Saturday, June 8, 2013

CAKE! (+ new publications on the way)

Poster by the ever amazing, Jo Dery

YO! Pegacorn Press will be tabling CAKE on June 15th and 16th in Chicago, land of the lovely comic freakers. There's some new publications to be seen, including titles from Leipzig, Germany's Anna Haifisch, longtime friend Mike Taylor and a new artist book that I've been working on. When I get back from Chicago, everything will be available online. 

AND... I'm was honored to be ask to moderate a panel during CAKE, with an all star line up, which includes Phoebe Gloeckner!!! Details of what the panel is all about is listed below. If you're in Chicago, definitely make a point to check out CAKE and stop by the table...

 Sunday, June 16th
3:30 – 4:30pm
Intimate Anxiety
with Phoebe Gloeckner, Julia Gfrörer, and Heather Benjamin
Moderated by Caroline Paquita
Sponsored by Comix Revolution

Beyond the shock tactics of portraying “inappropriate” subject matter in comics, we find the medium is exquisitely suited for grappling with explicit content, unchained from the trappings of taboo. Intimate Anxiety focuses on three artists’ ferocious visions of sex and death, made all the more visceral through gorgeous and painstaking details. Special Guest Phoebe Gloeckner sets the standard for work that probes these realms. From her experimental memoir, Diary of a Teenage Girl, to her iconic illustrations for RE/Search to her current work dealing with the ongoing femicide in Cuidad, Juárez, Gloeckner continues to confront difficult realities with groundbreaking graphic integrity. Julia Gfrörer’s art vibrates off of the page while crafting oblique erotic worlds laced with terror. Through sparse text and a perfect sense of visual timing, Gfrörer’s comics, such as Too Dark to See, Flesh and Bone and Black Is the Color bring language to the unspeakable. Joining them will be Special Guest Heather Benjamin, whose obsessively rendered drawings aim straight for the jugular vein. Author of the cult art zine Sad Sex and contributor to the prolific output of Collective Stench, Benjamin’s art delves headfirst into complicated scenarios that are emotionally fraught and sexually feral. Moderated by Caroline Paquita, author of Womanimalistic and founder of Pegacorn Press, Intimate Anxiety is a conversation about the power and truth that lies within impropriety.