From prweb.com, June 3, 2013, “Advertising Legend, Illustrator, Children’s Book Author, Cartoonist, Animator R.O. Blechman Has First Major Retrospective at 25th Annual SVA Masters Series”
Here’s a chance to see an incredible body of work by one of the greats (it’s somewhat amusing that the prweb headline (above in pink) is so lengthy for an artist whose forte is simplicity. But never mind).
There’re a number of R.O. Blechman New Yorker covers that would make it to an Ink Spill top ten list of all-time great New Yorker covers. One favorite — it adorned the issue of October 1, 1979 — appears above. His very first New Yorker cover appeared on the April 29, 1974 issue.
Link to Mr. Blechman’s website here
From Drawn & Quarterly, June 4, 2013, “D+Q in Chicago part 1: Printers Row Lit Fest”
with word of appearances by Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, and others.
According to the release:
“The Masters Series: R.O Blechman” is the first major retrospective representing all three genres of the artist’s work: illustrations and editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels. The exhibition is on view from October 2 through November 2 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.