13 More Guests Added to the Comic-Con Line-up!
Comic-Con 2013 is less than three short months away, and 13 more great special guests have been added to the already-stellar line-up! Part of this group highlights some of our anniversary celebrations, including the 35th anniversary of Elfquest, the 25th anniversary of Sandman, and the 20th anniversary of Milestone Media.
You can’t celebrate any anniversary of Elfquest without, or course,Wendy and Richard Pini. One of the first self-publishers, the Pinis began their epic tale in 1978, it and quickly grew in popularity, spawning numerous collections, prose novels, and an ongoing and vibrant fan community. Wendy is also known for her work on a series of Beauty and the Beast graphic novels (based on the original TV series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton). More recently, Wendy completed a reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a new series and an appearance by Gaiman at Comic-Con. Award-winning artist J.H. Williams III is the artist on that new series. Famous for his recent run onBatwoman (and nominated once again, as Best Cover Artist in this year’s Eisner Awards), Williams is also known forPromethea and Chase. And speaking of covers, artist/filmmaker Dave McKean comes to Comic-Con to help celebrate Dream’s 25th. McKean’s evocative covers were an important part of Sandman’s success and his art graced each issue of the original series. Artist Sam Kieth, who illustrated the first five issues of Sandman when it debuted in 1988, is also known for his work on his own creations, The Maxx and Zero Girl, plus a run of memorable Batman tales at DC. (Sam Kieth’s appearance is co-sponsored by IDW Publishing.)
The 20th anniversary of Milestone Media is another of our celebrations this year, and co-founders Denys Cowan (The Question, Batman, Hardware), Derek T. Dingle, and Michael Davis join previously announced guest Charlotte Fullerton (the widow of Milestone co-founder Dwayne McDuffie) as special guests. Milestone focused on minorities in comics—as both creators and characters—forging a fan-favorite universe. One of their titles, Static Shock, went on to become an animated hit on television.
Other added special guests include:
Ellen Forney, the Eisner Award-nominated (for Best Reality-Based Work) writer/artist of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me. Forney’s other work includes I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food.
Russ Heath, the legendary artist best known for his work on war titles for DC Comics, such as The Haunted Tank. Heath also did the memorable 1960s series Sea Devils. He is a member of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.
Georges Jeanty, the artist behind the popular Dark Horse series Joss Whedon’s Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Jeanty has drawn both Season 8 and Season 9 of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series.
Rep. John Lewis from Georgia’s 5th District, who comes to Comic-Con with his new graphic novel, MARCH, co-written by Andrew Advin and drawn by Nate Powell. The book chronicles his years in the Civil Rights movement. (Rep. Lewis’s appearance is courtesy Top Shelf Productions.)
Fred Perry, the writer/artist behind the popular Gold Digger series published by Antarctic Press. Perry has produced over 5,000 pages in 22 years since the series began, with a consecutive run of over 200 issues of his American manga series.
For a complete list of special guests appearing at Comic-Con International 2013, please click here.
Dave McKean appears at Foyles on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 from 6:30PM – 7:30PM
15th September 2011 6:30pm – 7:30pm Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Exhibition, Free Event
Award-winning illustrator and designer David McKean has teamed up with Richard Dawkins, whose writing has provoked worldwide debate and revolutionized the way we see natural selection, to create a new genre: the graphic science book. Join David at Foyles to learn Magic of Reality’s take on the big questions of life and the cosmos, the myths that arose to make sense of these questions, and finally the scientific facts that explain them.
Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by adding the required number to the basket below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No physical tickets will be issued: the order confirmation you will receive after you add ticket/s to your basket is your proof of reservation. Please choose the Free UK Standard despatch option during checkout.
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, UK
Dave McKean appears at Gosh Comics’ new store for a signing and art exhibition on Saturday August 6, 2011 from 2-4pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Lorenzo Mattotti and Dave McKean speak on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Mesmerising Italian maestro Lorenzo Mattotti makes a rare visit to London to discuss his career in comics and beyond, including his latest graphic novel Stigmata, translated by Fantagraphics, and his collaborations, from his animated terrors in the movie Fear(s) of the Dark to illustrating Lou Reed’s concept album The Raven.
