Richard McGuire talk "The Making of HERE"
Richard McGuire’ short story Here, now published as full-length graphic novel, is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. 15 years in the making, its 304 pages trace interconnected and overlapping storylines. His talk will trace his inspirations and process of making Here and other projects.
Richard McGuire Bio
Richard McGuire is a multidisciplinary artist who has produced an enormously diverse body of work, including children’s books, animated films, toys, comics, and sound sculpture installations. His work has been featured in McSweeney’s, The New York Times, Le Monde, Libération, and on numerous covers ofThe New Yorker. His deeply influential short story ‘Here,’ published in 1989 by Art Spiegelman in the magazine RAW, was reinvented and released as a graphic novel in 2014. Here, which was a New York Times bestseller, was awarded the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s prestigious Fauve d’Or for Best Book of the Year, among other prizes. His new book, Sequential Drawings, will be published in November 2016.
Illustration Arts Fest (IAF) is Singapore’s first indie illustration-centric festival! As part of the 10th anniversary of the Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC Singapore), the Council is teaming up with Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), LASALLE College of the Arts; and East London Comics Arts Festival (ELCAF) and Nobrow Press to present the inaugural IAF, celebrating illustrators and illustration in Asia.
The IAF is focused on originally created content and narratives by independent illustrators who work in styles and art forms which are not commonly seen in Asia. This is distinguished from the more prevalent trend of superheroes, manga and anime themes. The event is supported by players from the Singapore creative community such as Kinetic, Supermama, H55, Underscore, Design Film Festival and Goodstuph.
Speakers and workshops by :
Jean Julien ( UK )
Mattias Adoffson ( Sweden )
Richard McGuire ( USA )
Isabel Greenberg ( UK )
Artists from Asia :
Hideyuki Katsumata ( Japan )
Sonny Liew (Singapore)
Elcaf ( UK )