After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Kim Deitch Files
by Kim Deitch
Published by La Mano 21
30 plates on 100# cover stock each plate measures 9 3/4 x 11.5 inches packaged in a silkscreened button and tie "file" envelope (pictured) an introduction by Kim Deitch and a "list of works" in a stamped file envelope edition of 250
Holy Smokes! No doubt some of you are going to cream yourselves over this one:
"The Kim Deitch Files is a limited edition portfolio of the looseleaf "story" pages which serve as Kim's sketchbook; it's where he works out the ideas for his comics. included in this folio are selections of the original story pages from many of Kim's major works (Alias The Cat, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams) as well as many of his other projects (Deitch's Pictorama, Southern Fried Fugitives), never before seen projects (the aborted Alice's Adventures Underground) and even a couple pretty jaw dropping life studies. they are exclusively in pencil, many in a fully rendered style that is both insanely gorgeous and (in their way) totally different than what you "expect" from Kim's art. these pages have rarely been seen, and as individual pieces and as a look into the process of a master cartoonist...this is the real deal, folks. i'm not about to try to explain who Kim Deitch is, or attempt to relate the depth and scope of his 30 (wait, FORTY?!?!) year body of work-- ok, i will: he's one of our greatest cartoonists and storytellers, period."