Joining Mattotti in conversation will be his friend and fellow artist Dave McKean, famed for his multi-media solo projects, most recently the erotic graphic novel Celluloid, and his works with Neil Gaiman notably on Sandman. Introduced and hosted by Comica Director, Paul Gravett, don’t miss this opportunity to witness a unique encounter between two of the world’s greatest contemporary visionaries at Goldsmiths University in South-East London.
Tickets available now via Paypal
Where: Great Hall, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London, UK
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 – 6pm to 7.30pm
July 15, 2010 by Colin Solan
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Dark Horse Comics announces their signing and panel schedule with appearances by Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Dave McKean, Joss Whedon, Dave Gibbons, Gerard Way, Stan Sakai, and many, many more. Find them at Booth #2615:
Media Release — Please Note that All Dates/Times are subject to change.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 (Preview Night):
Domo raffle! Come to our booth to win one of our San Diego Exclusive Domo Figures!
6:00 – 7:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic
THURSDAY, JULY 22:
11:00 – 12:00 De:Tales, PIXU: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon
11:00 – 12:00 Matt Kindt: 3 Story
12:00 – 1:00 Eric Powell: The Goon, Buzzard
12:00 – 1:00 Arvid Nelson: Zerokiller
1:00 – 2:00 Citizen Rex: Mario & Gilbert Hernandez
1:00 – 2:00 Ethan Nicolle: Axe Cop
2:00 – 3:00 Legendary Artist Milo Manara
3:00 – 4:00 Denis Kitchen: The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
3:00 – 4:00 Carla Speed McNeil: Finder
3:00 – 4:00 Brian Ewing: Don’t Hold Your Breath – The Art of Brian Ewing
4:00 – 5:00 Alien Legion: Carl Potts, Chris Warner, Randy Emberlin
4:00 – 5:00 Creepy: TBA
5:00 – 6:00 Supersized: Morgan Spurlock, Ron English
5:00 – 6:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic
6:00 – 7:00 Robert E Howard: Tomas Giorello, Jim & Ruth Keegan, Darick Robertson , Scott Allie, Jose Villarubia
FRIDAY, JULY 23:
10:00 – 11:00 Stan Sakai: Usagi Yojimbo
11:00 – 12:00 Dave McKean: Cages, Pictures That Tick
12:00 – 1:30 Hellboy & The BPRD: Mike Mignola, Duncan Fregredo, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Patric Reynolds
1:00 – 2:00 JP Kalonji: 365 Samurai
2:00 – 3:00 Dark Horse & TNT Present: Falling Skies – Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Mark Verheiden (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Metalocalypse: Dethklok – Brendan Small, Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow, Lucas Marangon
4:00 – 5:15 Joss Whedon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Serenity (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Aliens VS Predator: Randy Stradley, Raymond Swanland
5:30 – 7:00 Bestselling Authors Janet Evanovich & Alex Evanovich: Troublemaker
ALSO, FRIDAY, JULY 23rd IS STAR WARS DAY! STAR WARS CREATOR SIGNINGS ALL DAY:
11:00 – 12:00 Alex Freed, Michael Atiyeh, & Michael Heisler: Star Wars – Old Republic
12:00 – 1:00 Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor: Star Wars – Invasion
1:00 – 2:00 Haden Blackman: Star Wars – Force Unleashed
3:00 – 4:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Star Wars – Clone Wars Adventures
4:00 – 5:00 Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching: Star Wars – Clone Wars
SATURDAY, JULY 24:
11:00 – 12:00 Shinjuku: Yoshitaka Amano, Mink (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
11:00 – 12:00 Terminator: Zack Whedon, Andy McDonald
12:00 – 1:00 Art of Avatar The Last Airbender: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
12:00 – 1:00 Steve Niles: Criminal Macabre
1:00 – 2:30 Umbrella Academy: Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
1:00 – 2:00 Lucas Marangon: Hellcyon
2:00 – 3:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles
3:00 – 4:00 Serenity: Float Out – Patton Oswalt, Patric Reynolds (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Jill Thompson: Beasts of Burden
