“Comics Are Books by Artists” with Bill Kartalopoulos, Lisa Pearson, Aidan Koch and David Sandlin

Events

September 16th, 2018

(image above from Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera by Richard Kraft)

 

“Comics Are Books by Artists”—a panel at the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference

Saturday, September 22, 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Historically, comics and artists’ books have existed within different cultural and commercial contexts and have employed different methods of material production. However, many of the distinctions between comics and artists’ books have been erased in the hands of contemporary artists who blend both histories to make books of comics as their chosen medium of artistic expression. Comics critic and curator Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a conversation about the growing relationship between comics and artists’ books with artists David Sandlin (Sleep of History) and Aidan Koch (Little Angels) and publisher Lisa Pearson (Siglio Press). Organized by Giana Ricci.

This panel is part of the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference held every year during Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair. This year it takes place a few blocks from MoMA PS1 at the new Book Culture in Long Island City at 26-09 Jackson Avenue. The event, like the fair, is free and open to the public.

Siglio will also have a table (as always!) at the New York Art Book Fair. This year we’re in “The Dome”—the big temporary structure in the MoMA PS1 courtyard (which is said to stay pleasantly cool throughout the fair…_. We’re at table B-17 and will be offering 25% off Siglio books. We’ll also have new ephemera on hand by Joe Brainard!