Small Press Spotlight on Ric Carrasquillo
Press Release from the Cartoon Art Musuem:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Beginning on September 26, 2011, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Ric Carrasquillo.
Ric Carrasquillo is a cartoonist, illustrator and animator living and working in San Francisco since 1998. After self-publishing Vim and The Heights, comics that delighted tens of people, he then went into hiding to hone his craft. Ric emerged some time later to debut Nuclear Missile Family and A Memory Game for CAM’s and SF Zinefest’s slideshow readings. He then produced [SIC] a web cartoon that celebrates his passion for mid-century design and modern architecture through an absurdist’s perspective. This year while juggling various illustration and animation projects he began producing long form comics at www.privateaddresssystem.tumblr.com
Ric also produces work as part of the FiveTrueFans comics collective, an enigmatic and exclusive group of online cartoonists. Contemplate more of his work online at www.squillostudio.com
Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition:
March 10 – June 10, 2012
About the Small Press Spotlight
San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip. In the1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. Today, some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area, and the Cartoon Art Museum's Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.