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GR2: John Porcellino Root Hog or Die Documentary and Hospital Suite Booksigning + Photo Set

John Porcellino came through Los Angeles and made his stop at GR2 to screen the documentary film about himself, Root Hog or Die by Dan Stafford, owner of Denver, Colorado shop Kilgore Books & Comics.  I've seen plenty of documentaries and although we screened the 45 minute version of the 100 minute film, I feel qualified to give a few thoughts about Root Hog or Die. "John P" (as he's affectionately referred to by Souther Salazar) prefaced the film by explaining the "punk rock" nature of the film. The camera was bought used, Stafford attended film school for just a few months, and the sound might be criticized by John P's own cousin who works professionally in that field.  The film...

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GR2 – Exhibition July 28 – Aug 15 – Theo Ellsworth

  Theo Ellsworth at GR2 July 28 – August 15, 2012  Reception: Saturday, July 28th, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 Giant Robot is proud to present The Sudden Amplification of Certain Senses, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth. Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful,...

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GR2 Signing Event July 8th 3pm – Dave Kiersh – Afterschool Special

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Signing, Dave Kiersh – Afterschool Special Graphic Novel July 8th Sunday 3-5pm GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 http://giantrobot.com (310) 445-9276 Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.   Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh. ...

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