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Graphic Details opens in Toronto tonight
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina RobbinsMiss Lasko-GrosseventsDiane Noominart showsAline Kominsky-Crumb 17 Feb 2011 4:15 AM

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This fascinating-looking exhibit which originated at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco last summer is now traveling to Toronto. From the announcement:

Graphic Details is a groundbreaking touring exhibition, providing the first in-depth look at a unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling — Jewish women's autobiographical comics. While the influential role of Jews in cartooning has long been acknowledged, the role of Jewish women in shaping the medium is largely unexplored. This exhibition of original drawings, full comic books and graphic novels, presents the powerful work of eighteen Canadian and international artists whose intimate, confessional work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades, creating an entirely new genre.

Featuring work from artists: Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sarah Lazarovic, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Racheli Rotner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein, Ilana Zeffren

Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Originated by Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman
February 17th to April 17th, 2011
Opening Reception Thursday February 17th, 7:30PM-10PM (Artists in attendance)
@ Koffler Gallery Off-Site at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W
Free to Attend

More info here; there's a great lineup of related events here




Things to See: Tony Millionaire's Scott Eder Gallery show, prints
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireThings to seemerchart shows 10 Feb 2011 12:33 PM

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All of the artwork from Tony Millionaire's current exhibit at Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn is up to see — and purchase! — online, along with the above-pictured limited-edition set of 4 silkscreen prints.

And why not also read a review of the exhibit by Jon Gorga at The Long and the Shortbox of It (via The Comics Reporter)?

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents LOVESICK Comix Exhibition Opening February 12
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 9 Feb 2011 10:43 AM

Lovesick

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery loves local comix! This Saturday features the festive opening of "Lovesick," an exhibition of emerging and established artists from the Bureau of Drawers cartoonist collective. The show includes original art, handmade books and prints by over 16 Seattle comix artists and illustrators who will be present on February 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM — just in time for Valentine's. Acoustical serenades by Bureau of Drawers members Dennis Driscoll and Sean Robinson, DJ Russ Fallout spinning lovely platters, and complimentary beverages promise to make this a memorable evening. Bring your sweetie — or find one in the romantic Georgetown arts district.

The Bureau of Drawers formed in 2010 as an alliance of independent alternative cartoonists. They've participated in high profile events at the Seattle Art Museum, Bumbershoot, and Urban Light Studios. Artists include David Lasky, Tom Dougherty, Scott Faulkner, Nikki Burch, Marc Palm, Breanne Boland, Billis Helg, Tyler Hill, Calamity Jon Morris, Sean Robinson, Mark Stockbridge, Ed Trumbule, Adam Watson, Dalton Webb, Stevie VanBronkhorst and Sophie Yanow. Expect an eclectic mix of topical works on the loose theme of unrequited love.

This event coincides with the 3rd anniversary edition of the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring adventurous - and amorous - visual and performing arts events throughout the historic neighborhood. For more information and a participant map visit: www.georgetownartattack.com. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Ray Fenwick's Mascots exhibit opens in Toronto Thurs. Feb. 10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray Fenwickeventsart shows 7 Feb 2011 2:05 PM

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From the official announcement:

Mascots presents an edited version of the collected paintings from Ray Fenwick's recently published book. The works, not unlike a group of short stories, are a collection of vignettes and staccato bursts of narrative that combine to form a surreal-and vaguely familiar-parallel world. Like Fenwick's previous work, the paintings are driven by language and typography, occupying a space where visual art, comics, prose and poetry bleed into one another.

Ray Fenwick is an artist living and working in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has shown in Canada and the U.S. and is the author of two books. His previous book, Hall of Best Knowledge , earned a nomination for "Best Avant-Garde Graphic Novel" from The Canadian Cartooning Awards. For the month of March he will attend a residency at Struts Gallery, where he will be working on new audio pieces and text paintings.

FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 6, 2011
Opening Thursday, February 10, 6-9 PM

KATHARINE MULHERIN CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS
1086 Queen Street West, Toronto

More info here.

Mascots by Ray Fenwick

Photos: Jaime Hernandez artwork at MACLA
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtLove and RocketsJaime Hernandezart shows 7 Feb 2011 10:48 AM

Jaime Hernandez original art

Jaime Hernandez original art

Thanks to Twitter user "squidita" for posting these snaps of Jaime Hernandez's artwork in the "Novelas, Love and Other Adventures" exhibit at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San Jose. Death of Speedy originals! The exhibit continues through March 26 so there's still plenty of time to check it out.

