People Who Shape Our World: Gary Panter, Chris Ware, and Dan Nadel

  • Kanter Meeting Center
    This space existed before the MCA's 2017 renovation.
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

event description

Join us to celebrate the release of the definitive volume on Gary Panter's work—Gary Panter—from PictureBox Inc. with a talk and book signing.

The conversation takes place in the Kanter Meeting Center on the first floor.
A book signing follows at 2:30 pm in the MCA Store.
Tickets are limited. Reserve your seat today—call 312-397-4010.

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Gary Panter
Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg

About the Speakers

Gary Panter has left his mark on every medium he's touched; from his era-defining punk graphics to his cartoon icon, Jimbo, to his visionary design for Pee-Wee's Playhouse. A three-time Emmy Award–winner and recipient of the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence, Panter has drawn inspiration from diverse vernacular and traditional art arenas over the course of the past four decades.

Chris Ware, often described as an "alternative cartoonist," is best known as the creator of the Acme Novelty Library, publications in various formats that feature the adventures of such characters as Quimby the Mouse and Jimmy Corrigan. Not quite comic books, not quite graphic novels, Ware's works mine art history, popular culture, and personal experience, capturing a queasy sense of reality of modern life in a "retro" style distinctly his own.

Dan Nadel is the director of PictureBox Inc., a Grammy Award–winning art, music, photography, and comics publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2004, PictureBox has specialized in bringing artists visions to print in startling and unexpected ways. Nadel is the author of Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900–1969.