Visual Abuse art show and book signing with Jim Blanchard @ Floating World Comics, Portland [1 June]

Visual Abuse art show and book signing with Jim Blanchard


40
01
June
18:00 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch St, Portland, Oregon 97209
Visual Abuse is an outrageous and optically rich collection of the halcyon days of illustrator and cartoonist Jim Blanchard, whose work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art.

The book gathers Blanchard’s different eras and disparate art styles into a cohesive whole. After self-publishing the punk rock/art fanzine Blatch in Oklahoma, Jim brought his act to Seattle, Washington in 1987, where the nascent “grunge” rock scene was poised to erupt. Visual Abuse assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson.

Also chronicled are page after page of Blanchard’s obsessive psychedelic art, bizarre sociopathic comics, exquisitely detailed pop culture portraits, twisted “glamour girl” art, and some tongue-waggin’ eyeball-poppin’ freaks, making this an overwhelming and long-overdue compendium by an elusive, dedicated, and complex artist.

WHO: Jim Blanchard
WHAT: Visual Abuse release party and exhibit
WHEN: Thursday June 1, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

«A treasure trove of fucked-up shit from the dark end-times of a lost civilization.” — Daniel Clowes

»Blanchard's images are a total visual overload, an all-consuming, mind-subsuming onslaught of pictorial intensity where freewheeling cultural subversion, social malevolence, aesthetic anarchy and libidinal excess comes hurtling out at us, naked, hard, deranged, bloody, screaming and armed to the nines. When Blanchard picks up his pen, you'd best duck." – Carlo McCormick

«Blanchard is a master of texture and commands an extensive illustrative vocabulary. His pointillist portraiture never ceases to amaze.» – Juxtapoz
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Floating World Comics:

Paklis #1 release party with Dustin Weaver
Floating World Comics

The most anticipated events in Portland :

Ziggy Marley Live at Edgefield!
Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
Def Leppard
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
The Total Package Tour: NKOTB with Paula Abdul And Boyz II Men
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Ed Sheeran
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Willie Nelson & Family plus Kacey Musgraves at Edgefield
Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton Live at Edgefield
Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
Oregon Bigfoot Festival 2017
Glenn Otto Park
Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
OMSI After Dark: Medieval Science
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
The most popular events in your news feed!