Those in the know know that the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum recently hosted a night with Erik Larsen where the main man went into Savage Dragon related tales for those in attendance. So you got to see his ass kicking art AND hear the direct dirt from the dude himself. Bummed you weren’t there? Me too! Well here are some videos to ease your pain! The first one is short and sweet. Features Erik talking about Dragon’s origins (a batman ripoff!?) and the second is a longer listen going into alllll sorts of stuff. DIG IN and give it a listen!
Oh my! Lucky Californians (and folks with airplane fair) are in for quite the treat soon! It looks like there’s going to be a massive exhibit of Erik’s Savage Dragon art soon at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco! It appears Erik will even be there for a signing at some point (possibly Feb. 28th)! If you can make it it’s going to be a hell of a show featuring many of Erik’s over size work which he has said “Must be seen to be believed”. Here’s some official copy but click here for the full break down including address dates and a nice round of praise from peers.
The Cartoon Art Museum presents SAVAGE DRAGON: The Art of ERIK LARSEN, celebrating the 200th issue of the celebrated Image Comics series in a retrospective from February 7 to May 31, 2015. This exhibition features more than 40 pieces personally selected by Larsen from his archives, highlighting major events in the life of his title character over the past two decades, as well as formal experiments and some of Larsen’s favorite pieces.
A reception and booksigning with Erik Larsen is tentatively planned for February 2015. Details will be announced soon.
For a little perspective that’s a full size standard U.S. comic size comic there (Issue 200!). Around 6.5 x 10 inches. The metal ruler across the top is 2 feet long. This is going to be a hell of a show..
Chicago. Oridinary cops were losing the battle. The criminal mastermind called Overlord and his Superfreaks held our city in their terrifying grip. Then a miracle happened. When I found him he had no memory of his past. I helped him find an identity and a life. Now we have a fighting chance… Now we have the Dragon!
Behold, the awesome intro to the 1995 Savage Dragon cartoon: