MA – Portrait of an Artist: Edward Sorel

Edward Sorel and Jules Feiffer appear at Boston University at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Press Release:

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is proud to open “Portrait of an Artist: the Life and Work of Edward Sorel”, a retrospective exhibition devoted to the career of the celebrated cartoonist, satirist, author and illustrator.

In addition to his more than 40 covers for the “The New Yorker”, Sorel’s art has appeared on the covers of “The Atlantic”, “Harper’s”, “Fortune”, “Forbes”, “The Nation”, “Esquire”, “American Heritage”, “The New York Times Magazine” and “Vanity Fair”. He has illustrated numerous children’s books, three of which he also wrote. “Unauthorized Portraits” (Knopf 1997) is the most recent of several collections of his work. His latest book, “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: the Great American Sex Scandal of 1936”, was published in 2016 to critical acclaim. In 2001, the Art Directors Club of New York elected Sorel to their Hall of Fame; he is first cartoonist since John Held, Jr., to be so honored. Sorel’s papers are part of the holdings of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

The opening will feature remarks by Sorel’s colleague, the satirist, cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer, best known for his 42-year career as an editorial cartoonist for The Village Voice. Sorel will sign copies of his books at the event; selected titles, including “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary”, will be available for purchase.

Boston University
771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3696

OH – Terms and Conditions Signing

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak signs at Joseph-Beth Books on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

For his newest project, R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head. Adapting the legalese of the iTunes Terms and Conditions into another medium seems like an unfathomable undertaking, yet Sikoryak creates a surprisingly readable document, far different from its original, purely textual incarnation and thus proving the accessibility and flexibility of comics.

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Joseph-Beth Cincinnati
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

MD – Terms and Conditions Signing

New Yorker cartoonist R. Sikoryak appears at Atomic Books on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for a presentation on the process behind Terms and Conditions, followed by a book signing.

For this project, Sikoryak tackles an infamously dense legal document, the iTunes Terms and Conditions. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, or Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.

AUTHOR BIO
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.

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Atomic Books
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444

NYC – Terms and Conditions Launch Party

New Yorker cartoonist R. Sikoryak launches his latest graphic novel, Terms and Conditions, at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM. For this project, Sikoryak tackles an infamously dense legal document, the iTunes *Terms and Conditions*. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head – each page features an avatar of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, or Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant.

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – An Evening with Art Spiegelman

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Cartoonist Art Spiegelman appears in conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Art Spiegelman moved readers with Maus, the renowned graphic novel recounting his father’s experience of the Holocaust. Now, Spiegelman has brought to our attention the forgotten Si Lewen masterpiece, The Parade, a wordless meditation on the cycle of war. LIVE welcomes Spiegelman to celebrate the republication of the book and to honor Si Lewen’s memory.

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ART SPIEGELMAN is renowned for his work’s shifting graphic styles, formal complexity, and controversial content. He is perhaps best known for his two-volume Holocaust narrative, Maus, the story of his parents’ survival in the death camps and their lives later in America, portraying Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Spiegelman’s work also includes Breakdowns (1978); MetaMaus, a companion to the 25th Anniversary edition of Maus; In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; and Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps (2013). His work has been published in many periodicals, including the New Yorker, where he was a staff artist and writer from 1993-2003. His numerous accolades include a Special Pulitzer Prize for Maus (1992), Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2005), Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France (2007), the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (2011), membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2015). He has most recently written, designed and edited a book about the artist Si Lewen, titled Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, released in October 2016.

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New York Public Library
498 5th Ave, New York, New York 10018
(917) 275-6975

NYC – Best American Comics 2016 Signing

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The Best American Comics series launches its latest collection with this year’s guest editor: Roz Chast, beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM. She’ll be joined by the series editor, comics sage and evangelist Bill Kartalopoulos, along with a panel of the artists behind her picks for the year’s best comics:

Liana Finck, author of “All the Paintings Here Agree”
Char Esme, author of “Blinky-Jinks Playhouse” and “Big Rudy’s Cowgirls Club” (with Lauren Poor)
Anne Emond, author of “The Swim” and “Today”

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The New Yorker Cartoons: Past, Present & Future

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Join MCNY on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 PM for a lively evening with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, as he riffs on the subjects that make us laugh. An accomplished cartoonist with four of his own book titles, Mankoff also edited the anthology The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, featuring all 68,647 cartoons published in the magazine since its debut in 1925 up to the book’s 2006 release. The bestselling volume includes hundreds of Mankoff’s works; one of them was among the magazine’s most popular cartoons of all time and lent the title to his 2014 memoir, How About Never – Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons. Earlier this year, Mankoff appeared in the HBO documentary “Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists” (watch a promo clip here).

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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – Toon Talk

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Join “The New Yorker” Art Editor Francoise Mouly for a conversation with cartoonist Frank Viva about the revival of interest in children’s comics at the Museum of the City of New York on Tuesday July 12th at 6:30 PM.

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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

MA – The Idea of North Exhibition

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Press Release:

Join the MFA for a conversation with Steve Martin, Eric Fischl, Adam Gopnik, and Matthew Teitelbaum about about Lawren Harris, pioneering modernist, on Saturday, March 12. The event takes place as an exhibition of approximately 30 iconic works, “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” opens at the MFA. The artist’s visionary paintings of the northern Canadian landscape have become icons of 20th-century Canadian art, and his work exists in dialogue with American modern artists.

General public will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis at the Museum’s Huntington Avenue entrance. Doors open at 6 pm.

Free with Admission – Ticket Required

Ticket Information
NON MEMBER TICKETS
Tickets for the event are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm on Saturday, March 12, at the Huntington Avenue Entrance.
Limit of 1 ticket per person; must be in line to receive ticket.
Advance reservations are only available for members.

MEMBER TICKETS
Starting at 10 am on Friday, March 11, a limited number of tickets become available for members to reserve in advance online, in person, or over the phone.
Tickets limits are determined by current membership level.
Tickets must be claimed at the Huntington Avenue Entrance by 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 12, or be forfeited.
Tickets not claimed by 6:30 pm are released to the general public.

Steve Martin, actor, writer, musician, art collector, guest curator of “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris”
Eric Fischl, artist
Adam Gopnik, essayist, staff writer for The New Yorker
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Pictured: Steve Martin by Danny Clinch; “Pic Island,” about 1924, Lawren Harris, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 267-9300

 

PA – Patience Signing

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Daniel Clowes appears at the Parkway Central Library in conversation with Sam Briger on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel PATIENCE!

Press Release:

Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes is the multiple Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the alternative comic Eightball. His graphic novel Ghost World was adapted into an acclaimed film directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring Thora Birch. Called “the country’s premier underground cartoonist” (Newsweek) and “a bona-fide cult hero” (The New Yorker), he is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His new graphic novel is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.

Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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