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Jamaica Dyer Live Art @ Noise Pop

Check out this great live art footage of comic artist Jamaica Dyer and superstar band HIKING rocking out at Isotope’s 2012 Noise Pop line up. This was a really great event and we’re thrilled to see such great footage from the show!

Jamaica’s latest graphic novel serialized @ MTV Geek
Jamaica @ SPIN Magazine

SPIN Magazine + Noise Pop + Isotope

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

In case you didn’t see these running on SPIN Magazine‘s website, here’s the complete collection of Noise Pop 2012 comics by the Isotope’s Sequential Reporters. Click the strips to see each of these awesome cartoonist’s bios. And click through to Flickr to see these in their full glory!

To Do This Weekend: Jamaica Dyer & Noise Pop

Artist extraordinaire Jamaica Dyer teams up with the Isotope, Noise Pop Music Festival, DJ Darragh, and indie rock supergroup HIKING (featuring members of YURPLE PONI, GINGERBREAD HOUSE, and HUBERT) for a live art/music mashup!

Performing live art from her upcoming graphic novel FOX HEAD STEW (currently being serialized here on MTV Geek), Jamaica promises an epic follow-up to last year’s gigantic Ben Templesmith / DJ SamSupa show we hosted at Noise Pop Culture Club. And HIKING tells us to expect a show where “pyramids surface, a coyote presents himself. sand stones. undo the mask, fetch water from the well. garden psalm. the moon people are walking, within time.”

This is going to rock!

Jamaica Dyer Live Art @ Noise Pop Culture Club
@ Public Works Gallery
Saturday Feb 25th at 5:30pm
San Francisco, CA

Find out more about this year’s Noise Pop + Isotope festivities here.

Noise Pop 2012 + Isotope = Awesome

It’s that time of year again, where we combine our love of spreading the gospel of comics with our love of blisteringly good live music along with our friends from the Noise Pop Music Festival!

For 20 years running, SF’s Noise Pop indie music festival has been cranking up the amps and bringing the Bay Area a live mix of international and local musical superstars, and this year truly looks to be the best collection yet! Once again yours truly will be complementing your experience and bringing you some amazing live music-centric comic art events as Noise Pop’s official “Comics Curator”… with the help of my brilliant Isotope team of Kirsten Baldock and Dyami Serna, of course. With just about every member of our staff and several hundred of our extended family involved in various bands, what better way could there be to combine our collective interests than to create a true cross-pollination of indy music and sequential art to the masses?

Last year we blew the doors off in high style, the set list we’ve got 2012 is all about rocking, and we’ve definitely got a line-up to do just that!

Isotope presents at Noise Pop Culture Club 2012

Public Works Gallery – Upstairs Stage

Painter, performer, animator, web cartoonist and graphic novelist Jaimaica Dyer holds the Public Works Gallery stage with a multi-media reading, art projection, and presentation of her forthcoming original graphic novel Fox Head Stew (currently being serialized on the MTV Geek website). A live mashup of reading, concert, and art show, this featurette pulls back the creative process curtain to reveal the magics behind her comic art before the Public Works audience. With a live soundtrack composed and performed by hand-picked musical guests to accompany a unique, wall-sized live art painting session.

All Week Long, All Over San Francisco

Celebrating Noise Pop 2012 with on-site comic book reportage! Throughout the week our team of Sequential Reporters will be invading the festival’s shows, events, and after-parties to capture their personal Noise Pop experiences in visceral snapshots in single-page comic book form. From backstage interviews with artists to stageside with live bands to interactions with fellow fans to all manner of outrageous adventure. This compilation of sequential art memories will be hosted in an online graphic novel anthology for all to enjoy on

Participating cartoonists include — Ed Luce, Katie Loungua, Beth Dean, Roman Muradov, Justin Hall, Sonia Harris, Danger Bob DeSilva, Kelly Martin, Dyami Serna, Jean Chen, Peter S. Conrad, Brie Spielmann, Josh Richardson, Mari Naomi, Matt DeLight, Janelle Hessig, and more.

All Day Long
Public Works Gallery

See last year’s Noise Pop Festival through the eyes of the SF Bay’s best cartoonists with the Noise Pop Rewind: 2011 Sequential Reporters Comic Art Gallery. Featuring show reports from Yo La Tango, The Fresh & Onlys, Kid Koala, The Concretes, Aesop Rock, Shannon & The Clams, Best Coast, Social Studies, The Soft White Sixes, Nobunny, and many more.

All Day Long
Public Works Gallery

Celebrating the cross-pollination of music and comics… as well as the long history of famous comic artists working on album covers, Public Works Gallery hosts a unique art installation of original comic-inspired record album covers created for, and inspired by, Noise Pop attendees. Spotlighting fresh analog works by some of the most exciting outsider artists in the Bay Area and also a fistful of blank record album sleeves for attendees to join in on this interactive, DIY art gallery.

ARTISTS: Want to participate? Get a blank record album cover at the Isotope after February 10th. Just ask and it’s yours!

Cartoonists Invade Noise Pop 2012!

Rock and roll! The Isotope has once again been asked by our friends at Noise Pop indie music festival to bring the awesome by combining our collective interests in live music, cool comics, and amazingly creative cartoonists to make this year’s line-up the best ever. We couldn’t be more excited!

Those of you who were lucky to join us on our live music-centric comic art adventure will remember the jaw-dropping set list we laid out last year. From our army of Sequential Reporters to comic making classes to the DIY Vinyl Dreams gallery show to Ted Naifeh‘s stunning COURTNEY CRUMRIN LIVE to international superstar Ben Templesmith drawing the next issue of FELL live on stage with DJ SamSupa.

And yours truly as Noise Pop’s official “Comics Curator” will be bringing you all another exciting year of music+comics events. Our official press releases go out later in the week, but we currently have an open call for local cartoonists who would like to participate as Sequential Reporters. Hooking up artists with their favorite bands? What could be more fun? Last year experiment was a tremendous success, and we helped facilitate some really exceptional collaborations between great bands and amazing cartoonists. Do drop me a line if you want to be part of this year’s festivities.

(Art for this post from the awesome HOPELESS SAVAGES comic. Always available in store at the Isotope!)

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