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Art Gallery of Ontario to Host ‘Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective’

Art SpiegelmanThe Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will host “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective.”

Visitors will see 300 different items such as trading cards, magazine covers, and original manuscripts of the comic Maus. This art show will run from December 20, 2014 until March 14, 2015.

Here’s more from the AGO website: “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective was organized for the 2012 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, by Rina Zavagli-Mattotti and is presented at the AGO in collaboration with The Jewish Museum, New York. The exhibition has travelled to the Library of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Jewish Museum, New York; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The AGO is the exhibition’s only Toronto venue.”

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Neil Gaiman On the Value of Scary Stories

Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman sat with TOON Books publisher Françoise Mouly and Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman to discuss his new graphic novel, Hansel and Gretel. The video embedded above features the entire conversation.

Gaiman confesses that the “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale really frightens him, but he does believe that children must be exposed to dark stories. Gaiman thinks that “if you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up. I think it is really important to show dark things to kids—and in the showing, to also show that dark things can be beaten, that you have power.”

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Brad Meltzer & Alma Katsu Get Booked

descent-us-200Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The Franklin Park Reading Series has asked several writers to take part in its 5th annual Short Fiction Night. See them on Monday, January 13th at the Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden starting 8 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

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The Jewish Museum Opens an Art Spiegelman Retrospective

artThe Jewish Museum has opened a new exhibit called “Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective.” This New York City-based institution has created an art show profiles the career of the acclaimed graphic novelist (pictured, via).

According to Forward.com, the curators collected hundreds of drawings. Viewers will also get to see photographs, studies, and interview transcripts. The exhibit will run until March 23, 2014.

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Tina Brown To Write Memoir About Her Media Life

Editor and author Tina Brown has sold her memoir to Henry Holt’s Metropolitan Books imprint. Media Beast will come out in 2016.

Agent Ed Victor negotiated the deal with publisher Stephen Rubin in “an exclusive submission.” Rubin published Brown’s biography of Princess Diana, The Diana Chronicles. Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel will edit.

The book will cover Brown’s legendary career as a young magazine editor, but also cover her tim leading Talk magazine, working with Harvey Weinstein, her CNBC talk show “Topic A” and her leadership at The Daily Beast. Brown left the website earlier this week.

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Maurice Sendak Has Died

Maurice Sendak has passed away, leaving behind a lifetime of beloved children’s books, including Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There.

This GalleyCat editor will never forget reading Where the Wild Things Are to his daughter for the first time. Months before she could speak, she could growl like the dreamy monsters lurking in that book. Sendak’s poem and picture book about his late brother, My Brother’s Book, will be published in February.

Here’s more from the New York Times: “A largely self-taught illustrator, Mr. Sendak was at his finest a shtetl Blake, portraying a luminous world, at once lovely and dreadful, suspended between wakefulness and dreaming. In so doing, he was able to convey both the propulsive abandon and the pervasive melancholy of children’s interior lives.” Read more

Art Spiegelman to Judge Strand Bookstore Tote Bag Design Contest

.jpegGenerations of readers (including this GalleyCat editor) have spent hours browsing the crowded shelves of Strand Bookstore in New York City. Now a lucky designer can put their personal stamp on the bookstore.

From March 1 until March 31, designers from around the world can submit a design for the iconic Strand Bookstore tote bag, vying for a number of prizes. The grand prize winner will have their design featured on a tote. The contest will be judged by New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, School of Visual Arts faculty member Steven Heller, Masterpiece Comics creator R. Sikoryak, and graphic novelist Adrian Tomine.

The entire press release is embedded after the jump. Here’s more about the contest: “the Strand Book Store wants to give emerging artists the opportunity to have their artwork featured on a Strand tote bag. Design Requirements: The illustration must feature either a representation of the Strand Book Store or books. The illustration must include the artist’s signature, ‘Strand Book Store NYC’ and ‘strandbooks.com’ or a representation of the Strand logo (as seen on strandbooks.com).”

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