This Saturday, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting their first Cartoonist in Residence for 2013.
This month’s artist is Gregory H. Russell. He is a former award-winning filmmaker, residing and working in San Francisco, and has been known for creating visual narratives and abstract graphic novels that utilizes a combination of both gothic and erotic literature in the manner of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, with the touch of Surrealism.
The Cartoon Art Museum will have on view Russell’s current project, A Girl’s Misfortune. This is a long from graphic novel, which is currently being serialized at his website at gregoryhrussell.wordpress.com. There will also be other visual narratives featured in the exhibition, including the Man with Two Souls, the Blue Shark, and a graphic novel currently a work in progress titled the Radiance of the City.
On the day of the opening, Russell will be giving museum visitors a chance to talk with him, as well as view his work. The event will be free and open to the public. And throughout his stay-in residence, Russell will have some exclusive art prints and posters available. Russell’s website is currently available to check out, and for museum information, you can log on to www.cartoonart.org.