re drop off, pick up, etc. to be provided at a later date.

The Uptown Stroll would like permission to use artist’s artwork on its website and for postcards to be sold by Uptown as a fund raiser.  Artist credit and contact information will accompany the art work.  Please indicate your wishes by checking appropriate box on Registration form.

We look forward to your participation.

Kathy and Keith Biever 
Uptown Stroll Artists Recruitment
521 Fifth Avenue West, Suite 404
Seattle, WA 98119