Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Yam Man

Panel from a very short comic.

Friday, October 24, 2008

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, vol. 2

I have a page in the recently published Anthology of Graphic Fiction, vol. 2, edited by Ivan Brunetti and published by Yale UP (cover above, by Daniel Clowes). Like the first volume, this is a beautifully produced collection of great comics. I am flattered to be in a book with Eugene Teal!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Center of Refreshment

Etching on an 18" x 12" copper plate, with chine colle. The first print above is on yellow Sekishu paper (though the hue is difficult to make out); the second is on green Kitakata.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Comic for Chicago Artists' News

Onsmith and I have a 4-page comic in this month's issue of Chicago Artists' News, a monthly newspaper published by the Chicago Artists' Coalition.

Our assignment was to treat, in comics form, the topic of "comics in Chicago." I scripted and thumbnailed a piece that turned out (surprise) to be more obscurely allegorical than enlighteningly journalistic. I drew the first two pages of it; Onsmith drew the second two. I don't know what the readers of the paper made of our effort--I hope they liked it. I do know that it was a gas to collaborate with Onsmith.

I'm posting my two pages here; his two are up at his blog. .

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Identity" Exhibit

My litho "Bottle and Chair III" is included in "Identity: Construct/Deconstruct," an exhibition of prints in Purdue University's Rueff Galleries. More information on that show, and others, below:

Print exhibitions in Rueff Galleries, Sept. 29 - October 10, 2008:

East Gallery
"Re-Interpreting the Middle East: Beyond the Historical Stereotype"
"Re-Interpreting the Middle East II: Re-Thinking Today's Terminology"
Curated by May Hariri Aboutaam, original contemporary prints

West Gallery
"EXCHANGE IV: Contemporary Prints from the US and Abroad"
Four International and national exchange portfolios:
"IDENTITY: Construct/Deconstruct," Purdue National Juried Exhibition and Exchange Portfolio for Emerging Artists, organized by Marianne Coyne, Erika Villarreal, and Kathryn Reeves, Purdue University.

"TECHNATURE," Metropolitan State College of Denver and Purdue University students and faculty, organized by E. C. Cunningham (MSCD).

"Printmaking IS the Discourse," organized by Charles Beneke (Univ. of Akron) and Jean Dibble (Univ. of Notre Dame).
"Important Details," organized by Melanie Yazzie (Univ. of Colorado).

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 8, 4:30-6:00 pm.
Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall, Purdue University, 552 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN.
Gallery hours: M-F 10-5