Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A review of the GRAPHIC NYC panel at King Con

From John Abrams on

Graphic NYC is a new internet project from interviewer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner that is meant to profile and promote New York as the center of the cartooning world, and in Irving’s words, “to make cartoonists look like rock stars.” What an awesome idea. In a world of reality TV stars famous for absolutely nothing, here’s an effort to shine the light on some people of obvious and remarkable talent. The website currently features luminaries such as current Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, pioneering Batman artist Jerry Robinson, and underground megastar Dean Haspiel (more on him in a minute), and Saturday’s panel featured four artists: Peter Kuper, Christine Norrie, Becky Cloonan, and George O’Connor. I hadn’t heard of any of them beforehand except for Kuper, and from what I saw of their artwork, I am excited to seek out more. This was an unexpectedly thrilling and inspiring discovery.

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