Genesis: A Conversation with R. Crumb and Francoise Mouly
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage
A Modlin Downtown Event
Sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Presented in partnership with the Department of Art & Art History, University Museums, Velocity Comics and VCU Libraries Special Collections.
VCU students are encouraged to stop by Cabell Library or Tompkins-McCaw Library, to pick-up a limited number of vouchers redeemable for a reduced ticket price of $10. Students should call the Modlin Center Box Office at (804) 289-8980 to redeem the $10 voucher for an admission ticket.
VCU faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for a $10.00 discount off of the adult ticket price of $38 by entering the code CRUMB10 when purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Public Tickets: $19-$38 with discounts for seniors & children; through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Patrons requesting accessible seating should contact the Modlin Center Box Office at (804) 289-8980. Audience Advisory: Mature audiences only; contains sexual content. For more information visit http://modlin.richmond.edu/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/2225
R. Crumb, regarded as the founding father of underground comics, got his first taste of fame, as well as notoriety, during the 1960s his Zap Comix rapidly attracted the attention of a fan base whose members dwelt well beyond the geographical parameters of San Francisco's Bay Area. Crumb, whose cartoons are controversial, funny, at times bizarre and always idiosyncratic, today occupies a place of honor in the world of high culture and art. His graphic narrative "Genesis", scheduled for release in the fall of 2009, has generated more-than-eager anticipation. For his Richmond engagement, one of only five appearances nation-wide, Crumb will participate in a conversation with Francoise Mouly, art editor for "The New Yorker" since 1993. She is also the founder, publisher, designer and co-editor along with her husband, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, of the avant-garde comics anthology "RAW."
You can learn more about R. Crumb at the VCU Libraries or through our website: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/crumb/
An exhibit of R. Crumb's comics and other materials is located on the 4th floor of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue.
- VCU Libraries
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Department of Art & Art History, University Museums, Velocity Comics and VCU Libraries Special Collections
- R. Crumb
- All ( Open to the public )