Diario de Oaxaca Tour

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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

Thurs 24th,
Class talks
MICA (Maryland Institute of Art )

Fri 25th
6-8  Presentation/Booksigning Atomic Books
Baltimore, MD

Sat. 26th
SPX talk/ signing 3-4

Sunday 27th
Baltimore Bookfestival (Radical Pavilion)

Sept 30th 6:30-8:30
Society of Illustrators NYC
Lecture presentation and signing

Oct 8-10th  
Komikazen Festival , Ravenna,Italy
With Dave McKean and others

Oct 29th 7 PM
University of Michigan
Lecture /presentation

Oct 30 7PM
Toledo Ohio Museum
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel( Keynote address)

IL – More McKean Signing

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Dave McKean signs at Chicago Comics on July 18th

Dave McKean signs at Chicago Comics on July 18th from 2-4pm

Chicago Comics, 3244 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657


IL – Pre-Exhibition Signing

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Dave McKean signs at Challengers on July 16th.

Dave McKean signs at Challengers on July 16th.

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

IL – Nitrate and Kinogeists Exhibit

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Dave McKean hosts an exhbition and film screenings on July 17-18th.

Dave McKean hosts an exhbition and film screenings on July 17-18th.



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

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