This is your last chance to see the most excellent Kim Deitch exhibit at MoCCA and hear the man speak in what should be a fascinating event:
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is pleased to announce a very special evening with legendary underground cartoonist and graphic novelist Kim Deitch in association with MoCCA’s current exhibit, Kim Deitch: A Retrospective.
On Thursday, November 13, Kim Deitch will appear at MoCCA for a Q & A session with exhibit curator Bill Kartalopoulos. In a unique and wide-ranging conversation, the two will discuss Deitch’s work and career to date. Deitch will preview images from his current works in progress and field questions from the audience. Please join us for this special, career-spanning discussion with one of the world’s great living cartoonists. This is the final public event associated with the exhibit.
The event is free and open to the public, and runs as part of a regularly scheduled series of “MoCCA Thursdays” events at the Museum.
Kim Deitch’s career spans the entire post-war history of avant-garde comics, from the underground to the literary mainstream. As an early contributor to the East Village Other, Deitch was a charter member of the underground comix scene that exploded with the 1968 publication of Robert Crumb’s Zap #1. Forty years later, he stands alongside Crumb, Bill Griffith, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Art Spiegelman as one the most notable and prolific artists to emerge from that milieu. Kim Deitch: A Retrospective features ninety-seven pieces spanning the artist’s entire career, including comics originals, preparatory sketches, prints, and animation cel set-ups.
Kim Deitch: A Retrospective runs through December 5, 2008.
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