George Walker, Jim Westergard and Jon Evans celebrate “Beasts of New York” and “The Book of Hours”
This is Not A Reading Series, The Porcupine’s Quill and The Literary Press Group are pleased to present a celebration of two publications: Jim Westergard and Jon Evans’ Beasts of New York andGeorge Walker’s The Book of Hours.Featuring discussions about New York, graphic novels, and the art of illustrating and engraving, a live printmaking demonstration, and slideshow presentations of work by Walker and Westergard.
Sunday November 27, 2011 Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West Doors Open 2 pm, Event Starts 2:30 pm Admission is $5.00 or FREE with a book purchase
Photographer Jeff Crawford submitted an art photo of a nude in nature in which a breast was exposed, to a City Hall show. When complaints led to its removal, he substituted a QR code blown up large and framed, instead. Those with smart phones can view the image online. Clever workaround or giving in?
“I have long had a theory that one reason people become so agitated by cartoons is that there is no way of answering back. A caricature is by definition an exaggeration, a distortion, unfair. If you don’t like an editorial you can write a letter to the editor, but there is no such thing as a cartoon to the editor.”—“Why Are Political Cartoons Incendiary?” by VICTOR S. NAVASKY (NY Times)
Joyce Schiller is one of the most knowledgeable scholars of American illustration history and she’s an excellent speaker as well. If you have any interest whatsoever in Golden Age illustrators you should go to this lecture at Illustration House, NY, Nov 16 at 6pm.
In the 1930s there was a deep respect for and practice of witty caricature. Here, Wighting makes them out of wishbones and clay. Tons of awesome material at this site for anyone working on vintage anything.