EVENT UPDATE: CF & Brian Chippendale in Toronto Time/Venue Change

Brian Chippendale & C.F. in Toronto
In support of their new works If’N’Oof and Powr Mastrs v3
Thursday, December 2nd, 6:30pm-7:30pm
@ RESISTOR GALLERY, 284 College Street, Second Floor, Near Spadina

Event sponsored by PictureBox Inc. and The Beguiling, with special thanks to Resistor Gallery, Tin Can Forest, and Steve Wilson.

UPDATE: The Beguiling is proud to welcome Brian Chippendale (NINJA, MAGGOTS) and C.F. (POWR MASTRS) to Toronto, on tour in support their brand-new books! Chippendale is presenting the new graphic novel IF ‘N’ OOF, and C.F. will have the third highly-anticipated volume of the POWR MASTRS series! The duo will each give a presentation in support of their new works, and a signing session will follow.

This event will now take place at RESISTOR GALLERY, at 284 College near Spadina, 2nd floor, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Both books will be available at the event, and copies of work by both artists are currently available at The Beguiling.

It will be followed in the same space by the gallery opening for KRAMPUSNACHT, an amazing art-show of Krampus-themed work by top Canadian illustrators, comics creators, and artists, and curated by Tin Can Forest and Steve Wilson. This is a completely separate event however, and we strongly encourage guests to RSVP for that event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161517740552315.

Three years in the making, If ‘n Oof is Brian Chippendale’s most ambitious, yet accessible, work to date. If ‘n’ Oof focuses on the misadventures of the mismatched eponymous duo Chippendale’s very own Laurel and Hardy. Chippendale allows the two to explore his landscapes and alien beings. Comedy, horror, and out-and-out adventure in a story-driven, manga-style adventure, replete with the frenetic linework and concise, witty dialogue for which he has become known.

Brian Chippendale, who also performs in Lightning Bolt and Black Pus lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. His previous graphic novels include Maggots (2007) and Ninja (2006).

800 Pages, SC, US$30
Published by PictureBox Inc.

This latest installment continues C.F.’s Dune-like science fiction/fantasy epic featuring a misguided scientist and the race of beings he has created, who inhabit a surreal world called New China. The narrative follows the ever-shifting power relations of these mystical warriors who transform their physical and psychological identities each time the tide of power turns.

Powr Mastrs Vol. 2 hit over a dozen “top-ten graphic novels of 2008” lists, both volumes 1 and 2 have been described by Vice Magazine as “dark doors into the stunningly fantastic,” and The Village Voice has noted that “the homemade arcane dominates in C.F.’s sexy danger world.” This third installment is no exception: it overflows with graphic innovation, from the intricately designed costumes each character wears to the exactingly drawn architectural detail, all rendered in C.F.’s distinctive pencil line. In this volume, C.F. firmly takes the reins both as a visual and comics artist, making a book as essential to the practice of drawing as to the graphic novel.

C.F., a contributor to Kramers Ergot, among other books, also performs under the monikers Kites and Daily Life. He lives in Providence, RI.

112 Pages, SC, US$18
Published by PictureBox Inc.

– Chris @ The Beguling