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Thurber House and CMA tap former Harvey Pekar collaborator Ed Piskor as resident artist

Posted by Jackie Mantey | February 07, 2013 12:51 PM

As if today’s cover story wasn’t proof enough that Columbus is a comics town, the Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House announced yesterday that artist Ed Piskor has been selected for the organizations’ Graphic Novelist Residency. Piskor illustrated underground comics legend Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor strips; he also wrote the graphic novel about the history of hacking “Wizzywig” and the weekly comic The Hip Hop Family Tree for BoinBoing.net.

The three-week residency will give Piskor an opportunity to finish a work in progress through a stipend and housing in Thurber House’s two-bedroom apartment. Perks for the public are also included, such as an exhibition of original Piskor artwork at the CMA from March 15 to June 2 and an artist’s talk on Sunday, March 24.

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