Image above: Hey Cowboy, Craig Bostick
First used in the Middle Ages to describe the sketching of a subject for a piece of art, cartooning has evolved over time to serve a number of purposes–from entertainment to advertising to political and social commentary. Doodle is a show on cartooning in all of its forms.
Friday, January 10, 2014, 6 pm-8 pm
Nave Gallery Annex (Davis Square), 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
January 10-26, 2014
Wednesday-Friday, 6-8 pm
Saturday, 2-8 pm
Sunday, 2-6 pm
Steve Abbott, Jeff Bartell, Craig Bostick, B.Douglas DeRocher, Fablevision, Kim Gaul, Raul Gonzalez, Erik P. Kraft, Ron LeBrasseur, Anyah Lee, Pauline Lim, Tim McCool, Fish McGill, Dan Moynihan, Dave Ortega, Maria Photinakis, Liz Prince, Melissa Richard, Jordan Stabile
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, and musician.
He has illustrated 4 books, and written and illustrated 5 picture books and one graphic novel. His books, Hip and Hop, Don’t Stop!, Cat Secrets, The Circulatory Story, and Yes, Yes, Yaul!, were all chosen as Junior Library Guild selections. Cat Secrets was a finalist in GoodReads Best Books of 2011 and A Call for a New Alphabet was named a “Must-Read” book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.
His comic, Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters, ran in Nickelodeon Magazine for more than 10 years. A collection of the first three years of the comic was published with the help of a Xeric Foundation Grant and distributed by Top Shelf.
He DJs for an award-winning hip-hop group under an assumed name.
Jef lives and works in Somerville, MA.
BTW, Czekaj is pronounced “check-eye“!