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  • Seven Stories Press celebrates the release of The Graphic Canon Boxed Set with local contributing artists David Lasky, Colleen Frakes, Megan Kelso, Jeremy Eaton, Stan Shaw, and Roberta Gregory

    November 7, 2013

    November 7th at 7pm GCBoxSet
    The Seattle Public Library
    1000 Fourth Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98104
    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Join local artists David Lasky, Colleen Frakes, Megan Kelso, Jeremy Eaton, Stan Shaw, and Roberta Gregory as they discuss their artistic careers and their contributions to the Graphic Canon anthology at the Seattle Public Library on November 7th at 7pm.

    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 and edited by Russ Kick. Praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, Library Journal, BooklistKirkus, and a slew of comics and literary magazines, The Graphic Canon is a truly unique collection that showcases over 200 works of literature adapted by over 150 artists.

    The Graphic Canon Boxed Set (Nov. 5, 2013) includes Vol. 1: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, Vol.

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  • Graphic Canon Vol. 3 on NYT Best Sellers List!

    July 24, 2013

    For the week of July 14, Russ Kick’s The Graphic Canon, Volume 3 was at #4 on the New York Times’s Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers List.Kick_GCv3

    The Graphic Canon is a three-volume, full-color marriage of classic literary canon and visual art. Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the twentieth century with full-page illustration, photography, comics, and cutting-edge design. The stories included range from Sherlock Holmes mysteries to Zora Neale Hurston plays, Anaïs Nin’s diaries to Raymond Carver’s haunting minimalism.

    For more on The Graphic Canon, visit www.thegraphiccanon.wordpress.com and follow @TheGraphicCanon on Twitter.

     

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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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  • Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon

    June 4, 2013

    Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon GC3
    Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:30pm
    Irish Arts Center
    553 West 51 Street
    New York, NY

    Join Graphic Canon contributor Robert Berry at the exhibition Ulysses Seen: An International Bloomsday at the Irish Arts Center Wednesday, June 4th to celebrate the launch of The Graphic Canon Volume 3 with fellow contributors Annie Mok, Lauren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, and Brendan Leach.

    Karen Green, curator of the Columbia University Library collection of graphic novels, will be moderation a discussion about adapting literature into a visual form. The Graphic Canon Volume 3 is a nonstop barrage of comics, full-page illustrations, photography, and cutting-edge design bringing to life the literature of the twentieth century. You never know what you’ll find: a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H. G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston (drawn by Milton Knight), a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke’s soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, a WWI soldier’s suppressed poem of war’s savagery, Anaïs Nin’s diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs’s Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.

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  • The Graphic Canon: Illustrating the World’s Great Literature

    May 21, 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21st at 7:15pm, join The Graphic Canon contributors Zak Smith, Sharon Rudahl, Milton Knight, and Frank M. Hansen in a discussion moderated by editor Russ Kick at the Los Angeles Central Library. Kick_GCv2_150dpi

    The classic canon of Western civilization meets the artists and illustrators who have remade reading in the last years of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century in Russ Kick’s magisterial, three-volume, full-color Graphic Canon. In the first anthology of its kind in comics history, Russ Kick presents some of the artists and illustrators, both known and unknown, who have begun to redefine literature for a new century. Among these artists are Zak Smith (Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon), Sharon Rudahl (Three Tang poems: Wang Han, Cui Hu, and Li Bai), Milton Knight (“Poker!” by Zora Neale Hurston), and Frank M. Hansen (”If-” by Rudyard Kipling).

    Join these amazing artists alongside Russ Kick in a panel discussion and presentation about art, literature, and what happened when these two worlds collide.

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  • Ulysses “seen”: An International Bloomsday Celebration Opening Reception

    May 1, 2013

    Ulysses “seen”, An International Bloomsday Celebration
    Artist Talk and Opening Reception with Robert Berry
    Wednesday, May 1 @ 6:30pm
    Irish Arts Center NYC
    553 West 51 Street, New York, NY

    Join Graphic Canon contributor Robert Berry at the opening reception of Ulysses “seen”, a web-based comic adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses, created in collaboration with Josh Levitas and Mike Barsanti, and featured in Graphic Canon Volume 3 out this June.

    Robert Berry will be giving an artists talk at 6:30, followed by a reception where guests can view his artwork on display through June 30th. To find out more about the event, visit the Irish Art Center webpage. Admission to this event is free.

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  • Russ Kick at Miami Book Fair International

    November 18, 2012

    Russ Kick, editor of The Graphic Canon, will be presenting at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 pm

    The presentation, “Graphic Novels: Noah Van Sciver of The Hypo: A Graphic Portrait of the Melancholic Young Lincoln and Russ Kick on The Graphic Canon“, will be held at the Centre Gallery, Building 1. Russ will talk discuss the entire 3-volume series that makes up what Publisher’s Weekly calls a must-have anthology for those who wish to lose themselves utterly in visual narrative adaptations of the works of the Western canon”.

    The classic canon of Western civilization meets the artists and illustrators who have remade reading in the last years of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century in Russ Kick’s magisterial, three-volume, full-color Graphic Canon. Visit The Graphic Cannon webpage to learn all about the project.

    To learn more about the Miami Book Fair, go to their webiste.

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  • The Graphic Canon gets a rave review on Amazon’s Omnivoracious blog

    June 8, 2012

    “Publisher Seven Stories spared no expense in this deluxe trade paperGraphic Canon PB no flaps & inside B.inddback release: the 500 oversized pages are full of classic literature and poetry as interpreted by artists working in a variety of styles and media, including watercolor, pen and ink, and a few that left me wondering how they were crafted…one of the most ambitious and decadent projects of the year.”

    Check out the entire review on Omnivoracious.

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  • Graphic Canon launch party at the Rubin Museum with Gareth Hinds, Molly Crabapple, and editor Russ Kick!

    Graphic Canon launch party at the Rubin Museum with Gareth Hinds, Molly Crabapple, and editor Russ Kick!

    May 23, 2012

    Join Russ Kick, the editor of the Graphic Canon, and contributors Gareth Hinds, Molly Crabapple, and Sanya Glisic for the launch event at the Rubin Museum of Art on Wednesday, May 23rd.

    5pm-7pm: Himalayan Happy Hour in the café
    6:00pm: Pre-program book signing with Graphic Canon contributors
    6:15pm: Pre-program tour of the comics exhibition Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics
    7:00pm: Book Launch in the theater
    8:30pm: Book signing with artists and editor.

    Come early for Himalayan Happy Hour and join Graphic Canon contributors Peter Kuper, Valerie Schrag, Shawn Cheng, Fred van Lent, Rebecca Migdal, Sandy Jimenez, and Brendan Leach for a pre-program book signing in the café followed by a presentation and discussion of The Graphic Canon in the theater with artists Molly Crabapple, Sanya Glisic and Gareth Hinds and editor Russ Kick.

    The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 W.17th Street

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  • The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog gives a sneak peak of The Graphic Canon!

    The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog gives a sneak peak of The Graphic Canon!

    May 11, 2012

    On May 22, the first volume will be released of “The Graphic Canon,” a three-volume anthology of classic literature adapted into graphic and visual form. The books are edited by Russ Kick and published by Seven Stories, and include everything from the epic of Gilgamesh to Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” to David Foster Wallace.

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