Author/Illustrator David Mack to Visit Georgia (June 21)

colorThe U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is proud to bring the second Comic Book Ambassador, author/illustrator David Mack (Daredevil, Alias, Kabuki), to Georgia. David will lead several programs with Georgian youth to share this unique American art form:

  • David will draw comics with youth at a settlement camp for displaced peoples and build off the workshop started by writer Van Jensen last month. Later, David will teach an art class to the children of families who have escaped from violence in neighboring countries. Then, David will hold a master class and lecture with ethnic Azerbaijani minority youth.
  • David Mack will lead a workshop at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts for artists interested in learning how to make comic books. David will talk about the history of sequential art and outline the main differences between comic books and other visual arts.
  • David will meet with the artists of Fatal Error and help them realize their comic book.  Fatal Error is the comic book being produced by Empower Women, a student group at the Tbilisi campus of San Diego State University Georgia, and a group of young Georgian artists.  The creative team has completed the script ofFatal Error, which deals with issues of addiction and war while highlighting the importanc17-2e of teamwork and gender equality.

Two events are open to the public:

  • Exhibit at the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Cinema, Music and Choreography (Art Palace, 6 Ia Kargareteli Street).  A wide body of David Mack’s work will be on exhibit, including his work for Marvel Comics, as well as his personal work, sequential art, and celebrity portraits. The exhibit will run from June 23-30 starting with an opening night reception on June 23 at 7:00.
  • Presentation and exhibit at the National Youth and Children’s Palace (6 Rustaveli Avenue) at 5:00pm on June 27.

The Comic Book Ambassador program will end with the completion of Fatal Error. The U.S. Embassy will support the printing and distribution of its first issue, which will be given out free of charge to students in rural areas of Georgia. The goal of the program is to bring a new form of expression to Georgian youth, and also stimulate an untapped economic sector and generate a potential market for income generation among youth.

Meet David online from anywhere! Login to our Facebook page Saturday, June 25th at 2:30 pm https://www.facebook.com/tbilisi.usembassy/ and join us for a livestream event.