Two options for talks about comics tonight in New York:
Tonight at 6:30 at the Society of Illustrators, Mike Cavallaro, vice president of the Manhattan chapter of the National Cartoonist’s Society, discusses the creative renaissance of the American graphic novel since the 1980s, including his own journey through the field and insight into his own comics process. $10 for non-members, $7 with student ID.
Also, at 7pm at the Parsons, there’s the trusty weekly installment of the ever-reliable New York Comic and Picture-Story Symposium, this time about the work of Rube Goldberg in conjunction with a new book on the topic from Charles Kochman and Jennifer George, Goldberg’s granddaughter.
As I just learned, Rube Goldberg is an accepted word in the English language, and here’s the OED definition to prove it:
Not a bad linguistic legacy for a guy who drew funnies…
Here’s just one application of the Rube Goldberg machine, for OK GO‘s “This Too Shall Pass” music video