Friday, October 07, 2005

Seth on Thoreau MacDonald

The Canadian Comic Art Centre attended a packed house at the AGO's Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre, where over 60 art-lovers were on hand to hear the cartoonist Seth present a prepared one-hour talk on the life and work of Thoreau MacDonald. MacDonald, a book-designer, artist, and publisher, received a glowing tribute and the Gallery made "treasures from the AGO’s collection of works on paper" available for the audience to view alongside Seth's original cartoon art and illustrations. Seth talked about MacDonald's influence on his own aesthetic and the connections between MacDonald's "memory pictures" and the art of cartooning. Later, Seth amiably answered several questions about his own work and the nature of nostalgia before mingling with the audience and signing some of his work.

Seth's exhibit of pages from "Clyde Fans" and other ephemera continues until October 16th at the AGO:

Art Gallery of Ontario

(photo: Seth chats with unidentified female audience members at the AGO)