SoL lecture


I’ll be in NYC on May 2 to present a lecture at the Society of Illustrators on the art of the fantastic. The Society houses an amazing collection of work by its founding fathers (Rockwell, Leyendecker, Harvey Dunn, Mead Shaffer, etc.) as well as being THE showcase for contemporary illustration. Needless to say it will be both a thrill and an honor to be there.


Part Seen, Part Imagined
An informal visual survey of three predominate threads of the fantastic in the arts: the english fairy painters, the american pulp tradition, and the visionary artist.

Wednesday May 2nd, 2007
6:30 PM
$10.00 / $6.00 students
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10021



The images above will be a small part of the lecture and presentation.
The new deluxe reissue of the hardcover edition of Stardust will go on sale that same Wednesday so I’ll be signing at Jim Hanely’s Universe (across from the Empire state Building) on that Friday (May 4th) from 6-8pm.

I hope to see some of you at either or both of these events.


4 Responses to “SoL lecture”

  1. mcmatz says:

    Are there any plans to video the lecture and post it online somewhere?
    I live far from the vast metropolis but would dearly love to see your presentation on the subject of illustration.

    Thank you!

    (a single voice crying out from the unworthy masses)

  2. Charles Vess says:


    There are no plans to upload the images and lecture to the web but there does seem to be a bit of interest in perhaps publishing an art book on the survey.

    I think that that would be lovely myself.


  3. mcmatz says:

    Thank you, Charles,

    A book of the lecture is a grand idea and I will be on pins waiting for its publication.
    Best of luck on your lecture!

    Take care,


  4. Scott Conner says:

    Wow….I wish I could go! Blacksburg is a very weird place to be in right now. : (

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