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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PR: ToonSeum Press Release: Drawn to the Summit, Cartoonists take on the G20

Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons
September 18-October 18, 2009
The Andy Warhol Museum
Co-presented by the ToonSeum, funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation
Opening Reception: September 18, 2009, 6-10PM

Delegates, protestors and journalists will be invading Pittsburgh in September for the international G-20 summit. There will also be another set of voices heard during that week: the voices of the people from the G-20 countries as expressed through editorial cartoons.

The cartoons in Drawn to the Summit will highlight the work of the leading cartoonists from the G-20 nations and will provide an alternative perspective on G-20 themes such as the global economy and its impact on the environment, human rights, world trade, etc. This exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view a diversity of cartooning styles worldwide and see the important role editorial cartoons plays in this global conversation.

In addition, the exhibition will include cartoons by local Pittsburgh artists commenting on what it will be like to have their hometown hosting the world. A computer will be set up in the gallery with an online blog to monitor daily commentaries and sketches by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers and others during the run of the G-20 summit.

The show is funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation, co-presented by the ToonSeum and the Andy Warhol Museum and curated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers and art historian Sylvia Rhor.

Exhibition is included with paid admission to the Andy Warhol Museum.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reviewer desired: Women in Comics Conference in Cambridge UK

I'm seekng a reviewer for the conference, 'Women in Comics', at Cambridge University on October 25th 2009 for IJOCA. The organizer, Sarah Lightman notes, "With its unique collection of 20th Century Women's Art, The New Hall Art Collection provides the perfect venue for a gathering of practitioners, academics, curators and enthusiasts. Women comic artists will speak about their work, and broader discussion will include the representation of women in comics. The event will run as part of The Cambridge Festival of Ideas week."

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