MA – 2nd Annual Children’s Illustrators Auction

Press Release:

The Bacon Free Library Board of Trustees is proud to announce the 2017 BFL Spring fundraiser – our 2nd Children’s Illustrators Auction! Fifty (50) of today’s most beloved children’s book illustrators have donated over 60 pieces of art for this special event. Donations came from all over the US as well as England, China and Mexico. We also have a signed book from beloved children’s book author Robert Munsch! We have picture book illustrators, graphic novelists, chapter book illustrators – a recognition of the diversity in the artform.

We had so much art from so many children’s book illustrators for our 2nd Children’s Illustrators Auction that we just had to show it off. Join us in celebrating literacy, diversity and artistry! We’ve invited the illustrators and, so far, we have Bob Flynn, Rob Dunlavey, and Alan Witschonke attending on Sunday, February 26th 3:00 – 5:00 PM! Stay tuned to see if we have some last minute additions and surprises!

Click HERE for Auction and Shipping FAQ’s

Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street Natick, MA 01760
508-653-6730

OH – Windows on Death Row Exhibition

Press Release:

Join us for a special program and reception on Saturday, February 25, 2017 featuring Windows on Death Row exhibition founders Anne-Frédérique Widmann and Patrick Chappatte, as well as painter Ndume Olatushani, a former death row inmate who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 28 years in prison. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

4:00 pm: Curators’ Tour of Windows On Death Row, museum galleries
5:00-6:30 pm: Catered reception, Will Eisner Seminar Room
6:30-8:00 pm: Multimedia presentation, Jean & Charles Schulz Lecture Hall

In a TED-style talk featuring sound, video, art, and journalism, Widmann and Chappatte will share stories from a world beyond our imaginations as they retrace their journey into the American justice system. Over the course of a year, Widmann and Chappatte established contacts with thirty detainees, visited high security prisons across the country, and led a cartoon workshop for death row inmates. The result of this unique art and documentation project is an exhibit of editorial cartoons and inmate artwork, currently on display at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

The founders will introduce special guest Ndume Olatushani. Along with his wife Anne-Marie and a team of lawyers, Olatushani was finally released from prison in 2012 after a 20-year battle. His story is remarkable; even in the darkest circumstances, Olatushani continued to fight and keep hope alive. Since his release, he has been working with the Children’s Defense Fund, a national organization that provides a voice for children in need.

An audience Q & A will follow his presentation.
All events and gallery entry are FREE and open to the public.

Traveling exhibition organized with curatorial assistance from Anne Hromadka. Artwork gathered with the help of Compassion, R.E.A.C.H., Minutes Before Six, Who Decides Inc., Witness to Innocence, and Art for Justice. Also sponsored by Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and the Swiss Federal Dept. of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Warning: Windows on Death Row contains content that may be inappropriate for children

Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for The International New York Times and a pioneer of comics journalism in print, web and animation, Chappatte was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2006. In 2011, he received the Thomas Nast Award from the New York Overseas Press Club of America. Chappatte was a research fellow at USC Annenberg School of Journalism from 2014 – 2015 and sits on the school’s Innovation Lab Advisory Board. He has given talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the TED conference. The International New York Times has published six collections of his cartoons.

Promoting editorial cartooning as a tool for dialogue, and art as a way to facilitate conversations on human rights, Chappatte has mounted projects with editorial cartoonists in conflict-ridden countries over the last 10 years. Such initiatives, featuring workshops, exhibitions and debates, were organized in Serbia, IvoryCoast, Lebanon, Kenya and Guatemala with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He also co-founded the Geneva-based foundation “Cartooning for Peace” with Kofi Annan as honorary president, establishing an international prize to recognize cartoonists for their courage.

Anne-Frédérique Widmann is an investigative reporter, producer and documentary filmmaker for Swiss TV Broadcasting. In New York, she was the foreign correspondent for the Swiss daily Le Nouveau Quotidien and the newsmagazine L’Hebdo (1995-1998). She joined Swiss TV in 2003, where she became the co-producer, editor in chief and anchor of the current affairs documentary program Temps Present (a national equivalent of 60 Minutes). In 2010, she set up the investigative team for the Swiss TV and Radio Broadcasting Corp (RTS), which she led until 2014. Her last documentary, An Eye for an Eye: the Vengeance of the Gaddafi Clan (2014), was nominated for the Europa Prize and was a finalist of the Italia Prize. In 2010, she was awarded the Nicolas Bouvier Prize for best documentary for her work in Colombia.

