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Tom Tom Festival Events at Telegraph! April 12-13, 2014

Posted on March 11, 2014
Live Screen Printing: Saturday April 12, 12-3pm
Watch and learn as local artists, Thomas Dean, Marie Landragin, Matt Leech, and Billy Glick do some live screen printing at Telegraph.  This technique is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing, and uses a a stencil method in which a design is imposed on a screen of fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by a rubber squeegee, and onto fabric, paper, wood, or metal. It's a fun inky process, and a great way of increasing your daily dose of ART! Bring a blank t-shirt, pick a design by one of the artists, and experience this ancient art form for yourselves! 

Zine Swap Scene - Sunday, April 13, 2pm-3pm
Do you make zines? Do you love comics? Join us for a zine trading /swap meet this afternoon! Bring your old or new zines, and trade them with fellow enthusiasts for new ones! The crew at telegraph will also be hosting a craft table; teaching zine crafting techniques like paper folding, risograph printing, and more.

Independent Comics Panel: Sunday, April 13 3pm-5pm
Guests: Warren Craghead III, Jared Cullum, Andrew White, & Dustin Harbin.  Join us in Charlottesville's first comic panel about independent publishing, and what drives illustrators to create. This panel will discuss  each artist's different approach to comics form, their publishing choices, and the respective comics scenes that they hail from. Panelists will also have books and new works available for sale all weekend. Questions encouraged!
Warren Craghead III - Charlottesville's own Xeric award winning comic artist, Craghead has been a fixture of the comics scene for over 10 years. Check out his website, and his latest project LadyH8RS - wonderfully aggressive caricatures of misogynist public figures.
Andrew White - Creator of critically acclaimed, Black Pillars #1, White is also a regular contributor to Comics Workbook and an editor of the bi-monthly Comics Workbook Magazine.
Dustin Harbin - a cartoonist and freelance illustrator who lives and works and loves in Charlotte NC USA. He produces a weekly comic called DHARBIN! His most recent project has been lettering Bryan Lee O'Malley's (Scott Pilgrim) new book Seconds. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Richmond Magazine, Chicago Title, Boulevard Films, Marvel Comics, and 12 Gauge Comics, among others.
Jared Cullum - Based out of Richmond, Culum is the illustrator behind the book & webcomic Pea Green Coffee Cup.

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A sneak peek at the April Show!

Posted on March 06, 2014

PLASTIC MEMORIES opens tomorrow! But here's a little preview of April, because we love you.



Jim Rugg, Jack Teagle, Ryan Berkley, Jenn Woodall, & Jake Lawrence.


Debuts online April 4th, 5pm EST

swords, sorcery, brutal battles, flexing, sparkling gems, greased up muscles, paladins, knights, wizards, goblins, loot, chainmail babes, dragons, castles, charms, hunky barbarians, and more...  



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Will & Whit, A Charlottesville YA Graphic novel - Reading & Music

Posted on January 28, 2014

Will & Whit, A Charlottesville YA Graphic novel - Reading & Music

March 22, 6-8pm

@ Telegraph 110 Fourth Street NE

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Telegraph is happy to announce our next local author event - presenting Will & Whit, a young adult graphic novel by local artist Laura Lee Gulledge.


"Wilhelmina “Will” Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness."

This event is free and open to the public.

* Live reading of the first chapter of the book.
* Laura Lee Gulledge will discuss her work and how Charlottesville was an influence on this book. 
*A few video shorts showing time-lapse drawing process and the W&W-inspired motion comic.
* Artners Juliet Trail and Lauren Larken will introduce the adaption of this book as a musical for young people and share how locals can get involved with the project!
* A couple songs from the upcoming Will & Whit musical will be performed live with a keyboard & amp.
* We might even lead the attendees in a exercise where they make a collective hurricane using body-of-sound!

* Original artwork from the graphic novel (featuring scenes from around town) or some Laura Lee prints will be on display. 
* Door prizes will be given away!
* Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will sign them at the end of the event.


See you soon!


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Local Author Showcase & Panel - January 9, 2014

Posted on December 05, 2013

Kicking off our 2014 programming, Telegraph is proud to announce that we're teaming up with The Artist’s Partner to present a showcase of Charlottesville authors. 

From heart-stopping memoir to adorable picture books, and delectable titles in between, Charlottesville is a nexus of contemporary independent publishing. Come enjoy local wine, cheese, and talent with eight of our most prominent up-and-coming indie authors on Thursday, 1/9/14 from 6-8pm at Telegraph Gallery. There will be a brief discussion with the authors and hosts at 7pm. Talk to authors and learn how our community shapes not only stories, but careers as well. 

