Back + Forth in the USA

09Sep10

A selection of prints from Back + Forth will be on display starting next week at the Holderness School’s Edwards Art Gallery in the exhibit Graphic Novels in their Purest Sense curated by David Berona. The show features original prints from wordless novel masters Frans Masereel and Roger Buck and four contemporary artists working in the wordless novel medium, my pals George Walker, Megan Speers and Stefan Berg . The exhibit runs from Friday September 17 through Saturday October 21. I REALLY wish I could go to this show, to see the older work especially. (Also, Plymouth is located just south of a huge national forest! Plymothtonians, I hope you know how lucky you are.)

I had the pleasure of meeting woodcut novel historian David Berona last spring and share some lovely conversations about our mutual love of letterpress art and intense passion for books (he is a fellow librarian!). He is a kind and wonderful man and a willing member of the Back + Forth fanclub. We spoke together on a panel at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) entitled The Artist Book and the Graphic Novel: Converging Traditions , with George Walker, Megan Speers, Leon Rooke and Tony Calzetta, moderated by Jeet Heer (Just realizing that I never posted about that here… my ultimate fail).

If you will be in the New Hampshire region next week, check out this show!

UPDATE! View David Berona’s photo’s of the exhibit.

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