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Diana Kennedy Travel Fund to CBCC

$485 of $400 goal

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A Dream Come True

Help European Artist Diana Kennedy Attend the 2017 Clallam Bay Comicon and Get Art in Return! See all the original art rewards with this campaign!

In July 2017, the Clallam Bay Comicon will present European artist Diana Kennedy as the convention's guest artist. The Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture (MJC) and the Lion's Club of the town of Bains-les-Bains is funding most of her travel costs. The French artistic community sees her trip as an important pilgramage for the arts, especially comic books, across half the globe, from one isolated rural town to another.

For almost 30 years, European artist Diana Kennedy has been working as an illustrator and author of comics, graphic novels and films. This year, she brings her most personal work, RIVERBOAT, to the Clallam Bay Comicon.

But it's a long way to the comicon, even from the Seattle airport, so every little bit of extra funding helps. This online campaign will help cover more of her expenses, including lodging.

Diana's no stranger to making travel count. In 2015 she went on a hiking trip from Southern France to Southern Italy with her donkey Gamin, who came along as companion and pack animal. Her journey was a pilgrimage to visit the tomb and birthplace of Aldo Moro, an assasinated Italian politician for whom Diana feels a great connection. The trip lasted more than seven months.

RIVERBOAT is an enchanting watercolor comic, a mystery steampunk series that happens in a world beyond time and space. It tells the story of John F. Kennedy and Aldo Moro, both former statesmen who travel in a streamboat to a faraway city, in the search for a lost poem. During their travels they face multiple adventures and encounter modern German and antique Roman volunteer troops and RAF-Terrorists.

For a taste of RIVERBOAT online http://riverboat.thecomicseries.com/

At the Clallam Bay Comicon, attendees will be treated to the English translation of Riverboat #1 “The Passengers” and and 2, "The Red Door." Both are printed in full color. Diana will also present "The Vosgian Beast," her 24-miniute hand-animated fantasy film about a legendary monster that roamed the Vosgian Mountains, slaughtering livestock, in the 1970's. The film incorporates Kennedy's use of the historical John F. Kennedy, who features in her comics series "Riverboat" as a figure of mystery. After the film, Kennedy will speak about the Vosgian Mountains, where she has lived for 20 years, and where the fear of "La Bête des Vosges" is said to still be alive.

RIVERBOAT is Diana’s most authentic and personal work. Art and story are influenced by elements from her experience in Italy as well as her life in rural France. It is also a classic adventure in the tradition of European to-be-continued storylines.

Diana has always been an admirer of Donna Barr's art and her way of storytelling. Diana says an author-focused Comicon organized by Barr is a highly attractive event for her, and she dreamed of attending it a long time ago. This year, the dream comes true.

Diana and Donna have collaborated on a short comics story about how Diana's characters traveled to the Comicon:

http://clallambaycomicon.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/

Born in in Basilea, Switzerland, Kennedy lived in Southern Germany for several years. In 1997 she moved to Harsault, France where she now lives with a bunch of cats and her donkey Gamin in a little old stone house.
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Update 7
Posted by Donna Barr
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We've covered the entire amount (I'm picking up the fees - not bad - so Diana gets the whole amount!).
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Update 6
Posted by Donna Barr
12 days ago
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Diana Kennedy Travel Fund to CBCC has reached 53% of its goal. Thanks to Eric, Maureen and Ward.
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Update 5
Posted by Donna Barr
12 days ago
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I've finished a very nice piece of original art - full color - for one of our contributors. I'll be scanning and posting it soon. In the meantime, if you've donated, be sure to ask whichever artist you prefer for your art!
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Posted by Donna Barr
13 days ago
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I've had the question: "Can I just send Diana a check, and avoid fees?" Diana's in France, and checks are difficult from overseas. This campaign has taken the fees into account. So donate and earn some art, and don't worry about the fees! We've made it easy.
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$485 of $400 goal

Raised by 10 people in 1 month
Created January 16, 2017
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Ford Dolin
2 days ago

Have fun!!!!!

$50
Ford Dolin
3 days ago
$25
Maggie Strasser
4 days ago

bon voyage!

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$180
Eric Schneider
10 days ago
$10
Jody Schaeffer
12 days ago
ES
$50
Eric Schneider
12 days ago
WM
$50
Ward McMillan
14 days ago

Have a great time!

$10
B.E. Miller
14 days ago
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$50
Maureen VanderPas
19 days ago
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$50
Eric Schneider
1 month ago
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