Monthly Archives: March 2012

Internship & Job Fair

Hey SVA people: come meet employers, shmooze and network, and make connections! From the global (ex. Google!) to the smaller scale (Titmouse or Fearless Group), take a look at the participants here. Make art, don’t starve.

What: Internship & Job Fair hosted by the Office of Career Development.
Who: For all current SVA students, and graduates from the three most recent years.
When: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

The Strips of Moebius Go On Forever


Jean “Moebius” Giraud, cartoonist extraordinaire, has died. While his name may not be widely known outside of comics circles, his artwork has had a wide influence on the broader culture – from his designs for Tron, The Fifth Element, The Abyss, and Alien, to his extensive comics work in such magazines as Heavy Metal (and the film of the same name), his unique blend of sci-fi futurism with a wild west motifs will live on. Here’s hoping all of his work will find its way to print and stay there.
Obits and Images: But Does It Float, TCJ: Kim Thompson, interview with Moebius & cartoonist tributes, io9, LA Times

To explore more in our electronic resources, take a look at the Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels database (user/pass = MySVA login).
To get there from the site: http://www.sva.edu/student-life/library/ > Database & Article searching > Humanities & Social Science > Underground and Independent Comics

Unfortunately relatively little of Moebius’ work in in print in the US, but his passing has spurred us to order what we can. For now, here are our holdings:

Blueberry 2 : ballad for a coffin / Jean-Michel Charlier, Jean “Moebius” Giraud – PN6747.C48 B58 1989


Moebius : the collected fantasies of Jean Giraud / Jean “Moebius” Giraud. – PN6747.G5 A2 1987 v.2 & v.4

Film work and inspiration:

Heavy Metal – V-AN R458 Hea DVD


Alien / dir. Ridley Scott – V-F S467 AliD DVD


The Fifth Element / dir. Luc Besson – V-F B482 Fif DVD


Tron / dir. Steven Lisberger – V-F L573 Tro DVD

Jazz & Poetry – Reunited in the Library

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 22nd the library is partnering with the Humanities & Sciences Department for the third annual Jazz & Poetry night. It will be held at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street from 6pm–8pm.
The evening’s program includes:
The Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet, with these great traditional jazz players: Jon Eric-Kellso (trumpet), Scott Robinson (saxophone), Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Pat O’Leary (bass).

In addition, award winning poet Sean Singer and “transfictionist” Ann Rower (longtime SVA faculty member) will be featured.

This event is free and open to the public, so tell everyone you know!


Armed response / by Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 A76 1995


If you’re a girl / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 I38 1990


Lee & Elaine / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 L38 2002

Closed for the Weekend – Spring Break!

Just a reminder: along with the rest of SVA, the Visual Arts Library will be closed tomorrow, Friday the 9th, through the weekend. We will reopen to our regular hours Monday, March 12th.
Enjoy the rest of your Spring Breaks and we’ll see you soon – same Bat-blog, same Bat-library!

Doodles for the Billions


Today is International Women’s Day and Google has dedicted a ‘doodle’ to the occasion. They even have a ‘Doodles‘ section of the site, where you can browse or search through their many visual variations on their iconic logo.

According to their About Doodles page, the tradition goes back to their early days: >>[T]he concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. They placed a stick figure drawing behind the 2nd “o” in the word Google, and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office”. While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was born.<<

And, inevitably for the times, they have inspired parodies:

Google Doodles you’ll never see

To learn more about Google and its wider cultural influence:

Googled : the end of the world as we know it / Ken Auletta – HD9696.8.U64 G6623 2009


The Search : how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture / John Battelle – HD9696.8.U64 G663 2005


Libraries and Google / William Miller, Rita M. Pellen, editors – Z674.75.I58 L535 2005


Artscience : creativity in the post-Google generation / David Edwards – BH301.C84 E39 2008

New Comics Cavalcade!


Genius Isolated: the life and art of Alex Toth / Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell – PN6727.T68 G46 2011


Punk rock & trailer parks / written and drawn by Derf. – PN6727.D47 P86 2008


The Death-Ray / by Daniel Clowes – PN6727 C54 D43 2011


Big questions, or, Asomatognosia : whose hand is it anyway? / Anders Brekhus Nilsen – PN6727.N57 B54 2011


The silence of our friends / written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos ; art by Nate Powell** SVA Cartooning Alumnus**. – PN6727.L67 S55 2012


Like a sniper lining up his shot / adapted by Jacques Tardi ; from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette – PN6747.T37 P6813 2011


Need more love / Aline Kominsky Crumb – PN6727.C68 N44 2007

Gerhard Richter in Berlin


You may not be able to have they time or money to visit Neue Nationalgalerie to see the Gerhard Richter: Panorama retrospective, and the library does not offer teleportation services, yet. But we can offer the next best thing: the catalog! Plus a range of books on Germany’s “greatest living painter.” Explore and enjoy:


Gerhard Richter : Panorama – ND588.R48 A4 2011


Gerhard Richter : a life in painting / Dietmar Elger – ND588.R48 E4413 2009


Gerhard Richter : the Cage paintings / Robert Storr – ND588.R48 S76 2009


Gerhard Richter : early work, 1951-1972 / edited by Christine Mehring – N6888.R49 G47 2010


Gerhard Richter: Atlas / edited by Helmut Friedel – ND588.R48 A4 2006 RARE BOOK