“Little Notebooks of the Damned” by Gregory Tozian

Sequential Art Gallery presents Gregory Tozian’s “Little Notebooks of the Damned”, a collection of paper and canvas giclée prints reproducing imagery from Tozian’s travel notebooks. “Little Notebooks…” opens this Thursday, November 1st, with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

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During his extremely limited free time, Tozian spent a year channeling his imagination into pen-and-ink illustrations in various travel notebooks – “thousand-yard-stare association”, he calls it – while taking brief respites in assorted dives, drinking bourbon or coffee. A practice he took up initially he says, “Because it was cheaper than psychiatric help.”

The original two-page illustrations were created in Japanese notebooks, with an old German-made fountain pen, and “ink from the oldest purveyor in the world (from Paris, of course).” The show consists of giclée reproductions of the two-page spreads – complete with the dividing center line – on both canvas and high quality paper.

“Little Notebooks of the Damned” will be on display throughout the month of November, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm (except for Thanksgiving), Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. “Little Notebooks…” will close at the end of business on Saturday, December 1st.

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