Saturday, March 19, 2011

Member Spotlight: Rica Takashima, contemporary artist and manga graphic novelist, participates in BAAD!'s 'Dykes Draw the Line' slide show, discussion and comix mayhem in Bronx, NY on Sunday, March 20th, 6-7:30pm

International Women Artists’ Salon is honored to announce member Rica Takashima will be participating in a slide show, discussion and comix mayhem at BAAD!  Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance on Sunday, March 20, 2011 , 6-7:30pm...

"Rica & Miho" A pair of lovers in Rica 'tte Kanji!? 

Dykes Draw the Line
Slide Show, Discussion and Comix Mayhem
with cartoonists:
Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother)
Diane DiMassa (Hothead Paisan)
Joan Hilty (Bitter Girl)
Rica Takashima (Rica ‘tte Kanji!?)

Sunday March 20, 2011   6-7:30pm
BAAD!  Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
841 Barreto Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY
Trains: 6 to Hunts Point Ave., 2 or 5 to Simpson St.

For anyone inspired by comics, no experience necessary.
About the cartoonists:
Jennifer Camper’s books include Rude Girls and Dangerous Women and subGURLZ, and she’s the editor of two Juicy Mother comix anthologies. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, comic books, anthologies, and bathroom walls, and have been exhibited internationally.

Diane DiMassa is the creator of the comic Hothead Paisan, Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, the castrating classic cult cartoon heroine. She also illustrated the graphic novel, Jokes and the Unconscious, written by Daphne Gottlieb. Her work has appeared in many comic anthologies and has been shown from NYC to Amsterdam. Recently, DiMassa has plunged into oil painting and street art. (and)

Joan Hilty is the creator of the comic strip Bitter Girl, distributed to print and web everywhere by Q Syndicate since 2001. She was a longtime editor at DC Comics and has contributed to various publications including Gay Comix, The Advocate, Juicy Mother, andMs Magazine.

Rica Takashima is a cartoonist and pop artist. She created the yuri manga series, Rica ‘tte Kanji!? and has had exhibitions and shows in museums and galleries internationally. Originally from Tokyo, she's lived in NYC since 2008.

"Rica & Miho" A pair of lovers in Rica 'tte Kanji!? 

Rica Takashima Bio
Contemporary artist and manga graphic novelist Rica Takashima’s vivid and socially challenging work has appeared in a number of exhibits including Instant Gender, part of the 2009 New York City Pride March; A Second Chance through manga art, part of the 2009 ComicArt event in New Jersey, and Who Are You?, a showcase of artists-in-residence presented at the Tachikawa International Art Festival 2006, in Tokyo.  
Rica ‘tte Kanji, a graphic novel illustrated and written by Rica Takashima, debuted from ALC Publishing, in 2003, and she was Guest of Honor at the international manga conventions MangaNext, Yuricon and Yurisai. 
Takashima’s award-winning short film, Talking About Amy, screened on Young Director’s Night at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art’s Muse festival, as well as festivals in Canada, Turkey, Japan and elsewhere. Her photographic series, Photos of Aozora Art, was part of the 2000 Japanese Seasons1 exhibit sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Commission of Photographic Art and Heritage, in Moscow. 
Director of the Artists Support Council and full member of the Art Resources Development Association, both in Japan, Takashima earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine Arts from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She currently lives in New York.   Rica can be reached at

About BAAD!  Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Crowned "a funky and welcoming performance space" by The New York Times, BAAD! is an art, performance and cultural workshop space that presents cutting-edge and challenging works by established, evolving and emerging choreographers, playwrights, poets, musicians and visual and performing artists.
BAAD! is the home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and the Bronx Dance Coalition.

BAAD! presents four annual festivals, BAAD! ASS WOMEN, THE BOOGIE DOWN DANCE SERIES, OUT LIKE THAT! and the BlakTino Performance Series. BAAD! celebrates the arts created by and featuring women, people of all colors and/or the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.

phone: 718-842-5223

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