To Do tonight: Cartoon Polymaths at Parsons, NYC

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This looks amazing

Through a mix of newspaper tearsheets, comics, puppets, posters, zines, wallpaper, toys, animated film clips, interactive media and more, Cartoon Polymaths showcases the broad range of several influential artists, including pioneering comic strip artist and animator Winsor McCay, illustrator and puppeteer Tony Sarg, iconic New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg, Spanish design legend Mariscal, musician, cartoonist and designer Richard McGuire, and the twenty-first century art collective Paper Rad.  Specially commissioned for the show is an original two-page, full color comic by cartoonist Kevin Huizenga. Huizenga is the author of several comics works including the short story collection Curses, the graphic novella The Wild Kingdom, and the comic book series Supermonster, Or Else and Ganges.

Cartoon Polymaths is curated by Bill Kartalopoulos.


AND there’s a complete schedule of events including one with Richard McGuire, the groundbreaking guy behind both “Here,” one of the most influential comics of all times, AND the bassline to “White Lines.”

CARTOON POLYMATHS PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Friday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
13th Street at Fifth Avenue
Richard McGuire Q+A
Richard McGuire, whose work is featured in the Cartoon Polymaths exhibition, has pursued an extraordinary multidisciplinary career. He is the founding bassist of the seminal No Wave band Liquid Liquid, the author of several ground-breaking comics, the illustrator of numerous ingenious New Yorker covers, and the director and designer of the animated short Micro-Loup and the closing segment for the animated anthology film Fear(s) of the Dark, among many other projects. He will discuss his career and answer questions in this special spotlight event.

Monday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Glass Corner (E206)
Parsons East, 25 E. 13th Street, second floor
Cartune Xprez with Jacob Ciocci
Video artist, performer, visual artist, and musician Jacob Ciocci is featured in the Cartoon Polymaths exhibition as a member of the collaborative art group Paper Rad. He has also collaborated with Peter Burr of the music and video duo Hooliganship, who regularly curate tours and DVD releases featuring new, independent animated shorts under the Cartune Xprez banner. Burr will present a specially curated selection of recent animated shorts, and Ciocci will show and discuss his recent video work.
*Please note: Seating is limited to 50 people. Please arrive between 6:00-6:30 p.m. Seating is not guaranteed.*

Monday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Glass Corner (E206)
Parsons East, 25 E. 13th Street, second floor
Carousel with R. Sikoryak
Cartoonist and Illustration Program faculty member R. Sikoryak brings a special edition of his long-running “Carousel” comics performance series to Parsons in conjunction with the Cartoon Polymaths exhibition. Sikoryak and a bevy of talented cartoonists will read performatively from their projected work, and Sikoryak will discuss the relationship between comics and performance.
*Please note: Seating is limited to 50 people. Please arrive between 6:00-6:30 p.m. Seating is not guaranteed.*

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