04/10/2018

Aaron here today with Goblet/Alagbé & Haifisch; Warren Craghead; a Funhouse Recap; Pen America World Voices Festival

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Yvan Alagbé, Dominique Goblet

Anna Haifisch

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‘The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.’

Sarah Boxer profiles a bunch of political cartoonists, including CW favorites Philip Guston and Warren Craghead.

Not long after Trump was elected, I went to the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York, to an exhibition of Philip Guston’s drawings of Richard M. Nixon, all from the early 1970s. I’d seen them before, but this time the work—featuring Nixon as a walking nose, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a pair of black horn-rimmed glasses, and Vice President Spiro Agnew as a triangle studded with nails—had new resonance.

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Photo by Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman has a photo-recap of the recent Funhouse festival at The Drawing Center.

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Comics Carousel at the Pen World Voices Festival

It’s a little bit of theater and a whole lot of art as comics artists Pénélope Bagieu (Brazen), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Iasmin Omar Ata (Mi(s)hadra) and Tony Medina (I Am Alfonso Jones) join in a comics carousel led by Bob Sikoryak to showcase their visual talents and unique perspectives—and perform parts from their books! Original and subversive, they share their singular stories from the frontlines of comics that resist clichéd narratives and reimagine our futures. Q&A with the authors to follow.

Check out the rest of the festival line-up, there’s some great stuff.

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VISION BOX — CAMERON ARTHUR– 04/10/2018

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Joanie and Jordie – 4-10-2018 – by Caleb Orecchio

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