FATAL FAUX-PAS by SAM GAS CAN
Published by Secret Acres
Musical performance and book-signing
Samuel C. Gaskin's first book, FATAL FAUX-PAS, is a delirious mash-up of gags, strips and stories with playful, risque riffs on pop luminaries. FATAL FAUX-PAS is youthful exuberance for the adult reader.
Samuel C. Gaskin is from Worcester, MA where, besides drawing, he also spends time fusing a variety of objects together that really don't belong including action figures, stuffed animals, circuitry, and clothing. He is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, a recipient of the Xeric grant for self-publishing, and a volunteer at the Happy Birthday Mike Leslie Junk Shoppe. He lives with his parents.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25th, 7:00 PM
DARK HORSE editor DIANA SCHUTZ presents her life in comics
Get the inside scoop from the editor for FRANK MILLER, WILL EISNER, STAN SAKAI, MATT WAGNER, MICHAEL CHABON, and NEIL GAIMAN
Want to break into mainstream comics? Schutz will be offering portfolio reviews!
Diana Schutz is an award-winning editor who has worked in the comics industry since 1978. For the last eighteen of those thirty years, she has been at Dark Horse Comics, where she is now an executive editor. She is also an adjunct instructor of comics art history and criticism at Portland Community College.
Schutz is Frank Miller's editor on SIN CITY and 300, Matt Wagner's editor on GRENDEL, Stan Sakai's editor on USAGI YOJIMBOU, and Paul Chadwick's editor on CONCRETE. She also regularly works with Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, and Dave McKean, and irregularly with Harlan Ellison. She was fortunate to be Will Eisner's Dark Horse editor until his death in 2005.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28th, 7:00 PM
PUT YOUR EYE IN YOUR MOUTH:
A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger's Metro-Net Station in Dawson City, Yukon
By Zin Taylor
PUT YOUR EYE IN YOUR MOUTH is a video installation structured as a 22-minute broadcast-length documentary that explores the personalities that form a fantastic narrative of the public identity of Martin Kippenberger's Metro-net subway entrance/sculpture in the town of Dawson City, in the Yukon Territory.
Zin Taylor conducted an extensive interview with Reinald Nohal, German art patron, part-time Yukon resident, friend of Kippenberger's and the builder and designer of the Metro-net. Nohal's accounts of the conceptualization and construction of the Metro-net provided the basis for Taylor's series of dramatic re-enactments. PUT YOUR EYE IN YOUR MOUTH's cast of characters are based as much in reality as in imagination. The video is accompanied by a small book comprised of photographic documentation of the Metro-net and the material-debris found at the site. Taylor's elaborate project introduces audiences to a scenario that addresses the variables involved in constructing an identity for a subject.
This presentation is the first of a nameless, off-the-cuff and casual series organized by Pavilion Projects (http://www.pavilionprojects.com). It has been set in place to present medium length narrative video works for a captive audience within an amicable environment. Prior to its presentation with Pavilion Projects, PUT YOUR EYE IN YOUR MOUTH was presented at the Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, and YYZ artists' outlet, Toronto.
Toronto-based Zin Taylor's work addresses the role audience plays in constructing new meanings from the field of popular culture. His projects reflect on the cultural environment as a construction site where lateral and at times divergent narrative constructions are developed through an active and individual participation. Taylor is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.