Opening Reception Sat. March 11th,
Show runs through April 8th
This is an exhibition and book release occasioned by the publication of “BLACK EYE No. 3,” the final and timely volume of “Black Eye,” the anthology of humor and despair published by Rotland Press. This all-comics issue compiles 136 pages with a jaundiced eye on the zeitgeist. Subtitled “A Shameful Enlightenment,” it is a riff on the absurdity of our times, as charted by a coterie of 36 international cartoonists. “Black Eye No. 3” will thrill, sicken, amuse, titillate, horrify, and fortify.
The event is an opportunity to bring together five of the contributing artists who are based in Detroit: Lucy Cahill, Mark Dancey, Francis Kulikowski, John Maggie and S. William Schudlich. Each artist will be exhibiting recent work made for Rotland Press. “Black Eye No. 3”, a limited edition companion book “The Sightseer’s Complement”, and “Rotland Dreadfuls: The Most Frightening Hole” by John Maggie will all be available for purchase.
“Ryan Standfest brings together an exquisitely curated collection of funny, dark, and beguiling comic art for Black Eye No. 3. I’m going to read my copy by a roaring arson blaze.” —Kaz, Creator of the comic strip “Underworld”
The contributors to “Black Eye No. 3” include: Alexis Beauclair, Tom Bunk, Andy Burkholder, Max Clotfelter, Mark Dancey, Kayla E., Vincenzo Fagnani, Penelope Gazin, Julia Gfrörer, Anna Haifisch, Corinne Halbert, Eric Haven, Ian Huebert, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Clara Bessijelle Johansson, Francis Kulikowski, Meghan Lamb, David Lynch, John Maggie, Nicolas Mahler, Jérôme Mulot, Erik Nebel, Paul Nudd, Onsmith, Pierre La Police, Helge Reumann, Josephin Ritschel, Martin Rowson, Florent Ruppert, Johnny Sampson, David Sandlin, S. William Schudlich, Santiago Sequeiros, Sammy Stein, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Chris Wright The cover is by Joan Cornellà. The book is edited by Ryan Standfest.
Founded in 2010, ROTLAND PRESS is a small publishing house located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is a publisher of printed projects that promote subversive humor— be it black, dark, gallows, satirical or absurd. ROTLAND PRESS aims to occupy a place between the mainstream and the avant-garde, the philistine and the genteel, industriously manufacturing the finest in despairing entertainment. Ryan Standfest in the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief.
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