Thursday, April 01, 2010


As posted previously, this month in New York The Center for Book Arts is hosting an exciting showcase titled "Garo Manga, 1964-1973". I've just received some details from show curator Ryan Holmberg regarding a exhibition catalogue available for purchase.

I won't be making the exhibition, but have hopes I might find my way out there before it closes on June 26, 2010. I am hoping that some of you guys will go to the opening reception and in-person discussion with Akin Kondoh and send pics?

Related events at CBA:
Opening Reception: Garo Manga, 1964-1973
Wednesday, April 14th, 6 to 8pm
Free to the public

Artist Talk: Garo Manga, The First Decade, 1964-1973
Wednesday, April 21st, 6:30pm
With Ryan Holmberg and Akino Kondoh, Artist, Illustrator and Author.
$10/ $5 CBA Members

Here are the details on ordering a catalogue from Ryan Holmberg:
For those interested in obtaining a copy of the catalogue of the Garo exhibition, please note the following instructions and the pre-opening discount.

A scholarly catalogue (color, 50 pages) will accompany the exhibition, and is available from the Center for Book Arts for $20. A $5 dollar discount is available to those who reserve and pay for a copy prior to the opening of the exhibition on the 14th (see note below). Payment can be made in person at the Center for Book Arts, or by check, MasterCard, or Visa (NO AMEX). Personal checks should be made out to the Center for Book Arts and mailed to the address below; credit card orders should be phoned in: (212) 481-0295. A shipping and handling charge of $3 must be added to each order.

DISCOUNT NOTE: When submitting your payment information to the CBA, you must mention the keyword "Kamuy." This discount is not available after the 13th of April. For those ordering in advance, you may opt to pick up your copy of the catalog on or after the opening to avoid shipping charges. Please note that you will be doing so upon payment.

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, Third Floor
(Located between 6th Avenue and Broadway)


Jaclyn said...

Unfortunately I don't think I can go to the opening reception. I'd only be able to make it there on a weekend, or a weekday in May or June.
But I will probably go check out the garo manga exhibition at some point before it closes. :)

Thanks for the info.

Colin said...

I am going to try and attend this event.

Marcell said...

I plan to go to the both events, I'm fascinated ever since I heard the phrase Garo manga.

myrto said...

How I wish I could attend! Does anyone know what will the catalogue feature? Full comics, artist portraits etc? Do they accept overseas orders?

Ryan S said...

@myrto: I haven't heard anyone mention overseas shipping, but I'm hoping somebody will post some pictures of the catalogue so we can get a sense. It turns out I'll be in New York next month so I will try to get a copy (and Mytro, maybe I can get you one and mail it to you if all else fails before then?)


erogekiga said...

my copy just arrived, courtesy of the very friendly people of the center for book arts.

it is a soft cover 'booklet' consisting of a single essay.

it's a fine essay, accompanied by some great, high quality illustrations, but at $20, it seems to me hugely overpriced as a 'catalogue'...