Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
"Richard McGuire, whose work is featured in the Cartoon Polymaths exhibit, has pursued an extraordinary multidisciplinary career. He is the founding bassist of the seminal no wave band Liquid Liquid, the author of several groundbreaking comics, the illustrator of numerous ingenious New Yorker covers, and the director and designer of the animated short Micro-Loup and the closing segment for the animated anthology film Fear(s) of the Dark. McGuire discusses his career and answers questions in this spotlight event."
"This event is in association with an exhibit Bill Kartalopoulos curated at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons the New School for Design called "Cartoon Polymaths," which is about artists whose work proceeds from a cartoon sensibility to embrace multiple media. Artists in the show are Winsor McCay, Tony Sarg, Saul Steinberg, Mariscal, Richard McGuire, and Paper Rad. There's also a specially commissioned 2-page full color comic by Kevin Huizenga in the free exhibit booklet on the subject of the show."
Some more info about the exhibit here:
The exhibit runs through April 15.
Posted by Ken Parille at 10:38 AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
February 1 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Daniel Clowes Bibliography, a project I began researching in 1999. In the mid-late 90s, David Pautler put a bibliography of Clowes’s work online at wraithspace.com (long since gone), which (if I remember correctly) had around 200-250 items. With David's permission, I took that information as a starting point and began using various search engines, library databases, store for-sale lists, eBay, correspondence, etc. in an effort to identify as many items as I could. Currently, the bibliography has around 1400 items, though I'm sure many others exist.
It's been through a few formats with different sections and subsections; the format I’ve had for the last few years is, I hope, an arrangement that makes it easy for users to locate an item they're searching for, or to see all of the work Clowes has done in a given category. I have also gathered material from the main sections of bibliography into two lists:
Stories in Eightball, Lloyd Llewellyn, and DC Collections, an alphabetical, cross-referenced list of stories in his two comic series and his books.
Uncollected Stories, a list of stories/strips that have never been collected into a Clowes anthology.
Initially, the site had no updates section, and a few users requested one; so I have been keeping a record of updates since July 2002. Users occasionally suggest that I provide images of each object, but my goal is simply to track down items, place them into the bibliography’s categories, and annotate them -- when it’s useful to do so. Some sections have more details -- here, for example, I identify all of the contents (with page counts) of each issue of Eightball -- while other sections are simply a list of items.
A number of people have been helpful along the way, and I thank them here.
Posted by Ken Parille at 10:00 AM