Monday, 9/9: New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium w/ Anne Emond and Josh Bayer

Monday, September 9th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Orientation Room, 2 W. 13th Street, Ground Floor

This week’s NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will feature Anne Emond and Josh Bayer.

The New York-based DIY cartoonists will discuss the development of their bodies of work,  audience  and their personal goals and objectives. The night will begin with a slide show/ reading of their work and  will culminate with the two interviewing each other, each bringing 13 questions devoted to the other  artist. Expect a lively, organic interaction between two complex and often unpredictable cartoonists.

Images: Anne Emond (left) and Josh Bayer (right)

Images: Anne Emond (left) and Josh Bayer (right)

Anne Emond graduated in 2010 with an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts.For the past two years she has drawn a semi-autobiographical webcomic Comiques. Her work has appeared in The New York Times,

Time Out New York, and The Funny Times, as well as the comics anthology Suspect Device and the Hic and Hoc Humor Anthology. She recently had her first solo show at Superchief Gallery in New York City.

Josh Bayer (b.1970) is an American Artist and Illustrator working and living in Harlem, NY. Bayer has been listed in The Best American Comics, collaborated with Raymond Pettibon, contributed conceptual art to HBO’s Rome and  New Line’s Nightmare on Elm Street. His comics have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Yeti, Laser, Smoke Signals, the Retrofit Publishing imprint, and  his fine art is currently on display at Axiom Gallery in Los Angeles.  He is an art Professor in New York at the Educational Alliance Art School, 3rd Ward and the 92nd St Y.

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.  The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of  publishing and advertising. Meetings will be facilitated by a rotating group of practitioners and guest speakers.