Video of Interest: Chris Ware; Karasik’s Oyster Report; Chast on Library of Congress Panel; Finck’s Neighborhood Cult

Video of Interest: Chris Ware

Here’s a video, “Someone I’m Not” with Chris Ware.  See it here

Mr. Ware has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.

 

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Paul Karasik’s Oyster Report

Another of Paul Karasik’s Graphic Reports from  the Vineyard Gazette...this time it’s oysters. Read it here.

Mr. Karasik has also been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999. His latest book (with Mark Newgarden) is How to Read Nancy (Fantagraphics).

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Chast on Library of Congress Panel

Roz Chast will be part of what the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival calls the Graphic Novels Stage. All the details here.  Ms. Chast has contributed to The New Yorker since 1978.  Her upcoming book is called Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury). Out in October.

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Finck’s Neighborhood Cult

From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, August 3, 2017, Liana Finck’s “A Guide to the Neighborhood Recycling Cults” —

Read it here.

Ms. Finck has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2013.

 

Books of Interest: Chris Ware, Bruce Eric Kaplan

Two books by notable stylists, both coming out many months from now, both contribute covers and  cartoons to The New Yorker. 

Monograph by Chris Ware, due October 10th from Rizzoli.

  From the publisher:“Arranged chronologically with all thoughtful critical and contemporary discussion common to the art book genre jettisoned in favor of Mr. Ware’s unchecked anecdotes and unscrupulous personal asides, the author-as-subject has nonetheless tried as clearly and convivially as possible to provide a contrite, companionable guide to an otherwise unnavigable jumble of product spanning his days as a pale magnet for athletic upperclassmen’s’ ire up to his contemporary life as a stay-at-home dad and agoraphobic graphic novelist.”

 

 

…and this offering from Bruce Eric Kaplan, coming out in the Spring of 2018 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

From the publisher:“Two words throw a family’s car trip into utter (and smelly) chaos in this hilarious story of denial from Bruce Eric Kaplan. The Krupkes are having a nice, peaceful Saturday morning drive to the grocery store when: it happens.”

Fave Photo of the Day: Ware & Eckstein; RISD exhibits Album Covers

Ware & BobFrom Bob Eckstein’s Facebook post, this photo   of he and Chris Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center’s film premiere of Hairy Who.

(photo by Meg Handler Photography)

 

 

 

 

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Sorel lp coverFrom The Providence Journal, February 8, 2015, “RISD exhibit: Album covers were just another canvas for artists” — this story about a current exhibition of album cover art.  The exhibit includes work by William Steig, Arnold Roth,and  Edward Sorel.

( left: A Sorel album cover)

 

 

New Website: Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird features a Gahan Wilson-inspired Cartoon Contest; Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies Cartoon & Graphic Novel Panel includes Edward Koren & Chris Ware

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From filmmaker Steven-Charles Jaffee comes word of a brand new funding website: Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird.  Visit it here.  The site also features a Cartoon Contest that’s Gahan Wilson-inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From geekmountainstate.com, August 22, 2013, “Center for Cartoon Studies at the Burlington Book Festival”  — The panel, including the amazing Edward Koren will be held Saturday, September 21st.

You can see some of Mr. Koren’s New Yorker work here at the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.

 

 

 

R.O. Blechman Retrospective at SVA; Chicago Trib Printers Row includes Barry, Brunetti, Spiegelman, Ware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.