November 10th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
Anya Davidson at Quimby’s, Chicago, Nov. 12th, 7 pm.
Anya Davidson will read from and sign her debut graphic novel School Spirits!
School Spirits is Anya Davidson‘s idiosyncratic and captivating debut full-length graphic novel. It is the story of Oola, a high school student with an unusual connection to the supernatural. Comprised of four chapters, each deploying a different narrative technique, School Spirits is at once funny, sexy, mystical and, above all, utterly readable. Davidson’s crisp cartooning style makes even the strangest occurrences somehow seem plausible. This publication is sure to appeal to Davidson’s existing extensive underground following, as well as to fans of the farther reaches of contemporary graphic fiction.
Hardcover, 152 pages PictureBox, $19.95
November 6th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
PictureBox at Comic Arts Brooklyn!
We have two big books debuting this weekend!
Matthew Thurber, Sammy Harkham and Jonny Negron will be in attendance.
November 5th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
Join Wes Lang to celebrate the release of his new book:
400 Bleeker St., NYC
November 8th, 6-8 pm
October 24th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
PictureBox is pleased to present a release party for Drawings, a new book by Chris Martin.
Book Signing and Reception
Saturday, October 26th, 5-7 pm
195 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10011
One of America’s finest abstract painters, Chris Martin explores the fertile areas between sophisticated formalism and the visionary joy of outsider art, making abstract painting look enviably effortless. This massive 624-page volume contains a selection of Martin’s drawings from the past 30 years, presented chronologically so the reader-viewer can follow the artist’s continual pursuit and discovery of new forms — from sound waves to mushrooms to Tantric arches to the iconic visages of James Brown and Joseph Beuys. For Martin, drawing is an end in itself that also often leads to themes he later reprises and explores in his painting.
October 15th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
Book Signing and Reception
Thursday, October 17th, 6-8 pm
195 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10011
Thought Process contains a group of drawings by Carroll Dunham. We manhandled these images into something like a loose narrative. Dunham’s expressive lines and shapes are blown up, re-colored, and otherwise altered in this 64-page exploration of his thought process.
October 8th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
PictureBox Signing at Floating World in Portland!
WHO: Anya Davidson & Frank Santoro
WHAT: School Spirits and Pompeii book signing, reading and presentation
WHEN: Friday Oct. 11, 6-8pm, presentation at 7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
Be there or be you know what.
September 27th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
SantoroCon V at Copacetic Comics in Pittsburgh
Pompeii RELEASE PARTY!!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:00pm until 11:00pm
from the Copacetic Comics website:
This is a very special SantoroCon as we join with Frank to celebrate the release of his own long-in-the-works graphic novel, Pompeii. We expect the usual band of comics cognoscenti – and then some – to be on hand to talk shop, share comics legend and lore, expound on comics trends… and exchange opinions on all things Pompeiian!
Come one, come all – this event is open to everyone – and join in Pittsburgh’s definitive comics salon.
Held at Copacetic HQ in Polish Hill:
The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson Street – 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
September 24th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
September 18th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
The Brooklyn Book Festival is Sunday, September 22nd, Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 and we’ll be there with Frank Santoro at Table 159.
Frank is also on a fab panel at:
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUDITORIUM (128 Pierrepont Street)
11:00 A.M. Myth, History, Fable: Audrey Niffenegger’s Raven Girl is a dark illustrated fairy tale. Frank Santoro’sPompeii is a romantic comedy of errors set in the doomed ancient city. Anders Nilsen’s Rage of Poseidon is satire that makes myths modern day. These titles push form as well as story, playing with how art and text interact and how the structure of a book makes its statement. Moderated by Nick Sousanis (Teachers College at Columbia University). Featuring screen projection.
September 17th, 2013 by Dan Nadel
This weekend PictureBox will exhibit at the NY Art Book Fair in two locations.
In the main fair we will debut Carroll Dunham’s new publication, Thought Process, a 64-page collection of altered and newly sequenced drawings. Dunham has made original drawings in 25 copies of Thought Process, which, along with the regular edition, will be available for sale for $250 each. We will also have a selection of framed drawings by Dunham, along with Chris Martin, whose book, Drawings, will be available as well. In addition we’ll have the usual assortment of PictureBox goodies and surprises.
We are also very pleased to co-present In the Good Name of the Company: Art works and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poster Printing Company.
This book and exhibition will showcase hundreds of posters. Join us at the New York Art Book Fair satellite space See.Me Gallery (26-18 Jackson Ave, Long Island City) Friday, September 20th from 6-9 PM for the opening reception, and Saturday, September 21st at 7 PM for the premiere of 3 Union Shop, a short documentary about the Colby Poster Printing Company directed by Felipe Lima and C.R. Stecyk III for MOCAtv.
The NY Art Book Fair opens at 6 pm on Thursday and then runs Friday throught Sunday at MoMA / PS1.
See you this weeekend.
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.
Sound Vision $29.95
Ben Jones, Frank Santoro
The great limited comic book series $4.00
Generational Bodies $34.95