Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Ice Throne

Last week I designed a piece of ice furniture. I did a drawing of a tree-like throne with squirrel arm rests and a small bird and Bill from Ice Matters carved it perfectly. I made a woodland installation with live doves, trees, snow, a mushroom stool and the throne.The installation is long gone, but the ice sculpture still stands majestically in my yard. Next year I want to make a whole ice room, like the ice hotels in Sweden and Quebec. Until then, my dog and I are enjoying our glittering throne.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tuesday, Dec. 21st at Joe's Pub, NYC - Heeb Storytelling: The Live Comics Edition

Join us for a night of irreverent entertainment-graphic novel-style-curated by Heeb's comics editor Jeff Newelt. Eight extraordinary comics creators will project their smart, funny and sexy comics on a big screen, accompanied by a soundtrack and shenanigans.

I'm presenting the art I created for the graphic novel, Evelyn Evelyn: A Terrible Tale in Two Tomes. It was written by the world-reknowned musicians, Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley and features a foreword by the award-winning author and comic creator god,Neil Gaiman. The book will be released by Dark Horse Comics in May 2010.

The talented New York musician, actor, and playwright Howard Fishman will be the narrator. I will be reading, wielding a chainsaw, shooting a gun, and will scream my guts out. My assistant extraordinaire, Rachel Boyadis, will also assist with the presentation. We will all join in to sing Chicken Man.

The Comics To Be Presented Are:

Award-winning artist and author CYNTHIA VON BUHLER (Evelyn Evelyn: A Terrible Tale In Two Tomes - illustrated by von Buhler and written by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley with a forword by Neil Gaiman)

Downtown artist/impressaria MOLLY CRABAPPLE (Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Puppet Makers)

AL JAFFEE, legendary creator of the MAD Magazine Fold-in and Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions; PAUL POPE (Batman Year 100, Heavy Liquid, THB)


SARAH GLIDDEN (How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less)

DEAN HASPIEL (The Alcoholic-written by Jonathan Ames of HBO's "Bored to Death")

Erotic book editor/cupcake connoisseur RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL, MISS LASKO-GROSS, creator off the graphic novels Escape From Special and A Mess of Everything.

Photocomix pioneer SETH KUSHNER

and special guests to be announced.

Comics aren't just for schmendricks anymore! - Jeff Newelt

Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. (Doors at 6:00 p.m.) Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

$15 (reservations required for table seating)

Pre-order Evelyn Evelyn: A Terrible Tale in Two Tomes Now!