The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates its first 20 years by looking ahead. 20/20 Vision introduces 20 emerging book artists from around the country, representing a diverse generation that will help define, and redefine, the artist's book in decades to come.
Opening Reception: July 30, 2016 from 6–8 pm
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
I have an article in the latest issue of Openings: Studies in Book Art, which is now open access and available to read here. Titled 'Framed by Thumbs: Reading Raymond Pettibon', the article looks at drawings from the artist's early zines and places them in their original sequential context. Aspects of the book form continue to haunt Pettibon's work, even as they appear in a variety of settings.
Openings is the journal of the College Book Art Association, and this issue is edited by Inge Bruggeman and features articles by Caren Florance, Emily Larned, and Sharon Helgason Gallagher.
Just came across a thoughtful review of The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales in The Pleiades Book Review. Jared Wolfe writes, ‘Runkle proves to be a fearless proponent of imaginative power and willingness to push boundaries.’ Buy the book from Brooklyn Arts Press!
Like the rest of the world, I've had Prince on the brain, so thought I'd revisit this intensely magical experience of seeing him in San Jose in 2011, from the introduction to RUNX TALES #3. Even then, he existed among the angels, those lucky bastards ...
I'm preparing to give an artist talk tomorrow as a guest lecturer in a Publication Design class at the University of San Francisco, where I'll discuss my body of work and how my love of narrative, sequence, and collage draw me toward the book as an art form. I'll also give students some tips on attaching covers to an accordion structure for their final projects. I had a lot of fun a couple weeks ago giving a workshop on creating a perfect binding in a case for two other sections of the class.
I have new fiction featured in The Collagist! The story, 'Plans', relates yet another wedding disaster excerpted from The Hitch: An Agamist Manifesto, my ongoing material novel (you can learn more about it here!).
Story Box: Creating Narrative with Relief Collage is happening at San Francisco Center for the Book next Saturday, April 16! We'll be making story boxes, shallow boxes with partitions that tell three-panel stories using 3-D collage (think Joseph Cornell!). Whether or not you're new to the book arts, if you're interested in boxmaking, visual narrative, sequential art, or collage, this workshop will be a lot of fun! Click HERE to register.
This April 16, I'll be teaching Story Box: Creating Narrative with Relief Collage, a daylong workshop at San Francisco Center for the Book. In this workshop, we'll use bookboard to build a shallow box with three collaged compartments. Participants will receive instruction in 3D collage, layout, and sequence, and will leave with the fundamentals of building, covering, and dimensionally decorating a compartmented box. This will be a a lot of fun—learn more HERE!