This Weekend! Origin Stories: Comics & Identity

Sorry for the late notice, but I’m in an art show, Origin Stories: Comics & Identity, part of this year’s 56th annual Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts. Appropriately enough for the origins theme, my contribution is five pages from LIFE OF THE PARTY, a 24 Hour Comic I drew about my father. I’m also giving a free talk about 24 Hour Comics generally this Sunday at noon at Lakewood Center of the Arts, 368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. It would be so nice to see you there!

David Chelsea is reading: Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
by Christopher Bonanos

From the website:

“Sequence, repetition, visual and verbal symbols are the building blocks of comics, and are the tools artists use to create and present identities to the world around us. Origin Stories: Comics & Identity celebrates comics as a unique form, exceptionally suited to help us tell the stories of our selves.

The 2019 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is proud to present the Special Exhibit, Origin Stories: Comics and Identity, an exhibition celebrating the unique formal qualities of comics as a medium, as well as the infinite possibilities of expression the form allows. The exhibit will feature regional and national artists including Alissa Sallah, editor of the image comic Sleepless, along with Ben Passmore, Louisiana artist and author of the comic novel, Your Black Friend. Curator Andréa Gilroy and Assistant Curator Katie Proctor are thrilled to work with The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts to celebrate this exciting moment in comics’ history by showcasing contemporary comics art in a gallery setting. This exhibition seeks to embrace the here-and-now of comics art, to celebrate the work of known professionals alongside fresh, exciting talent.

About the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts:
The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The Special Exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center. Other art exhibits (Open Show, Artist’s Vision, Art in Oregon, and High School Art Exhibit) are also located at Lakewood Center. Art in the Park, with more than 110 artists, is located at George Rogers Park across the street from Lakewood Center.

There will be hands-on arts activities, demonstrations, educational displays and the popular Happy Hour on the deck at Lakewood on Friday and Saturday afternoons provides an opportunity to meet and talk with friends.

The Special Exhibit Origin Stories: Comics & Identity is supported by a Clackamas County Cultural Coalition Project Grant.”

Origin Stories: Comics & Identity
at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Lakewood Center of the Arts
Lake Oswego
10 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday June 21 & 22, 2019
10 am – 5 pm Sunday, June 23, 2019

Read a blog post about LIFE OF THE PARTY, the 24 Hour Comic