This week: Gary Panter speaking in Toronto

Hello Jimbo!

There is a two-page splash in Adventures in Paradise where a giant, six-eyed insect is chocking a shocked, naked Jimbo on the floor and accusing him: “You don’t have it bad. You’re literature, buddy!” Disturbing.

Originally posted on The Beguiling Web site (March 9):

Gary Panter
Part of the Faculty of Design Speaker Series

Thursday March 25, 2010, @ 6:30pm

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Auditorium
FREE

Jimbo: Adventures in Paradise

Brooklyn-based illustrator, painter, designer and part-time musician Gary Panter is the mind behind the elaborate, quirky, Emmy Award winning set designs for the kid’s TV show Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Possibly the most influential graphic artist of his generation, Panter’s creative influence extends far beyond the realms of illustration. His work has been described as era-defining, earning him the monikers “King of Punk Art” and “King of the Preposterous.” He is described by Chris Bor of ARTINFO as, “A creator whose work comfortably straddles the worlds of painting, commercial art, illustration, cartoons, underground comix, and music,” and who, “tackles all of his projects with visionary punk panache.”

Panter’s artwork has appeared on record covers for Frank Zappa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He created the children’s playroom inside the Philippe Starck-designed Paramount Hotel in New York, and his animation series Pink Donkey and the Fly are featured on the Cartoon Network’s website. He is the creator of Jimbo, a “post-nuclear punk-rock cartoon character” whose adventures were first chronicled as a comic strip in the ’70s Los Angeles hardcore-punk paper Slash, and later in RAW magazine. Jimbo has also been published by Zongo Comics, founded by Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.

In 2000, Panter received the Chrysler Design Award recognizing his wide-reaching influence and mainstream success. From 2005 to 2007 his work was featured in the touring exhibition Masters of American Comics alongside that of such comic luminaries as Elzie Segar (Popeye), Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Charles Schultz (Peanuts), Jack Kirby (Captain America), Harvey Kurtzman (founding editor of MAD magazine), Art Spiegelman (Maus) and others. His 2-volume monograph Gary Panter was published by Picturebox in 2008.

All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available; guests are advised to arrive early.

Panter’s talk is generously sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

OCAD Auditorium
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
416-977-6000 x 462
http://www.garypanter.com
Free
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