There are a lot of comics events going on around town tonight but here’s a pretty cool one, especially if you’d also like to check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Dutch cartoonist Barbara Stok will speak on her work and her recent portrait of of Vincent van Gogh’s brief and intense period of creativity during his time in the south of France.
The event is free with a museum admission, but you need to RSVP in the link. The museum is also open until 9 pm.
Stok is known for her candid autobiographical comic strips. In 2009 she won the Stripschapprijs, one of the most prestigious comic awards in the Netherlands, for her entire oeuvre. In addition to her work for newspapers and magazines, she has created nine books. Her book Vincent, a joint initiative by the Van Gogh Museum, the Mondriaan Fund, and Nijgh & Van Ditmar publishers, is the first in SelfMadeHero’s Art Masters series and has been published around the world.
Vincent will be available for purchase in the Uris Center Met Store. Stok will be signing books after the presentation.
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.