Morose Delectation

An Exhibition of Works on Paper, Occasioned by the Release of
BLACK EYE 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension

A New Comics Anthology of Black and Absurdist Humor by 41 International Artists and Writers, Edited by Ryan Standfest and Published by Rotland Press + Comic Works, Detroit, Michigan.

WHERE: Book Beat Bookstore & Gallery, 26010 Greenfield Road / Oak Park, MI / 48237-1050 /
(248) 968-1190 /

WHEN: June 5th – August 5th, 2011; OPENING EVENT with discussion and signing on June 5th, from 3 to 5 PM.

The exhibition includes work by:

Max Clotfelter (Seattle, Washington)
Andy Gabrysiak (Plymouth, Michigan)
Ian Huebert (San Francisco, California)
Kaz (Hollywood, California)
James Moore (Brooklyn, New York)
Tom Neely (Los Angeles, California)
Paul Nudd (Chicago, Illinois)
Onsmith (Chicago, Illinois)
David Paleo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Stephen Schudlich (Dearborn, Michigan)

Curated by Cary Loren and Ryan Standfest

This exhibition, held at the Book Beat Gallery, showcases works on paper by ten artists who are contributors to the comics anthology BLACK EYE No. 1. The exhibition is meant to be a companion to the anthology, and the work presented here reflects a continuation of the sensibility presented in the pages of BLACK EYE, namely a focus on black and absurdist humor that sits uneasily on the border between what is funny and what is not.

The exhibition will have an opening event held on Sunday, June 5th, from 3 to 5pm, during which there will be a discussion concerning BLACK EYE and the nature of black humor, as well as a signing with some of the contributing artists present. A limited edition letterpress print by the artists Onsmith & Nudd will be available for purchase and for signing, along with copies of BLACK EYE.