4:00 – 5:00 Let Me In Cast Signing: Richard Jenkins, Matt Reeves, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Chloe Moretz (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Adam Warren: Empowered
5:00 – 6:00 Dark Horse & Bethesda Present – Fallout: New Vegas – Geof Darrow, Game Writer Chris Avellone
5:00 – 6:00 Tony Millionaire: The Art of Tony Millionaire, Sock Monkey
6:00 – 7:00 Dollhouse: Creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Zack Ward, Felicia Day (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 David Lloyd: The Kickback
SUNDAY, JULY 25:
11:00 – 12:00 Denis Kitchen: The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
11:00 – 12:00 It Ate Billy for Xmas: Steven Daily, Roman Dirge
12:00 – 1:00 Emily the Strange: Creator Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
12:00 – 1:00 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jo Chen and Andy Owens
1:00 – 2:00 Shinjuku: Yoshitaka Amano, Mink (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
1:00 – 2:00 Tara McPherson: Lost Constellations
2:00 – 3:00 Legendary Artist Milo Manara
2:00 – 3:00 Larry Marder: Beanworld
3:00 – 4:00 Martha Washington: Frank Miller & Dave Gibbons (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Camilla D’Errico
And Check out these Dark Horse Related Panels and Events!
THURSDAY JULY 22
1:00-2:00 Video Game Comics – The Next Big Thing Room 5AB
3:00-4:00 Dark Horse Horror Room 9
FRIDAY JULY 23
11:30-12:30 Dark Horse Comics: Make Contact in 2010 Room 3
3:00-3:45 The Joss Whedon Experience Ballroom 20
4:45-5:45 Falling Skies Room 6A
6:00-7:00 The Goon Film Panel Room 24ABC
SATURDAY JULY 24
11:15-12:15 Focus on Gerard Way Room 6DE
2:00 – 3:00 Spotlight on Milo Manara Room 25ABC
5:00-6:00 Hellboy, The BPRD and Beyond Room 25ABC
SUNDAY JULY 25
10:00-11:00 Emily the Strange Room 3
11:30-12:30 Dark Horse Presents: Yoshitaka Amano Room 8
Dark Horse Comics will be reviewing the storytelling work of professional-level comics artists. We will be looking at consecutive story pages only, with an eye toward storytelling as well as drawing skills. A minimum of five consecutive pages are required. Please bring your most recent work. Artists with cover paintings, inking or coloring samples, pin ups, or sketches are invited to submit work by following instructions at http://www.darkhorse.com/company/submissions. It is suggested that this review be treated like a job interview.
LOCATION AND TIMES:
PR I Thursday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
PR I Friday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
PR I Saturday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
I feel like I should begin as if I were in a confessional: “Forgive me, it’s been sixty-eight days since my last blog postâ€¦”
Lots of great things happening. Which I DO want to talk about. I mean, like YOU-WOULD-NOT-BELIEVE-IT level coolness. And when I say that, I mean, like, you can’t even imagine. But I must get this post out before the event has come and gone!
We’ve put together the best exhibition yet for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Haute Campe, our division of drive-in movie posters, has made some fantastic poster recreations featuring top models, and they’ll be appearing in our booth to sign them! Plus, we’re happy to add some new artists to the Century Guild stableâ€¦ PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
Century Guild – Special Guests
Melissa Auf der Maur
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 2-3 pm
Musician Melissa Auf der Maur has served as bassist for the bands Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, and contributed to albums by artists including Rufus Wainwright and Ryan Adams. While Blender magazine lists her as “one of the hottest women in rock”, I assure you that Melissa is much more than just a pretty (ok, gorgeous) face:
Last Fall, Melissa Auf der Maur’s film Out Of Our Minds (with collaborator Tony Stone) was featured as an installation piece in the J. W. Waterhouse exhibition at the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts. First shown at Sundance in 2009, her film is noteworthy as the sole contemporary interpretation of the Pre-Raphaelite vision to be included in this landmark exhibition.
