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Read It and Weep...

Got this this morning; IGOR HOFBAUER is going to be there! I venerate his deranged posters, and the exhibit about Tesla and comics- Wahhhhhh, why am I so poor? (Snivel~)

http://www.jedinstvo.hr/komikaze/11/igor%20hofbauer/

Anyway, this is to convey some idea of the wonderfully weird and fascinating mix that is GRRR! They're operating under especially difficult circumstances this year, on virtually no money, but it's certain to be a magical event anyhow. Let's hope they're able to continue.(Everyone who loves comics and generally strange stuff ought to go, I can't overstate this...)

The fourth edition of GRRR!, the International Comics Festival, will be held from September 3rd to September 7th, 2005, organised by the Cultural Center of Panèevo, Serbia. Through a series of programs at several locations in the town of Panèevo, this year GRRR! will gather some 20 international guests as well as a herd of domestic cartoonists, publishers and writers. Among the leading curiosities on offer is probably the first appearance of an Inuit (Eskimo) artist in this South Eastern European country. Alootook Ipellie will exhibit a selection of his works (comics and illustrations) created from the mid 70s to the present day. Ipellie, who lives in Ottawa, Canada, has managed (not without a touch of humour) to combine his Inuit heritage with more urban artistic elements.
In an exclusive concert by New York-based musician Dorit Chrysler, the GRRR! audience will have the opportunity to enjoy her music performed on the theremin, one of the earliest electronic instruments, invented in Russia in 1919. Chrysler has not only released a distinctive solo album, but has also collaborated with numerous celebrated performers, including Matt Johnson, Echo and The Bunnymen and Elliot Sharp. One of her songs was inspired by the works of Nikola Tesla, the legendary scientist of Serbian ethnicity. Born in what used to be the Croatian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Tesla spent most of his life in New York. GRRR! will also host an exhibition dedicated to Tesla entitled NIKOLA TESLA IN COMICS AND POPULAR MEDIA, displayed (for this occasion only) inside the deserted old Bus Station in Panèevo.

Charles Alverson, a writer who formerly collaborated with some of the Monty Python crew, and who now lives in a small village in Vojvodina (a Northern Serbian province), will present a slide projection dedicated to the late HARVEY KURTZMAN, one of the most important and prolific personalities of 20th Century comic art. Kurtzman was more then a cartoonist – he founded some of the America's foremost satirical publications, including Mad Magazine. In the early '60s, Alverson was an assistant editor on Kurtzman's legendary HELP! Magazine.

A renaissance man from Munch, Ralf Palandt will present his works in several media: photo comics, film and theory along with an expo curated by him, SUPERHERO COMICS DURING WW2. Another guest coming from Munich is Martin Posset, A rock and comics journalist, who curated the exhibition A POETIC UNDERGROUND-COMIC VISION or RECORD COVERS DESIGNED BY RAYMOND PETTIBONE, dedicated to the career of the illustratrator who became famous through his collaboration with punk bands such as Black Flag and Minutemen.

Speaking of rock/comics connections, the «comicsesque» rock posters by Igor Hofbauer, from Croatia, should be pointed out because he created a visual indentity for the Zagreb's cult club Moèvara. Another representative of Croatia’s contemporary scene is Ivana Armanini, who brought the will to experiment again to the region, with her comics and her project called Komikaze.

As part of the continuing interest in the Balkan comics situation, and in collaboration with Giannis Koukoulas, GRRR! presents a selection of works by a group of young Greek cartoonists who publish in the Athens comics magazine “9”, which --as a supplement to Eleftherotypia daily-- has an incredible print run of 120 000 copies each week! On the other hand, another aspect of the emerging Balkan scene will be presented, this one from Romania with project Hardcomics, which will be represent by a crew from Bucharest - Matei Branea, Andy Luke and Milo¹ Jovanoviæ. GRRR! attendees will hear directly about comics publishing in Italy from Dario Morgante, who is an editor at Rome's Coniglio Editore, a publisher known for its erotic comics magazine, Blue, among other productions. Also present will be the always interesting alternative cartoonists from Austria – Edda Strobl and Helmut Kaplan. Along with such international guests, of course, GRRR! opens up its space to a selection of new comics coming from Serbia. In addition to this, an excursion to a club called Gavez near Ada Ciganlija ( a river island on Belgrade's Sava river) will help celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the alternative comics magazine Shlitz.

The history of comics in Serbia is continually being covered at GRRR! through Backyard Gallery, a series of annual exhibitions curated by comics historian Zdravko Zupan. Following last year's expo dedicated to Serbian postwar comics, this year it's a selection of original drawings and comics editions from the period 1955-1972. This presentation will be supported by an essay on Serbian comics from this period. Also, the GRRR! catalogue will publish another article dealing with comics-related history. This is a forgotten essay (accompanied by comments by Aleksandar Zograf), written by poet Slavko Njagul in 1936 and originally published in the magazine Panèevaèka nedelja. This is the oldest known essay dedicated to comics written in the Serbian language.

To support the local initiative, GRRR! will dedicate a special event to promote the new output of the Panèevo independent scene, ranging from the new issue of the alternative comics magazine Kuhinja (The Kitchen), to a comics poster titled Silent Wall. As part of the additional GRRR! program, this year Mr. Spiral will again exhibit comics at the shoe shop where he works and will also promote the drawings-decorated billboard that he rented near a downtown Grocery Market! More comics in unusual places: at the infamous Popoviæ pastry shop, works by Sa¹a Mihajloviæ will be on display, and last but not least part of the festival will be dedicated to concerts by Belgrade's Horken¹kart Choir and underground bands such as Etno Muda (Etno Balls) from Vr¹ac, and Elekrolasta from Panèevo.

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL GRRR! - 2005 PROGRAM




Saturday, September 3rd

- 12.00h OPENING OF THE EXHIBITIONS:



Gallery of Contemporary Art, Panèevo, Trg Kralja Petra Prvog 8

Trg Kralja Petra Prvog br.8



ALOOTOOK IPELLIE (Canada)

RALF PALANDT (Germany)

EDDA STROBL / HELMUT KAPLAN (Austria)

IGOR HOFBAUER (Croatia)

IVANA ARMANINI / KOMIKAZE (Croatia)

ANNA EHRLEMARK ( Sweden / Slovenia)

MATEI BRANEA (Romania)

ANDY LUKE (UK / Romania)



Independent comics publishers/collectives/magazines

9 (Greece)

HARDCOMICS (Romania)

TONTO COMICS (Austria )



NEW COMICS IN SERBIA





Galerija Dvori¹te / Backyard Gallery
Vojvode Radomira Putnika 7 (ex JNA)

COMICS IN SERBIA 1955 –1972

(Curated by Zdravko Zupan)





Radionica studija CZK / Studio Workshop
Vojvode Radomira Putnika 7 (ex JNA)

SUPERHERO COMICS DURING THE WW2

(Curated by Ralf Palandt)



A POETIC UNDERGROUND-COMIC VISION

RECORD COVERS DESIGNED BY RAYMOND PETTIBONE

(Curated by Martin Posset)



Stara autobuska stanica / Old Bus Station
Ugao ulice Nikole Tesle i Keja Radomira Dakiæa

At the intersection of Nikola Tesla Street and Kej Radomira Dakiæa

NIKOLA TESLA IN COMICS AND POPULAR MEDIA



-13.30h

Scena CZK / The Stage
Vojvode ®ivojina Mi¹iæa ( Ex Narodnog Fronta) 4

Concert : HORKEN©KART ( Serbia)

Concert: DORIT CHRYSLER (US)



-18h

Scena CZK / The Stage

Vojvode ®ivojina Mi¹iæa 4

Panel with guests of the festival

ALOOTOOK IPELLIE, DARIO MORGANTE, GIANNIS KOUKOULAS, MILO© JOVANOVIÆ



After the talk: PROJECTION OF FILMS BY RALPH PALANDT :

TEENAGE SPACE GIRL

UND FUHRE UNS NICHT IN







Sunday, September 4th.



-12h

Shoe shop Peko, inside the Trade Center, Vojvode Radomira Putnika 15 (ex JNA)
SHOE 4
Exhibition of comics, presentation of DANCING SHOES billboard







- 13. 30h

Scena CZK / The Stage
Concert : ETNO MUDA (Serbia)



- 17h

Poslastièarnica Popoviæ / Pastry shop Popoviæ
Vojvode Radomira Putnika 5 (ex JNA)

Exhibition opening : COMICS BY SA©A MIHAJLOVIÆ (Serbia)



- 18h

Scena CZK / The Stage
HARVEY KURTZMAN (1924-1993), A SATIRIC GENIUS

--A SLIDE PRESENTATION BY CHARLES ALVERSON





- 19h

Scena CZK / The Stage
NEW!!! ON THE LOCAL SCENE

Presentation of new products made in Panèevo – Kuhinja, Silent Wall, Summer in a Novel, Radioaktivno, Flyer, Gordana Basta, etc..





Monday September 5th.




-12.00h

GRRR! Excursion leaving Panèevo by bus at 12h



EXCURSION TO GAVEZ CLUB (ADA CIGANLIJA, Belgrade)

Comics Exhibition dedicated to 5th Anniversary of Shlitz magazine

+ Concert by ELEKTROLASTA
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