NYC – Songy of Paradise Discussion

Cartoonists Gary Panter and Dash Shaw appear on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM to discuss Panter’s new graphic novel, Songy of Paradise—a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus.

Gary Panter’s books include the comprehensive monograph Gary Panter, and the graphic novels Jimbo in PurgatoryJimbo’s InfernoJimbo: Adventures in Paradise, and Cola Madness. Panter won three Emmy Awards for his production design on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as well as the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence. He worked on Songy of Paradise as a Cullman Center Fellow in 2012-2013.

Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator whose books include Cosplayers, New School, Doctors, and BodyWorld. He wrote and directed the 2017 independent animated feature My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea. As a Fellow at the Cullman Center in 2014-15, Shaw worked on his forthcoming graphic novel about a Quaker soldier in the Civil War, Discipline.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

 

ME – An Evening with Mimi Pond

Cartoonist Mimi Pond appears on Thursday August 31st at 7:00 PM to present her latest graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong.

Mimi Pond is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. She has created comics for the Los Angeles Times, Seventeen magazine, National Lampoon, and many other publications. She has also written for television: her credits include the first full-length episode of The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, and episodes for the television shows Designing Women and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

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Osher Hall, Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101