Jaime Hernandez at MACLA San Jose
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jaime Hernandezeventsart shows 1 Feb 2011 12:53 PM

Novelas, Love and Other Adventures - Jaime Hernandez at MACLA San Jose

Jaime Hernandez is part of the "Novelas, Love and Other Adventures" exhibit at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San Jose, California. The exhibit is up now, with an opening reception and artists talk featuring Jaime and Rio Yanez this Friday, Feb. 4, at 7 PM. More information & RSVP on the MACLA Facebook invitation.

Cartoon Polymaths exhibit at Parsons
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Kevin Huizengaeventsart shows 1 Feb 2011 12:36 PM

More Forms New Forms - Kevin Huizenga

"Cartoon Polymaths," an exhibit featuring Richard McGuire, Saul Steinberg, Paper Rad, Mariscal, Tony Sarg and Winsor McCay opening at Parsons The New School this week looks like a must-see for NYC comics fans. Kevin Huizenga did a two-page comic for the program, the above panel from which Kevin posted on his The Balloonist blog.

Coming to Fantagraphics Bookstore: LOVESICK exhibit Feb. 12; Aaron Renier & Jason Shiga Feb. 23
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 1 Feb 2011 6:44 AM
Lovesick
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with the Bureau of Drawers, hosts "LOVESICK" Comix Exhibition Opening February 12.

Aaron Renier and Jason Shiga appear on Wednesday, February 23.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery loves local comix! Saturday, February 12 features the opening of "Lovesick," an exhibition of emerging and established artists from the Bureau of Drawers cartoonist collective. The show includes original art, handmade books and prints by 16 Seattle comix artists and illustrators. Exhibiting artists will be present for a festive reception at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM — just in time for Valentine's.

The Bureau of Drawers formed in 2010 as an alliance of independent local alternative cartoonists. They meet weekly for an informal salon at Café Racer in Ravenna and have participated in high profile events at the Seattle Art Museum, Bumbershoot, and Urban Light Studios. The group includes accomplished cartoonists like David Lasky, Tom Dougherty and Scott Faulkner as well as promising young talent like Nikki Burch and Marc Palm. Other participating artists include Breanne Boland, Billis Helg, Tyler Hill, Calamity Jon Morris, Sean Robinson, Mark Stockbridge, Ed Trumbule, Adam Watson, Dalton Webb, and Stevie VanBronkhorst. Expect an eclectic mix of topical works on the loose theme of unrequited love.

This event coincides with the 3rd anniversary edition of the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring adventurous — and amorous — visual and performing arts events throughout the historic neighborhood. For more information and a participant map visit: www.georgetownartattack.com. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

On Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to present Aaron Renier in conversation with Jason Shiga. Renier will present his new graphic novel, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, on the acclaimed First Second imprint. Renier's previous book, Spiral Bound (Top Shelf, 2005), was widely heralded as a book that appealed to sophisticated readers of all ages. Jason Shiga's award-winning books also attract an all ages readership. In addition to self-published comics, his work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly. His next effort, Empire State, is due later this year from Abrams. Renier and Shiga will discuss their unique approach to creating comics, followed by a signing and reception. This event marks the first in a series of "Comics Talks" at Fantagraphics Bookstore featuring discussions with writers, artists, and editors of diverse comics from the Northwest and beyond.

Listing Information:

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and Bureau of Drawers Present

LOVESICK

Illustration and comix art by: Breanne Boland, Nikki Burch, Tom Dougherty, Scott Faulkner, Billis Helg, Tyler Hill, David Lasky, Calamity Jon Morris, Marc Palm, Sean Robinson, Mark Stockbridge, Ed Trumbule, Adam Watson, Dalton Webb, Stevie VanBronkhorst

Opening reception Saturday, February 12, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Exhibition continues through March 9, 2011

Fantagraphics Book Club Presents the first in a series of "Comix Talks"

Aaron Renier in conversation with Jason Shiga

Wednesday, February 23, 6:30 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com



New Chicago Comics opening photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 25 Jan 2011 11:42 AM

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Anders Nilsen posts photos from the opening night of the New Chicago Comics exhibit at the city's Museum of Contemporary Art, which ends its too-short run next week. Above: exhibiting artists Anders, Paul Hornschemeier, Lilli Carré and Jeffrey Brown. Did you ever see a cuter bunch of cartoonists?

New Chicago Comics preview tonight, open to public tomorrow
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 7 Jan 2011 10:44 AM

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At his News and/or Head Lice blog, Paul Hornschemeier posted photos of the installation in-progress of the New Chicago Comics exhibit opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Top: Paul & MCA curator Michael Green. Above: Anders Nilsen, Lilli Carré & Green. Not pictured: Jeffrey Brown.