Are you a fan of the Rick Trembles’ Motion Picture Purgatory feature on the site? Curious about what makes a guy like him tick? Well, if you’ll be in or near New York City this coming Saturday, July 9th, then you won’t want to miss the Cartoon Slideshow and Animated Movies Screening taking place at the Word Up Bookstore.
Here are the details from the free event’s Facebook page (be sure to RSVP if you can make it):
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Undead & in person next to the slithery slideshow screen, using hand-drawn biographical anecdotes, Rick Trembles will make you tremble as he narrates how he first got into macabre movies & the comix medium as a youngster & what made him think he could merge the two! He’ll detail his weekly comic strip Motion Picture Purgatory’s bumpy early controversial history & give insight into how he picks apart films with his patented process of condensing pertinent plot points via creepy x-ray vision cross-sections, maniacal maze-like aerial views, & screwy schematics!
From King Kong to Clockwork Orange & The Candy Snatchers, don’t miss Trembles’ titillating alternate terror-tinged take on the history of cinema! Come say hi face-to-face to the cartoonist THE GUARDIAN called “a genius” & ROBERT CRUMB declared “even more twisted & weird” than himself, & he’ll personally sign & doodle all over copies of his FAB Press books for you, Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes 1 & 2!
The free event takes place from 4pm to 6pm, Saturday, July 9 at Word Up, 4157 Broadway @ 176 Street, Washington Heights, New York City!
Rick Trembles’ critically acclaimed hybrid comic strip movie criticism column Motion Picture Purgatory has been appearing every week in the Montreal Mirror since 1998 (after originating in the same pages with the paper’s inception in the 80’s). Trembles continues to make animated short films that occasionally tour the globe & continues to play in his 30-year-old post-punk band The American Devices. His more experimental comix work has been featured in numerous galleries & published internationally. The L.A. Times called him “a famous free thinker,” & Concordia University English Professor Marcie Frank featured Trembles in her chapter about comix for the book QUEER DIASPORAS (Duke University Press).
Trembles’ 3 short animated films will follow (each of which he’ll discuss in his slideshow): GOD’S C*CKSUCKERS, DECENSORTIZED, & the award winning GOOPY SPASMS based on the comic strip of the same name that was recently published in Danny Hellman’s comix anthology Typhon Volume One.
In addition, following the show there will be a screening of another short film, this time live-action: Girls of Prey by Lezsther Rott & Jamie Ross, in which Trembles plays a murderous cult member.
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