Thursday, March 05, 2009


yes, comic nerds, i KNOW that's opening day for the Watchmen movie.
instead of waiting in line for a movie that-- let's face it-- will probably suck (in one way or another), just come to THIS:

OPENING FROM 6-8 pm, concourse gallery of Minneapolis School Of Art and Design:

mome noun (1553) 1. archaic: fool; blockhead. 2. a quarterly anthology showcasing the best new talent of this decade's rising cartoon generation.

MOMENTUM: The New Comics presents a retrospective of comic artworks published in the Harvey and Eisner award-nominated quarterly Mome (Fantagraphics Books), one of the industry's leading contemporary anthologies. Anchored by an ever-evolving core roster of contributors, the lauded series showcases comic art's best emerging talent alongside some of North America and Europe's most respected creators. MOMENTUM artists include rising stars such as Sophie Crumb, Tim Hensley, R. Kikuo Johnson, Tom Kaczynski, Zak Sally, and Dash Shaw. Check out a gallery of sample work from MOMENTUM.
The Made at MCAD/MOMENTUM opening reception on March 6 will feature live music by hip-hop duo Elliot Looney and DJ Danny Sigelman, snacks and refreshments, and much more. No tickets required--fans of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, connect with other comic heads, and check out exciting new work.

Also on March 6 is an afternoon lecture with Mome editor Eric Reynolds. 1pm, auditorium 150.

Just added! Join us for a gallery talk with comic artists Tom Kaczynski and Zak Sally on Thursday, April 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor Concourse Gallery.

To get caught up with Mome, read interviews with Mome artists, view galleries of their work and more, head to the anthology's page at Fantagraphics Books.

that's the press release there.
it doesn't mention folks like Andrice Arp, David B (whose pages are IMPOSSIBLY gorgeous...), Jim Woodring (same), Liili Carre, Gabrielle Bell, Olivier Schrauwen, and...seriously; it's a great show and i'd say that even if i WEREN'T in it.

and Eric Reynolds, besides being #3 man at Fantagraphics books, is a also a great guy (and a good pal), and i'm really looking forward to his talk

probably over to Big Brain after, and then Grumpy's.


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