Gallery in Vancouver goes Krazy! Published to accompany the landmark exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, KRAZY! is a dizzying introduction to the art forms that will dominate the new century. Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art is on at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 17 to September 17, 2008. The Vancouver Art Gallery is displaying the cream of the crop of known comic book illustrators. The list includes, Harvey Kurtzman, Seth, Takashi Okazaki, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Winsor McCay, Roy Lichtenstein, Raymond Pettibon. For those of you in Canada you can obtain a hard-copy of the magazine called Gallerieswest or read it online.
Organized into seven sections, one for each art form, the book highlights the greatest works of each genre, as chosen by seven great practitioners. The energy and intensity of the images leaps off every page, enhanced by behind-the-scenes commentary by such heavyweights as Art Spiegelman, Will Wright and Canadian comic book author and illustrator, Seth. Other contributors include Tim Johnson, director of Antz and Over the Hedge, Kiyoshi Kusumi, a global authority on manga, and Toshiya Ueno, a highly regarded media theorist and critic.