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Marc was posted on BoingBoing!

...and they called him talented!

Hm, kinda sorry there's not more work posted here to show you... How can we even say that, you ask, looking at the the bewildering array in the Drawing section?! Well, take our word for it, bookmark the page, and come back often!

Post appears on BoingBoing.net on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, titled "Marc Ngui's pen-and-ink insanity"

Quantal Strife art show

Doris McCarthy Gallery Until March 5,
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough; 416-287-7007

Work by Scott Carruthers, Crystal Mowry, Marc Ngui
Curated by Sally McKay

Art is an invitation. Art is for everyone. If you like art, video games, brain teasers, graphic novels, zines and thinking about how the world works, this is a contemporary art show for you. You'll enjoy the catalogue too which is full of images from the show, conversations about art, and Marc Ngui's inimitable illustrations.

Scott Carruthers
draws... and draws, and draws. Working fast to bypass moments of self-censorship, he fills the walls with immersive, potent iconography.

Crystal Mowry
is creating her own miniature version of the gardens of Versailles. A small camera travels through the installation, broadcasting the hypothetical point of view of tiny people, riding in a tiny carriage, through this fabrication of a fabricated landscape.

Marc Ngui
, known primarily for his work as a graphic novelist, has been making drawings based on concepts in the hefty theoretical tome A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. All the works in this show are signposts to a thought process, a body of knowledge, or a frame of reference.

    This ambitious and enormously likeable exhibition at the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto at Scarborough is called Quantal Strife. The catalogue for the exhibition, by guest curator Sally McKay -- with the design participation of Marc Ngui, one of the three artists whose work makes up the show -- bears the rather more ornately embroidered but adventurously explanatory title A beginner's guide to quantal strife, oscillating dichotomies, cognitive assemblages and the multivalent nature of communication when people look at it: but without all the big words.

    excerpt from Thousands of drawings where 'flow' is everything by Gary Michael Dault for the Globe and Mail, 18 February 2006

Read the whole review on the Globe and Mail website: click here.

Article about Marc Ngui in Eye

Marc Ngui was recently featured in an article by Guy Leshinki for Eye Magazine.

Read the article here in the online version of Eye, or on Cultural Gutter website.

Here's a small excerpt:

    "As I've come to learn, Ngui is a cartooning chameleon, flashing and fading with new styles at will. "I'm wary of style," he admits in his soft, filigreed voice. "You can get trapped in a sense. It's more like I'm building up a catalogue, like an arsenal."

    Each piece in Ngui's stockpile is perfectly realized. His previous book, Enter Avariz -- a collection of his fantastical activist strip Zak Meadow -- he drew in manga's clean, bold lines in a grid of measured panels."

    But look at his latest book, The Unexpurgated Tale of Lordie Jones. Here he's assembled hives of cross-hatching that climb across the full-page drawings. Side by side with Ngui's other projects, from his obscure, diagrammatic illustrations on the architecture of intelligence to his loosely pencilled breakdowns for ads for Sears and ING -- he was a storyboard artist for years -- each piece could be the work of someone new. Which Ngui kind of likes. "It's been hard to do illustration professionally, because I don't have a single style, so when they look at my portfolio, they can't define me. That doesn't bother me -- in fact, it gives me a little thrill." "

Press for Lordie Jones

Read the review of the launch in Eye Magazine by Brian Davis.

Reading at TCAF

For those who missed the show on Thursday,
Marc is reading as part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival on Saturday, 28 May 2005 at La Hacienda, 2:30 pm.

Pictures from Lordie Jones Storytime

Click here
for pictures of the event at the Lanes Gallery!

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Book Launch and Storytime Presentation for
The Unexpurgated Tale of Lordie Jones

Thursday 26 May 2005
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Lanes Gallery
Hazelton Lanes Lower Level
55 Avenue Road, Toronto

Conundrum Books and Bumblenut Pictures invite you to a very special book launch for Marc Ngui's latest book - The Unexpurgated Tale of Lordie Jones.

The event will be held at the Lanes Gallery which displays hundreds of beautiful persian rugs and art. Tea, mineral water, fruit, chocolate, figs, live drawing, etc...

