|New paintings by Jim Blanchard...|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Blanchard, art||16 Feb 2008 9:02 AM|
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The Friends of the Nib present a Valentine-themed art show for an evening of canoodling, carousing and commerce at Seattle's Cafe Racer on Valentine's evening (hey, that's today) from 6 to 10 PM. Mr. Woodring provides the enticement and details.
Irwin Chusid, editor of our Jim Flora books, writes:
Jim Flora Art LLC has produced a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a 1954 Jim Flora hand-tinted woodcut entitled Manhattan.
In the time it's taken me to write this, 4 of the 5 have sold. Yipes!
For those of more modest means, Jim Flora notecard sets (and other snazzy goods from artists like Meomi, Matthew Porter, Mark Burrier and many others) can be purchased from copacetique.com (note: big fat conflict of interest/nepotism alert).
More from the files...
A couple of rejected panels by Al Columbia:
Another 1997 WonderCon jam sketch pencilled by Gilbert Hernandez & inked by me:
A 1991 convention sketch I obtained from Dan Clowes while I was in college, three years before working at Fanta:
A 2004 wedding present from Chris & Marnie Ware:
More goodness from my Sanctum Santorum...
A gift from Johnny Ryan, patterned after a parody from the back cover of Angry Youth Comix #1:
Two business card drawings I picked up at a con a few years ago for a couple of bucks each. I know nothing about either cartoonist, but I've always wanted to know what a little baby who looks ready to fight has to do with a strip called "Off the Record":
Here's a Dan Clowes drawing of Richie Rich's nemesis that graced a package he sent me many years ago:
And a gorgeous Al Columbia panel that Al gave me years ago:
Evan Dorkin's recent, generous blog posts sharing convention sketches he's collected from the likes of Los Bros and Clowes have inspired me to share some small stuff I have at home in my studio that will fit on my teensy scanner and otherwise might just sit in here until I die and my wife or daughter sell it all on eBay.
First up, here's a card Evan himself gave me on the legendary Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise, which has been on my bulletin board ever since.
I will collect one day.
Here's a piece I picked up at Comicon a few years ago for $30 (!). A "Li'l Abner" daily panel from 1951, mercilessly separated from its family by a greedy art dealer who thought he could get more for four pieces than one.