Thursday, December 20, 2012

Free Lunch News 12/21/12



Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
The next TWO Monday Night Jams will be on Sundays 12/23 and 12/30 at 4pm
Tuesday Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.: Free Lunch's New Years Magic the Gathering

All the fun things we do can be found at www.freelunchcomics.com.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

News for 12/13/12




Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Saturday Dec. 15 at 1 p.m.: Free Lunch's Magic the Gathering
Monday Dec. 17 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
(The last 2 Jams of the year will be on Sundays 23 and 30 from 4 - 6:45)

All the fun things we do can be found at www.freelunchcomics.com.

Monday, December 3, 2012

News for 12/3/12

Rachael is hard at work on some marketing materials for a local business while Steve and Matt have been doing their COMIC CONSTRUCTION lectures for the HARTFORD PERFORMS program at multiple Hartford schools! We had a ton of fun at the Granby Artists Holiday Market this past weekend and we taught a few private lessons too.


Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drawing and Painting for Teens
Wednesday Dec. 5th at 6:30: Magic the Gathering!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Free Lunch News 11/24/12

Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:

       • Cliff's Con Sunday 11/25 at the Plainville VFW from 10-3
       • Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
  • Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
  • December 1st at 10 am: Cartoon Anatomy starts at Free Lunch Studios
  • Dec. 1st and 2nd at 10 a.m.: Free Lunch will be at the Granby Artists Association event, Holiday Gift Show at Holcomb Farm
  • Magic the Gathering 12/5 @ 6:30 at Free Lunch Studios

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Free Lunch News for 11/18/12


Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
*Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
*Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
*Friday Nov 23rd, 12:30 - 4:30: Free Lunch's 3rd Annual BLACK FRIDAY COMIC FEST! We'll have a BIG comic sale, make our own Post It comics, Magic the Gathering, watch comic movies and eat some snacks! It's always a good time! Comic sale is buy one get one sets, buy one get one trade paperbacks and 50¢ comics! Sale for the BLACK FRIDAY EVENT ONLY!! Only $10
*Free Lunch will be at the Cliff's Con at the Plainville VFW on 11/25
*Writing for Children starts November 29th at 6pm
*Cartoon Anatomy starts December 1st at 10am
*December 1 & 2 Free Lunch will be at the GAA Holiday Marketplace at the Holcomb Farm with the Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia and more!!

Be sure to check out www.freelunchcomics.com for more info!

Monday, November 12, 2012

FLS News for 11/12

Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
This Saturday 11/17 3:30 at Free Lunch Studios: Magic the Gathering Booster Draft

COMING SOON: Free Lunch's 3rd Annual BLACK FRIDAY COMIC FEST and The Granby Artists Holiday Show!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free Lunch news for 11/5/12

Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens

Saturday 11/10 Free Lunch will be at A HERO\'s LEGACY in Manchester CT at 2pm

Sunday 11/11 Free Lunch will host an ART FIGHT at the New Haven Comic Spectacular in North Haven CT.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Science Fact O Pedia with JUNK FOOD!

Wendy Leonard,  PhD, MPH is an award-winning expert medical writer and has been using her gift for translating medical jargon into lay-friendly language for over 25 years. She was kind enough to invite Steve and Matt to create Junk Food for her book! Sky Horse Publishing and Harper Collins have just released the book and Free Lunch just ordered a crate full! You want it? Free Lunch has it! Free original 'toon for every order!

http://www.freelunchcomics.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=19&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=81&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=56

Friday, October 5, 2012

Women of Wonder Day 2012

Women of Wonder Day is coming! In October 2006-2011, the Wonder Woman Day I-V and Women Of Wonder Day events raised over $136,000 for Domestic Violence programs in Portland, Oregon, Flemington, New Jersey, and San Antonio, Texas. The five-year combination of auctions of over 1,100 original art pieces, plus collectibles, autograph signings, and photo opportunities garnered spectacular turnouts and five Mayoral Proclamations! Once again, Free Lunch Studios is blessed to have the opportunity to donate some great work to a great cause.  Ryan McCarthy and Lindsay Barth's art will be at Texas and Brad Gilchrist, Keith Murphey and Matt Ryan's work is headed to Oregon! 

http://www.womenofwonderday.com/wowday2012.html

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BIG Free Lunch weekend! Classicon, Celebrate Granby ++

This weekend, Free Lunch will be:
- a guest at the Celebrate Granby Event!
- a guest and hosting The Art Fight at the Classicon at the Coco Keys in Waterbury CT Saturday and Sunday!
- hosting a Wonder Woman Day Art creation/collection night at the Monday Night Jam!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Magic Night results: 8/15/12

Last night Roger took 1st (didn't lose a game) and Ian took second place.

Come to our Magic Card Game events! Got your own deck? Bring it! Don't have any cards? Bring it! Never played before? Bring it! We'll be hosting a Magic game night for all interest levels! Prizes! Cards for sale! Tutorials! Fun! $5 entry fee! Free Lunch Magic Nights are held at Free Lunch Studios at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month and one Saturday of the month at 6pm!

