201112011719.jpg Damn. This is a once in a lifetime chance! Legendary — and we do mean LEGENDARY — artist Jack Davis is speaking at The Strand tonight and is headlining an opening of his art at the Scott Eder gallery tomorrow. Strand info here. Davis will be interviewed by Gary Groth but you must buy either his new art book or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend.

How often do you get the chance to hear Jack Davis speak about his extensive and influential career? And how often are we able to pair him on stage with our one and only Gary Groth leading the interview?

You can either buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event, but I’m sure you’ve already done that, RIGHT? Both options admit two people.

So, join Jack and Gary for this exciting event Thursday night at 7:00 PM, in the Rare Book Room on the 3rd Floor of The Strand [ 828 Broadway (at 12th St.) ].


TOMORROW, Davis appears at the Scott Eder Gallery: Jack Davis : Drawing American Pop Culture

Opening reception Friday
Dec. 2nd, 2011-6-8pm
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge St. #2i, Brooklyn
Scott Eder Gallery is pleased to present “Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture”. In Person, In his first solo exhibition at the gallery, the iconic artist will present a selection of his ingenious drawings from across his half-century long career. Included are watercolors used on the cover of Time and TV Guide; comic book pages from Mad, Davis’ famously gnarled football illustrations; and a rogue’s gallery of cowboys, hunters and frustrated politicians. Plus a surprise or 2 from his classic Bill Gaines’ 1950’s E.C. comics The Crypt of Terror, and 2 Fisted Tales. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the process and career trajectory one of America’s greatest visual commentators.
*Presented in conjunction with The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival- (Dec 3rd)
Opening reception: Friday, December 2, 6 -8 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

Holy crap! MUST SEE.

Davis appears SATURDAY at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. But we’ll have more on that in a bit.

Seeing Davis at one of these events is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you will kick yourself over if you miss it. So….DON’T MISS IT.


  1. Who’s putting out better stuff than Fantagraphics right now? This, Barks’s Ducks, Gottfredson’s Mickey, Walt Kelly’s Pogo. Crazy good.

  2. Damn.

    Would be nice to add Davis to the other UGOIs met-and-got-autographs-from list— maybe next year at Comic-Con?

    (With the 60th Anniversary of the first issue of the magazine in 2012, SDCC’s due for another
    major MADtrospective like they did in ’02…)