SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm
|September 13, 2014||to||September 14, 2014|
SPX will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.
Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!
The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit: spxpo.com
Tags: Alt-weekly, Alternative Weekly Comics, Chicago Reader, James Sturm, Jules Feiffer, Lynda Barry, RAW, Small Press Exp, SPX, The Onion, The Stranger, Village Voice
Visiting Artist: Bob Sikoryak
R. Sikoryak is best known for his collection Masterpiece Comics. He was formerly an associate editor and contributor to RAW, the groundbreaking 1980s comic
anthology. He’s drawn for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Onion, Nickelodeon,The New Yorker, and other media titans. Sikoryak is also known for his “Carousel” series of multimedia comics slideshows, featuring cartoonists like Lauren Weinstein, Michael Kupperman, Jason Little, and himself, which have been presented in various venues in the United States and Canada since 1997. Sikoryak relocated to White River Junction for the 2011-12 academic year to teach at The Center for Cartoon Studies.
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Cartoon Studies Commencement Ceremony with guest speaker, Françoise Mouly
The Center for Cartoon Studies 2011 Commencement Ceremony
with guest speaker, Françoise Mouly, founder of RAW and TOON Books and art editor at The New Yorker
Saturday, May 14, 11 am
Northern Stage at the Briggs Opera House
White River Junction, Vermont
Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception immediately following, CCS Gallery, Colodny Building.
Free and open to the public. Thesis Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday 10am-2pm through Saturday, June 11.
Françoise Mouly joined The New Yorker as art editor in 1993. She has been the publisher and editorial director of TOON Books since its launch in 2008. Mouly founded Raw Books & Graphics in 1977 and was publisher for 15 years. Starting in 1980, Mouly was the founder, publisher and designer of the pioneering avant-garde comics anthology RAW, which she co-edited along with her husband, cartoonist Art Spiegelman. RAW first brought acclaim to artists such as Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Gary Panter, Chris Ware, Lorenzo Mattotti, Joost Swarte, Xavier Mariscal, and many others. It is also the magazine where Maus, Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book on the Holocaust, was first published.
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Tags: Art Spiegelman, Cartoon Studies, Commencement, drawing, Francoise, Maus, Mouly, RAW, The New Yorker, TOON Books