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FLOG vs. SLOG: It's On
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangereventsDavid B 7 Aug 2008 8:11 PM

Stranger boner

I just can't resist pointing out this editorial boo-boo by our pals over at The Stranger, mistakenly placing the graphic for next Wednesday's David B. event with today's item for the Museum of Bad Art on their SLOG blog. I'm trembling in mock outrage!

Vancouver Comic Art Show w/Deitch & More
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kim Deitcheventsart 7 Aug 2008 9:32 AM

Friday @ Desert Island: CELEBRATE RORY HAYES
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rory HayesKim DeitcheventsBill Griffith 7 Aug 2008 7:10 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & DESERT ISLAND present:
WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: Celebrating the Comics and Art of RORY HAYES

Join us for a book release party and panel discussion featuring:

KIM DEITCH
BILL GRIFFITH
GEOFFREY HAYES
and moderator
DAN NADEL

Listing information:

WHAT: Book Release Party for WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES, with panel discussion and Q&A
WHO: Dan Nadel, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith & Geoffrey Hayes
WHERE: DESERT ISLAND • 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY • 718.388.5087 • desertislandbrooklyn.com
WHEN: Friday, August 8, 7PM (discussion begins at 8PM)

FREE ADMISSION
An exclusive, limited-edition Hayes silkscreen will be available for this event.

The controversial cartoonist Rory Hayes was a self-taught dynamo of the underground comics revolution. Attracting equal parts derision and praise (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), Hayes emerged as comics’ great primitive, drawing horror comics in a genuinely horrifying and hallucinatory manner (some have called him the Fletcher Hanks of the underground). He has influenced a generation of cartoonists, from RAW to Fort Thunder and back again.

On Friday, Aug. 8, on what would have been Hayes’ 59th birthday (Hayes died of a drug overdose in 1983), Desert Island and Fantagraphics Books will celebrate the life and art of Rory Hayes with a special evening celebrating the release of WHERE DEMENTED WENTED, the first-ever collection of Hayes’ legendary comics and art. Editor Dan Nadel (Gary Panter, The Wilco Book) will moderate a discussion of Hayes’ work with three men who knew and worked with Hayes: Kim Deitch (creator of Waldo the Cat), Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead), and Geoffrey Hayes (brother of Rory and author of the recent Benny and Penny from Toon Books).

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMIX OF RORY HAYES is the first retrospective of Hayes’ career ever published, and features the best of his underground comics output alongside paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes — as well as astounding, previously unprinted comics from his teenage years and movie posters for his numerous homemade films. The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes also serves as a biography and critique with a memoir of growing up with Rory by his brother, the illustrator Geoffrey Hayes, and a career-spanning essay by Edward Pouncey (a.k.a. Savage Pencil). Also included is a rare interview with Hayes himself.

“Rory Hayes was the real thing; a genuine ‘outsider’ artist. His work retains its raw, primitive power to this day, teetering precariously between chaos and control, madness and oddly endearing teddy bears.” – Bill Griffith

“A great American primitive.” – R. Crumb

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED:
THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES

Edited by Dan Nadel and Glenn Bray
Essays by Geoffrey Hayes and Edwin Pouncey
$22.99 Paperback Original
144 pages, black-and-white (with 48 pp. in color), 8” x 10”
ISBN 978-1-56097-923-4 • PUBLICATION DATE: AUG. 8, 2008














Doug Wright Awards
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray Fenwickeventsart 6 Aug 2008 1:08 PM

You Torontoans won't want to miss this event on Aug. 7, featuring an art show with Ray FenwickHo Che Anderson, Chester Brown, and many more. The awards themselves are the following night, August 8th, where you can presumably obtain this unlikeliest of jam posters featuring Brown channeling Harold Gray in the lettering dept. and Lynn Johnston channeling Charlie Brown:

 

Blab! exhibit pics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsBlabart shows 6 Aug 2008 10:49 AM

 BLAB!: A Retrospective

Bill North, Senior Curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, sends us this link to photos of the exhibit "BLAB! A Retrospective," featuring artwork from the past several volumes of our BLAB! anthology. The exhibit opened last week and runs through November 2, 2008.