Original drawings for the book will be on display.

The book is $12

9:30 performace

Lordie Jones Psychedelic Dub Trance Operetta
The Defence (Dave Sullivan and Neil Khann with Marc Ngui and guests)
and hosted by
Farsi Scatmaster Bombin'F (Bahman!)

Entry off Avenue Road or from Hazelton Avenue through alleway to Hazelton lanes lower level.
There will be signs.
Click here or at left for a larger map.






This is TCAF Event

More info on the Toronto Comic Arts Festival:


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Toronto Comic Arts Festival

The Lordie Jones Launch is part of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival being held in Toronto May 26 to 29 2005.

Check out http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf/ for details.

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PPOP! @ Propeller

Panels, Paintings and Other Pursuits
The many creative facets of Canadian cartoonists.

19 February 2005 to 6 March 2005
984 Queen Street West, Toronto

"PPOP! @ Propeller is a group show curated by James Waley and Ruth Tait that displays not only the art of comic book artists but their other artwork as well.

"PPOP! is an acronym for "Paintings, Panels, and Other Pursuits!" and underlies the theme of this show: a gathering and a celebration of comic book artwork and the unflagging creativity of Canadian comic book artists in their many other artistic endeavors whether in areas of film, sculpture, painting, drawing or installation.

"This show crosses boundaries in art appraisal and ranges across 3+ generations of sequential art creators."

Opening Reception
Saturday, 19 February 2005
6 - 9pm

Closing Panel Discussion
Sunday, 6 March 2005
2 - 3pm
Moderated by Dave Howard

Participating Artists
Ho Che Anderson, Nina Bunjevac, Kent Burles, Mike Constable, Dave Cooper, Scott Cooper, Rich Dannys, Ed Furness, Christopher Hutsul, Ron Kasman, Drazen Kozjan, Gerald Lazare, Steve Leblanc, Paul McCusker, Vesna Mostovac, Marc Ngui, Jim Ordolis, Mike Parsons, Paul Savard, Tanya Read, runt, Fiona Smyth, Ruth Tait, R.G.Taylor


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Expozine 2004

Montreal's only small press, comic and zine fair!

Sunday 28 November, 11 - 6 pm
Station C, 1450 Catherine Street East.
corner Plessis (metro Beaudry).

Book your tables now!
$10 per table, payable at the door
To reserve, contact us by email or phone before November 19, 2004.


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Perpetual Motion Roadshow Micro Tour


Friday November 26, 8pm
Staircase - 27 Dundurn Street
Pay what you can.


Sunday 28 November, 8pm
Jane Bond - 5 Princess Street West)
Pay what you can.

Susan Bustos is a graduate student in biochemistry at the University of Toronto where she researches the structure of mutant proteins. Her contribution to GIRLS WHO BITE BACK (www.girlswhobiteback.com) is her first scientific publication, and she has adapted it to a presentation complete with a flipchart and pointer.

Marc Ngui studied architecture at the University of Waterloo. He now spends his days doing illustration, comics, diagrams, storyboards, animation, multimedia installations and performances. His first graphic novel, Enter Avariz, was published in 2002. He'll be performing these strips aloud with hilarious voices as he has in shows from Chicago to Yellowknife.

Jim Munroe is a "pop culture provocateur", according to BookSense.com. After the HarperCollins release of Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask (praised by people as diverse as Naomi Klein and Neil Gaiman) he chose to release his following books (Angry Young Spaceman, Everyone In Silico) on his own imprint No Media Kings (www.nomediakings.org) as a statement against Murdoch-style consolidation. His new novel, An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, is a tale of the urban occult made up entirely of blog entries. He'll be launching the book with a demonic ritual of his own.


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The Little Art Show

Saturday 20 November 2004, 7pm

BMW Toronto
11 Sunlight Park Road, Toronto map

Silent Auction
Auction lots close 9:30pm and 10:30pm
Over 160 artists donated a small 7" x 9" piece of art in various media.
Fundraiser fort Riverdate Art Walk 2005.

Admission Free.


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