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Aug 122013

It’s Kind of Like Woodstock for Geeks! Fans and Creators come together at Intervention: The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity this

August 23-25, 2013 in Maryland

Internet + Convention = Intervention: The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity. Featuring Webcomics, Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Makers, and more. Many guest speakers and interactive events are planned for 2013; founders mark 4th year of intervening, inspiring, and empowering digital creators.



Intervention is a yearly Internet Culture convention held in September in Rockville Maryland at the Hilton Rockville/Washington D.C. hotel.


Intervention (a combination of the words “Internet” and “Convention”)highlights independent artists from all spectrums of creative output (Comics, Music, Podcasts, Video, Blogging, Stories, etc.) who use the Internet as their primary distribution method. The convention hosts panels, workshops, movie showings, music concerts, open gaming, and dance events.

Your Online Life, In-Person

How much of your day do you spend on the internet–looking at comics, watching videos, reading blogs, connecting with friends, tweeting, or just surfing?  At Intervention you can meet, talk with, learn from, and party with the people you see online everyday.

  • One Part New Media
  • One Part Gaming
  • One Part Nerd Party


On Today’s show I  talk to Webcomic Diva Onezumi Hartstein and her husband/producer James Harknell.  We talk about how the Con has grown as well as  helped so many artists. Plus we talk about my involvement in the 2013 show.  That’s right!  I will be attending the show as a featured guest and speaker with 3 panel discussions scheduled for me to host!  So if you are near DC  from From Friday August 21st  at noon to  Sunday August 25th at 4pm. Drop by and say hi.

More info/Registration

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852


The goal of Intervention is to bring together  different independent creators and fans to party, educate, and appreciate the opportunities the Internet gives to all of us. It is similar to the Sci-Fi/Anime/Other fandom cons, but here the emphasis is on people who use the internet as the primary way to distribute their work and communicate with their friends.

Onezumi Hartstein and James Harknell Founders of Intervention


 Intervention Panel Discussions with Man vs. Art

Stop by one of my panels!  The fine folks behind the intervention have arranged for my wife the Lovely and Vivacious Hortencia and I to journey to the Easst Coast and attend the Intervention as a featured guest! I will share with you stories, jokes, tips, tricks, and secrets I have picked up along my  continuing   journey as a Professional Artist.

Disney Drawing Secrets Workshop with Raul Aguirre Jr.

Join 19 year veteran of the Animation business, and Host of the “Man vs. Art” Podcast, Raul Aguirre Jr. to find out how to make your character drawings look more expressive and appealing for animation, cartooning, and comics!

  • Awkward poses and other drawing abominations will be a thing of the past!
  • Learn to make your characters cooler, sexier, cuter, grosser, more bad-ass, and funnier!
  • Raul shares drawing tips from his Mentor the legendary Glen Keane. Sharpen your pencils and DRAW!
  • How should you approach a drawing? How do you hold a pencil for best results!
  • Sketchbook? Why the “F” would I need a sketchbook?



So, you wanna be an artist? Raul Aguirre Jr., Ask Me Anything.

For 19 years Artist, Writer, Animator, Director, Podcast Host, Cartoonist, and Comics maker Raul Aguirre Jr. made his living as a professional artist. HOW?!

Keep your shirt on! Raul shares his secrets to getting motivated, finding inspiration, being passionate and NEVER GIVING UP!

If a son of immigrants who was born in East L.A. can make it as an artist, what’s your excuse. So if you wanna be an artist, this panel is a must for you!

Day jobs are for chumps!


The Man vs. Art Podcast. An Audio podcast about Visual Art? WTF?

Occasionally brooding, deeply passionate, and always interesting L.A. artist, animator, writer, and director Raul Aguirre Jr. draws on his nineteen years of experience at Disney, Nickelodeon, and Fox to inform, inspire, and entertain artists.

Warning!! Once you hear Man vs. Art, you can’t unhear it!

Raul shares for the first time the production process that he goes into when crafting his podcast. Why is Man vs. Art so fun and unique? Plus he tackles the elephant in the room. An audio podcast about Visual Arts? That’s absurd! He’s crazy! …….Crazy like FOX news!


Illustration for the 2013 Intervention Souvenir Book


Finally a little crowd scene I drew for the 2013  Intervention Souvenir Guide. Some of the things that I love. From L to R

Zombies, Chubby Batman The Doctor, Skinny Ass Superman, Stormtrooper, Horse Head Guy, Mrs. Stormtrooper, The Creature, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thoren Oakenshield, Gloop, Watchmen Comic Book kid, Sherlock, Dr. Watson, Totorro, Klingon threesome, The Lovely and Vivacious Hortencia, Hermiony, Man vs. Art cosplay as Walter Sobchek, Ron Weasley, Che, Harry Potter, Heisenberg, Cyclops, Optimus Prime, Astroboy, Wolverine, and The Angel

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