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MY PORKLAND REBRANDING OF THE PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM IN 2010. I PUT THESE FLYERS UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
Linework NW is proud to announce our second special guest, JIM WOODRING!
One of the all time greats of American cartooning and a legendary figure in Pacific Northwest arts, Jim Woodring is an accomplished illustrator and oil painter, and his creations have also been translated into 3D in the form of toys. He is best known for his surreal comic series JIM, from which sprang the iconic character Frank. You may also know him from his quest to create a giant, functional pen nib, which he’ll be bringing to Linework NW!
"Jim Woodring is one of the great cartoonists of his generation, and probably one or two generations on each side of his own. He’s one of those cartoonists that raises one’s estimation of the entire art form for him being [in] it." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter"Mr. Woodring’s imagery mimics the look of antique wood engravings and animated cartoons of the 1930s while tapping deeply into reservoirs of mythic imagination." – The New York Times
We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jim to Linework NW & Portland in general. Stay tuned for specific announcements regarding programming, to come soon!
1958 re-release poster for THE BIRTH OF A BABY (A.E. Christie, USA, 1938)
Poster source: Westgate Gallery (a new source for Salacious Macabre Vintage Movie Poster Wall Candy.)
Produced by “The American Committee on Maternal Welfare,” THE BIRTH OF A BABY was banned in several US cities for “indecency.” When LIFE magazine published a pictorial of the film, 33 US cities, and Canada, banned the magazine. Read more.
Holy shit, this poster.