Kicking off the opening night festivities of THE PROJECTS, Floating World Comics and Picturebox are honored to present a book release party with Sammy Harkham and Jonny Negron. The party starts at 6pm; at 7pm Gridlords presents an informal Q&A with Harkham and Negron joined by Chris Cilla, Matthew Thurber and Jason T Miles.
Everything Together: Collected Stories
At the center of this short story collection book are two vastly different tales: “Poor Sailor”, a sea-faring myth of a man gone to find wealth for his love; and “Somersaulting”, a kind of fever dream of teenagers in love, wiling away the summer. Around these stories shorter comic strips tackling everything from Napoleon (if he was a tortured artist) to touching examinations of Jewish mysticism and life in a shtetl, to satires of contemporary university life.
Softcover, 7.25 × 9.75, 120 pages
An acclaimed “master of voluptuousness” in the tradition of Robert Crumb and Tom of Finland, his highly erotic drawings occupy a space that draws from fashion drawings, video games, manga, and street art. Negron is his first book and explores the ample proportions of his vision. It features all-new drawings and comics. This is a guide to his brave new world, produced in as lush a package as the women in his work: printed on high-gloss paper, this dust-jacketed paperback is an art object unto itself.
Softcover, 6” x 8”, 80 pages
WHO: Sammy Harkham & Jonny Negron
WHAT: Book release party
WHEN: Friday, October 19th, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Sammy Harkham (b. 1980) is the L.A.-based cartoonist of Crickets, as well as the editor of the comics anthology Kramers Ergot. He is also the co-owner of the book store Family.
Jonny Negron is a Brooklyn-based artist. He is the co-editor of Chameleon.