MIMEO REVOLUTION: Zines, Comix, + Photo Books, a Panel Discussion

August 28, 2015 / 7:30pm

$8 or FREE with Museum Admission

Seating is limited. Advance reservation is recommended. 

This program will take place in MOCA'S Mueller Family Gallery

A panel discussion tracing d.a. levy's provacative book-making in the 1960's to current strategies of making and distributing artist books, independent comics, and zines. Panelists include Derf Backderf, JS Makkos, and Caitie Moore, with artist TR Ericsson moderating.  


TR Ericsson is a contemporary artist whose work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad including those with Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Switzerland; Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NY; Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, and Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. Ericsson’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Yale University Library (Special Collections), the Progressive Art Collection as well numerous private collections. The artist's first solo museum exhibition, Crackle and Drag is on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Transformer Station through August 22, 2015. More at www.trericsson.com.


Derf Backderf received his BA from the Ohio State University in 1978. In 1999, the Akron Art Museum presented a retrospective of his work, Apocalyptic Giggles: The Industrial Cartoon Humor of Derf. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including PlayboyThe Wall Street Journal and The Progressive. His long-running comic strip, "The City" was featured in alternative and mainstream newspapers including Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, from 1990–2014. He has published several graphic novels, including My Friend Dahmer (Abrams ComicArts, New York, 2012), Punk Rock and Trailer Parks (SLG Publishing, San Jose, CA, 2008). His upcoming novel Trashed will be released in 2015. He has twice been nominated for an Eisner Award, and was the recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2006. In 2011, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at the Ohio State University established a Derf Collection of original art and papers. More at www.derfcity.com.

Joseph S. Makkos is a printmaker, publisher, and curator of Nola DNA, a historic archive of some 30,000 New Orleans newspapers. His project has been covered by The AtlanticThe Columbia Journalism ReviewCollector's Weekly, and recently in a radio feature on KCRW out of Los Angeles entitled "The Oracle." He lives in New Orleans, where he actively salvages and restores equipment from defunct print shops and in turn utilizes these presses to produce artful, small-run editions for writers, artists, and musicians alike. He has taught classes in Composition & Rhetoric, American Literature, and Creative Writing at Cuyahoga Community College, Delgado Community College, Tulane University, and is currently teaching a class on independent publishing at Loyola University of New Orleans. More at www.noladna.com.

Caitie Moore is an artist and independent curator current based in Cleveland. She received her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. She is the special event coordinator for the Society for Photographic Education and the owner of Nomadic Bookshelf, a traveling bookstore that specializes in independently made and published photography books. In 2014 she was awarded the New Art Center's Young Curatorial Grant and has spoken at several institutions about contemporary self publishing, including a weeklong workshop on digital book making at the Maine Media Workshops + College. She is the former director and co-founder of Aint-Bad Magazine. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. More at nomadicbookshelf.com.
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