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Gary Panter’s book tour


Gary Panter (designer of Pee Wee’s Playhouse) has a new book from PictureBox Inc. Panter is doing a book tour this month that might be of interest to Cartoon Brew readers, including a show in Chicago where he’s introduced by Chris Ware and an LA signing introduced by Matt Groening.

Note these dates:
Saturday, May 10th, Gary Panter at PictureBox Departmental Store, 121 3rd St. in Brooklyn NY.

Saturday May 24th at 1 pm, introduced by Chris Ware at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday May 27th, 2008 at 7:30 pm Lecture and Slideshow, at Skylight Books, introduced by Matt Groening, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

For a complete list of other appearences including San Francisco, Texas, New York, Mexico, click here.

(Thanks, Hiland Hall)

  • There’s also two days of this left:
    Gary Panter: Pictures from a Psychedelic Swamp 1972-2001
    Clementine Gallery
    623 West 27th St., New York City
    April 4 to May 10, 2008

  • So… what’s the book?

  • It’s sad that only a couple folks take the time to comment on Gary Panter, whose wonderful work is often trivialized and minimalized by those that brand him only for his Emmy-winning work on PeeWee’s Playhouse, when he has earned hundreds of other awards, honors and accolades- which offer far more artistic prestige. Panter is a Van Gogh amongst 5 year old finger painters in this industry, but let’s choose to focus on something 22 years old, rather than the real milestones he’s made in RAW, Heavy Metal, multiple comics and graphic novels- that push the artistic boundaries of this certifiable genius.

  • Robert Schaad

    Gary’s work is very cool…and among the highlights of the book tour will be a RARE musical performance. See it if you can. Years ago, he released an album (Praying for Smurph?) and a single (Tornader to the Tater, both very collectible). And Devin Flynn has got to be affiliated w/ The Cryptic Corporation (The Residents).

    May 26th, 2008:
    Gary Panter signing and film programming
    Gary Panter and Devin Flynn: Live Performance
    436 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles