Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jack Davis show at the Georgia Museum of art!
I'm curating a Jack Davis show at the Georgia Museum of Art that opens today, but will officially kick off tomorrow with an appearance by Davis himself and a little talk about his work by me in the GMOA auditorium.
First off at 1:30 tomorrow, Jack Davis and Alex Murawski will be signing copies of "Jack Davis: Drawing American Popular Culture", which UGA illustration professor Murawski worked on. If you've never met Davis, here's your chance!
Next up at 3:00, I will be giving a brief talk about Davis's artwork. With such a prolific career, the focus will be mainly on his start at EC Comics and his transition into top-scale commercial art. How many other comic artist of the 50's would go on to do movie posters in a matter of years? Well, besides Frazetta?
If you miss tomorrow's events, the show runs from November 3rd-January 6th, 2013. It's a rare chance to see two full EC original stories by Davis, various other EC pages, the artwork for the cover of Yak-Yak #1, and the most jaw-dropping work of the show; the original of Mad #27. I could stare at this one for hours. Heck, I just might do that between now and the new year!