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Hornschemeier, Eggers, & Omega
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul Hornschemeierevents 1 Apr 2008 10:28 AM

It seems Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared this Paul Hornschemeier week in New York City, beginning tomorrow! First up, we have this in the early evening:

  

ABOVE: Paul Hornschemeier, Dialectic on Preference, 2004 

Dave Eggers curates
Lots Of Things Like This
April 2 - May 10, 2008

Opening reception:
Wednesday, April 2, 6-8pm

With works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Cohen, David Berman, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Georges Braque, Jeffrey Brown, R. Crumb, Henry Darger, Marcel Duchamp, CM Evans, Shephard Fairey, David Godbold, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, Paul Hornschemeier, Jay Howell, Chris Johanson, Maira Kalman, Kenneth Koch, David Mamet, Quenton Miller, Tucker Nichols, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Raymond Pettibon, Dan Perjovschi, Amy Jean Porter, Steve Powers, Royal Art Lodge, Peter Saul, George Schneeman, Olga Scholten, David Shrigley, Shel Silverstein, Nedko Solakov, Ralph Steadman, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, Kurt Vonnegut. This show will explore a very small and specific type of artmaking exemplified by contemporary people like David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon, Nedko Solakov, and Tucker Nichols. This kind of art, which we refuse to name, is somewhat crude, usually irreverent, and always funny. It exists somewhere between one-panel cartoons and text-based art. What we're talking about, basically, is a show of about 100 works that subscribe (unknowingly) to the following criteria: a) they're drawings, usually very basic or crude; b) these drawings are accompanied by hand-drawn text on the artwork, and this text refers to the drawing, much like a caption; c) this caption-text is funny. So in many ways you might say these are cartoons, because we've just listed the qualifications of a cartoon. But the works in this show are usually found in galleries, not newspapers or magazines, and so we have something interesting to think about: Is humor allowed in art, and in what forms? Are captions allowed in art, and why? And most importantly, why doesn't David Shrigley spell better?

All events are open to the public and free.
Gallery hours are Tues - Sat, 11-6.

apexart
291 Church Street, 
NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org

Subway: A, C, E, N, R, W, Q, 6, J, M, Z to Canal or 1 to Franklin.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

After the above event ends at 6PM, head out to Rocketship in Brooklyn for this at 7PM: 

  

And, then that doesn't sate your Paul appetite, check out this the next day at Dartmouth:

 








Sketchbook #4
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Dame Darcyart 1 Apr 2008 10:27 AM

Courtesy Dame Darcy (sorry, this was a tough one to photograph without getting any glare): 

  

  

Monthly site special: Fantagraphics' Economic Stimulus Package
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 1 Apr 2008 7:08 AM

Fantagraphics' Economic Stimulus Package - 15% OFF select books in our Politics & World Affairs category through April 30, 2008

Good ol' G.W. Bush hopes to kick-start the U.S. economy by giving everyone a tax rebate this year. We say, what better way to use your windfall than by affirming your freedom to read great comics! In honor of Tax Day on April 15, save 15% on select books in our Politics & World Affairs category all throughout the month of April 2008!

Whether fictional satire skewering our malevolent and/or less-than-competent leaders, journalistic comics reporting from conflict-torn regions, or trenchant commentary on societal issues, these books present the finest in topical cartooning and exemplify our time-honored tradition of freedom of speech.

Sale ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 30, 2008. 

Photos from Drew Friedman event in L.A.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 31 Mar 2008 2:12 PM

Drew Friedman & guests at Skylight Books, L.A., 03/29/08

Drew Friedman & guests at Skylight Books, L.A., 03/29/08

Our pal Pam Noles attended Drew Friedman's discussion and book signing for More Old Jewish Comedians at L.A.'s Skylight books (with guests Ben Schwartz and portrait subject Carl Ballantine) on Saturday and sent us a whole bunch of photos which we've loaded up on Flickr. Read Pam's account of the event here!

The greatest Herriman tributes ever (part four)
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Krazy Kat 31 Mar 2008 11:28 AM

Here are the last of the Krazy Kat strips drawn by seven-to-eleven-year old Italian kids, courtesy of their teacher Alessandro Santi. (See previous FLOG!s for batches one, two and three; see the entire set in a slideshow on Flickr.) Incidentally, Alessandro asked us if we were going to reprint the Eclipse volumes featuring the first nine years of Krazy Kat Sundays, and the answer to that is yes, starting in 2009. But we're going to gang them together into three big KK volumes, each containing three years' worth.

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 9

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 10

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 11

The great Al Jaffee
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 31 Mar 2008 10:48 AM

  

The New York Times had a great feature yesterday on one of America's greatest living cartoonists, the inimitable Al Jaffee.

Sketchbook #3
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ben Catmullart 31 Mar 2008 8:03 AM

Courtesy Ben Catmull:

Ted Stearn has a website
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ted Stearn 31 Mar 2008 8:00 AM

And it's quite handsome. 

 

Magik Show in PDX
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Kornereventsart 30 Mar 2008 9:27 PM

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The Magik Show opens this Thursday (April 3) at the Pony Club Gallery in Portland, OR. This show is the first to be curated by Zack Soto and it's a pretty great line-up of mostly comics folks. "Stereotopfer" (his gocco prints above) has conveniently listed and linked all the artists on his Flickr page.

I found a few other pieces online: Mike Bertino, Calvin Wong, and Jason Miles.

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Sketchbook #2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedmanart 30 Mar 2008 11:05 AM

#2 in a series. This is the most recent entry in my almost decade-old book, by Drew Friedman: