Local treasures, Amy Lockhart and Maggie Umber join forces to celebrate new works at Quimby’s! Animator and cartoonist Amy Lockhart (aka Amy Logheart) will read from and sign her new book, Ditch Life, an absurdist black comedy published via Fantagraphics FU Press imprint. Ditch Life tells the tale of two luckless ditch dwellers as they navigate a shape-shifting pizza box, a botched lobotomy, Hollywood betrayal, celebrity obsession, wealth disparity, and a brood of maggot children who just want to be loved! The book is published in full-color hardcover and also includes a fold-out board game, Females As: Furniture!
Amy Lockhart is a filmmaker, animator and artist. Her animations have screened internationally, including the Whitney, NY, British Film Institute, N.Y. Anthology Film Archives, Carnegie Mellon, GLAS Animation Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival and The Ottawa International Animation Festival. Lockhart has received fellowship at the National Film Board of Canada and support from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Struts Gallery, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her drawings, comics and paintings have been published by Fantagraphics (Ditch Life, 2019), Drawn & Quarterly (Dirty Dishes, 2009), and by Colour Code (Looking Inward), 2016.
Maggie Umber paints, prints and programs comics and she’s a co-Founder of the alternative comics publishing label 2dcloud. She’s published three graphic novels with 2dcloud (Sound of Snow Falling, Time Capsule and 270°) and her work has been widely anthologized. She’ll be signing a new story, “The Intoxicated” in Now: The New Anthology #8, which will debut at the event and also includes new work from Zuzu, Noah Van Sciver, Tara Booth, and others!
“[Ditch Life] is legitimately armed and even dangerous stuff, with its barbs aimed at entirely deserving targets.” –Daily Grindhouse
“Maggie Umber is one of the unsung heroes of art comics.” –Sequential State
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Thursday, March 12th, 7pm – Free Event