The Spill ends the work-week the way it began, with notice of a GoFundMe campaign for the great New Yorker cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, who is suffering from severe dementia.
To donate and read all about the campaign go here.
For close to forty-five years Mr. Wilson has shared his fabulous world with us in the pages and on the cover of The New Yorker. Steven Charles-Jaffee’s 2013 documentary, Born Dead, Still Weird, gave us a tour of Mr. Wilson’s real-life world — it’s a must see for anyone who loves comic art and artists.
To see his work go to the official Gahan Wilson website, There’s also The New Yorker Cartoon Bank.
From Indiewire.com, June 10, 2014, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, “A Documentary Tribute to a Great Cartoonist”
We’ve been following the progress of Steven-Charles Jaffe’s documentary, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird. Just a reminder that it will show at the IFC Center in Manhattan on October 11-17. Mr. Jaffe will be doing a Q&A following the matinees on the 11th, 12th & 13th. For exact screening times, go to the website: Born Dead, Still Weird
Mr. Jaffe has sent along this corrected current link to the trailer
We recently told you that Steven-Charles Jaffee’s documentary “Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird” will be shown in NYC this October — and now there’s a new trailer
The nearly two minute clip includes appearances by the one and only Hugh Hefner as well as The New Yorker’s current editor, David Remnick.
And now there’s a poster as well (above). Very exciting stuff!
Link to the film’s website here.
Link to some of Gahan Wilson’s work for The New Yorker here.