Out Of Our Minds is part of a larger vision, including a record and other soon-to-be-revealed aspects. Melissa is a true conjurer and fine artist, and you MUST come and meet her! Please note: Due to concert obligations, Melissa will be at Comic Con Thursday only!
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 2-3 pm
Continuing the Melissa Auf der Maur festivities, Lee Moyer will be signing alongside Melissa copies of his not-yet-revealed Art Nouveau-inspired MAdM poster!!! Lee has been in the public eye this past year as the artist bringing Michael Kaluta’s vision for an expanded Starstruck to completion, inking the expanded images and meticulously recoloring the entire book. We love Lee and are happy to have him behind the table this year! Please note: Due to prior commitments, Lee will only be at Comic Con on Thursday as well.
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 2-3 pm
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 1-2 pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 1-2 pm
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 1-2 pm
IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN OVER DECADE. One of Neil Gaiman’s “go-to” illustrators, Zulli created the popular “man who could not die” Hob Gadling for The Sandman comic, and illustrated the epic final story arc, The Wake. Gaiman was so moved by Zulli’s sensitive linework, that this story arc were the first books to be published directly from an artist’s pencils. Following his work on The Sandman, Zulli retreated from the public eye and spent years sculpting his deeply personal graphic novel The Fracture of the Universal Boy, coming in Fall 2010 from Olympian Publishing. We are proud to announce that Michael Zulli is a Featured Guest of the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.
Annaliese Nielsen and God’s Girls
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 4-5 pm
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 2-3 pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 2-3 pm
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 2-3 pm
God’s Girls has become synonymous with tattoed-and-alternative-model culture, and they are featured models on the Haute Campe drive-in poster recreations! Founder Annaliese Nielsen will be on hand, along with popular models Jenna Valentine, Tyler Christ, London and Toryn to sign copies of the postersâ€¦ and surprise guests!
Jim Rose and BÃ©bÃ© Aschard-Rose
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 3-4 pm
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 3-4 pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 3-4 pm
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 3-4 pm
Homer Simpson might have called him “boss” on The Simpsons, Mulder and Scully might have called him “Dr. Blockhead” on The X-Files, but we call Jim Rose “legend”. With his Jim Rose Circus, Rose revitalized the entire sideshow culture, and became a worldwide sensation from the moment they were invited by Jane’s Addition founder Perry Farrell to shock the crowds on the first Lollapallooza tour back in 1991 and paved the way for an entire generation of tattooed and pierced performers. “Today you see acts on prime time television that I was being thrown in jail for in ’91 and ’92,” marvels Rose.
Jim and his wife, BÃ©bÃ© the Circus Queen, have collated the notes taken over a lifetime’s worth of circus travels around the world on the luck rituals they encountered in different cultures into an encyclopedia of all things lucky titled- appropriately enough- Your Lucky Book. Illustrated in a nineteenth-century style by Jeremy Bastian, both authors will be on hand to sign limited edition copies of the book with a special cover, hand-stamped in metallic inks.
Steve Diet Goedde
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 3-4 pm
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 2-3 pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 2-3 pm
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 3-4 pm
Century Guild is proud to announce representation of Steve Diet Goedde- a world-recognized photographer and one of the leading names in contemporary fetish photography.
Models Goedde “discovered” include such icons as Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max, Aria Giovanni, Justine Joli, and Emily Marilyn. His work was compiled in two hardcover monographs, The Beauty of Fetish: Volumes I & II, by renowned photography publisher Edition Stemmle.
Steve will be signing DVDs of his interactive film Living Through Steve Diet Goedde: Photographic Anthology 1990-2004, with over 700 images digitally rescanned from the original negatives by Steve Diet Goedde himself, including hundreds of never-before-seen images.
Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 10 am- 7 pm (all day!)
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 10 am- 7 pm (all day!)
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 10 am- 7 pm (all day!)
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 10 am- 5 pm (all day!)
The success of Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl has reached levels of appeal that very few contemporary comics can claim. In the year since its first issue was published, Jeremy Bastian’s creation has amassed a cult-like following, its followers ranging from comic book fans, children, industry legends and celebrities. The first issue has already reached a 4th printing! Jeremy will also be signing the above mentioned limited edition copies of Your Lucky Book by Jim and BÃ©bÃ© Rose. This weekend will also mark the announcement of Cursed Pirate Girl moving to a major publisher. “Jeremy Bastian is a genius” -Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 1pm-2pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 2pm-3pm
Hung. The Punisher. The Mist. As if that wasn’t enough, add that the man was the director of the brilliantly creepy The Dark Country and the mastermind behind some of the hottest comic books to hit the shelves in the last couple of years, and you have more reasons than you need to come and see the take Sioux Sinner has conjured up of a certain 1970s Italian movie poster— recreated with Tom in the lead role! Thomas Jane will be signing his Haute Campe recreation and will be more than happy to sign any copies of his comics Bad Planet or Alien Pig Farm 3000 you might happen to have bought before those things were sold out everywhere!
Signing Friday 23 July 2010 4-5pm
Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 4-5pm
Symbolist painter Gail Potocki is an anachronism: an artist who studied in the manner of the Old Mastersâ€¦ but grew up listening to Punk Rock. Gail is currently working on a series based on the Freaks of the 1920s sideshows, and her environmental paintings have become hauntingly relevant again this season. Stay tuned for details on a special charity supporting animal rescue efforts in the Gulf. “More than just paintings, Gail Potocki conducts seances on canvas.” -Grant Morrison
Sioux Sinner, Linda Le, Andi Lyn
Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 2-3pm
Signing Haute Campe poster recreations: three of the most popular Alt Models! Doctor Who, Tattoo, and Anime Nerds everywhere will rejoice now that they know where to stalk these ladies.
Dave McKean (appearing by chance)
Nitrate artworks and edition prints, including the above painting of Metropolis.
Dave McKean has illustrated and designed covers for the most respected comics of the late 20th century (including Arkham Asylum and Sandman), has worked on film and book projects with John Cale, The Rolling Stones, Jonathan Carroll and Stephen King and has seen his work brought to life by The National Theater of Scotland (The Wolves in the Walls). McKean was also a conceptual artist on the Harry Potter films and created and directed the movie MirrorMask for the Jim Henson Company. A longtime aficionado of silent film, McKean’s current body of work is inspired by the era and is titled Nitrate. His second film, Luna, is currently in post-production.
Lisa Black (artworks only)
Last year, Lisa Black’s taxidermy artworks were a runaway hit of the show, and were featured on Wired and Boing Boing, and were the subject of more blog posts than anything we’ve ever seen. This year will certainly have the crowds equally enthralled!
Malleus (artworks only)
Italian artists Malleus are a “three-headed hydra” of creativity, and they make some of the BEST silkscreened concert posters in the world. Described as “Dark Nouveau”, we are fans- and you should be tooâ€¦!
Peter Kuper is hitting the road with Diario de Oaxaca, a gorgeous and thought provoking multimedia diary of his time in Mexico, during which violence erupted over a teacher’s strike. Dates below:
Sept 13th, 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn, NY Book festival,
International Stage (Borough Hall Plaza)
The International Graphic Novel. Three acclaimed graphic novelists who tackle big social and political themes in their work discuss what the form can accomplish, from an international and domestic perspective. Featuring Guy Delisle, Peter Kuper and Sarah Glidden.
Moderated by Matt Madden.
