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Eric Drooker, Free University Art School Event
Friday, April 15, 2011 – 7:30PM to 9PM
72 Tehama Street (one block south of Howard Street / off 2nd Street)
San Francisco, CA
ERIC DROOKER is a painter and graphic novelist, born and raised on Manhattan Island. He’s the award-winning author of “Flood! A Novel in Pictures,” and “Blood Song.” He designed the animation for the recent film, “Howl,” a movie based on the epic poem by Allen Ginsberg, who collaborated with Drooker on the book “Illuminated Poems.” His paintings appear on covers of “The New Yorker,” and hang in numerous collections.
Slide Lecture Description:
Visual artist Eric Drooker will project hundreds of images and explore his early years as a street artist in New York City. Although he continues to create radical street posters, he’ll demonstrate how his images function in various popular mediums. He’ll trace the evolution of his graphic novels into animation–as in the recent hit film “Howl”–and discuss his experiences creating public art, covers for “The New Yorker,” and his slow infiltration of the mainstream.
Lecture will be accompanied by the artist on a variety of musical instruments.
They asked him to design the poster for a general strike, which now appears immanent.
As “industrial workers of the world” they also asked him to design versions in Spanish and Arabic, for international solidarity.
Please forward (& print) attached images widely, as you see fit, to union locals, websites, blogs, facebook, solidarity organizations, etc.
You may download hi-res versions here: