Christopher Baldwin will discuss the research and techniques behind the creation of his graphic novel, "Glens Falls," a look at the town's artistic and historical resources. Showing examples of work from his decades of cartooning, he will place the work in the context of his career, and in the global traditions of the medium.
Christopher Baldwin is a cartoonist and graphic novelist. He was a regular contributor to MAD Magazine for more than a decade. His graphic novel "Little Dee and the Penguin" was published in 2016 by Penguin/Dial books, and "Willowweep Manor," a graphic novel co-created with Shaenon Garrity, is due out in 2020 through Simon & Schuster. In 2018 he won the Toonie award for Cartoonist of the Year. He was one of the first webcartoonists, and has been posting comics regularly online since 1996, self-publishing over 20 comic collections and graphic novels.
His work showed in the "What, Me Worry? 60 years of MAD" exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, and he has work in their permanent archive, as well as in the archive of the the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. He will also be included in an exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences in March 2020.
This graphic novel, "Glens Falls," was funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
This program supports the exhibition of original artwork, "Under the Pen: Pages from Christopher Baldwin's Graphic Novel, Glens Falls" on view in the Folklife Gallery, September 3 to November 15, 2019, produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program.