Steven Brower: Influence, Parody, and Process
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Ice House Gallery
September 10 – November 16, 2012
Illustrated lecture by the artist:
Thursday, September 13, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall Auditorium:
Reception follows in the Ice House Gallery from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
A lot has been going on and I’m way behind in posting. Easiest to post links:
I’m now a regular contributor to Imprint, Print Magazine’s online blog:
Great review of my new book from powerHouse Golden Age Western Comics here:
PowerHouse book also has a great new book of interviews and photos of comic creators by writer Christopher Irving (who wrote the intro to my book) and photographer Seth Kushner, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics
While I’m at it, Fantagraphics will release my Out of the Shadows next month, the first reprint book dedicated to Mort Meskin:
And they just released the third volume of their Ditko reprints by Blake Bell, Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives:
And lastly, I was quoted in an article on Jack Kirby in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:
I have an article up on the PRINT website on Jack Kirby:
One thing unmentioned in the article is that there is a boycott of all things Marvel/Disney which I fully support.
As the petition says Kirby played a primary role in the creation of the “Marvel Universe” now worth billions, yet receives no such credit and his heirs are not paid any royalties. Kirby is one of many other comic book creators who have been treated shabbily over the years. The Kirby estate is currently appealing a court decision in favor of Marvel/Disney and now is the time to send Marvel a message.
For his centennial year I designed the Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Runin’s 2012 calendar. It printed beautifully, this scan doesn’t do it justice.
The first 3 Rulin’s:
1. Work more and better
2. Work by a schedule
3. Wash teeth if any
After finally seeing the film Helvetica (which I highly recommend) I went back and redesigned by poster for the conference. As much as I like it I think its time had come and gone.
Hard to believe it was 6 conferences ago when I was the keynote at the very first Thinking Creatively conference at Kean University. Co-sponsored by the Art Directors Club of New Jersey, this year’s, to be held on April 3 & 4, is going to be terrific.
Here’s my poster design:
You can check out details (and register) here.
Last month I completed work on the logo for CircFocus. The company, headed by Steve Pippin, is dedicated to helping small publishers succeed with their magazines through better circulation efforts, and larger publishers with special projects. The creative brief was a design a logo that was “serious but not staid, imaginative but not flighty.” Incorporating that into a conceptual approach that said “magazine,” “circulation,” and “focus” was the challenge.
Here’s the final result:
I only took me 3 years but I finally got around to opening a Cafe Press store to sell my “Love You” designs. Why stare at a Brower when you can wear a Brower?