Anne Hromadka, Curator & Project Manager (U.S.) is an independent curator and arts management consultant. Recently, she founded AMH Art Advisory. Anne is working with a select group of artists, arts non-profits and commercial galleries to increase exposure and strategically develop their goals. Examples of her curatorial approach can be seen in several of her recent projects: Last summer, she co-curated an exhibition with Hirokazu Kosaka, Artistic Director at the Japanese American Culture & Community Center, as part of Voices of LA, a citywide festival bringing together diverse artists to celebrate LA’s rich, multicultural fabric. The exhibit entitled Veranda brought together nine Japanese and Jewish artists to explore shared cultural values and identity.

As the curator of Windows on Death Row, Hromadka worked closely with Chappatte and Widmann to develop the exhibition design, educational framework, and several interactive spaces to encourage dialogue and elicit responses from participants about this complicated and challenging topic.

About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections. The BICLM recently moved into its newly renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space. The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

Reed Pop and the Emerald City Comic Con Nerdblock

ECCC-NerdblockWe’re excited to announce that Nerd Block has partnered up with ReedPOP once again to bring you the Limited Edition ECCC Block!

Attending Emerald City Comicon and want the hottest, most exclusive collectibles? Can’t make the event, but want to get your hands on epic merch and gear, only available at ECCC? We’ve got just the thing for you! Our ECCC Block has everything you need to become part of the Northwest’s premier comic book and pop culture convention. 2017 marks the con’s 15th year, making this a celebration you don’t want to miss!

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SF – Miyazaki Tribute Art Show

Press Release:

Spoke Art is proud to present the Miyazaki Art Show – a whimsical showcase of over fifty artists from around the world celebrating the films of Japanese film-maker and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Taking inspiration from the Studio Ghibli director’s classic films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Ponyo to his lesser known work like The Wind Rises and Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, each artist has created unique works inspired by Miyazaki’s imaginative universe.

Including a diverse array of original painting, sculpture and limited edition prints, the Miyazaki Art Show offers each artists’ perspective and interpretation of beloved characters and themes throughout Miyazaki’s films. Imbued with the legendary director’s sense of adventure, deep reverence for nature and strong female characters, this dynamic exhibition is not to be missed.

Please join us for the Miyazaki Art Show, opening Saturday, February 4th, with an opening night reception from 6pm-9pm. Attendees dressed as their favorite Miyazaki character will get priority access to the event and some artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

Participating Artists Include:
Eric Althin | Zard Apuya | Ana Aranda | Ryan Berkley | Laura Bifano | Eric Bonhomme | Ivonna Buenrostro | Rovina Cai | Elsa Chang | Tracie Ching | JAW Cooper | Rhys Cooper | Deangus | Emily Dumas | Jonathan Edwards | Tom Eglington | Jayde Fish | Monica Garwood | Sam Gilbey | Greg Gossel | Gina Hendry | Justin Hilgrove | Kevan Hom | Jackie Huang | Yumiko Kayukawa | Steve Kim | Cuddly Rigor Mortis | Jon Lau | Nan Lawson | Carrie Liao | Keith Lin | Adam Lister | Sergio Lopez | Felt Mistress | Ashley Mackenzie | Kemi Mai | Samantha Mash | Jose Mertz | Guillaume Morellec | Fumi Nakamura | Jeany Ngo | Chelsea O’Byrne | Kat Philbin | Corinne Reid | Allison Reimold | Matt Ritchie | Yohan Sacre | Leonardo Santamaria | Charles Santsoso | Chris Skinner | Annie Stegg | Meghan Stratman | Christopher Uminga | Edwin Ushiro | Lauren YS | Adam Ziskie

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Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 796-3774

SF – Art of Rogue One Signing

Press Release:

Join Sketchpad Gallery for a Star Wars Rogue One signing celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM!

Come see art from The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, and get the books signed by the author and artists!

