Just to wrap things up, Drawn and Quarterly has a blog post on their BCGF activities. Sadly Peggy BUrns will not be able to attend due to a lost passport (! The Terrorists have WON) but they will have this new Adrian Tomine book and the debut of the final Big Question by Anders Nilsen.
Here is the D+Q schedule:
12:00-2:00 KEITH JONES AND KEVIN HUIZENGA SIGN
1:00 | LYNDA BARRY AND CHARLES BURNS IN CONVERSATION Lynda Barry drew the syndicated weekly comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek for more than two decades, and has authored books including Cruddy, One Hundred Demons, What It Is, and this year’s Picture This. Charles Burns is the author of acclaimed graphic novel Black Hole and the recent full color book X’ed Out. Join us for this conversation between two extraordinary artists who also share a personal history as former classmates.
2:00-4:00 LYNDA BARRY & VANESSA DAVIS SIGN
3:00 | TAKING INVENTORY: THE STORY OF THINGS In their most conventionally narrative form, comics develop a storyboard-like continuity from panel to panel. But how isolated can a panel be? Renée French, James McShane, Jungyeon Roh and Leanne Shapton will discuss the ways in which they construct or suggest narratives by assembling images of objects and moments that retain their individual integrity.
4:00-6:00 LEANNE SHAPTON & ADRIAN TOMINE SIGN
5:00 | ANDERS NILSEN Q+A Anders Nilsen’s fine line, radical graphic experimentation, and humane philosophical investigations distinguish him as one of the most notable cartoonists of his generation. This winter sees the conclusion of his series Big Questions, an epic epistemological adventure featuring several cartoon birds (some of them dead) and one disoriented fighter pilot. Anders will discuss his art and career in this spotlight conversation.
6:00-8:00 ANDERS NILSEN & JILLIAN TAMAKI SIGN
7:00 | CHAOS AND PATTERN Artwork that is dense with compositional detail, line, pattern and texture encourages a lingering, wandering eye. How does this kind of drawing work in comics? Brian Chippendale, Jordan Crane, Keith Jones and Mark Alan Stamaty will consider the relationship between densely made drawing and the propulsive concerns of visual narrative.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.