Kevin Spacey and Warren Beatty at the San Francisco Film Society awards night in San Francisco, Thursday, April 25, 2002. Kevin received the Peter J. Owens Award. Beatty was the recipient of the Akira Kurosawa Award for lifetime achievement in film directing.
And ended up staying for two hours and five courses of food. Great meal. Only took photos of my main - steak with fried oysters and green goddess dressing. I didn’t think I’d like the dressing but it totally brought the needed acid to cut through the richness of the proteins. I normally don’t order dessert, but this time I thought I little ice cream might not be a bad thing and ordered the strawberry shortcake. And it was the right call. Cleansing acid; cold and just enough sweet. Another great meal.
A CELEBRATION OF UNDERGROUND COMIX: A SAN FRANCISCO COMICS FEST EVENT
The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to celebrate the
contributions of underground comix with special guests Mark Bode
(Cobalt-60), Paul Mavrides (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Ted
Richards (Dopin’ Dan), Susan Stern (Big Bitch), Ron Turner (Last Gasp
Books), and more to be announced. This free public event is part of the
newly-formed San Francisco Comics Fest’s weeklong programming, and will
be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7-9 pm.
A Celebration of Underground Comix
will focus on Last Gasp Books, the legendary San Francisco-based
publishing and distribution company founded by Ron Turner in 1970. Last
Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors
of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 45th year
in business. Over the years they have published, and in some cases
brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists
working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark
Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Trina Robbins, Todd Schorr,
Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, and countless others. Today, Last
Gasp publishes 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on “lowbrow” and
“pop surrealist” artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture
titles. They also distribute all sorts of weird ‘n’ wonderful subversive
literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to
bookstores and art galleries on six continents.
at this event will reminisce about the underground comix movement as
well as Last Gasp’s contribution to the genre. Friends, colleagues and
fans are encouraged to attend!
About the San Francisco Comics Fest: The SF Comics Fest is a celebration of San Francisco comics culture:
Past, present, and future. Festival events seek to highlight four
aspects of our vibrant Bay Area comics community:
Our rich history of artistic rebellion and comics innovation
Our unique intersection of cultural influences shared among today’s Bay Area cartoonists
Our commitment to comics education
Our responsibility to shape the future of comics through technology in a positive and equitable way