Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Memoriam: Kim Thompson, 1956-2013

Kim Thompson, the beloved co-publisher of Fantagraphics passed away last week on June 19, 2013. Daniel Clowes (along with many others that worked closely with him) pay tribute at TCJ.com.

Here's an excerpt from Clowes's remembrance:
Kim was my long-distance friend, publisher, and occasional role model for thirty years. He was one of the last people with whom I had an old-fashioned telephone relationship and we maintained a casual, gossipy rapport, fully grounded in the mutual respect one feels toward a fellow lifer (usually these calls devolved into Kim trying to convince me to give DePalma’s Snake Eyes another try, or baiting me with the assertion that Franquin is the best cartoonist of all time). He loved being the first to share the news about comics events, and it occurs to me that this is the first major industry death that I didn’t first hear about from Kim himself.
...continued here

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sneak Peek: Modern Cartoonist exhibition at the MCA Chicago

MCA Chicago installing a 20 foot high wall mural in the exhibition gallery featuring one of two new illustrations by Daniel Clowes depicting views of Chicago.

Emma Munger, Ruby Goldberg, and David Woods painting the giant mural panel segments here in Oakland before being shipped off to Chicago.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

"Modern Cartoonist" museum exhibition continues in Chicago...

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes at the MCA Chicago - June 29 through October 13, 2013

The Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes touring exhibition that opened in Oakland, CA last Spring continues on at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago later this month.

Talk: Daniel Clowes and Susan Miller - June 29, 2013, 1:00pm

Join curator Susan Miller and artist Daniel Clowes Saturday, June 29 at 1pm to discuss the exhibition, and artist's Chicago roots.

...and here's a recent brief interview with Clowes at the Huffington Post.