Mac Conner and art from the 1950s
There was a time when printing technology had improved faster that photography. It was cheaper, and easier, to print something that an artist had painted than to try to accurately match a photograph in a mass market publication. McAuley (Mac) Conner’s work is an example of the type of work that was produced to supplement everything from advertisements, to pulp stories and lead articles.
In many ways this style of art epitomizes the stylized North American lifestyle that continues to define art and fashion today. You have more than likely seen references to the art and fashion today. Mac Conner just passed his one hundredth birthday. By all accounts, he’s been working hard since the mid-1930s.
The Museum of the City of New York is mounting an exhibit from today through to January 19, 2015. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis and the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies
That’s a wrap!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at FanExpo this year. We had a fantastic time meeting existing fans and introducing soon-to-be fans to the world of PostScript. We have since returned home to unpack, relax, cuddle our loved ones big and small, and get back to making comics.
Above you can see Luke (Stunt Double), Neal (The Man Soon to Be U.N.C.L.E.) and Graham (The Giver of Life).
FanExpo Canada 2014
We’re gearing up for the craziest weekend of the summer: FanExpo Canada in Toronto. If you plan to be there, drop by our booth, P124 to say “Hello” and buy some merchandise. We’ll peddle books, prints, commissions and first-born children to the highest bidder.
Speaking of first-born children, Graham’s wife is due to present the world with a mini-Graham (or a mini-her, it could go either way) very soon. This means that while I will be there all weekend long, Graham could get called home on very short notice during the show leaving me and our good friend Luke behind.
If you’re in the area, but didn’t know about FanExpo, drop by Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre to see the action including 75,000 people, one William Shatner, one Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee (or his clones, we’re not sure) and host of other creators, actors and celebrities. Advance ticket sales end today.
See you there!