The 130th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.
Tom Kaczynski will discuss his new book: Trans Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy. Follow the process of the book’s creation, from its humble origin as a tiny mini comic to its lofty goal of reaching something called Cartoon Philosophy. Along the way he’ll touch on such topics as: the possibility of utopia in the age of dystopia and apocalypse, the uses of the nostalgic-critical method, the genius of Ignatius Donnelly, and more.
Tom Kaczynski is a cartoonist. His first book, Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) was nominated for an Eisner Award. Tom Kaczynski is the publisher of Uncivilized Books. Tom Kaczynski is a designer of books and websites. Tom Kaczynski lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 128th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. Please note: There is no meeting on Sept. 22.
Kathryn A. Smith on “Crafting the Old Testament in the Queen Mary Psalter: Image, Text, and Contexts in Early Fourteenth-Century England”
Ms. Smith will speak on one of her current projects — an unusual captioned Old Testament picture cycle in a lavishly illuminated psalter made in England c. 1310-20
Kathryn A. Smith is Professor of Medieval Art in the Department of Art History, New York University. She is the author of Art, Identity, and Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England (2003), The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England (2012), and numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Christian and late medieval art. She is currently working on several projects concerning image-text relationships in medieval manuscripts and the roles of images, including manuscript illuminations and sculpture, in late medieval religion and culture.
Scenes from the lives of Saul and David, Queen Mary Psalter, c. 1310-20 (London, British Library Royal MS 2 B VII, fol. 52).
The 127th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.
Marc Moorash on Bringing Art Young Back to Life
On Publishing the Previously Unpublished Types of the Old Home Town and Rediscovering the Legacy of the Dean of American Cartoonists
Art Young (1866 – 1943) was the best known political cartoonist in the first half of the twentieth century, but you’ve likely never heard of him. If you have, you’ve likely never seen much of his work. Sadly, he’s been mostly forgotten – and the story behind this, as with most Art Young tales, is quite remarkable and unfortunate. He’s a cartoonist almost legendary, yet nearly become myth.
Yet, let’s jump ahead to the beginning of 2015 and the serendipitous publication of a long-lost manuscript – a collection of images some unpublished, some which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in the mid-1920s. A publication in handmade art-book form. Let’s also throw in that in April of this year we held the first gallery exhibition since 1939 of Art’s works.
Marc Moorash, curator of The Art Young Gallery (housed one mile from where Art built his gallery in Bethel CT in 1928) will talk about publishing Types of the Old Home Town, the handmade book process of making Types, Art’s history and legacy in American cartooning, and show slides of a number of images and photographs that haven’t been seen in public for decades. In addition, on display will be a number of Art’s original cartoons from his newspaper Good Morning (1919 – 1921), drawings of Helen Keller and Eugene Debs, as well as original illustrations from Types of the Old Home Town.
Next meeting is scheduled for September 1, 2015 at 7pm.
Have a good summer.
Celebrated Speech of the Earl of Abingdon, in the House of Lords, on Tuesday, December 2, 1783
The 124th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, room A510 (Klein Conference Room), New York City. Free and open to the public. Please note the new venue for this event!
The Eternal Question: What’s Funny About This?! The Eternal Answer from Arnold Roth.
Arnold Roth will present a profusely illustrated talk with a selection of his works through the decades, from the philosophical to the filthy.
Arnold Roth is an award-winning cartoonist based in New York City. His cartoons have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Punch, the New York Times, and many, many more. Since 2011 Arnold Roth posts on his weekly blog http://www.humblug.com.
The 123rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.
Lale Westvind: Shake A Line! Images of Motion.
Lale Westvind will screen several of her hand drawn animations as well as segments from a new work in progress titled Cunt Eyes. Following the screening there will be a talk and slideshow describing influences, process, function of animation as inner space and the expression of kinetic energy in static and moving images.
Drawing movement has always been a fascination and a goal of Lale Westvind’s work, motion being the life force or energy of the physical space. This lecture will highlight the visual vocabulary created as a means to that end.
Lale Westvind was born in 1987 in New York City. She is a multi-disciplinary artist working in animation, comics and painting. She has self-published over a dozen comic books and two anthologies. A segment of her series Hyperspeed to Nowhere was featured in the 2014 issue of Best American Comics and her self-published comic Hot Dog Beach #2 won an Ignatz Award in 2012. She teaches animation at Parsons.