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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 9, 2011 by artlovemagic

ArtLoveMagic and Heroes4Heroes(H4H) are working together to produce an event in Deep Ellum that will have comic book artists creating live pieces that will be auctioned off to benefit H4H and ArtLoveMagic.

H4H works directly with members of the United States Military, corporations, and the general public to provide portable media to active troops in order to boost morale and keep our men and women in uniform culturally tuned-in…. H4H is a 501c3 that gathers, organizes, and sends entertainment material such as comic books, DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, MP3 players, and game systems to our Heroes.

ArtLoveMagic creates live interactive experiences that bring artists and performers together with their communities in brilliant ways. ArtLoveMagic not only produces amazing, interactive and entertaining experiences that include multiple talents such as painters, musicians, poets, performers, photographers and more, but they also share these capabilities with the community through kids workshops and artist workshops. ArtLoveMagic is a Texas Not For Profit currently working on it’s 501c3.

We invite you to hang with us and see art being created by artist Mitch Breitweiser, artist of CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT, CAPTAIN AMERICA: ZERO POINT, and more. Check out Jerod Alexander as he body paints on a model and turns her into one of your favorite female superheroes. David Rodriguez of ArtLoveMagic will also be creating live. Come out and see additional talents such as Ixchel Aguilar, Martin Campos and Lorenzo Lopez. More artists will be announced soon.

National touring band, Spoonfed Tribe, will be providing some live music. On Saturday, May 21st you see an amazing array of talent creating pieces you will want to walk home with.

$5 at the door.

More info to come
facebook invite here

Comicpalooza – a live art benefit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by artlovemagic

ArtLoveMagic has some good roots in comics. Founders Michael Lagocki and David Rodriguez have both been fans and active participants in the Dallas comics scene for many years prior to artlove. So it’s with no small amount of enthusiasm that we approach this new event on January 22nd that will raise money for veterans of the comics industry facing serious needs.


Samax Amen - creating live

Comicpalooza, a very cool Houston based show, reached out to artlovemagic because of our ties to the local art community and asked us to be involved. They are coordinating a multi-city live art event to raise funds for the Hero Initiative, an organization that protects veteran comic book creators in medical or financial crisis. This is a wide spread problem among golden and silver age comic creators who worked before fair contracts and royalties came to comics.


James O'Barr - creating live

The early response from artists has been fantastic. Already involved are an impressive collection of artist who will create comic themed work live:

David Rodriguez - creating live

Live artists include
James O’Barr (the Crow)
Samax Amen ( & magazine)
Khalid Robertson (Champion of Children)
David Rodriguez (renowned Dallas painter)
Jerod Alexander (graffiti artist)
Isaac Davies (graffiti artist)
Bob Luedke (Eye Witness)
Michael Lagocki (ghostwerks, artlovemagic)
Trayce Cochran (street artist)
Lawrence Alexander (painter)
Cal Slayton (Shades of Blue)
Christopher Garcia (Marvel/WildStorm/CrossGen colorist)
Joe Skilz (graffiti artist)

All artists will be creating work that will be auctioned off night of the show for the Hero Initiative. (Auction starts at 11pm). Doors will be open as early as 8. We’ll be rolling full steam by 9. Music will be handled by an awesome host of Dallas DJs including Hologram Dagger, and DJ Dean Dillenger.

18 and up.
Only 3 bucks to get in.

Bob Luedke will be there creating live.

Come be a part of a special night that benefits the people who created the characters that shaped our lives. Incredible music, mind blowing live art, and rare comic collectibles for sale to benefit the charity.

Saturday, January 22 at 9:00pm

at Arnetic (Deep Ellum)

2826 Elm Street

Dallas, TX

Want the face book page?

You can also help us spread the word, by sharing this page or using this flyer image:

Have access to photocopies? Here’s a two-sided print version/ with our big UNDERGROUND show. Click the image. Print out on both sides of the same paper and cut in half. It makes 2 sheets with each event on one side.

If you want to help with this event, here’s the best things you can do:

1- Got a rare comic collectible you want to contribute to our buy it now table? Email

2- Help us spread the word and bring a crowd!

3- We’re still looking for one or two more sponsors at the $100 level to help pay for art supplies. Contact if you or your business is interested.