Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Steak and Beer

10 Years of Comics, Paintings, Music and Porn
by Josh Simmons

The Pony Club Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of comics and art from alternative cartoonist and Portland-based artist, Josh Simmons. While comic-centric, the show includes paintings, photography and video ranging from the viciously satirical to the embarrassingly autobiographical to the sickeningly pornographic and to the gut-fuckingly hilarious. Starting 10 years ago with the early, long out of print mini-comics, Lick and Twitch-Happy. Traveling on, to the Top Self publications Cirkus New Orleans and the mini-series Happy, which documents his time performing with a sex circus, the End Of The World Cirkus/Know Nothing Family Zirkus Sideshow. And onto the current horror graphic novella, House, published by the prestigious Fantagraphics Books. Dotted throughout with a smattering of his cartoons-fucking-flesh-people from the ten-issue photo comic, All About Fucking and the bootleg Batman comic, which DC Comics would most likely never care to see the light of day. Drawings and comic pages will hang side by side with other works that reflect the artist's life during his many travels and experiences.

This event also doubles a belated book release party and signing for, House. The artist will be on hand for signing and all 80 pages will be displayed for visual effect.

Listing Details:

WHO: Josh Simmons, Steak & Beer: 10 Years of Comics, Paintings, Music and Porn
WHAT: Opening reception and book signing
WHEN: First Thursday, September 6, 2007 6:00-10:00pm
WHERE: Pony Club
625 NW Everett St #105
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 334-7658
The show runs through October 2, 2007