November 15 & 16, 2012
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design
Selby Gallery is sponsoring presentations by Chip Kidd, Chris Ware and John Canemaker Nov. 15 & 16 along with the Illustration and GIC Depts. in conjunction with Winsor McCay’s “Little Nemo: The Exhibition.” The presentations are free, but you will need a ticket to get in. Tickets are available at the Selby Gallery, Mon.-Sat., 10-4 and Tues., 10-7. Instructors that intend to bring their classes should notify Laura Avery, Selby Ass’t. Director, to reserve tickets.
Chip Kidd Presentation: Thurs., Nov. 15, 12:30 pm, Academic Center Auditorium. Author, editor, and graphic designer, Kidd is best known for his book covers. His work is strongly influenced by American popular culture. Kidd is as a fan of comic book media, particularly Batman, and has written and designed book covers for several DC Comics publications. In 2010, Kidd collaborated with the writing staff of the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold on the episode “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” He will sign any of his books that you bring to the presentation.
John Canemaker Presentation Followed by Panel Discussion with Chip Kidd and Chris Ware: Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 pm, Selby Lecture Hall. John Canemaker is an independent animator, animation historian, author, teacher and lecturer. In 1980, he began teaching and developing the animation program at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Department. Since 1988 he has directed the program and is currently a tenured full professor. In 1987 his book, Winsor McCay: His Life and Art, was published.
Chris Ware Presentation: Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 am, Academic Center Lecture Hall. Chris Ware is a comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. His works tend to use a vivid color palette and are full of realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers to be among the best currently working in the medium. He will sign any of his books that you bring to the presentation.