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Pham & Regé at Family
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under John Phamevents 9 Oct 2008 1:04 PM

Discombobulated Ventriloquist poster by Ron Regé Jr.

John Pham has a joint release party for his Sublife Vol. 1 and Ron Regé Jr.'s Against Pain at Family in LA on Sunday October 19 at 7 PM. Music by Ron in the guise of Discombobulated Ventriloquist. Sounds like a must-go to me!

Jaime Hernandez in Minneapolis this weekend
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak SallyJaime Hernandezevents 7 Oct 2008 10:01 AM

Jaime Hernandez Twin Cities Book Festival flyer

Minnesotans! See Jaime Hernandez interviewed by Zak Sally at the Twin Cities Book Festival in downtown Minneapolis this Saturday, October 11 at 1 PM. Man that sounds great. More info here.

Robert Goodin TONITE
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Goodinevents 2 Oct 2008 1:29 PM

Robert Goodin signing flyer

Tonight at 7:00, see Mome contributor Robert Goodin at Meltdown in LA for the release of his new comic one-shot from our pals at Top Shelf, The Man Who Loved Breasts. Momes will, of course, also be available, as well as other Goodinalia.

(I dare you not to sing the title of this post to yourself to the tune of the theme from Entertainment Tonight now that I have put the suggestion in your head.)

Watch Kim Deitch at the Strand
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoKim Deitchevents 2 Oct 2008 11:54 AM

The Strand bookstore presents video footage of Kim Deitch's presentation there two weeks ago. (Note that there was a minor tech problem with the sound at the beginning, but the audio kicks in after a couple of minutes, when the on-screen clock hits 19:04.)

David Levine: American Presidents Exhibit in NYC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videoeventsDavid Levine 30 Sep 2008 2:11 PM

John McCain and Barack Obama by David Levine

August 30, 2008, New York, NY - Forum Gallery presents American Presidents & Selected Paintings: 1966 - 2008, including nearly 50 paintings and drawings by David Levine, America's acclaimed observer of humanity and politics. For over four decades Levine has entertained readers of The New York Review of Books with his often-satirical portraiture of public figures. The current exhibition brings together these caricatures and Levine's intimate painted portraits of the diverse characters that populate New York City.

The exhibition features a selection of more than 40 political figures from the caricatures the artist has created since he began working for The New York Review of Books in 1963. With the November 2008 presidential election upon us, Levine's sketches of the Kennedys, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, the Clintons and their advisors and appointees are a wry and incisive reminder of how history informs and embellishes political life.

The exhibition celebrates the release of David Levine's new book, American Presidents, 128 pages of Levine's caricatures and anecdotes chronicling five administrations in some of their most notable and shameful moments. As Bill Moyers and Michael Winship write in their foreword to the volume:

"For more than four decades, David Levine has pierced the public image of America's presidents and politicians with a fistful of sharpened pen nibs and gallons of India ink carefully tinctured with carbolic. 'Politicians should be jumped on as often as possible,' he once told Time Magazine. Levine pounced where many feared to tread."

David Levine's caricatures and paintings are featured in public and private collections across the country including, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

A November 2008 Vanity Fair article will chronicle David Levine's art and life, and Forum Gallery is producing a video interview with the artist to discuss his upcoming exhibition, his new book, and his recent retirement from 40 years at The New York Review of Books.

American Presidents by David Levine

The 128-page Fantagraphics book, American Presidents, with an introduction by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship and commentary by the artist, accompanies the exhibition and is available for $20 plus $2. S&H. An opening reception will take place on Thursday October 2, 2008 at Forum Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, Fifth Floor. The exhibition continues through Saturday November 8, 2008. For more information, images or B-roll please contact Rachel Feinberg at Forum Gallery.

LOCATION: 745 5th Avenue at 57th Street, 5th Floor

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

TELEPHONE: 212-355-4545

FAX: 212-355-4547

View the exhibition HERE

View VIDEO of this exhibition:

© David Levine , courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Avast! Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday Oct. 11
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 29 Sep 2008 5:06 PM

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack, October 11 2008

SHOCK AND AWE AT GEORGETOWN SECOND SATURDAY ART ATTACK ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Adventurous arts enthusiasts are again invited to invade Georgetown on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack. This lively celebration of creative diversity features provocative programming in visual, performing, and applied arts at over 30 locations throughout the historic Georgetown industrial arts district.

Among the many highlights: Georgetown artist Tina Randolph's cement and encaustic paintings on steel panels at Revival Home & Garden; a Day of the Dead group show, "Día de los Muertos," including Chris Lefebvre, Amaranta Ibarra, Tamlin Marx and others at Georgetown Tile Works; "Just Kids," a charming exhibition of children's portraits by Georgetown photographer Rebecca Bolte at Bolte Creative; "Transect," new and selected works by Michael McDevitt at Georgetown Art Center; new works by Marty Gordon at the Mix; "Cosmocopia," an exhibition by cartoonist and fine artist Jim Woodring with a reading by acclaimed science fiction author Paul DiFilippo at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; Georgetown's Dubcar performing a sensuous blend of rock ‘n' roll, old school reggae, funk and soul at 9 Lb. Hammer; a festive CD release party for "Sharing My Heart" by Eileen Day at Helmet Head Salon; handmade glass by local artisans at Totally Blown Glass; exquisite handcrafted gifts at Little q Designs and George boutiques; delicious dining and drinking at Jules Maes Saloon, Georgetown Liquor Company, Calamity Jane's, Smarty Pants, Stellar Pizza & Ale, Hanger Café, All City Coffee, and Squid and Ink; amazing antiques at Great Stuff, 24 Karat, the Stables, and Fruit Cocktail Collectibles; open salons at several unique art studios.

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on October 11 follows the ART ON AIRPORT 2008 studio tour, a multi-building open studios event. Visit dozens of our artist neighbors to the north at Sunny Arms Artists' Cooperative studios, 707 S. Snoqualmie St., The Old Rainier Brewery Complex studios, 3200 Airport Way S., and 4810 Airport Way S. studios from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is a production of the Georgetown Merchants' Association. A map locating Art Attack participants can be found at: www.georgetownartattack.com. For more information please contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland or Art Attack coordinator Larry Reid.

Minnesota Hot Ink
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak SallyTom Kaczynskievents 29 Sep 2008 11:31 AM

This show includes Zak Sally and Tom Kaczynski and looks pretty darn good to me!

  

 

FBI GOES TO WASHINGTON: SPX 2008!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 29 Sep 2008 10:53 AM

Gary Groth, Kim Thompson and myself are all headed east this weekend to attend one of our favorite shows of the year:  

  

Taking place Saturday and Sunday in Bethesda, MD, SPX is the last great East Coast show of the year, and we'll be there in full force with a slew of signings, events, debuts, etc. To wit: 

FANTAGRAPHICS SPX SIGNINGS:

SATURDAY
12PM: Paul Karasik & Miss Lasko-Gross
1PM: Paul Karasik & Tim Krieder
2PM: Dash Shaw & John Kerschbaum
3PM: Dash Shaw 
4PM: Lilli Carré 

SUNDAY
12PM: Paul Karasik & Miss Lasko-Gross
1PM: Lilli Carré
2PM: John Kerschbaum & Tim Krieder
3PM: Paul Karasik & Dash Shaw
4PM: Dash Shaw

FANTAGRAPHICS-RELATED PANELS:

Sat. 1:00PM: Kim Thompson: Vingt Sur 20
Sat. 1:30PM: Critics' Rountable with Gary Groth
Sat. 5:00PM: Herge and the Clear Line with K. Thompson and Joost Swarte
Sun. 1:30PM: Cartooning in Collaboration, with Dash Shaw
Sun. 2:ooPM: Spotlight on Joost Swarte, moderated by Paul Karasik

FANTAGRAPHICS AUTHORS WITH THEIR OWN TABLES:

Joost Swarte W42 (right next to us)
Miss Lasko-Gross C7-8
Lilli Carré E4
John Kerschbaum F16
Eleanor Davis B1-2
Paul Hornschemeier D15
Jon Vermilyea H7-8

NEW TITLES DEBUTING AT SPX! 

  

  • THE LAGOON by Lilli Carré
  • PETEY & PUSSY by John Kerschbaum
  • FUZZ & PLUCK: SPLITSVILLE by Ted Stearn
  • MAN OF ROCK: A BIOGRAPHY OF JOE KUBERT by Bill Schelly
  • AMERICAN PRESIDENTS by David Levine
  • POPEYE Vol. 3 by E.C. Segar

Hope to see you all there!

























Nilsen at Quimby's TONIGHT!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under MomeeventsAnders Nilsen 25 Sep 2008 1:57 PM

Anders Nilsen artwork

Chicagoans! You've got 2 hours to hie ye'self down to Quimby's to see a reading by Anders Nilsen at 7 PM. Sez Anders on his blog, "I'll be showing a sort of preview of the forthcoming Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes (Monologues II-Fantagraphics Books, due out in February) as well as a video-ized version of the strip Event, which first appeared in Mome, back in 2005, and was originally conceived as a video, not a comic strip. Which explains why it doesn't really look like one. Joe Meno and Arthur Nersesian are also reading."

See you at SPX
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoevents 25 Sep 2008 12:01 PM

Next week we'll be making a full announcement of all of our guests and programming at SPX (Oct. 4-5 in Bethesda, MD) — stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a 30-second YouTube commercial for the Expo to give you a glimpse of the scene: