|Daily links: 11/25/08|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tori Miki, John Pham, Joe Kubert, Gary Panter, David B, Bill Schelly, Beasts||25 Nov 2008 11:46 AM|
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• Wow, check out this amazing mosaic made of Peanuts strips at the Schulz Museum (photo by David Lasky)
Flog!'s North Carolina Bureau Chief Rob Clough attended the opening of the Dash Shaw show at Duke this past Friday night and was kind enough to provide us with this exclusive report:
Dash Shaw's show BOTTOMLESS at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University debuted on Thursday, September 25th. The well-attended opening was a multi-media affair that was as much about process as it was about a final product. The way that curator Diego Cortez designed the show gave a unique glimpse into Shaw's method. By juxtaposing Shaw's original pencils against his color sheets on the walls of the exhibit, the viewer could see the way Shaw composes color for his pages is unusual. On display were pencils and color pages from his webcomic BodyWorld and MOME short stories "Train" and the upcoming "Satellite CMYK". That latter story may well be his best effort yet.
There were also some other unusual entries, like a drawing Shaw made of himself and Barack Obama as surfers.
The Daily Crosshatch has a great recap of Friday night's Rory Hayes book release party, including YouTube videos of Geoffrey Hayes and Bill Griffith discussing Rory's legacy.
"[W]hen I start painting I think of where's the water. You don't necessarily see the water, but that's the first thing I think about. You already have air, or you'd be dead. You have a while to find water. In the paintings, that's what I think about. That's the first moment, anyway. "
(Above: The Fantagraphics House.)
Sean T. Collins interviews Gary Panter for... Marvel.com?! Everything I thought I knew to be true in this world is suddenly in question.