Just opened at the Primitivo Bar in Birmingham is a fantastic exhibition of art by this year’s Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art winner Hunt Emerson, which runs until February 2019.
It includes a splendid Calculus Cat silkscreen print, made specially for this exhibition.
Hunt’s career spans all-ages comics like The Beano as well as more adult affair with his “Calculus Cat” strips, which ran in Escape (and elsewhere), strips for Fortean Times and the odd literary adaption including The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. His latest work, the brilliant Bloke’s Progress (with Kevin Jackson),is based on the ideas of Victorian critic and philosopher John Ruskin.
From pictures posted on Facebook by local gallery Havill and Travis, who have organised the exhibition and are based at the Primitivo, as with his recent exhibitions in Kendal you can enjoy varied and eclectic set of images encompassing all sorts of subjects – not just comics.
This is also the first exhibition at which Hunt’s has ever been sold (as well as prints).
• Havill & Travis’ Hunt Emerson exhibition runs until 28th February 2019 at Primitivo Bar and Eaterie, 10 Barwick Street, Birmingham B3 2NT | View the exhibition online while it is on at Havill & Travis: www.havillandtravis.com | Primitivo: primitivo-birmingham.co.uk
• A special “Meet The Artist” event will take place on Tuesday 22nd January (an excuse for a bit of a party)
Calculus Cat © Hunt Emerson
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.