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The Blighted Eye \;showcases \;Glenn Bray&rsquo\;s extensive collection of original comic art by cartoonists such as The book features work by a pantheon of cartooning mas ters\, including \;Charles Addams\, \;Carl Barks\, \;Charles Burns\, \;Al C app\, \;Dan Clowes\, \;Jack Cole< /strong>\, \;R. Crumb\, \;Jack Davis\, \;Kim Deitch\, \;Will Elder \, \;Al Feldstein\, \;Virgil Finlay\, \;Drew Friedman\, \;Chester Gould\, \;Justin Green\, \;Rick Griffin\, \;Bill Griffith\, \;Matt Groening \, \;George Grosz\, \;V.T. Hamlin \, \;Jaime Hernandez\, \;George H erriman\, \;Al Hirshfeld\, \;Grah am Ingels\, \;Bernie Krigstein\, \;Harvey Kurtzman\, \;Gary Panter\, \;Virgil Partch\, \;Savage Pencil\, \; Peter Pontiac\, \;Charles Rodrigues\,  \;Spain Rodriguez\, \;Charles Schulz\, \;Gilbert Shelton\, \;Joost Swarte< /strong>\, \;Stanislav Szukalski\,Irving Tripp \, \;Chris Ware\, \;S. Clay Wilso n\, \;Basil Wolverton\, \;Wallace Wood\, \;Jim Woodring\, \;Art Yo ung\, and &mdash\; it should go without saying &mdash\; many more.

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The Blighted Eye \;is the most copious\, the most diverse\, and the most lavish compilation of original comic art ev er published &mdash\; all from the mind-boggling collection of Glenn Bray. Bray was an enthusiast of marginal or outsider American pop culture when he started to collect original comic art in 1965 &mdash\; a time when very fe w people\, including the artists themselves\, truly valued the original art . Bray has\, over the last nearly 50 years\, amassed the most eclectic coll ection of original comic art in private hands. Public exhibitions of origin al comics art has proliferated over the last decade with such shows as Mast ers of American Comics at LA&rsquo\;s \;Hammer Museum \;an d \;R. Crumb&rsquo\;s Underground \;at Seattle&rsquo\;s&nb sp\;Frye Museum. Readers have been able to see this original art i n museum catalogues and the occasional compilation of work digitally scanne d directly from the original art. Although drawn for print\, the hand-craft ed\, original art &mdash\; brush strokes and pen lines inked on paper &mdas h\; offers a beauty and an unique insight into the form\, a different way o f perceiving the artist&rsquo\;s work. Full color.

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Glenn Bray wi ll be here in person to sign his book\, as will Todd Hignite and Robert Wil liams\, who each supplied a foreword.

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Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics\; 1st edi tion (March 19\, 2014)
Languag e: English
ISBN-10: 1606996959
ISBN-13: 978-1606996959
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.6 p ounds
Price: $100

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If you ca nnot attend the event and would like a signed book\, contact Soap Plant / W acko at (323) 663-0122 or sales@soapplant.com

DTEND:20140425T210000 DTSTAMP:20140723T211432 DTSTART:20140425T190000 GEO:34.100466;-118.28998 LOCATION:La Luz de Jesus Gallery\,4633 Hollywood Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 9 0027 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:'Blighted Eye: The Collection of Glenn Bray' Book Release & Signing Party with Special Guests\, Glenn Bray UID:325262 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR