Locust Moon’s Prometheus Eternal
Where: Society of Illustrators
128 E. 63rd St.
212-838-2560 Price: $15
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In September of this year, Philadelphia small press Locust Moon teamed with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to produce a very unusual comics project. PROMETHEUS ETERNAL is a comic book companion to an exhibition which explores artwork historically connected to Peter Paul Rubens’ painting PROMETHEUS BOUND. The stapled comic is itself on display alongside Rubens’ piece and others by Michelangelo, Titan, and more historic masters. The cartoonists, illustrators, and storytellers inside the comic — including Dave McKean, Grant Morrison, and Bill Sienkiewicz — have created new adaptations of the myth of Prometheus, carrying the torch into a new medium and new millennium.
Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will moderate a conversation with contributors Yuko Shimizu, Lisk Feng, and Andrea Tsurumi, focusing on the challenge of adapting ancient mythology through the lens of art history. The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing.