Illustrator and cartoonist Michael Cho, whose work has graced covers for Marvel and DC Comics, tackles the search for self-fulfillment in the big city in his brilliant debut graphic novel Shoplifter. His style evokes in equal measure the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and aesthetics of Silver- and Bronze-Age superhero comics. Cho’s previously published work includes Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, a collection of sketches depicting Toronto’s cityscape. He created the illustrations for Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy and is well known for his offbeat illustrations of superheroes. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010.
He is joined in conversation by Chip Kidd, four-time Eisner Award-winning designer and author of Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schultz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. As an editor of graphic novels for Pantheon Books, he has worked with some of the very best talents in the medium, including Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and David Mazzucchelli. Kidd is also the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, the Design industry’s highest honor.
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Corinna Parks always imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation however, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency (to pay off her student loans). Somehow, now, she’s worked in the same office for five years, and the only thing she has written is copy. She longs for companionship other than her cat, she’s dissatisfied with her job, and she’s numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. Her only thrill, her way to feel more alive, comes whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment. She knows there must be something more to life, but the question is how to find it.
Michael Cho is an artist, designer and illustrator, well known for his inimitable Toronto cityscapes and offbeat superhero illustrations. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010 and his artwork is showcased in Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy. Shoplifter is his first graphic novel. He lives in Toronto.
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Michael Cho signs at The Beguiling for the release of BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 from 6:30-9:00pm!
The Beguiling is pleased to welcome acclaimed Toronto illustrator Michael Cho to the store, signing his story in the new BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 anthology. Cho will be in-store on Wednesday, September 4th, from 6:30pm to close, signing and even sketching for fans!
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE is the next iteration of the critically-acclaimed, highly-influential series of black and white stories featuring The Caped Crusader, and written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in contemporary comics. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 features a plethora of comics talent, including Michael Cho illustrating a story by Friend-Of-The-Beguiling Chip Kidd! The issue also features contributions from Neal Adams, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie, Sean Murphy, and Chris Samnee, with a cover by Marc Silvestri.
Michael Cho is a fantastic Toronto illustrator and comics creator. His most recent major work is Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, a collection of paintings depicting the gentle urban decay of Toronto published by Drawn & Quarterly. His illustration clients include The New York Times, National Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, the Village Voice, Billboard, Scientific American, Boston Magazine, Toronto Life, Random House, Penguin Classics, Marvel and DC Comics.
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Michael Cho appears at Type Books on Wednesday May 23, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm.
After a day-one, sell out debut at TCAF, Michael Cho’s Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes gets its own book launch! The launch also features a small gallery show and sale of roughly a dozen paintings from the book.
Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes shines with lovingly rendered details, from expletive-filled graffiti splayed across backyard fences to the graceful twists of power lines over a bend in the road. Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes meanders through the city, functioning as a sort of caught-on-paper psychogeographical Jane’s Walk. With each season’s change, different color schemes become dominant, and a whole range of moods and moments are articulated. Cho lets the reader visit his city as a virtual flaneur, lingering equally over dilapidated sheds and well-groomed gardens in a dazzling tribute to the urban environs. Back Alley and Urban Landscapes is Cho’s first book and is published by Drawn & Quarterly.
See more of Cho’s work on his website, chodrawings.blogspot.ca.
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A Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2011 preview video featuring graphic novelists Chester Brown, Michael Comeau, Steve Charles Manale, Vicki Nerino, Michael Cho, Michael DeForge, Seth, Fiona Smyth, and Britt Wilson.
Fan Expo Canada is proud to welcome back LEONARD NIMOY (Star Trek, Fringe)
Appearing SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY!
We have just added dozens of comic book creators to our already incredible list of guests including:
CHRIS BACHALO – Artist, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & NEW AVENGERS (RARE APPEARANCE)
DAN DIDIO – Senior Vice-President – Executive Editor, DC COMICS
GEORGES JEANTY – Artist, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
RICHARD ISANOVE – Artist, STEPHEN KING’S DARK TOWER
MIKE CHOI – Artist, X-FORCE
TRANSMISSION X – Michael Cho, Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl, Ramon Perez and more!
DC COMICS will be setting up an exhibitor booth in the Fan Expo Canada corporate area!
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