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Comics are taking center stage in America's Heartland this autumn, as the University of Iowa presents the exhibit Graphic Language: The Art and Literature of Comics, which runs through December 11th.
There's gonna be a special section devoted to original work for EC Comics, from artists like Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, and Bernard Kriegstein.
And covering the spectrum, the exhibit also spotlights contemporary cartoonists like Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Joe Sacco, Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Chris Ware, and Jessica Abel, as well as Alison Bechdel, Phoebe Gloeckner, Craig Thompson, John Porcellino, Jeff Lemire, James Sturm, and Matt Madden.
Holy crap, right? Well, it gets even more envy-enducing...
To tie into the exhibit, the University of Iowa presents Symposium on Comics, Creativity, and Culture: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, running through this weekend with some impressive panels:
Friday, October 6th
3:15-4:15 PM // Preservation and Presentation: The Art and Business of Comics Publishing: Join our fearless leader Gary Groth in panel with Peggy Burns (Drawn and Quarterly) and Craig Yoe (YOE! Books). [ University Capitol Centre 2520D ]
7:30 PM // Joe Sacco: Keynote Lecture and UI Lecture Committee Featured Speaker [ Shambaugh Auditorium ]
Saturday, October 8th
1:30-3:30 PM // Editing Comics Criticism and Scholarship: This round table discussion features Gary Groth, along with John Lent (Editor, The International Journal of Comic Art) and Frenchy Lunning (Editor, Mechademia) [ University Capitol Centre 2520D ]
You can view the entire schedule of events at the University of Iowa website. If you read this FLOG and live in Iowa, you better be there!
This will be amazing.
Twenty paintings by Panter will be on display through November 5th, with the opening reception tomorrow night, Thursday, October 6th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Prepare to have your mind blown.
Fredericks & Freiser is located at 536 West 24th Street in NYC.
I don't even know where to start when it comes to all the great stuff Rain Taxi does for literature. You may already be familiar with their award-winning quarterly-publication Rain Taxi: Review of Books, which is frickin' free all across the nation. But they also power tons of great events, like the annual Twin Cities Book Festival!
So, not only are you sportin' some fine Pushpaw action across your chest, but you're also supporting an awesome organization!
And it looks like they still have some of the Joe Sacco-designed tee in stock, but only in size small!
It's part of the long-running comedy series Carousel, hosted by the great R. Sikoryak since 1997. Tomorrow night, it's The Science Edition, featuring a cartoon slideshow from Tim and Michael, as well as Aaron Diaz, Roxanne Palmer, Doug Skinner, Kriota Willberg, and more!
Get ready to get schooled, starting at 7:30 PM at Dixon Place [ 161A Chrystie Street, btwn Rivington & Delancey ].
UPDATE: Kupperman reports, he'll be doing the new Quincy M.E. strip with help from Jackson Publick, creator, director, voice artist and writer of one of the best TV shows ever (according to me & Mike), "The Venture Bros."
After acclaimed runs in San Francisco and Toronto, the touring exhibit Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women is now showing in New York City!
The exhibit runs through April 15th at the Yeshiva University Museum in the Center for Jewish History [ 15 West 16th Street ] and features Fantagraphics artists Miss Lasko-Gross, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Trina Robbins, and Diane Noomin, alongside a ton of other amazing female artists, like Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Miriam Libicki, Corinne Pearlman, Sarah Lightman, Sarah Lazarovic, Racheli Rottner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein and Ilana Zeffren.
And on Monday, October 24th, you can join Miss Lasko-Gross and Ariel Schrag, Miriam Katin, and Lauren Weinstein for the panel "Close & Personal: Jewish Women Artists & their Graphic Diaries." Robin Cembalest, executive editor of ARTnews, will moderate. There will be a viewing at 6:00 PM, with the panel starting at 6:30 PM. Admission is free, with advance reservation, so get to it!
Hey Chicago! Guess who's hosting this month's Doodleganza: The Drawing Extravaganza at the Museum of Contemporary Art? GIVE UP?
Your brain won't be the same after the Twain in the Membrane Comedy Party!
Join Michael Kupperman and friends tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 4th at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY for the Twain-iest party that ever will be, celebrating the release of the smash-hit Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010!
There will be live comedy from (five-time Emmy nominee!) Jon Glaser, Kate Beaton, David Rees, Max Silvestri, Emily Flake, Dyna Moe, and more. There will be live cartoons. There will be a Mark Twain costume contest, so start grooming those mustaches! And, yes, ladies and gentlemen... there will be a frog-humping contest.
Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw Street in Brooklyn. Doors are at 7:30 PM, and the show starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $8 at the door. And, sorry, kids, it's 21 and over only... y'know, frog-humping.
UPDATE: Michael has tweeted a couple additional details: "Free posters for everybody! A FREE BOOK for anyone dressed as Twain!"
Together, they will give a slideshow presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing, so if you haven't picked up Abandoned Cars yet, this is your not-to-be-missed chance!
The fun starts at 7:00 PM! Subterranean Books is located at 6275 Delmar In the Loop in lovely St. Louis.
Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last weekend for our signings with Warren Bernard, editor of Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising, and Tom Neely, artist behind The Wolf!
Here's artist Tom Neely and warehouse champ Ajax Wood saying hello!
Warren's slideshow presentation had the audience riveted and clambering for copies of Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising once it was over! You can check out more photos of the presentation at the Fantagraphics Flickr page, and you can listen to audio from his D.C. presentation here on the FLOG!
Wolftrap wine was served for the occasion!
What goes good with red wine? Ah, yes... (Just kidding... white wine's better for chihuahuas...)
You can check out more photos of this fun event at the Fantagraphics Flickr page! It was a wonderful time! Thanks to all attendees, and thanks especially to Warren & Tom!
And we hope everyone will return to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, October 1st as we present Oil and Water, with journalist Steve Duin and editor Michael Rosen in attendance! See you there!