Summer Sidewalk Sale - 50% Off!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under sales specialsFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 6 Aug 2008 9:55 AM

To make room in our warehouse for a boatload of new arrivals, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will host a SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE this Saturday, August 9. You’ll get 50% OFF selected backlist books by your favorite Fantagraphics geniuses. These recent returns and slightly marred books will fill your dog days of August with endless amusement.

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack, Saturday August 9

This Saturday also features the August installment of the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack. This monthly art walk celebrates the creative diversity of Georgetown in an effort to generate public sentiment favoring preservation of this wonderful civic asset. More than 30 Georgetown enterprises participate, featuring a lively array of visual, performing, and applied arts.

Peruse highly anticipated and acclaimed new Fantagraphics titles, preview the stunning new exhibition of original art by French cartoonist David B., and patronize Georgetown’s wildly entertaining galleries, boutiques, cafes, and nightclubs.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM.

Karasik & Feiffer: Martha's Vineyard this Friday
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul KarasikJules Feifferevents 4 Aug 2008 4:36 PM

A good week to be a comics fan kickin' it in Martha's Vineyard:

Zak Sally & Nate Denver rock the comic shop
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak SallyvideoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 3 Aug 2008 6:55 PM

 

If you couldn't make it to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last night to see Zak Sally and Nate Denver perform, here's a little taste of what you missed: above, Zak plays "My Secret World" from his unreleased solo album Fear of Song. Nate won the crowd over with songs like "Snuggle Tummy" and "4 Horsemen," his tribute to Slayer, while Zak electrified with acoustic versions of his solo songs and a Beat Happening cover to close out the evening. Comics were signed, books on Zak's excellent La Mano imprint were sold, the amazing David B. exhibit "My Story, My Stories" was on display, and much fun was had by all. Click here for more photos.

UPDATE: Check out more photos from our own Eric and Janice.

Nate Denver, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 08/02/08

Zak Sally, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 08/02/08

Zak Sally in Olympia TONIGHT, Seattle TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak SallyFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 1 Aug 2008 10:25 AM

Danger Room Comics welcomes Zak Sally and Nate Denver tonight (Friday August 1st) for an evening of books, music and destruction. And the West Coast tour concludes at our very own Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery tomorrow night (Saturday August 2nd). Both events: 6PM Doors, 7PM Music, 8PM Books, All-Ages, FREE.

Blab! Museum Show at KSU
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBlab 31 Jul 2008 11:17 AM

  

BLAB!: A Retrospective opens August 1, 2008 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the campus of Kansas State University. The exhibition, organized by the Beach Museum of Art, will be on view through November 2, 2008. It is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the work of BLAB!, Monte Beauchamp's periodic anthology of sequential and comic art, illustration, painting, and printmaking. The exhibition, which focuses on BLAB! #8-18 (1995-2007), features the work of forty-six artists and includes 150 works of art from thirty-nine collections. All of the work in the exhibition has appeared in BLAB!.

Artists in the exhibition: Michael Bartalos, Gary Baseman, Richard Beards, Tim Biskup, Stéphane Blanquet, Calef Brown, Greg Clarke, The Clayton Brothers, Sue Coe, Don Colley, Brian Cronin, Nicolas Debon, Douglas Fraser, Charles Paul Freund, Drew Friedman, Geoffrey Grahn, Steven Guarnaccia, Ryan Heshka, Peter Hoey, Tom Huck, Teresa James, Jeffrey Kamberos, Nora Krug, Peter Kuper, Mark Landman, Laura Levine, MATS!? [Mats Stromberg], Walter Minus, Christian Northeast, John Pound, Archer Prewitt, Chris Pyle, Helge Reumann, Xavier Robel, Jonathon Rosen, Marc Rosenthal, Sergio Ruzzier, David Sandlin, Spain, Bob Staake, Fred Stonehouse, Mark Todd, Chris Ware, and Esther Pearl Watson.

The accompanying 128-page, full-color catalogue was designed by Monte Beauchamp and contains contributions by David A. Beronä, Mark Frauenfelder, Matt Dukes Jordan, and Bill North.

For more information, contact:

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
701 Beach Lane (14th & Anderson Ave.)
Manhattan, KS 66506 • 785-532-7718