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Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels, & Revolution in NY This Fall!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Spain Rodriguezeventsart shows 25 Jul 2012 12:06 PM

Buffalo, NY pays tribute to their proud native son Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez with Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels, & Revolution, an in-depth career retrospective opening Friday, September 14th.

The exhibition will be hosted by the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and will include both original drawings and reproductions representing all stages of Spain’s comix career (East Village Other, Zodiac Mindwarp, Zap Comix, Subvert, Anarchy, Weirdo, Zero Zero, Blab, American Splendor, et al.), including prints from his poster designs for the San Francisco Mime Troupe (1974–2011), with particular emphasis on his mature work of recent years in which he explores both his personal history of growing up in Buffalo in the 1950s and early ‘60s.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is located at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of Buffalo's Museum District. This exhibit will run through Sunday, January 20th, 2013.

A Tribute to Dale Yarger on Sunday, July 1 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 19 Jun 2012 1:37 PM

A Tribute to Dale Yarger on Sunday, July 1 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Graphic artist Dale Yarger was at the center of activity in Seattle throughout the 1980s and '90s as our city prepared to engage popular culture on a global scale. Yarger's tenure at The Rocket magazine in the 1980s included designing Bruce Pavitt's monthly Sub Pop column, where he refined the look and the ubiquitous logo of the future record label. He moved from there to the position of head art director at Fantagraphics Books during the formative period of alternative comix. He later left to become art director of The Stranger and helped guide that magazine to regional prominence and a national profile. Sadly, Yarger lost a long battle with cancer and passed away earlier this year at the age of 61.

The public is invited to celebrate the legacy of this remarkable artist at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Sunday, July 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. "A Tribute to Dale Yarger" will include an exhibition of Dale's memorable design work, along with testimonials and anecdotes from his many friends and colleagues in Seattle. Please join us. The exhibition will remain on view through July 10, 2012.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Anders Nilsen Art Show at the Elmhurst Art Museum!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsart showsAnders Nilsen 11 Jun 2012 12:50 PM

Anders Nilsen - Adam and Eve Sneaking Back into the Garden of Eden to Steal More Apples

Chicago, you've got one hell of an awesome weekend coming up. Kick things off on Friday, June 15th with the opening reception for a new exhibit from Anders Nilsen at the Elmhurt Art Museum.

Titled Adam and Eve Sneaking Back Into the Garden to Steal More Apples, the show will mostly be drawings, and includes the largest drawing Anders says he's probably ever done, a 5' x 8' leviathan.

Anders will also debut a 28'-long handmade accordian book called Rage of Poseidon. He explains, "The book compiles a number of stories adapted from my sketchbooks, all stories of familiar gods and angels, including ones about Isaac and Abraham, the Devil, Leda and the Swan, and one where Jesus tries to pick up Aphrodite in a bar."  Visit Anders' blog for more details about the show, and some behind-the-scenes photos.

Join him for the opening reception this Friday night at 6:30 PM, and make a return visit on Friday, August 17th for a slideshow presentation and artist talk with Anders.

The Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Ave. in Elmhurst, Illinois, right outside Chicago.

Last-minute Schrauwen Alert!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Olivier Schrauweneventsart shows 24 May 2012 6:13 PM

Olivier Schrauwen

Via Forbidden Planet International comes late-breaking news that Olivier Schrauwen has an art show of original drawings and prints opening tomorrow (today actually — it's already Friday in Belgium) at Bries Space in Antwerp. Head to FPI for all the details (except for the misidentification of Olivier's English-language publisher)!

Study Group in session at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 16 May 2012 5:51 PM

Study Group

Study Group editor/impresario Zack Soto recounts his trip from Portland to Seattle last weekend for the opening of the art show he curated at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, which remains on display through June 6. Head on over for fun-time stories and pics of comics pals! And if you haven't checked out the exhibit yet, get yourself down to Georgetown — it's a great show and there are still some pieces left for sale at ridiculously affordable prices!

