Wednesday, May 27, 2009

COMIC NOIR: YOU HAVE KILLED ME GALLERY SHOW, June 4-27

YOU HAVE KILLED ME gallery show - postcard front

YOU HAVE KILLED ME gallery show - postcard back

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Comic Noir: The Art of Joëlle Jones
The Art Institute of Portland Gallery presents a first look at Jones’ newest work




May 26, 2009—
For the month of June, the Art Institute of Portland Gallery is hosting Portland comic book artist Joëlle Jones and writer Jamie S. Rich in a unique first look at their collaborated novel You Have Killed Me, due this summer from Oni Press. On view will be excerpts and original pages from the book, as well at the opportunity to speak to the artist and writer about the new book and the creative process behind it.

Jones and Rich first collaborated on the acclaimed comic book 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, and have since shown up as a team in the pages of Popgun, Portland Noir, and Madman Atomic Comics. Jones also did the cover and interior illustrations for Rich's novel Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?

Separately, they have multiple creative works between them. Jones has contributed to the long-running comic series Fables at DC/Vertigo, and she drew the Minx young-adult graphic novel Token, written by Alisa Kwitney. Rich has published four prose novels, including Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead, and The Everlasting, and wrote the comics series Love the Way You Love, illustrated by Marc Ellerby. He served as the editor-in-chief at Oni Press from 1999 until 2004 and has also worked on the editorial staff at Dark Horse Comics.

The June gallery show, titled “Comic Noir: The Art of Joëlle Jones,” will debut on First Thursday with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m. at the College.

Daily gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 27.


About The Art Institute of Portland
The Art Institute of Portland (www.artinstitutes.edu/portland), located in Portland’s Pearl District, provides undergraduate design education and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Art Institute of Portland offers bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Apparel Accessory Design, Apparel Design, Culinary Arts, Digital Film & Video, Design Management, Design Studies, Design Visualization, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Marketing, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography & Design, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Visual & Game Programming, and Web Design & Interactive Media. The college offers a minor in sustainability and associate’s degrees for select degree programs.

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4 comments:

elbizarron said...

ZOMG! I've been waiting for this since 2007! And it's finally coming out this summer! I wish I could drop down to see this! New passport rules for the border make me worried though...

I started to read 12 Reasons again. What is the correct chronological order of the chapters?

jwdoom said...

Doh! I saw the signs at AI last night when I went by at like 11pm. Wish I'd known in time to attend the premiere. Guess I need to look at your blog more often, huh?

Congratulations!

Joelle said...

It is o.k if you were not able to come, it was pretty short notice.

rania123456 said...

Sounds cool and interesting!


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