Official Press Release
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Dave Cooper on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 as he celebrates the release of his new book, Bent, published by Fantagraphics Books. Please join Cooper at 7:00pm for a brief discussion of his career in the Cartoon Art Museum’s galleries, followed by a signing in the museum’s bookstore. Copies of Bent will be available for purchase onsite. Please call 415.227.8666, ext. 310 to reserve a copy.
About Dave Cooper:
David Charles Cooper’s critically acclaimed comics with Fantagraphics have garnered multiple Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz Awards, and Cooper himself has won an award from New York’s Society of Illustrators. These days Cooper spends most of his time making huge oil paintings for private collectors, and gallery shows in (primarily) Los Angeles and New York. He also creates kid’s books under a pseudonym. He lives in Canada with his wife and two children.
“Whenever Dave Cooper publishes a new book, I would be surprised if 90 percent of the other artists working in the comics field aren’t embarrassed and intimidated by his imagination, originality, and drawing ability.” – Geoff Darrow