Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

October 2, 2012 by  
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The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to host Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00-11:00pm. This will be the opening reception for a career-spanning retrospective exhibition including more than 50 pieces of original artwork from the groundbreaking Fantagraphics comic. This event coincides with the annual Alternative Press Expo (APE), which takes place at San Francisco’s Concourse on October 13 and 14. Special guests for this party include Love and Rockets creators Jaime, Gilbert, and Mario Hernandez, with additional guests to be announced.

Visitors will enjoy food and drink from local vendors, live drawing events, and the company of dozens of talented cartoonists. Admission for the event is on a sliding scale, from $5 to $50, with guests encouraged to donate whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Guests who donate $20 or more will receive an exclusive 30th anniversary print courtesy of Fantagraphics Books.

All proceeds from this reception will benefit The Cartoon Art Museum, a non-profit educational museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum on October 13, but they may also be pre-purchased through Guestist Ticketing.

For more information about the Alternative Press Expo, please visit their website.

Also on display in October 2012:

Sketchtravel: Acclaimed artists Dice Tsutsumi of Japan and Gerald Guerlais of France originated Sketchtravel as an international charity art project. A simple red sketchbook was passed from one artist to another, not unlike an Olympic torch, in an artistic relay through 12 countries over the course of four years. The end result was a beautiful sketchbook containing the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists including Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Studio Ghibli founder and animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. This sketchbook was sold at auction in 2011, raising funds for Room to Read, an international literacy non-profit, and helping to build five libraries in five third-world nations so far.

The Art of ParaNorman: The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film ParaNorman, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released nationwide by Focus Features on August 17, 2012. The exhibition features concept art, puppets, costumes and more from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s second stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D. In stop-motion animation, everything seen on screen actually exists in the real world, as opposed to computer-generated animation.

Small Press Spotlight on Jonas Madden-Connor: The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the art of self-publisher Jonas Madden-Connor in the latest installment of its ongoing Small Press Spotlight.

Fantagraphics Schedule at SPX 2012

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Join Fantagraphics this weekend for the 2012 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland! On September 15th & 16th, we’ll be filling the Marriott Betheseda Conference Center with some dazzling debuts, panels, and signings! Come meet your favorite artists and get your books signed:

Saturday, September 15th
11:30-1:00 PM     Lilli Carré // Noah Van Sciver
1:00 – 2:00 PM    Daniel Clowes // Phillip Nel
2:00 – 3:00 PM    Mark Newgarden
2:00 – 3:30 PM    Steven Weissman // Chris Wright 
3:30 – 4:30 PM    Kevin Huizenga // Rich Tommaso
4:30 – 6:30 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez

Sunday, September 16th
12:00-1:00 PM    Lilli Carré // Steven Weissman
1:00 – 2:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
2:00 – 3:00 PM    Phillip Nel // Rich Tommaso
3:00 – 4:00 PM    Chris Wright 
3:30 – 4:30 PM    Noah Van Sciver
4:00 – 5:00 PM    Kevin Huizenga
5:00 – 6:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez

Fantagraphics will be located at tables W40-W44, as seen in the map excerpt below! For a larger version of the complete floor map, please click here.

DC – Love & Rockets Signing

Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez sign at Politics & Prose on Friday September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm!

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P&P is excited once again to join the Small Press Expo, North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, to present some of the best graphic artists working today. The Hernandez Brothers will discuss the fifth volume of their long-running series; this installment recounts the visit of Frogmouth’s half-sister and the making of a film starring Luba’s granddaughter. For more information about SPX, please visit their website.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008