SETH

THE GREAT NORTHERN BROTHERHOOD OF CANADIAN CARTOONISTS

OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Signed Exhibition Poster (front) 2011
24" x 20"

Signed Exhibition Poster (back) 2011
24" x 20"

For immediate Release:

SETH
The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists


. . . . Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition by Seth of work from his new book The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists that will premiere at the gallery. The exhibition will include the complete set of 100 drawings, paintings on paper, as well as related artifacts and ephemera.

. . . . In The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth offers a rich and varied study of Canadian cartoonists, both real and fictional. This group of drawings celebrates nearly every kind of cartoon - newspaper strips, nickel-backs, gags, comic books, political satire, accordion books, and graphic novels - but is bound together by his own carefully-crafted style. Seth uses bold black lines and gray ink washes, occasionally with watercolor, to create his dramatically lit scenes. As the title suggests, the series has a distinctly Canadian flavor; mounted police, igloos, dog-sleds, pine trees, bears, and British soldiers all make appearances.

. . . . Seth was born Gregory Gallant in Clinton, Ontario in 1962. He grew up in a variety of small south-Western Ontario towns until moving to Toronto in 1980 to attend the Ontario College of Art. He is the author of It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Clyde Fans, Wimbledon Green, and George Sprott, all published by Drawn and Quarterly Publications of Montreal. In 2005, Clyde Fans won the Doug Wright Award for best book and again in 2010 for George Sprott. His long running comic book series PALOOKAVILLE has been appearing annually since 1991. Seth's books have been published in seven languages. In 2005, Canada's Art Gallery of Ontario honored Seth with a career retrospective featuring work from his graphic novels as well as his cardboard city, Dominion. Seth is the recipient of the 2011 Harbourfront Festival Prize, which is based on the merit of the author's body of work and contribution to the medium and industry.

. . . . Seth is also an award winning book designer and has designed for a wide variety of publishing houses. He is perhaps best known for his designs on the long running Complete Peanuts and for the John Stanley Library. In 2006 he designed the covers for The Portable Dorothy Parker for the Penguin Classics line. He regularly contributes drawings to The New Yorker. This will be Seth's second solo exhibition at the gallery. Seth lives and works in Guelph, Ontario.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 P.M.

 
 

 

Founding Fathers, 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
14 7/8" x 21 ¾"

 

Members (The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists), 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

 

The G.N.B. Double C Clubhouse, 2011
cardboard, house paint
14 " x 7" x 12"

The Jasper, 2011
ceramic, wood, spraypaint
10 " x 5" x 4"

The Journeyman Trophy, 2011
pot metal and bakelite
25 " x 9" x 8""

The H. N.B.I.P. and B Society Topper, 2011
silk top hat
6 " x 10" x 12"

 


"Canada" Jack & Co., 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
15" x 20 ¼"

The GREEN GHOST & Co., 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
16" x 20 ½

KAOKUK of the Royal Canadian Astromen (and co.), 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
16 1/2"x 20 ¼"

.Jocko the Little Scotsman, 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
16 ½" x 16 ¾"

 

Fine & Dandy ( + Grandpa Stretch), 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
14" X 21 ¾"

 


Details for the following works:

The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists (pages 14 - 104), 2011
ink on paper
11" x 8 1/2"

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Endpage I, 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
8 1/2" X 21"

 

Endpage II, 2011
ink, watercolor on paper
8 1/2" X 21"

 

Details for the following works:

Jocko Strips, 2011
ink on paper
18" x 14" (each)

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