Sept 17th, 7PM
Exhibition opening and talk
with a show of original art from Diario de Oaxaca
MOCCA Museum of Comic and Cartoon art
594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Sept 23rd, 4:30pm
George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Free to public
Fall for the Book series
MICA (Maryland Institute of Art )
6-8 Presentation/Booksigning Atomic Books
SPX talk/ signing 3-4
Baltimore Bookfestival (Radical Pavilion)
Sept 30th 6:30-8:30
Society of Illustrators NYC
Lecture presentation and signing
Komikazen Festival , Ravenna,Italy
With Dave McKean and others
Oct 29th 7 PM
University of Michigan
Oct 30 7PM
Toledo Ohio Museum
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel( Keynote address)
Chicago Comics, 3244 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
As the kick-off to a stellar DAVE McKEAN weekend, Challengers is pleased to host a two hour signing Thursday, July 16th with artist/writer/director DAVE McKEAN!
Dave McKean has colloborated with author Neil Gaiman on the film “Mirrormask” and TV series “Neverwhere”, as well as on the graphic novels “Mr. Punch”, “The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish”, “Signal To Noise”, “Violent Cases” and “Sandman”. He’ll be in town as part of the NITRATE AND KINOGEISTS exhibition at the Portage Theater, running July 17th and 18th. At the two-night Portage Theater event, there will be displays of turn of the century silent film posters and new work from Dave McKean, a cash bar benefit for the CBLDF and screenings of F.W. Murnau’s FAUST, Dave McKean’s short films and MIRRORMASK. Admission is $18 for one night, $30 for both nights. Tickets will be available at Challengers through July 16th.
At the Challengers signing Thursday July 16th, 6-8pm, attendees can have signed ONE outside item, as well as all products purchased at the event. Pre-paid attendees to the Portage Theater exhibition may have all purchased products signed, as well as FIVE outside items.
|Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647
Century Guild brings legendary multi-media artist Dave McKean to America for an extremely special and extremely limited engagement, presented at the historic Portage Theatre in Chicago! “Nitrate and Kinogeists” will display both Century Guild’s inventory of historically significant and undeniably beautiful silent film posters, most of which have been lost and unseen by the public before now, as well as McKean’s latest paintings from his haunting current body of work, Nitrate, inspired by the silent era of cinema.
The two-day event features screenings of silent films that have inspired McKean, live performers, and other special surprises to be revealed. Friday the 17th begins with an artist’s reception at 6pm and concludes with a showing of F.W. Murnau’s 1926 Gothic masterpiece, Faust at 9pm. On Saturday, there will be a special screening at 9pm of Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman’s feature film for the Jim Henson Company MirrorMask with McKean himself introducing. McKean’s rarely seen short films will precede. Admission is $18 day/$30 for the weekend, 6pm- midnight.
Original artworks and limited edition prints of both Dave McKean’s artworks and the rare silent film posters on display will be available for sale, as well as the exhibition catalogue “Kinogeists”, with text by Thomas Negovan and introduction by Dave McKean.
Dave McKean lives and works in Kent, England. His style has become inescapable to anyone cognizant of pop culture: he has illustrated and designed covers for the most respected comics of the late 20th century (The Sandman, Arkham Asylum) designed, illustrated, and photographed over 150 CD covers (The Rolling Stones, Tori Amos, Alice Cooper) and created imagery and designs for ad campaigns (Nike, Kodak, BMW) and magazines (The New Yorker, Mojo, Playboy). He has illustrated children’s books written by acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Graveyard Book), has worked on film and book projects with Iain Sinclair, John Cale, Jonathan Carroll and Stephen King. He was a conceptual artist on the “Harry Potter” films and
developed the film MirrorMask with Neil Gaiman for the Jim Henson Company which he also directed.
Century Guild, established in 1999 by art historians Thomas Negovan and Stuart Tomc, specializes in brokering Art Nouveau and Symbolist art and objects 1880-1920 to museum collections. The Chicago Tribune listed them as “one of the must-see exhibits in Artropolis 2009.”
For more information, visit www.centuryguild.net
Portage Theatre, 4050 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60641