October 22nd, 2010 by Dan Nadel
Coming to a city near you: Brian Chippendale and CF!
PROVIDENCE, RI: ADA BOOKS: NOV. 14, 4 pm. Slideshow and signing
NEW YORK, NY, THE STRAND: NOV. 18, 7 pm. Slideshow and signing
PORTLAND, OR: FLOATING WORLD COMICS: NOV. 19, 6 pm, Signing, slideshow and special live interview by Matt Fraction
LOS ANGELES, CA: FAMILY: NOV. 20, 8:15 pm, Slideshow and signing
TORONTO, ON: THE BEGUILING: DEC. 2, 7 pm, Slideshow and signing
BROOKLYN, NY: THE BROOKLYN COMICS AND GRAPHICS FESTIVAL (BRIAN CHIPPENDALE ONLY)
Over the past decade Brian Chippendale and CF have reinvigorated the action-adventure genre and with their unique mixtures of personal politics, humor, fantastic worlds, sex, and visionary drawing. Now these two acclaimed Providence-based artists are embarking on their first book tour in support of their new works If ‘n Oof (an 800 page graphic novel) and Powr Mastrs 3 (the climactic volume in this multi-part graphic novel series).
Chippendale and CF will present slide shows about their work, answer questions, and sign books.
About the books:
If ‘n Oof (Flexibound, 800 pages, $30) focuses on the misadventures of the mismatched eponymous duo Chippendale’s very own Laurel and Hardy. Chippendale allows the two to explore his landscapes and alien beings. Comedy, horror, and out-and-out adventure in a story-driven, manga-style adventure, replete with the frenetic linework and concise, witty dialogue for which he has become known.
Powr Mastrs 3 (Flexibound, 112 pageas, $18) This latest installment continues C.F.’s Dune-like science fiction/fantasy epic featuring a misguided scientist and the race of beings he has created, who inhabit a surreal world called New China. Powr Mastrs overflows with graphic innovation, from the intricately designed costumes each character wears to the exactingly drawn architectural detail, all rendered in C.F.’s distinctive pencil line.
About the authors:
Brian Chippendale, who also performs in Lightning Bolt and Black Pus lives and works in Providence, RI. His previous graphic novels include Maggots (2007) and Ninja (2006), both published by PictureBox.
C.F., a contributor to Kramers Ergot, among other books, also performs under the monikers Kites and Daily Life. His first two books, Powr Mastrs 1 and 2 were published in 2007 and 2008 by PictureBox. He lives in Providence, RI.
This blog is going to take you to school. You will learn about all things PictureBox: old dudes; obscure design; good painting; bad painting; dogs; annoying product endorsements. And so forth. All from me, Dan Nadel, your PictureBox host.
Oversize epic comic/art book $100.00
Early work by Chippendale $19.95
A trip through Art History $29.95
Strongest Statement of Year $32.95
Shortform fiction by CF $2.00