Monday, January 23, 2006

Small Stories


Memphis College of Art has a gallery in downtown Memphis called on the street. Last year they asked if I would put up a show there. I they probably meant a show of my work, but I'm not satisfied with being called the "Johnny Appleseed of Comics" in Richmond, Virginia alone. If I'm going to survive this city, I need a creative comics scene here, and promoting oh-so-convivial minicomics seems like a logical first step. (Also, I'm too cheap/lazy to frame a gallery's worth of my own work.)

So, last SPX, I went around and collected a ton of minis. Then I sent out letters begging for more. I ended up with about a hundred, which have since been narrowed down to about 50. So much beautiful work deserving of a larger audience! And look at that gorgeous postcard illustrated by Tom Gauld!

Here's an adorable image provided for the show by the fine folks at BB&PPINC. I think this is going to be on the gallery signage.

If you read the postcard above, you may notice that the show is suppossed to be open as of, uhm, oh, today. At the moment, the show is actually still in a big plastic bin sitting on top of my filing cabinet. I think we'll hang tomorrow. The opening reception is Friday, and, I guess, that's our real deadline.

4 comments:

pitzerboy said...

Pictures, when they happen, please.

Joel Priddy said...

You bet. Since almost all of the people who have work in the show live hundreds or thousands of miles away, I feel responsible for taking lots of photographs, and posting them here. That way, they can sit at home and drink the cheapest white wine they can find, and pretty much have the experience of being at the reception.

I've just spent the past seven hours folding paper to make the little wall-pockets the minis will sit in. And yet, with one thing or another, I only have ten of them done. Gah!

Jina Bolton said...

hahahahahaha, priddy's got a BLOG!!!!!


sweet. :)

Joel Priddy said...

Lies and scurrilous innuendo! You'll never prove it, Jina!