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The Boys Are Back in Town
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Johnny Ryaneventsart shows 24 Mar 2010 2:46 PM

The Boys Are Back in Town flyer

Johnny Ryan's in an art show 3-way at GRSF with Le Merde & Matt Furie, opening April 17. It sounds like Matt may be showing some Johnny fan art — I'd love to see his take on Blecky Yuckerella.

Jim Blanchard's Icon Soup art show
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under rockJim Blanchardeventsart shows 19 Mar 2010 5:37 PM

Jim Blanchard - Icon Soup flyer

Jim Blanchard's got an art show up now at The Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham WA, with a blowout closing reception/rock show on May 29. Hoo doggie! More info at Jim's blog.

Beto photos: Gilbert Hernandez at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Mar. 13, 2010
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezFantagraphics BookstoreeventsCamille Rose Garciaart shows 19 Mar 2010 1:43 PM

Jeez, was it really only last weekend that Gilbert Hernandez was in town? We've got a set of photos documenting his signing and art opening at our flagship store, including shots of all the artwork in the exhibit for those of you who can't make it to view the show in person. Look for a guest appearance by L.A.-based pop-surrealist artist Camille Rose Garcia, too. Browse the whole set here, or sit back and let the slideshow roll here.

Things to see: 3/11/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneThings to seeThe Comics JournalSteven WeissmanMarco CoronaDash Shawart shows 11 Mar 2010 3:23 PM

Your daily Fantagraphics-related artblog links:

This Already Happened - Steven Weissman

• The penultimate installment of Steven Weissman's "This Already Happened" at What Things Do

Rick Veitch

Rick Veitch presents part 1 of a mid-1990s comic based on a dream he had while being interviewed for The Comics Journal #175 (via The Comics Reporter)

Bestiario Padano - Marco Corona

A censored cover by Marco Corona

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

This week’s episode of Belligerent Piano from Tim Lane

Dash Shaw's MoCCA show opens TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDash Shawart shows 11 Mar 2010 12:39 PM

 

 ... and he's got the pictures to prove it! More details at the MoCCA site.

A Sensational Saturday in Seattle!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezFantagraphics BookstoreeventsCamille Rose Garciaart shows 9 Mar 2010 11:00 AM

The Magic Bottle - Camille Rose Garcia

Northwest fans of fine art and low brow culture alike are in for a treat this Saturday, March 13. Get your geek on at the Emerald City Comicon, and visit the Fantagraphics booth for a look at a carload of brand new books. Meet stellar cartoonists including legendary Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez.

Take a break from the convention madness to greet the lovely and talented Los Angeles artist Camille Rose Garcia at Roq la Rue Gallery. She'll be signing her timely new book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and ever-popular The Magic Bottle from Fantagraphics Books this Saturday afternoon.

Then head down to Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for an adult beverage at the opening of Gilbert's HIGH SOFT LISP exhibition and book launch event that serves as the after-party for the Emerald City Comicon. Expect cameos from visiting pros, exquisite art, and DJ Russ Fallout spinning classic punk platters. See you this weekend.

Gary Panter exhibit & residency at Pasadena City College
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Gary Pantereventsart shows 8 Mar 2010 2:12 PM

Gary Panter - New Planet

GARY PANTER

"NEW PLANET"

EXHIBITION: MARCH 15 - MAY 1, 2010

Public lecture by the artist: Monday, March 15, 7 PM

Reception for the artist: Monday, March 15, 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Related event: In conjunction with his residency, Gary Panter is presenting an artist's talk by Bob Zoell, Wednesday, March 17, 3 PM

More info here.

Dash Shaw art show & talk at MoCCA
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDash Shawart shows 2 Mar 2010 10:48 PM

Dash Shaw postcard

Cribbed directly from Dash's blog:

Making The Abyss
Drawings from BodyWorld, Bottomless Belly Button, animations and comic short stories by Dash Shaw.

