We here at nippertown.com headquarters are always thrilled when art and music are involved in a head-on collision. So I’m pretty damned sure that it was no mere coincidence that I picked up an intriguing postcard for Comic Book Constrictor – a workshop-talk regarding “dangerous methods of sequential art” – that Ira Marcks is offering at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany at 2pm Saturday, May 16.
Because just a couple of days later, I get a lovely little note from Ira – and, of course, we love to get mail – explaining that he and his folk-rock band Restys are splitting the bill with the oh-so-lovely Katie Haverly at the Bread and Jam Cafe in Cohoes at 8pm Friday, May 22. Admission is free, but naturally donations to the musicians are always greatly appreciated. (Unfortunately, that’s the same night that Geoff Muldaur is at Caffe Lena. Darn.)
Marcks’ Comic Book Constrictor talk is free, too. Apparently, Marcks is in the process of developing some workshops in experimental narrative and sequential art for the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy for the autumn. “This lecture is sort of a warm-up to help me develop my ideas for those classes,” says Marcks.
Comic Book Constrictor
Upstate Artists Guild Gallery
247 Lark St., Albany
2pm Saturday, May 16