Gross, Gruesome and Gothic
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Free to the Public
From the darkest depths of the cartoon vaults comes the Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, Gross, Gruesome and Gothic. Enjoy gourmet food courtesy of our festive sponsors. There will be spooky cookies, chilling sushi, rib-tickling barbeque, dastardly evil nibbles and captivating liquid refreshment.
Guests will receive bloodcurdling door prizes courtesy of Things From Another World, and special prizes will be awarded to those attending in costume.
Gross, Gruesome and Gothic
October 1, 2005 - March 12, 2006
From the darkest depths of the cartoon vaults comes the Cartoon Art Museum's latest exhibition, Gross, Gruesome and Gothic. This horrifying display features over 50 original cartoons from a wide array of artists and comics, from spine-tinglers to rib-ticklers and everything in between.
Exhibition highlights include:
*Masters of the Macabre: Edward Gorey, Charles Addams and Basil Wolverton Three of the most influential humorists of all time present their unique views of the world around us in a selection of comics and illustrations dating back to the 1920s.
*Spotlight on Gahan Wilson: This creator spotlight focuses on Gahan Wilson, one of the most celebrated and respected cartoonists of our time. In the past half-century, Wilson's distinctive cartoons and illustrations have graced the pages of The New Yorker, Nickelodeon, Playboy and National Lampoon. In 2005, Wilson received the coveted Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society, one of the highest honors that a cartoonist can achieve.
*The Vault of Horror: Graham "Ghastly" Ingels From the pages of EC Comics' seminal comic book The Vault of Horror comes "Shoe-Button Eyes," a complete seven-page story illustrated by Graham Ingels.
*The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Neil Gaiman's Sandman One of the most popular and acclaimed comic book series of the past 20 years, Neil Gaiman's Sandman tales from DC Comics set new standards in excellence for fantasy and horror. Featured artists include Chris Bachalo, Duncan Eagleson, Marc Hempel, Kent Williams and series cover artist Dave McKean.
*Scared Silly! Scary comics don't always take themselves seriously. Bongo Comics' annual Treehouse of Horror special features The Simpsons as you've never seen them before, as illustrated by Sergio Aragonés, Peter Kuper, Bill Morrison, Scott Shaw and Jill Thompson; Batton Lash's Supernatural Law warns us to beware the creatures of the night...and their lawyers; and Charles Schulz's classic comic Peanuts asks the burning question, "When will the Great Pumpkin arrive?"
*It came from the Seventies! As the Silver Age of comics came to an end, the Marvel, DC and Warren publishing companies unleashed a wave of horror comics that pushed the boundaries of comic book art. Alfredo Alcala, Jim Aparo, Frank Brunner, Gene Colan and Dick Giordano, among others, bring new life to classic characters from Dracula and Frankenstein's monster to anti-heroes including The Spectre, Vampirella and Morbius, The Living Vampire.
*Nothin' But Misery: The Goon by Eric Powell Powell is the Eisner Award-winning creator of Dark Horse Comic series The Goon, a horror comedy that pits the title character and his pal Frankie against killer robots, zombies, Spanish-speaking lizards and other supernatural menaces.