Shaw's recent works (BodyWorld, The Unclothed Man, and Bottomless Belly Button) connect an interest with the human body, informed by figure drawing, with humorous character-driven narratives. This show displays his original art for these stories, which are often a combination of traditional crowquill and ink work with gouache paints, acetate sheets, animation-style backgrounds, colored marker storyboards, and mixed media collages.

At the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401 (btwn. Houston and Prince) New York, NY 10012

March 12 – May 30, 2010
Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 25, 7pm








Blab! Retrospective exhibit opens in NYC March 26
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsBlabart shows 25 Feb 2010 10:04 AM

BLAB! A Retrospective

Mark your calendars for the big Blab! art show at the Society of Illustrators in NYC — it goes up March 24 and the opening reception is on March 26. More info here. (And for all the latest Blabby updates, join the BLABworld Facebook page.)

Daily OCD: 2/23/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsPopeyeNewaveMegan KelsoLorenzo MattottiJim WoodringJasonHotwireEC SegarDavid BDame DarcyDaily OCDCharles BurnsBest of 2009art shows 23 Feb 2010 5:26 PM

Bring on the Online Commentary & Diversions:

List: Only the Cinema's Ed Howard begins counting down The Best Comics of the Decade: part 2 includes Black Hole by Charles Burns at #36 ("Few books do a better job of capturing the fear, and the excitement, of nascent desire and adolescent longing, as these diseased teens are driven mad by hormones and embarrassment"), Epileptic and Babel by David B. at #30 ("With his elegant style, dominated by striking blacks and contrasts, he invents numerous metaphors and visualizations for his brother's disease, treating the fight against the disease as a physical, mortal conflict"), Chimera #1 by Lorenzo Mattotti at #29 ("a rare pleasure from this elusive artist... a powerful work"), and The Squirrel Mother by Megan Kelso at #26 ("Kelso's work can be devastating in the way she pares down the excess to get at the essence of a particular moment or situation").

Newave!  The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s

Review: "…[A] fascinating treasure trove of an anthology... In addition to work by greats like Artie Romero, Rick Geary, and Mary Fleener, and 50 or so others, [Newave!] serves as the history of a movement." – Publishers Weekly

Review: "Taken as a book that records a history, it’s pretty awesome. ... Newave! does include essays about minicomics and interviews with some of the creators. These are fun and provide a great look at how all of this came about." – Eden Miller, Comicsgirl (via Wow Cool)

Review: "[Newave!] is really cool. ... It's great to see the kind of passion that was going on... when there was this explosion where people just wanted to do comics because they had a passion for drawing, for telling stories...  It's just a book full of passionate comics... I definitely recommend checking it out..." – Steampunk Willy's Mad Comix Ride - The Comic Book Podcast (via Wow Cool)

I Killed Adolf Hitler

Review: "[I Killed Adolf] Hitler mixes elements of classic time travel science fiction fare with personal melodrama and a strange sense of humor that's unlike anything else in comics today. ... Jason pulls off some nice storytelling tricks when you aren't looking. ... The pacing of his story is refreshing, never getting bogged down, never moving too fast." – Augie De Blieck Jr., Comic Book Resources

Hotwire Comics Vol. 3

Review: "Culled from the latest Fantagraphics anthology of comics, edited by Glenn Head, this engaging survey runs the gamut of style and story. ...  Even if most of the show is black-and-white, the collection confirms that some of today's most vigorous art comes from the hands of cartoonists." – Robert Shuster, The Village Voice, on the Hotwire Comics #3 art show at Scott Eder Gallery

Dame Darcy

Interview: At Fatally Yours, Sarah Jahier has an enlightening Q&A with Dame Darcy: "My Dad is an artist, so is my uncle, brother, and a lot of my family. We are related to John Wilkes Booth and many of the guys in my family look like him (like a handsome villain). I [attribute] a lot of my family’s talent and good looks to Booth but also the craziness." I did not know that! (via The Beat)

Profile: At Comix 411, Tom Mason profiles E.C. Segar's Popeye protegé, Bud Sagendorf

Profile: This 2007 Brisbane Times profile of Jim Woodring popped up in my Google news alerts for some reason — why not give it another look?


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