WBEZ | cartoon http://www.wbez.org/tags/cartoon Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daniel Clowes in conversation with Susan Miller http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/daniel-clowes-conversation-susan-miller-107984 <p><div><strong>Susan Miller</strong>, curator of Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, engages Clowes in a conversation about his practice and genesis of the exhibition.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Daniel Clowes</strong>, born in Chicago in 1961, is an internationally celebrated comic book artist and graphic novelist. To date, he has published nearly 50 comic books and graphic novels including <em>Ghost World</em>, <em>Art School Confidential</em>, <em>Lloyd Llewellyn</em>, <em>David Boring</em>, <em>Ice Haven</em>, <em>The Death-Ray</em>, <em>Wilson</em>, <em>Mister Wonderful</em>, and in 1989, the groundbreaking comic book series <em>Eightball</em>. Clowes gained wide recognition in 2001 with the release of Ghost World, the <strong>Terry Zwigoff</strong>-directed, Academy Award-nominated film for which he wrote the screenplay. Clowes is also a highly acclaimed magazine illustrator with work appearing in <em>Time</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>GQ</em>, and many other magazines. Beginning in 2007, Clowes became a regular cover artist for <em>The New Yorker</em> and created the twenty-episode series <em>Mister Wonderful</em> for the <em>New York Times Magazine</em>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Susan Miller is an independent curator and producer with a career focus on regional art and culture. She has organized surveys and books on Bay Area artists including <strong>Daniel Clowes</strong>, <strong>Tony Labat</strong>, <strong>Jim Pomeroy</strong>, and <strong>Jeanne Finley</strong>. From 1993 to 2005, she was the executive director of San Francisco&rsquo;s New Langton Arts. She is currently organizing a touring exhibition and book on media artist <strong>Doug Hall</strong> as well as developing the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research, a new research unit for UC Berkeley.</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/MCA-webstory_22.gif" title="" /></div></div><p>Recorded live Saturday June 28, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.</p></p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/daniel-clowes-conversation-susan-miller-107984 Sketching Pat Byrnes' toonish path to 'The New Yorker' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-25/sketching-pat-byrnes-toonish-path-new-yorker-94341 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-23/Pat Byrnes cartoon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Many people were home from work Friday enjoying a turkey sandwich or tossing around the football. Maybe they took a stab at reading those issues of <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/" target="_blank"><em>The New Yorker</em></a> that had been piling up on the coffee table.</p><p>But while flipped through its pages, hopefully they didn't forget the cartoons, the work of Pat Byrnes, a cartoonist at the magazine.</p><p>Byrnes might be a familiar name to political folk as well; he is married to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.</p><p><a href="http://fearnoartchicago.com/tag/elysabeth-alfano/" target="_blank">Elysabeth Alfano</a> caught up with Byrnes recently to learn more about his path to the funny pages and to talk more about his new App, <a href="http://smurks.net/" target="_blank"><em>Smurks</em></a>. Alfano is executive producer and host of <a href="http://fearnoartchicago.com/" target="_blank">Fear No Art Chicago</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p><p><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-25/sketching-pat-byrnes-toonish-path-new-yorker-94341 Cartoonist Lynda Barry discusses the process of drawing http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cartoonist-lynda-barry-discusses-process-drawing <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//lynda_barry_self-794489 resize_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Cartoonist Lynda Barry has Midwestern roots that run deep: She was born in Wisconsin and she moved to Chicago after her comic strip, &quot;Ernie Pook&rsquo;s Comeek,&quot; was picked up by the &quot;Chicago Reader.&quot; In her drawings, Barry explores the highs and lows of childhood and young adult life. Her characters Marlys, Arna and Maybonne have won her great acclaim and a devoted following. She is is an award-winning cartoonist, painter, writer, playwright and teacher. She is the author of books and plays, like <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Good-Times-Are-Killing-Me/dp/157061105X">&quot;The Good Times are Killing Me.&quot;</a>&nbsp; Her latest is called &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Picture-This-Near-sighted-Monkey-Book/dp/1897299648/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1">Picture This</a>.&quot;</p><p>Her new books focus on the process of drawing &ndash; which is why she&rsquo;s returned to Chicago. Monday night, she speaks at 6 p.m. at the School of Art Institute&rsquo;s ongoing <a target="_blank" href="http://www.saic.edu/art_design/vap/">Visiting Artists Program.</a> She told Alison Cuddy about this process and her career as a cartoonist.</p><p><em>Music Button: Six Parts Seven, &quot;The One Thing That Won't Matter&quot;, from the CD Silence Magnifies Sound, (Troubleman Unlimited)</em></p></p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cartoonist-lynda-barry-discusses-process-drawing