Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it…and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast’s droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams’ loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.
Italian comics maestro Guide Crepax is getting what I’m willing to bet is his first ever US art exhibit this weekend at the Scott Eder Gallery in Dumbo.
Denver is getting its very own acronymed CAF now: DINK (Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo); it’s organized by artist/podcaster/Denver Comic Con co-founder Charlie LaGreca. This year’s show will be held March 25-26 at the Sherman Street Event Center.. There’s some more information about the show if you scroll down, but they’ve also kicked things off with The […]
Frank Miller was in LA this weekend to talk about Batman and the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 30th Anniversary Edition, At a signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Stan Lee showed up to greet him, and DC Entertainment captured this historic moment in pictures. The LA Times also interviewed Miller about […]
The Columbia University Science Fiction Society (CUSFS) is hosting a talk with artist Dennis Calerotonight at 7 pm: This event is at 207 Milbank Hall in Barnard College, Columbia University. If you’re not a student, Milbank Hall is the rightmost building when you enter the college gates of Barnard College, Columbia University, at 117 and […]
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has closed its former location, but its traditions continue, including their monthly Cartoonist-in-Residence program that spotlights various creators. January’s event takes place with Rachel Dukes at the art supply shop FLAX at their new locations at 2 Marina Blvd in Fort Mason. The event takes place Saturday, January […]
The never ending convention seasons rolls on with Winter Con 2015 which is mostly a SF/cosplay show with some comics guests including Neal Adams, James O’Barr, Billy Tucci etc. SF guest include Nichelle Nichols, Jeremy Bullock and Haruo Nakajima, one of the men who played Godzille inside the suit. It’s held at the Resorts World […]