A three-time Emmy Award-winner for his production design on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and the recipient of the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence, graphic artist Gary Panter is widely known as the “father of punk comics.” His “ratty line” style first came to prominence in the 70s with the comic Jimbo, featured in the Los Angeles hardcore-punk tabloid Slash, and later in Art Spiegelman’s avant-garde comics anthology RAW. Panter’s work has been exhibited widely and he is the subject of a two-volume monograph by PictureBox. For this program, Panter will examine the relationship between comic art and fine art painting in the 20th century.
The program will be followed by a book signing.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.