Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Charles Vess in New York: Save the Date


Okay, so this is a bit to early to be mentioning but I'm very excited about it. I will, of course, repost this in at a more useful date.

CHARLES VESS

Part Seen, Part Imagined: An informal visual survey of three predominate threads of the fantastic in the arts: The English Fairy Painters, the American Pulp Tradition, and the Visionary Artist.
May 2nd, 2007

Society of Illustrators, NY


I must confess to being supremely self-serving here. Charles had his laptop out at the Austin World Fantasy and showed a few of us some amazing artwork from a lecture he gave at the Conference for the Fantastic. He covered obscure and well-known fantasists from the 19th Century up through today. I really wanted to hear him give the full lecture so, it was either wait for the stars to align at some convention or convince the Society's lecture series chairman to invite him up. It didn't take much convincing.

8 comments:

Carl V. said...

That sounds fantastic. Vess is an amazing artist, the quintessential fairy tale artist in my opinion.

Arkady Roytman said...

Did you really have to work to convince Denis? I think he's just as happy that half his job is already done. :P

Irene Gallo said...

Not at All, Arkday. The conversation was something like, "How about Charles Vess for the next lecture series?" To which Dennis replied, "Great!"

Arkady Roytman said...

I think i mentioned to him very briefly about it in October/November and his reaction was someting along the lines of "Sweet!!!"

Charles Vess said...

Irene,

Thanks for asking. I'll just have to close my eyes and start spouting. I love this art and its fun to talk about it, a blast to see it cast large on a screen but I get nervous as all get out in front of groups.

Charles

Irene Gallo said...

I hear ya, Charles. The scariest thing I ever did was give Donato's acceptance speech at last year's Hugo awards...But you know the Society, it's all warm and cuddly up there. You'll be talking to friends.

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