IL – Dan Clowes Retrospective Exhibition

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The University of Chicago opens their Daniel Clowes retrospective exhibit at the Special Collections Gallery with a special reception with Daniel Clowes in attendance on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. He will have an on-stage conversation with Daniel Raeburn, a creative writing professor and creator of The Imp, an interview based zine focusing on underground cartoonists. This event is open to the public, come pick up a copy of Patience, and get a chance to view and hear the creative process of one of the greatest writers and cartoonists of the past 25 years.

University of Chicago
1100 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

CA – Golden Apple Comics Sketch-a-thon

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Press Release:

Join Golden Apple Comics on Sunday March 20th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for a unique charity event:

CGC art show and sketch-a-thon! We have accumulated over 35 original art pieces on “blank” comic covers from various comic artists over the last year and sent them all to get CGC signature series graded.

They will all be on display at the event for the first time ever. All the art will be available to bid on eBay live at the same time as the event.

25% off all bids will go directly to the Hero Initiative.

In addition, we will have three comic artist at the event doing live sketches on blank comics:

Bill Morrison – The Simpsons, Roswell
Dan Duncan – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mollie Helms – Romeo & Juliet & Guns

For a $20 donation, you can pull a name out of the bucket and get a live sketch from one of the artists!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

MA – The Idea of North Exhibition

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Press Release:

Join the MFA for a conversation with Steve Martin, Eric Fischl, Adam Gopnik, and Matthew Teitelbaum about about Lawren Harris, pioneering modernist, on Saturday, March 12. The event takes place as an exhibition of approximately 30 iconic works, “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” opens at the MFA. The artist’s visionary paintings of the northern Canadian landscape have become icons of 20th-century Canadian art, and his work exists in dialogue with American modern artists.

General public will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis at the Museum’s Huntington Avenue entrance. Doors open at 6 pm.

Free with Admission – Ticket Required

Ticket Information
NON MEMBER TICKETS
Tickets for the event are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm on Saturday, March 12, at the Huntington Avenue Entrance.
Limit of 1 ticket per person; must be in line to receive ticket.
Advance reservations are only available for members.

MEMBER TICKETS
Starting at 10 am on Friday, March 11, a limited number of tickets become available for members to reserve in advance online, in person, or over the phone.
Tickets limits are determined by current membership level.
Tickets must be claimed at the Huntington Avenue Entrance by 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 12, or be forfeited.
Tickets not claimed by 6:30 pm are released to the general public.

Steve Martin, actor, writer, musician, art collector, guest curator of “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris”
Eric Fischl, artist
Adam Gopnik, essayist, staff writer for The New Yorker
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Pictured: Steve Martin by Danny Clinch; “Pic Island,” about 1924, Lawren Harris, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 267-9300

 

OR – Frank in the 3rd Dimension Release Party

000000-woodringCartoonist Jim Woodring appears at Floating World Comics for the Frank in the 3rd Dimension release party and exhibit on Thursday March 3, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

This is your chance to see Frank as you’ve never seen him before.

Not the stark black-and-white Frank. Not even the glorious fully-painted Frank. No, this is Frank in the third dimension: about as real as you can get him outside of an Ionescoian theatrical performance (which could be next — watch your local theatre listings). Frank and Frank’s world are already hallucinatory, but seeing him in the most technologically advanced and artistically crafted 3-D ever produced is an experience that has to be savored to be believed. This is not your dad’s 3-D comic where you don red and blue-lensed glasses and the drawing looks like a few layers of cardboard cut-outs. Uh-uh. The 3-D process for Frank in the 3rd Dimension involves creating more than 150 layers per drawing in order to round and “sculpt” each image into full, volumetric 3-D. The results are mind-staggering. Frank in the 3rd Dimension is a series of Jim Woodring’s loveliest pictures — 32 anecdotal visual vignettes, dioramas, moments pickled in time (and now “space”) to be mused and mulled over.

Jim Woodring will be here to sign his new book and we will display 3D prints as well as projected images from the book that can be viewed with 3D glasses for a one of a kind immersive experience.

Jim Woodring’s cartoons chart a course through some of the most surreal imagery ever seen in any artistic medium, drawing visions from the realms of the subconscious to create a graphic world of dreams. But while his work may speak in the language of dreams, Woodring’s life has often led him into nightmare territory.

As a child, Woodring was plagued by both schoolmates and by waking nightmares accompanied by “voices” — a condition which would haunt him through childhood and much of his adult life. After enduring drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness, he worked as an animator for several major studios. At the same time, Woodring worked on his own cartoon visions, self-publishing them in minicomic format.

In the mid-’80s, Woodring was introduced to publisher Gary Groth by mutual friend Gil Kane (who worked with Woodring at Ruby-Spears), and Groth agreed to publish Woodring’s work. In 1987, Woodring quit animation and moved with his wife Mary and son Max to Seattle, where they live to this day. In addition to his critically acclaimed comics and books, Woodring also works in canvas painting and 3-dimensional objects, many of which have been featured in gallery exhibitions from Seattle to New York.

Jim’s work has taken him around the world, from Australia to Alaska to Oslo, and has garnered him numerous awards, including an Artist Trust Gap Award in 2003; a United States Artist Fellowship (with Bill Frisell) in 2006; a 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship; an Inkpot Award at the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego; a Rasmuson Foundation and Artist Trust one month residency in Homer, Alaska in 2010; and most recently, The Stranger named Jim their 2010 Literature Genius.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

NM – The Spiderwick Chronicles Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, illustrator and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles series will have an exhibition of his incredible work at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery during the month of February, with some screenings of the Spiderwick Chronicles movie leading up to a special Interview with DeTerlizzi conducted by George R.R. Martin and followed by an audience Q&A on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Tony DiTerlizzi:
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book. This year, a highly-anticipated collection of his early work, REALMS: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi was released. October will see the debut of The Story of Diva & Flea, a collaboration with fellow kid’s lit bestseller, Mo Willems. Tony’s work has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

OR – Flat Earths Exhibition

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Press Release:

Brian Chippendale presents an exciting new exhibition at Place Gallery in Portland, Oregon. “Flat Earths” offers new work by Brian Chippendale created as the resident artist at Kahnaway in early 2016, and consists of a series of collages on wood using painting, drawing, and found imagery. See above for a preview of some of Brian’s awesome work, or stay up to date on it by following Brian on instagram: @chimpendale.

That’s not all: the night the exhibit opens, the good folks at Floating World Comics will be selling copies of Brian Chippendale’s much anticipated D+Q book Puke Force at the event, a few days before it hits stores!

Head to the gallery space at 1905 NW 23rd Pl in Portland, OR, on Thursday, February 11th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for opening night! The show will be running through February 12th and February 13th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and then until the 21st by appointment.

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Place Gallery
1905 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210

MA – Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair

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Many Golden Books were illustrated by artists who had worked at The Walt Disney Studios, such as Mary Blair. Join Golden Books/Random House editorial director Diane Muldrow at the Carle Museum on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM as she discusses the art and artists of the golden era of Golden Books and their ongoing influence. Book signing to follow.

Mary Blair, I Can Fly title cover illustration for Golden Book, 1950, ren. 1979, Courtesy Penguin Random House LLC.

Magic, Color, Flair: the world of Mary Blair is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.

Support for Magic, Color, Flair: the world of Mary Blair at The Carle is generously provided by Random House Children’s Books.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

CA – Kimchicat Signing

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Dreamworks artist Jisoo Kim will be in the gallery signing her first indy publication Kimchicat Vol. 1 – Art of Jisoo Kim and meeting fans! Kickstarter backers will be able to pick up their books in person and get them signed. For every book, Jisoo will also have one free postcard per customer.

Join us February 13th, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm as we celebrate Jisoo’s successful campaign independent publishing her passionate and beautiful watercolor works.

FREE Admission.

Event specials and more details to be announced…

About the Artist
Born in South Korea, Jisoo Kim is an artist who loves to create beautiful atmosphere in a scene. She has studied animation in the Korean National University of the Arts, and continued these studies in the California Institute of Arts. After graduating, she has worked for Disney and several other projects including Skullgirls. Currently she works at Dreamworks Animation Studios.

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

1st Annual Acme Comic-Con focuses on Indy Creators

acmeIt’s time to celebrate comic creators and we’re hosting the first annual Acme Comic-Con to show our love and apprecaition for the comic community. This is a FREE event open to all!

We’re honered to have artist Alex Saviuk as our featured guest. Alex has an impressive line of work and has been working in comics since 1977. His work includes Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, Action Comics, Green Lantern, House of Mystery and Detective Comics to name a few.

Our special guests include:
– Aaron Conley (Artist to Sabertooth Swordsman, Dark Horse Presents, Secret Wars: Battleworld, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Howard the Human)
– Fabian Rangel Jr. (Writer of Space Riders, Doc Unkonwn, Dark Horse Presents, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures).
– Mike Spicer (Colorist on Mythic, Black Science, Head Lopper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dead Drop, Sons of Anarchy, Charmed)
– Christen Slade (Creator of Korgi)

Check out our current list of creators to be present at the con-

– Joel Carrol
– Richard Rivera
– Dwayne Biddix
– Enzo Garza
– Walter Ostlie

More to be added soon!

We’re also giving away special incentives to the first 20 people in line. More details to follow soon. As well, raffles will be going on throughout the comic-con with original art, comics and collectibles to be won. We’ll also have exclusives sales running that day on comics!

The annoucements and special incentives are just beggining, be sure to watch this space as we announce more guests, creators and giveaways!

for more info on Acme Superstore check out their website!

CA – Pax Signing & Art Show

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Artist Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday February 6, 2016 to sign copies of PAX, a brilliantly illustrated book about a boy and his fox. Prints of the original illustrations will also be on display.

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

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