Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bringing Up Memories with "Bringing Up Father" by Vernon Greene

I just acquired daily comic strip art "Bringing Up Father" by Vernon Greene from 7.2.58. The only reason why I liked this comic when I was young, was for his Art Deco quality. Not to mention Mr. Jiggs with his three piece suit, top hat & spats looked like a total alien creature in communist Yugoslavia. Great work to add to my memory collection.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Levy Creative Logo

We just created a new logo and identity for New York Artist Rep Sari S. Schorr at Levy Creative Management, LLC.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Comics in Il Mago

I just bought a copy of the Italian comics magazine Il Mago from August 1979 on eBay, in which I had published three of my comic pages at that time.

There are two sweet things about this issue: one is that I probably never held it in my hands after that time. The other is that my comic's character appears on the cover between Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond and Modesty Blaise by Holdaway. Nice.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Immigration and Freedom

"Emigration" unpublished illustration for Rolling Stone magazine, 2003

"The New Case Against Immigration" book cover illustration for Penguin Group, 2008

"Will Liberty Survive" unpublished cover illustration for National Council of Jewish Women Journal, 2005

"Surveillance City" cover illustration for The Village Voice, 1998

"Will Liberty Survive" published cover illustration for National Council of Jewish Women Journal, 2005

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cisco Kid comic by Jose Luis Salinas

I just received this beautiful original of Jose Luis Salinas's Cisco Kid daily comic from January 10,1952.

Jose Luis Salinas began his career in art in 1929, working for some of Argentina's biggest agencies. He dabbled with sequential art and in 1936 created his first successful comic series, 'Hernan el Corsario', which appeared in the pages of Patoruzu. This was followed by a number of other series that continued through World Was II. In 1949 Salinas moved to the United States and began working for the King Features syndicate doing odd jobs until 1951 when he was asked to illustrate the newspaper strip of inspired by O'Henry's Cisco Kid. When that strip ended in 1968, Salinas returned to Argentina and focused on painting and illustrations. His last work in comics came in 1971 when he drew the Gunner strip.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Design of Dissent Exhibition Photos

A few photographs from "The Design of Dissent" exhibition at Civilization's gallery Non-Breaking Space

The exhibition is opening tonight at: 532 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Design of Dissent Exhibition Opens Feb 2

Tonight, February 2nd, is the opening of "The Design of Dissent" at Civilization's new gallery Non-Breaking Space.

"The Design of Dissent" is a survey with over fifty prominent graphic works of social and political protest and critique spanning the last fifty years addressing war, racism, human rights, poverty, environmental protection, gun control, and corporate greed.

Featured Designers:
Ahmet Öğüt, Alex Briseno, April Greiman, Archie Boston, Barbara Kruger, Bulent Erkmen, Civilization, Copper Greene, Courtney Gooch, Dan Reisinger, Daniel Jasper,David Tartakover, Dejan Krsic, Emory Douglas, Ewa Wlostowska, Experimental Jetset, Fang Chen, Gabriel Freeman, Gran Fury, Guerrilla Girls, Hernan Ibanez, Hjalti Karlsson, James Victore, Jason Sturgill, Jennifer Tolo, Jessica Walsh, John Yates, Joshua Berger, Joshua Chen, Ken Garland, Kyle Goen, Mauro Bubbico, Max Spector, Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic, Monica Schlang, Nancy Hoefig, Niko Courtelis, Patrick Thomas, Paula Scher, Pentagram Design, PLAZM, Primo Angeli, Sener Ozmen, Seymour Chwast, Silence = Death, Sonja Freeman, Stefan Sagmeister, Sue Coe, Tibor Kalman, Tom Geismar, Trio Sarajevo, Trudy Cole-Zielanski, Valerie Thai, and Woody Pirtle.

The exhibition will run through April 6th.

Non-Breaking Space
Open 11am – 6pm, Mon – Sat
532 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

More information about the opening here: http://thecolorawesome.com/2017/01/26/the-design-of-dissent-civilizations-first-exhibition/

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Milton Glaser in the news

Click here to read an article from Jutarnji lista Croatian newspaper, about Milton’s poster donation to "Muzej suvremene umjetnosti" in Zagreb, Croatia.

Juliet Jones comics by Stan Drake

When I was young, I didn't even want to look at comics like "Juliet Jones," they were beneath my level. But later, I developed an appreciation for that kind of craftsmanship. That's why I decided to acquire these two originals from 1979 and 1987. 

I was especially fascinated to see how the artist, Stan Drake, without mercy, cut his own old art, mostly the face of the Juliet, and pasted it new strips -- that can be seen in these originals. In art from 1979 (above), the face of Juliet on the left is pasted in, on the right it's cut out to be appropriated in some other comic. In the art from 1987 (below), Juliet's face on the right is pasted in from who knows where. 

I don't know how he had the heart to do that to his art, except if he didn't appreciate it as much as I did when I was a younger man.