There will be advance copies of my new book GULAG CASUAL, published by 2d Cloud available this Saturday, Nov 7th at Comic Arts Brooklyn. Also, DOMINO BOOKS, my publishing imprint, will debut THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER by Ian Sundahl.
GULAG CASUAL will not be in stores until its official release date of April 12th 2016, so if you want to get a copy and avoid a 5 month wait, you should really swing by the festival and stop by the 2d Cloud booth (D7). I will be signing copies of the book at the booth from 4pm to 7pm. GULAG CASUAL collects 5 years worth of comics by me and I couldn’t be more proud of it and excited to be able to finally share it with readers!
I will also be at the festival all day running the DOMINO BOOKS booth (D7) where you can get copies of THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER by Ian Sundahl. THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER collects the best of Ian Sundahl’s self published series of the same name, much of which is hard to find or out of print. Social Discipline has long been one of our favorite comics here at DOMINO—Sundahl mixes beautiful figure drawing and tightly controlled storytelling over a template of pulp to express a personal attitude. DOMINO is proud to publish this book so that the work of one our favorite artists will finally be widely available.
Finally, mark your calendars for Friday, November 20th, 7pm-9pm. I will have a small show of recent drawings at Desert Island in Brooklyn—I currently have an installation of my work up as the window display for the store, so this will be both a reception for that and a show of new works on paper. Hope to see you there and this Saturday at CAB!
Well, books have been piling up in the DOMINO shop—and not just any books! Over the last 6 months I’ve sought out books from all over Europe and the USA, all of them hard to find and highly beautiful. I finally had time to sit down and add them to the shop so that you can grab them. I’ve also cleaned up the inventory and found copies of books I thought were sold out, as well as cleaning up broken links/pages. SO…if you love comics, today is your lucky day. Run, don’t walk, to the DOMINO shop and pick up some of these books!
Some cool things happening in the next week/coming months. Here’s a quick round up!
I’m very excited to announce that I will have some drawings in the group show Character Traits, opening THIS THURSDAY @ Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. I will be showing two new drawings and a selection of recent work alongside 8 other incredible artists. This show was curated by the very talented Matthew Craven who worked hard to make this show something really special. So, if you’re in NYC, swing by on Thursday from 6-8pm. I’ll be there! Asya Geisberg Gallery is located at 537b West 23rd Street New York, NY
In comics news, 2d Cloud will be publishing my book Gulag Casual, a collection of 5 stories—it will be available in limited quantities in November at shows and festivals first and then in bookstores starting in April. A small preview of the book can be viewed now on the publishers website.
I’m also pleased to announce that I have been awarded a residency through The Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. I am the recipient of a 2015-2016 space award of a yearlong rent-free studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn. 17 visual artists were selected from over 1,000 applicants by a panel of jurors including: Diana Al-Hadid, Phong Bui, Michael Berryhill, Carl Fudge, and Beverly McIver. The residency period will last from September 2015 to August 2016, with an open studios weekend, to be scheduled for spring 2016.
This is an incredible program and an opportunity to create new kinds of work. I’m beyond excited to start working on new art in DUMBO starting in September!
DOMINO is excited to announce that we will be publishing a collection of work by artist Ian Sundahl this November. THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER will collect the best of Sundahl’s self published series Social Discipline, much of which is hard to find or out of print. Social Discipline has long been one of my favorite comics—Sundahl mixes beautiful figure drawing and tightly controlled storytelling over a template of pulp to express a personal attitude. So many cartoonists invoke older cartooning aesthetics but the end result is often cheap tribute or pastiche. Sundahl’s work, on the other hand, would be at home as a geniusely obscure men’s magazine insert or as contemporary naturalistic storytelling/pseudo-autobiography.
Sundahl’s figures are tough and stocky, but drawn with true passion. Touches of classic cartooning can be seen at every step, but for Sundahl it’s only a part of the puzzle. While Social Discipline has the look and design of a comic from the past, the sum of its parts makes it one of the most unique comics of recent years.
DOMINO is pleased to offer this preview of a few pages from THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER. More info and previews will be posted as we get closer to the books release in November.
Austin English Solo Show opens JAN 15th, THURSDAY in TORONTO @ Weird Things Gallery / Details on New BookPosted: January 11, 2015
A new show of drawings by DOMINO founder Austin English opens January 15th (THIS THURSDAY!) at Weird Things Gallery in Toronto! Weird Things is an amazing space run by artist Jonny Petersen, located on 998 Bathurst St. English be present for the opening, which starts at 7:30pm and the show is up for a month. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to swing by! There will be around 40 new drawings on view and for sale. Hope to see you there!
We are also pleased to announce that 2d Cloud Books will be publishing a collection of Austin English comic short stories, due out near the end of 2015, entitled GULAG CASUAL. The book will include The Disgusting Room, Freddy’s Dead, My Friend Perry and more—English is working on completing it now, but in the meantime please enjoy this preview of the books cover!
Hey! Some great new items in the DOMINO shop today, including some beautiful, hard-to-find items from Finland. Limited quantities of all these books, so grab em while you have the chance!
Hey! Some great new items in the DOMINO SHOP today! Order by Wednesday and get GUARANTEED shipping by Christmas Day! And be sure to pick up our deal for the first seven DOMINO publications—7 books for $30, free shipping—while you’re checking out these new books.
And finally back in stock, 3 amazing books by Emelie Östergren, exclusively available in the USA from DOMINO!