Happening @ CAM

February Cartoonist in Residence: Gregory H. Russell

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm

The Cartoon Art Museum hosts cartoonist Gregory H. Russell on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 1pm to 3pm, as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program.  Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to Russell and view his work.  This event is free and open to the public.

Gregory H. Russell is a former award-winning filmmaker who lives and works in San Francisco. Since 2010 he has been creating visual narratives, abstract graphic novels that utilize a combination of gothic and erotic literature in the manner of Poe, Lovecraft, and the Surrealists with a multi-media presentation of visual art and treated photography. He maintains a website at http://gregoryhrussell.wordpress.com/.

The visual narratives available to read in their entirety at his website include The Man With Two Souls, about an army of men lost in Hell and their terrifying journey back to the surface world; and The Blue Shark, about a wayfaring pirate who murders a prostitute and is exiled with her remains on a raft set out to sea, where they are attacked by a school of sharks (http://gregoryhrussell.wordpress.com/tag/visual-narrative/).

Gregory H. Russell’s current project is a long form graphic novel currently being serialized at his website entitled A Girl’s Misfortune. He will be bringing the entirety of A Girl’s Misfortune to the Cartoon Art Museum, along with some works in progress including a small graphic novel called The Radiance of the City, and will have some exclusive art prints and posters available during his stay-in-residence.

About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:

The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists–but were afraid to ask.  Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Michael Jantze (The Norm) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.