Books will be available to purchase. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Title, Author, and Genre Information

1. Bowling For The Mob. Bob Perry with Stefan Bechtel. Sports Biography
2. Braver Than You Believe. Sue Mangum with Claire Cameron. Memoir
3. Warming! William Espinosa. Cli-Fi
4. Scary Mary. S.A. Hunter. YA Paranormal
5. Camila’s Lemonade Stand. Lizzy Duncan with Giles Jackson. Pre-K
6. Lotto’s Super-Awesome Unbelievable Park Adventure. Jan Ferrigan. Middle Grade
7. One Step Ahead of Your Future. Christine Ballard. Estate Planning How-To
8. Radical Doubt. Avery Chenoweth. Fiction

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Posted on November 29, 2013

Holiday Tube Sale!

It’s been 10 months since Telegraph starting producing new original and exclusive artwork by some of the best illustrators in the business, and we'd like to celebrate with a TUBE SALE!

While supplies last (we've only got 100 Mystery Tubes!), we'll be selling 5 mystery prints for just $50 plus shipping.

We've cracked open our archives of printers proofs, our personal collections, and more! Buy a tube and get five different prints - save them for yourself, or give the gift of art this holiday season! HERE'S WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS:

- Each tube will receive one print from the Arcana series (a $36+ value on its own!) - select tubes contain one of our printer's proofs of the SOLD OUT Simon Hanselmann print.

Printer's proofs and numbered prints from all of the prints we've done this year (some of which have sold out and are no longer available online). We've done our best to keep a nice variety.

- Select tubes contain a print from our personal pristine collection, with prints from The Little Friends of Printmaking, Kevin Tong, Tad Carpenter, Strawberry Luna, DKNG, and more!

Warm up your mouse clicking  finger, and get ready to cross 5 names off your Christmas list all at once!

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Black Friday Discounts

Posted on November 29, 2013

Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we're offering some sweet specials in our online shop.
20% Off Prints with Coupon BLKFRI20
15% Off Book & Zines with Coupon BLKFRI15

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THE DOG SHOW opens tomorrow!

Posted on October 31, 2013

THE DOG SHOW opens tomorrow at 5 PM EST, with new dog prints from Jordan Canales, Becca Tobin, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Daniel Bressette, Ian Andersen, and William Glick!

Check out the Facebook event for the opening here - as usual, we'll have an opening reception from 5 - 10 with refreshments, new art, and good times. 

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see you at SPX, nerds!

Posted on September 13, 2013

We're making our comics circuit debut at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend, alongside a TON of the artists we've worked with and a bunch of heavy hitters in the indie comics world. 

We're so excited, and can't wait to see a bunch of you there. Come visit us at table J8! We'll even have some artists hanging at the table from time to time doing signings and just chillin. 

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Tomtoberfest Founders Fair

Posted on September 10, 2013
September 28th is theTom Tom Founders Fair! We're going to be at the University of Virginia Amphitheater setting up an alternative comics pop up shop and putting on another screen printing expo with Thomas Dean, Marie Landragin, and Matt Leech. THE SQUEEGEE WIZARDS.
We're in Charlottesville every day, but I'm still very excited to go back to our alma mater. Even though UVA is less than 10 minutes from the shop, sometimes t feels like another town. Mostly because nobody goes over there unless they are a student or employee. I can't think of anything better than going back now with Telegraph, "Check out this awesome stuff that will blow your mind!" 
oxoxo - Kate

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Review: Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges

Posted on July 31, 2013

Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole Georges


Read this book immediately. 


On the surface the plot sounds a bit like a Portlandia sketch: Vegan Lesbian Animal Activist seeks Missing Con-Man Father. But this book is so much more than a series of millennial tropes. It's an emotionally devastating graphic memoir of Georges' experiences with an abusive stepfather and incompetent mother. The book begins with a 22 year old Georges in Portland, making comics and peanut butter cups. Her crush and life long friend gives her the gift of a palm reading for her birthday, and the psychic offers two predictions.

1.) She will find a man.

2.) Her deceased father is really alive. 

While the first is evidently false, the second prediction throws Georges into a tailspin. For 22 years her sisters and mother have told her that her father died of colon cancer. True or false, the very possibility that he could be alive forces her to revisit her past.  Georges' unflinching account of her mother's bizarre and occasionally shameful behavior struck sympathetic nerves. Opinionated, self involved, and very funny, her mother becomes the center of Georges' self examination. As the title suggests, Dr. Laura Schlessinger does make a very funny appearance, and I would love to hear the original tape. 

Thankfully Calling Dr. Laura manages to avoid the self involved fluff that fills a lot of graphic memoirs. There are no "why do I need to know this" moments; Georges has trimmed her story to its emotional core, and stylized illustrations provide the luscious detail. 


Phenomenal book. Great style. Made me cry like a dumb baby at the end.



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