Drew Friedman did it His Way!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDrew Friedmanart shows 15 May 2012 8:21 PM

The opening of Drew Friedman's "My Way" art show at Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn last month was JAM PACKED!

My Way crowd

Drew's family was there! (Brothers Josh, Kipp & Drew; dad Bruce Jay & Kipp):

Josh, Kipp & Drew Friedman

Bruce Jay Friedman & Kipp Friedman

A bunch of cool stuff was on display in addition to the art on the walls!

Drew Friedman stuff

Get the whole report and see a whole slew more photos at Drew's blog. Wish I coulda been there!

Drew Friedman

Lilli Carré Exhibit Opening at Western Exhibitions in Chicago!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Lilli Carréeventsart shows 18 Apr 2012 12:38 PM

Still from In Suspense by Lilli Carre
Still from "In Suspense" by Lilli Carré

A "moving hold" is an animation technique that involves cycling several drawings of a stationary character, giving the drawn lines a sense of vibration and energy. And it's also the title of the Lilli Carré exhibit opening in Chicago this week!

Moving Holds opens this Friday, April 20th at Western Exhibitions. For the show, Carré has created three different sets of work that all incorporate moving holds, as an idea, a technique, or both. Don't miss the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM this Friday!

Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N Peoria St, 2A, in Chicago, IL.  Moving Holds runs through May 19, 2012.

Archer Prewitt Art Shows in Japan!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsart showsArcher Prewitt 26 Mar 2012 1:04 AM

OhmyGOD. Our friends at PressPop have curated the show of my comic/music/critter-lovin' dreams!!!

Three Sides Chicago: Squares, Squirrels & Dots spotlights the work of Archer Prewitt, alongside Sam Prekop and Eric Claridge, who also happen to be his bandmates in The Sea & Cake.

The Tokyo exhibit opens today (Monday, March 26th) in Tokyo at Shibuya Parco B1F LIBRO, and when the show closes on April 8th, all three gentlemen (pun not intended) will be at the store for a signing!

And then on April 4th, a simultaneous show will open at the Trancepop Gallery in Kyoto featuring different artwork from the Tokyo show!  Archer, Eric & Sam will be there for the opening reception for a signing, as well. The exhibit will run in Kyoto until April 22nd.

Hmm, how about a Seattle show?? Whaddaya say, Presspop?!

Real Comet Glows at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsCharles Burnsart shows 14 Mar 2012 3:16 PM

RCPexhibit

The Real Comet Press Retrospective reception at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday was a festive affair.

Poodle

A very special canine friend appeared courtesy of former Fantagraphics administrative assistant Kirsten Olsen and her husband Greg: the infamous "Poodle With a Mohawk" in person.

fallout

DJ Russ of Fallout fame with the Charles Burns-inspired beer of the same name, which made its debut at the party.

Dougan

Northwest comix legend Michael Dougan appeared to sign copies of East Texas and pay tribute to his first publisher. What a fun event.

[Ed. Note: Stay tuned for even more photos and video from the event!]

Don't Miss This: The Real Comet Cometh!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under eventsCharles Burnsart showsArt Chantry 9 Mar 2012 2:21 PM

Elysian3 

Visitors to the Real Comet Press Retrospective at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday will be among the first people on the planet to sample the latest Charles Burns-themed beer from Elysian Brewing. The 3rd installment of the 12 Beers of the Apocalypse, offically released on March 21, is a green cardamom ale called Fallout. That's appropriate becuase DJ Russ Fallout will be spinning art damaged punk platters from the 80s in honor of the heyday of Real Comet Press.

 BarryPainting

We have an amazing array of wonderful artworks, iconic graphics, rare books and long out-of-print comix by the many gifted authors, artists, critics, and cartoonists that helped lay the foundation for Seattle's later ascendence to the forefront of global pop culture. Real Comet Press publisher Cathy Hillenbrand is a goddam civic treasure. Join hosts Michale Dougan, Art Chantry, and Ruth Hayes as we show our appreciation for Cathy's countless contributions to the cultural climate of the region.