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Funhouse, a New, Interactive Book Fair

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

 Presented by Desert Island and The Drawing Center

On the weekend of March 24-25, Desert Island and The Drawing Center will present FUNHOUSE, a new, interactive book fair at which guests can make their own books in collaboration with resident cartoonists and illustration artists.
FUNHOUSE guests will interact with resident artists to create unique pages for one-of-a-kind books to be assembled at the fair. The resident artists will also have their own publications available for purchase at General Store within the FUNHOUSE fair, with games of chance, author signings, special activities, and giveaways of artists’ books. A Sideshow of talks, lectures, and presentations will be organized by FORGE. art magazine’s Matthew James-Wilson. Additional spectacles, like life-size interactive cut-outs and funhouse mirrors will provide wacky fun and photo-ops galore!

FUNHOUSE artists include: Gabrielle Bell, Lilli Carré, Rob Corradetti, Joanna Fields, Laura Perez-Harris, Abby Jame, Jeff Ladouceur, Sarah Lammer, Gary Leib, Richard McGuire, Ben Passmore, Oskars Pavlovskis, Monica Ramos, Jim Schleussler, R. Sikoryak, Whit Taylor, Matthew Thurber, Thu Tran, Mark Wang, Kriota Wilberg, Kelsey Wroten, Gina Wynbrandt, and JooHee Yoon. FUNHOUSE is organized by Gabe Fowler of Desert Island and Molly Gross of The Drawing Center. The logo was created by Richard McGuire.


A selection of FUNHOUSE artists from L to R: Thu Tran, Rob Corradetti, JooHee Yoon, Monica Ramos, Jeff Ladouceur. Sarah Lammer, Oskars Pavlovskis, Whit Taylor, and R. Sikoryak. Go to our instagram feed @funhousebookfair to see work by all the FUNHOUSE artist.

March 24–25, 2018
Tickets $10 via Eventbrite here.

Sideshow Talk Series
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25
at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm

Sideshow will be programmed by Matthew James-Wilson of FORGE. art magazine. Details to come.
kuš! Magazine Comic Zine Workshops
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 12:30–4:30pm
Tickets $40 via Eventbrite here.

kuš! comic zine workshop, lead by artist Oskars Pavlovskis from Riga, Latvia, will be a collaborative comic drawing experience suited for participants of any age and skill level. The workshop will focus on the creation of short experimental comic stories based around the FUNHOUSE theme. Together the participants will take part in creating a unique self-published comic zine, which will be printed and assembled during the workshop and each participant will receive a copy.


March 24, 2018
March 25, 2018
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