Thursday, July 17, 2008

Odds n' Ends & Some News...

I will be at Quimby's tomorrow night at 7pm (Friday, July 18th) for the Windy Corner Magazine signing along with John Hankiewicz and the editor (and main cartoonist) Austin English. The way I'm involved is that I interviewed John Hankiewicz for this issue and I'll be there to support these guys. Here's a link to the Quimby's site with the event announcement.
This is a drawing that Paul Nudd did for me. I'm flattered. Paul and are brewing up a possible collaborative art/comics project and I'll let you know more when it happens.

In other news, I recently finished up a new mini comic and a mini of drawings (some of them are shown above) that are split 50/50 with John Hankiewicz. We'll be putting this out sometime before the end of the summer. The two of us are also working on a 4 page comic for the Chicago Artists' Coalition newspaper. I'll post something about it once it's ready for print.

There are some photos up on the Pony Club Gallery's Flickr account from the show I was in curated by Chris Cilla. Go and check 'em out here.

Recently, I took a position at Beverly Arts Center on Chicago's south side teaching a comics class for junior high and high school students. The class will be over this week, but I've made scans of a lot of their comics and will post a link to a Flickr set. The above drawing is by Gabriel (13 yrs old).

Finally, here are a couple of my recent doodles. I'll try to update this blog more often.


David King said...

Nice stuff! I wish I could've gone to the Quimby's thing, I hope it went over well. I didn't know you were so busy. Under Construction Man is great

Kevin said...

AutoManic, Columbia’s student store, wants to sell your artwork.
Chris Kerr encouraged me to get in touch with you. I saw your blog and your images really knocked me out. I hope you will be interested in our store


AutoManic, opening this fall, is currently gathering a wide spectrum of student artwork and artistic services to consign to the store. AutoManic will feature a curated collection of Columbia student talent including paintings, drawings, prints, jewelry, sculpture, photography, paper arts, silk screens, fashion, design, music, film, creative writing, graphic novels and anything else Columbia students create. Coming phases of the store include an online student services database where the public can search for designers, photographers and musicians, and an online art store which will feature the full AutoManic collection.

AutoManic sells the work of students who are currently enrolled as well as the work of the class of 2008. All sales are on a consignment basis with a competitive 25% commission charged.

All work sold in the AutoManic will be juried by a Curatorial Committee comprised of Columbia students, staff and faculty. The committee will begin reviewing work August 1, 2008.”

Please deliver your work to the Hokin Gallery office at 623 S. Wabash.

Kevin Cassidy
Manager, Auto Manic
Columbia College
623 S Wabash Ave 60605
312 344 7877

Onsmith said...

Thanks Dave! The Quimby's signing went well and now I've got several comics/art projects underway. I'll post something about them as they get closer to being finished.

Kevin - I'll email you about the Columbia store. Thanks!