05/24/2016

Berliac Week Continues at CW; Venn Diagram Panel; Kirby Gridz; Safari Festival 2016; Dueling Book Release Parties; Henry Darger at the American Folk Art Museum; Juan Fernández Comics

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Featured this week: Gwai-Lo of the Heart by Berliac. Made for Comics Workbook in 2015.

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Venn Diagram Panel from MoCCA Festival 2016
Painter and cartoonist Keith Mayerson once called his 1996 graphic novel Horror Hospital Unplugged “too arty for comics” and “too comics for art.” The boundary between those two fields, however structural and arbitrary, may be weakening, but is it happening quickly enough to accommodate the rapidly growing number of artists who are now so productively working in this seam? Moderator Bill Kartalopoulos will investigate these questions and more with three leading lights of contemporary artcomics: Austin English (Gulag Casual), Aidan Koch (After Nothing Comes), and Blaise Larmee (3 Books).

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Via Micheal Oeming’s Facebook page.

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Safari Festival: New waves in contemporary comics and art.

11am to 6pm, 27 August 2016
Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY
safarifestival.tumblr.com | @safarifestival | info@safari-festival.com
Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place over one Saturday at the end of August, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde. The artists exhibiting have been selected for their innovative, fearless, diverse approaches to making comics; approaches to cartooning that Safari intends to champion. The festival will be free to attend, and will take place at Studio 2, the Shoreditch gallery space of London-based creative agency, Protein.

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Thursday, May 26, 7-pm in Providence and/or NYC

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Henry Darger at the Folk Art Museum

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I Can See the Birds by Juan Fernández
5.5″x8.5″, Color & Risograph, $6 postpaid (International Shipping).
This one is my Yo La Tengo comic on the shoulders of the poetry giant, Mary Oliver. The words are excerpted from her poem, Wild Geese. All drawings are first takes on location here in Pittsburgh.

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