Posts tagged “comics”

  • Seven Stories Press celebrates the release of The Graphic Canon Boxed Set with the Society of Illustrators

    November 8, 2013

    Friday, November 8, 6:30pm-8:30pmgcv1-3
    Part of Illustration Week starting November 4th
    The Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street
    New York, NY 10065
     

    Co-sponsored by Publishers Weekly and Togather. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

    Please join Seven Stories Press as we celebrate important figures in the comics art community as well as local contributing artists of The Graphic Canon.

    Seven Stories would like to recognize the enthusiasm and support of Karen Green, graphic novel librarian at Columbia University, Calvin Reid, senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, and Steven Heller, the co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts and the author or editor of over 140 books on design and popular visual culture.

    THE GRAPHIC CANON is a one-of-a-kind, three-volume anthology of classic and contemporary world literature re-interpreted by comics artists and illustrators edited by Russ Kick. Praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, and a slew of comics and literary magazines, The Graphic Canon is a truly unique collection that showcases over 200 works of literature and adapted by over 150 artists.

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  • Fight the Power! launch event at Gnash Comics

    September 28, 2013

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Gnash Comics
    9A West Street, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT

    Join author Benjamin Dickinson and illustrators Hunt Emerson and John Spelling on today, September 28, at Gnash Comics in Devon, England to celebrate the launch of Fight the Power!. Check the Gnash website for more details!

    Fight the Power! is a new kind of history book: a graphic narrative that explains how ordinary people have fought against oppression across time. Authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how this process has been played out again and again throughout history–and has slowly but surely led to hard-won rights for the people along the way. Focusing on the English-speaking nations, Wilson and Dickson chronicle the struggles of the Luddites and Swing Riots in the early 1800s, through the Irish Rebellions that lasted through 1922; from the suffragettes in 1918 to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott of the mid-1950s; from the trial of Nelson Mandela to the Occupy movement that has only just begun.

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  • Fight the Power! Learn how to protest by looking at history

    September 27, 2013

    Fight the Power! Seven Stories Press

    Think the Occupy Movement had no impact in reining in Wall Street and calling attention to massive economic inequality? What would you have done differently? There’s no better way to become a more engaged protester (and citizen) than by looking at protest movements of the past. 

    Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples just released this week.

    In Fight the Power! authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to recreate the history that matters to the masses through a visually stunning and accessible art form. 

    From Dublin to Birmingham, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks, Fight the Power! chronicles the protests of the English-speaking nations and shows how, slowly but surely, rights have been won and liberties have been protected by the people, for the people. Fight the Power! illuminates history through the struggles of the Luddites and Swig Riots of the early 1800s up to the Occupy movement, and shows the valuable connections among them.

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  • An Interview with Activist Stephanie McMillan

    September 18, 2013

    Henry Chamberlain’s recent interview with cartoonist Stephanie McMillan gives insight to her passion for both activism and comics to make the world a better place. McMillan describes how postmodernism ideology has impaired our ability to fight against capitalism, an enemy that society should try to overthrow. Click here to read the full interview: Stephanie McMillan and Activism in Comics.
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    HENRY CHAMBERLAIN: Stephanie, thank you for doing this interview. You are an activist, a journalist, and a cartoonist. You have created significant work, like “The Beginning of the American Fall,” which gives readers an inside look at how the Occupy movement came into existence. You have an ongoing comic strip, “The Minimum Security Chronicles,” that combines humor and discourse on being an activist. Your background is very interesting. You studied film and animation and you’ve always been an activist. Would you give a look at how you came to use words and pictures?

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  • The Graphic Canon Volume 3: World literature through art and comics

    June 10, 2013

    The Graphic Canon Volume 3: World literature through art and comicsGCgalleryinvite
    Monday, June 10th @ 6pm
    The Grady Alexis Gallery – El Taller Latino Americano
    2710 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY

     

    Join Graphic Canon Volume Three contributors Benjamin Birdie, Shawn Cheng, Seymour Chwast, Chandra Free, Sandy Jimenez, Peter Kuper, Ellen Lidner, Rebecca Migdal, Robert Sikoryak, Bishakh Som & Lauren Weinstein in an exhibit curated by and featuring Andrea Arroyo. Meet the artists at a book launch reception Monday, June 10th, 6-8 PM.

    The exhibit features works from in The Graphic Canon Volume 3, including visual interpretations of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, “How Six Made Good in the World” from the Grimms Brothers, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, T.S. Elliot’s “The Waste Land”, Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge”, Kafka’s “The Top” and “Give It Up!”, Plath’s The Bell Jar, Gabriela Mistral’s “The Dancer”, and more.

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  • Stephanie McMillan at Miami Book Fair International

    November 18, 2012

    Stephanie McMillan, author of The Beginning of the American Fall, will be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm.

    McMillan will be part of the presentation “Comics and Social Change”. From political revolution and memoir to same-sex marriage, comics and graphic novels are tackling real-world social change on all fronts in 2012. Sometimes it comes from mainstream comics publishers who began addressing social issues in the 1960s and 70s, as with DC and Marvel Comics storylines touching on racism and sexual politics. Recently it’s come from more surprising sources, as Archie Comics, once the last enforcer of the Comics Code, has now featured gay characters and an Occupy Riverdale storyline. And memoir, the most popular genre for graphic novels in traditional publishing, has brought stories of stigmatized identity and political conflict to an increasingly wide readership. The reputation of the medium as a forum for socially conscious literature is growing, as its themes and authors continue to diversify along the lines of gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and political identity.

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  • Cartoons from Stephanie McMillan’s ‘Beginning of the American Fall’ in Der Spiegel

    Cartoons from Stephanie McMillan’s ‘Beginning of the American Fall’ in Der Spiegel

    January 30, 2012

    You can read the article -- in German or translated into English -- on the Der Spiegel website.

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  • Stephanie McMillan interviewed at Scott Nickel’s blog

    Stephanie McMillan interviewed at Scott Nickel’s blog

    November 30, 2009

    Stephanie McMillan: [As the World Burns is] a response to the lie that individual lifestyle changes are the solution to ecocide. For example, Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth lays out the problem very well, but at the end is the usual tired "what you can do" list that everyone pushes because they don't impinge too much on our "non-negotiable way of life." These lists always include things like taking shorter showers and changing light bulbs to more energy-efficient ones, and never include things like stopping industrial production and overthrowing the system that puts profit ahead of a living world.

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  • As the World Burns reviewed in the Broward/Palm Beach New Times

    As the World Burns reviewed in the Broward/Palm Beach New Times

    August 12, 2009

    . . . Though it doesn't overtly state it, As The World Burns, at its core, is a lesson in anarchist philosophy, implying that the Earth would be better off without a government beholden to an industrial economy. Initially, the graphic novel's underlying message may seem heavy-handed and preachy, but the writing is so acutely entertaining that the message doesn't feel force-fed. Despite all the dark humor and doom-and-gloom, the book actually ends on a hopeful note. Plus, the drawings are so darn cute.Broward/Palm Beach New Times

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