May 14th, 2013
To celebrate the launch of Neil Gaiman’s “MAKE GOOD ART“ Speech Book Neil Gaiman and Chip Kidd will both appear at the OBERON in Cambridge (Boston) on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 6:30pm.
Literary legend Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman, Stardust & soon to be, Ocean at the End of the Lane: a Novel), in his wonderful 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania, encouraged graduates to do one thing, even in the worst of times: Make Good Art. Gaiman– who has written novels, short fiction, comic books, screenplays, children’s books, and graphic novels– and Chip Kidd, who designed the innovative cover and interior for the published book based on the speech, convene at the Oberon to discuss Gaiman's unconventional career path, prodigious output, and the bravery and creativity that goes into making good art. This special, intimate evening presents a rare encounter with one of contemporary literature’s most creative minds alongside the top graphic designer in publishing. They will discuss their own artistic processes and pass along advice for how to Make Good Art. Tickets are $25, which includes a copy of MAKE GOOD ART with a book signing to follow the conversation.
For Ticket Information please CLICK HERE!
Also, CLICK HERE to preview a sampling of Make Good Art‘s fantastically stylized interior.
This is a quick post to share this fun photo showing some of the “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” books that were recently published by Knopf and are waiting to be signed by the Author, Karen Russell. Oh man, we don’t envy her, this pile must have taken days to sign, ha ha! Oh well, it’s totally worth it because people really love Autographed Books. On a side-note we should mention that the designer for this amazing book cover is Knopf art director and long-time colleague and friend Carol Devine Carson.
November 8th, 2012
At Norman Rockwell Museum
November 10, 2012 – February 24, 2013
Heroes & Villains is the first museum exhibition celebrating the artwork of Alex Ross, today's foremost comic book artist. Ross, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work, is often referred to as "the Norman Rockwell of the comics world." Heroes & Villains features over 130 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from Ross's personal collection. The pieces range from a crayon drawing of Spider-Man that he created at the age of four to paintings from his early career on projects like Marvels and Kingdom Come through to his more recent work on Flash Gordon and Green Hornet. This exhibition outlines Ross's career of redefining comic books and graphic novels for a new generation of followers of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and other classic comic book superheroes.
Showcasing the strong influence of American illustration and Pop Art on Alex Ross, original works by Norman Rockwell, Andrew Loomis, J.C. Leyendecker, and Andy Warhol are included. Artworks by Ross’s mother Lynette Ross (a successful commercial illustrator in her own right) are on display as well. A selection of comic books and related paraphernalia collected by Warhol throughout his life are showcased within the exhibit.
Heroes & Villains is the first museum exhibition of Ross's work and comprises four galleries. Ross has graciously prepared an original artwork for Norman Rockwell Museum which is available to the public in poster form exclusively at The Museum Store, and online, in November. Ross will also make a rare appearance for the opening celebration on November 10, 2012. This night ( Nov. 10th ) is also a great opportunity to get your ROUGH JUSTICE: THE DC COMICS SKETCHES OF ALEX ROSS Art Book signed by Ross!!
For more info just CLICK HERE!
June 28th, 2012
New York City’s MIDTOWN COMICS DOWNTOWN welcomes Comic Book Artist David Mazzucchelli who will be signing his new book, “Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition” from IDW on Thursday, June 28th from 6:00-8pm. Admission is FREE! Plus, Special guest Chip Kidd will be discussing the book too! For more information, just CLICK HERE!