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Sunday, August 9, 2009
Fantagraphics exhibit in Seattle - reviewer wanted
'Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists' at Fantagraphics
Peter Bagge, Jim Woodring, Ellen Forney and 10 others have work on display in "Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists," at Fantagraphics Books & Gallery in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
By Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times August 7 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
new research blog on Early Comics
From: Pascal Lefèvre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you're interested in early mass culture, there's a new blog <http://earlycomics.blogspot.com/> that might interest you. I've just started my new Early Comics blog about my research into the comic strips before 1930. I'll deal also with relations between early comics and other media (as cinema).
dr. Pascal Lefèvre
Friday, July 31, 2009
**FREE** QUESADA, KIDD, MAZZUCCHELLI, FINGEROTH, & MacDONALD AT BRYANT PARK WEDS AUG 19, 12:30 PM
COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL LUMINARIES JOE QUESADA, CHIP KIDD, DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, DANNY FINGEROTH, AND HEIDI MacDONALD TO SPEAK AT NEW YORK'S BRYANT PARK LUNCHTIME SERIES, WEDS AUG 19, 12:30 PM. **FREE EVENT**
New York, July 31, 2009
As part of the Bryant Park Word for Word author series, key figures from the world of comics and graphic novels will speak at "COMICS: FROM EVERY ANGLE," a freewheeling discussion of the past, present, and future of sequential art.
Join moderator DANNY FINGEROTH as he and the all-star panel of JOE QUESADA, CHIP KIDD, DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, and HEIDI MacDONALD discuss how comics have become an important part of high and low culture the world over.
"Word for Word" Author Series at The Bryant Park Reading Room
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
12:30pm - 1:45pm
JOE QUESADA, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics
CHIP KIDD, Author and designer: BAT-MANGA!: THE SECRET HISTORY OF BATMAN IN JAPAN
DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI, Comics writer and artist: BATMAN: YEAR ONE; CITY OF GLASS; ASTERIOS POLYP
HEIDI MacDONALD, Co-editor, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY COMICS WEEK; Blogger: THE BEAT, the News Blog of Comics Culture; editor: THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY
DANNY FINGEROTH Longtime Marvel Comics writer and Editor. Author of DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT: JEWS COMICS, AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO (Continuum) and THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS (Penguin).
The Bryant Park Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park-under the trees-between the back of the New York Public Library and 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
"Herblock!" Exhibition Opens Oct. 13
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
July 30, 2009
New Exhibition at Library of Congress Opens Oct. 13
Features 82 Original Drawings from Library's Herb Block Collection
WHAT: The Library of Congress celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of political cartoonist Herb Block, known to the world as Herblock, with an exhibition that looks at his entire 72-year career, which began in 1929 under President Herbert Hoover and concluded in 2001 during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Through his compelling cartoons, Block influenced public opinion and affected prominent elected officials. U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy publicly denounced Block, and President Richard Nixon disparaged the cartoonist as "a master of sick invective."
The exhibition, which features 82 original cartoon drawings selected from the Library's Herb Block Collection, will illuminate Block the man, as well as his mastery of the art of the political cartoon.
WHEN: Oct. 13, 2009 to May 1, 2010
WHERE: The Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The ToonSeum Goes MAD for Tom Richmond
At the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
The ToonSeum Goes MAD for Tom Richmond
The ToonSeum is proud to present "Tom Richmond: The MAD Art of Caricature," an exhibition of original caricatures and parodies by one of MAD Magazine's stand-out artists.
Richmond, a member of MAD Magazine's Usual Gang of Idiots since 2000, has skewed pop culture icons, political figures, movie stars, even President Obama's dog. His style and technique carry on in the great tradition of MAD Magazine legends such as Mort Drucker and Jack Davis.
Richmond's work appears in publications, films and comics worldwide. His company also provides caricature artists for some of the nation's top theme parks. His recently completed book "Bo Confidential: The Secret Files of America's First Dog" will make its debut this weekend at the ToonSeum!
The "MAD Art of Caricature" also gives a behind-the-pen-and-brush look at Richmond's parodies of movies, including "Harry Plodder," "Spider-Sham," "Battyman Begins," "30 Crock," "Obama's Inauguration" and many more.
"The ToonSeum is proud to take MAD out of the teacher's trash can and put it on museum walls where it belongs," says ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos. "Tom is truly a master of mockery, and we are delighted to present his work at the ToonSeum."
Richmond will drop by the ToonSeum Aug. 1 for book signings,and demonstrations. More information is available at www.toonseum.org.
The exhibit runs from Aug. 1 through Oct. 4 at the ToonSeum, which is located inside the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the city's historic North Side.
Workshop info: On Friday August 1st the ToonSeum will present a special Caricature Master Class.
The MAD Art of Caricature with Tom Richmond, Master Class
Learn the art of caricature from one of its true masters!
August 1st 2009, 5pm-6:30pm . The ToonSeum at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Cost: $50, Students and NCS Members $35
The ToonSeum presents a special master class with caricature artists and magazine illustrator Tom Richmond of MAD Magazine fame. This is a rare opportunity for anyone interested in improving their skills, learning about how to break into magazines, and more.
Purchase online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73723
What: "Tom Richmond: The MAD Art of Caricature"
When: Aug. 1-Oct. 4
Where: ToonSeum at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the city's historic North Side, 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square.
Cost: ToonSeum admission is included with paid admission to the Children's Museum, which is $10 for children 2-18 and seniors; $11 for adults
Details: 412-325-1060 or www.toonseum.com
For questions, art for print or an interview, please contact ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos at email@example.com.
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Monday, July 27, 2009
'Big Funny' exhibit and newspaper
'The Big Funny' Set to Recapture Glory Days of Newspaper Comics, By E&P Staff, July 27, 2009. The exhibit that the booklet accompanies opens on August 7th and runs through the 29th.
The newspaper section is for sale for $5 each and at first glance, appears well worth it.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
France- Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns and Chris Ware in Solliès-ville (South of France)
August 28, 29 and 30 2009, the international festival of the comic strip of Solliès-ville (France-Provence) welcomes under capitals, on the square of the medieval village, 45 French and foreign authors, under the leadership of the guest of honor, Emmanuel Lepage in the presence of the famous authors American Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware.
More informations www.festivalbd.com
Les 28, 29 et 30 aout 2009, le festival international de la bande dessinée de Solliès-ville (France-Provence) accueille sous chapiteaux, sur la place du village médiéval, 45 auteurs français et étrangers, sous la houlette de l'invité d'honneur, Emmanuel Lepage en présence des célèbres auteurs américain Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware et Charles Burns.
Festival BD Solliès-Ville (83210)
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