Pack Draft: Wednesday 10/3 ($15: you build a deck to keep!)
Brawl in the Swamp: Saturday 10/13

RAW:PROVOCATIONS

October 4th at the Russian Lady in Hartford CT, Matt and Norm were selected to be part of a myriad of talented artists at this special gallery event! From 8:00PM - 12:00AM Want to buy a ticket? They're ONLY $10! Go to:
http://www.rawartists.org/freelunch


RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 54 artistic communities across the United States and Australia, through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cliff's Show 8/26

Cliff's got a show on Sunday, August 26th!
(and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.
99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE

Owners of Free Lunch Comics and Free Lunch Studios, Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan will be there, now with a weekly strip just for Patch.com. ...as well as talk about upcoming classes and special events.

http://thegranbys.patch.com/blog_posts/junk-food-extraterrestrials#photo-10953191 You can check everything that's going on at the site! www.freelunchcomics.com

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magic the Gathering nite! 8.1.12

Come to Free Lunch Studios August 1 at 6pm. Bring your deck or borrow one of ours! Due to a great turnout, this is something we plan on doing more of!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Plainville Show 5/27

Cliff's got a show on Sunday, May 27th!
(and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.
99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE

Owners of Free Lunch Comics and Free Lunch Studios, Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan will be there, now with a weekly strip just for Patch.com. They'll also be giving away a FREE DIGITAL COMIC!!
http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-cell-phone-nightmares#photo-8981691 ...as well as talk about upcoming classes and special events. You can check everything that's going on at the site! www.freelunchcomics.com

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Party!!! 5/5/12

Saturday, May 5th at 3pm Free Lunch will host its first Free Comic Book Day Party!! There's a free comic in it for every visitor and we will have an open jam for writing and drawing, a huge comic sale, a superhero movie marathon and more! So come on down and join the fun!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Plainville Show March 18th!

Cliff's got a show on Sunday, March 18th!
(and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.
99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE! Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan will be there, now with a weekly strip just for Patch.com. We will talk about upcoming classes and special events. You can check everything that's going on at the site! www.freelunchcomics.com

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New class dates added for 2012!

Be sure to check out the classes page at the Free Lunch classes page! We've added new class dates!

http://www.freelunchcomics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=67

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Á La Cartoon for 2/24/12!

Good morning, friends! Time for a new Á LA CARTOON at Patch from Free Lunch! Enjoy!

http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-performance-anxiety#photo-9179445

Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Lunch debuts at Horror News Network!

Free Lunch Studios debut at the Horror News Network today!!! If you want ANOTHER source of Free Lunch JUNK FOOD cartoon laughs (but on the DARK SIDE) go to http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/ftopict-17815.html

New Á LA CARTOON for 2/17!

New Á La Cartoon at Patch! Check it out! http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-mechanical-failure#photo-9134060

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Á La Cartoon!

It\'s on Patch.com right now! check it out! http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-going-bananas#photo-9080640

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Trade Paperbacks are IN!

The spinner has been re-stocked and it has some great titles such as: Hellblazer, Superman, Incredible Hulk, various Avenger trades, Star Trek and more! We\'re also celebrating the Star Wars 3D release with a TON of Star Wars comics from today and yesterday!

Along with the updated Spinner and Star Wars comics, we still have a great selection of $1 floppies and comic sets!

Come on by on Monday Nights from 6:00 to 8:30pm or check in on the weekends to check it out!

Open Drawing and Painting Class 2/10/12!


Another open Drawing And Painting class...Star Wars Style! We\'ll be drawin\' Jedi and Sith using gesture and all the cool props at the studio! Friday February 10th from 4:00-6:30pm, food and materials included, all ages, only $20.

Call 860.305.6621 to reserve your spot! Free for current members.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Lunch's new twist on A La Cartoon!

Coming to the Granby Patch 2/3/12: the first ever A La Cartoon: Self Serve Caption Contest! Matt and Steve are putting the joke in your hands for a change. Leave a comment with you caption for the above cartoon and be automatically entered to win a free signed print of the cartoon with your winning punchline! Enter as many times as you like, with a new comment for each entry.
Winners will be selected by the editorial panel and the winning entry will be published here on the Patch. In order to be eligible, comments must be posted by Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
We are eager to see your clever jokes! Check back here for the link!

Free Lunch's Drawing and Painting drop in!

February 10th from 4 - 6:30, Matt Ryan will host a drop in session of Drawing and Painting for Teens, Free Lunch's longest running class. In honor of the creativity behind the saga based in a galaxy far, far away, we will be creating our own aliens, warriors and princesses! The workshop is $20 to participate (unless you are already a member) and there will be a lot of Star Wars comics for purchase too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

FLC at the Plainville Show 1/29/12

Hey there, everyone! It's a new year and Cliff's got a show on Sunday, January 29th!
At the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.
99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE
Owners of Free Lunch Comics and Free Lunch Studios, Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan will be there, now with a weekly strip just for Patch.com. Check it out and enjoy...

http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-riddle-me-this


...as well as conduct portfolio reviews, talk about upcoming classes, special events AND BRING MATT'S ONE BUCK BIN (sketches and drawings:all for a buck each!!). You can check everything that's going on at the site! www.freelunchcomics.com

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Classes cancelled 1/21/2012

Due to the weather, both Mad Science Cartooning and Comic Book Worlds are postponed.


Matt

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Lunch in Patch.com!

Starting in 2012, Free Lunch has a NEW STRIP called Á LA CARTOONS! This strip occurs weekly on Fridays (I can\'t think of a better way to jump start the weekend).

Ted Glanzer is the editor for the Granby, CT (the home of Free Lunch Studios) edition of Patch.com. The guys at Free Lunch saw more and more of Ted due to arts events around town and the studio. Once Ted discovered that Free Lunch was already doing strips, the rest fell into place.

Patch.com is your hometown virtual newspaper that can be emailed right to you. Get your local news from Patch and now your funnies too!

http://thegranbys.patch.com/articles/a-la-cartoon-riddle-me-this

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New event at Free Lunch - Game Night!

Meets every third Wednesday, Free Lunch Game Nights! Hosted by Chris Meyer, co-creator of Dungeon Downloads and game master! Gather at Free Lunch for an exciting taste of a new game or an old favorite! This is your opportunity to match wits with friends or make some new ones! Only a $5 fee and we supply the games!