Courtesy of New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, here’re some photographs taken by Neil Emond last friday at the opening of “First Contact: UFOs, Aliens and Broadway”:
Here’s Shannon “Too Much Coffee Man” Wheeler, who flew in all the way from the other coast:
Bob Eckstein with a gallery visitor:
and Felipe (feggo) Galindo:
From broadwayworld.com, September 5, 2012, “Gallery New World Stages Opens First Contact: UFOs, Aliens and Broadway“. Among the exhibitors are Bob Eckstein, Felipe Galindo, Evan Forsch, Amy Hwang and Shannon Wheeler.
Exhibitors: Amy Hwang, Bernard Stote, Bob Eckstein (author of The History of the Snowman), Brett Marek, Chainsaw Chuck Majewski (Rat Fink), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Eric Rosner, Evan Forsch, Felipe Galindo (author of No Man Is a Desert Island), Francesco Orazzini, Fredda Tone, Gerard Conte, Guy Kettelhack, Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange), Kenneth Kudulis (kudu-lah critters), Maria Scrivan, Mark Griffin, Rick Stromoski (Soup to Nutz), Shannon Wheeler (author of Too Much Coffee Man), Susan Camilleri Konar, Thomas Baehr and more….
This promises to be an interesting exhibit (see the poster for all the pertinent information). According to the show’s promotional material: “Rejected works handpicked by each artist will be shown alongside originals that ran in the magazine.” Keeping my fingers crossed that this exhibit makes its way east.
The poster above features a Bob Eckstein drawing. Also circulating online are at least four other posters, two with drawings by Carolita Johnson, and solos by Emily Flake and Shannon Wheeler. Collect them all!:
From Creative Week New York, “Creative Week Session Spotlight: A Session with Bob Mankoff of The New Yorker”
Link here for more info on Mr. Mankoff’s appearance.
From The Beat, May 1, 2012, “Working for The Man: MoCCa 2012” ( with Shannon Wheeler and Liza Donnelly content).
From NPR’s All Things Considered, May 1, 2012, audio: “‘Blown Covers’: Not Ready For the Newstand”
From 20X2 11.0 at SXSW 2011 – Why Did You Do It? (on Vimeo), Drew Dernavich explains what inspired him to work in wood cuts
Over at The Comics Journal, Shannon Wheeler’s been keeping an online graphic diary of his recent visit to New York City (including a stop at The New Yorker).