Joining us to meet fans and sign books will be Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars authority and author Pablo Hidalgo, and some of the amazing artists who have contributed to the Star Wars universe — Christian Alzmann, Aaron McBride, Karla Ortiz, Kemp Remillard, Tyler Scarlet, and Erik Tiemens.

We will have both books available to purchase, and on hand to sign them will be:

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Concept Artist Christian Alzmann
Concept Artist Erik Tiemens
Concept Artist Tyler Scarlet
Concept Artist Karla Ortiz
Concept Artist Aaron McBride

Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
Author Pablo Hidalgo
Artist Kemp Remillard

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Sketchpad Gallery
66 6th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 756-8522

CA – Hug It Out Signing

Animation/illustration artist Louis Thomas appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, February 18th at 6:00 PM. Louis will be signing his latest book Hug It Out, and talk to fans.

About the book:
Mom has had enough of Woody and Annie’s incessant fighting. When her pleas for sharing and apologizing are ignored, she demands they “hug it out.” At first, the warring siblings are confused. Hugging? But after a long afternoon of forced embraces, the brother and sister decide to call a truce to avoid yet another icky hug. However it doesn’t take long for them to miss that newfound closeness. And soon they’re looking for something to fight about so they can hug it out once more!

Adults will delight in a new solution to conflict, while kids will enjoy yelling “HUG IT OUT!” at each familiar situation. With subversive humor and smart, eye-catching illustrations, Louis Thomas’s debut is a cheeky tribute to sibling rivalry and (cuddly) compromise.

About the artist:
Louis Thomas is based in Paris, France. He graduated from CalArts and Gobelins then worked full-time in California for several animation studios such as Pixar and Cartoon Network. He then returned to France and started showing work in galleries and illustrating children’s books.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Nico Delort / Teagan White Solo Exhibitions

Artist Nico Delort and Teagan White appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM for exhibition openings.

Nico Delort is a French Canadian illustrator working in Paris, France. His original scratchboard work has won him several accolades and he had created work for Blizzard, Lucasfilm, Penguin Books and many more high profile clients. This will be Nico’s first solo exhibition with us. More details and surprises to be announced.

Teagan White specializes in intricate paintings of flora and fauna, playful animals and illustrated typography. She has been creating nature based artwork before it was considered “hip.” Her amazing work can be seen in children’s books as well as advertising and editorials for many clients.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Boston Arts Academy and Tryptic Press present a new Group Show featuring artists from the pages of CHROMA including Adam Miller, Andrew Houle, Chris E. O’Neill,David Leblanc, Deanna Burke, Eyeformation, Doug Poole, Fred Lynch, Haig Demarjian, John Cardinal, Markus Sebastiano, Mary Curtin, Michael Crockett, Mike Doherty, Rich Pellegrino, Sarah Gay O’Neill, Tom Torrey, Nick Nazzaro, Dan Blakeslee & more!

Opening reception at the Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery on Saturday January 28th from 10am-2pm.

DJ and live music. Artists wil be in attendance with merch and live art in a con-like setting.

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Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 635-6470

CA – Beyond Science Fiction Exhibition

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Artist Michael Whelan opens a retrospective exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Beyond Science Fiction is the world premiere exhibition of major works by artist Michael Whelan. This interactive show will transport you to distant worlds and alternate realities, both familiar and fantastic.

Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For 40 years, he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Anne MacCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Melanie Rawn, Michael Moorcock, the Jacksons, and Meatloaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, CBS Records, the Franklin Mint, and many more.

As the most honored artist in Science Fiction, Whelan has won an unprecedented 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. The readers of Locus Magazine have named him Best Professional Artist 30 times in their annual poll and the Spectrum Annual of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004. Other noteworthy awards include a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, a Grumbacher Gold Medal, and the Solstice Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, which includes such luminaries as H.G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, Gene Roddenberry, H.R. Giger, Octavia E. Butler, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Exhibition: February 11 – May 25, 2017

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 684-7111

UK – Scotland Yardie Signing

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Press Release:

Orbital Comics is very excited to have an exclusive exhibition featuring original artwork by Joseph Samuels and Daniel Francis from the pages of the new graphic novel by Skank and Black Eye creator Bobby Joseph.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, January 7th, when we’ll have all three creators signing copies of the book here at Orbital from 3pm.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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