Education OCAD University
Spouse Tania Gallant
|Name Gregory Gallant|
|Born September 16, 1962 (age 58) Clinton, Ontario (1962-09-16) |
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works It's a Good Life, If You Don't WeakenPalookaville
Nominations Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children's
Books It's a Good Life - If You Don't We, Clyde Fans, The Great Northern Brotherho, George Sprott, Vernacular Drawings
Similar Dean Motter, Jane Roberts, Stuart McLean
Letters arts speaker series seth
Seth is the pen name of Gregory Gallant (born September 16, 1962), a Canadian cartoonist best known for his series Palookaville and his mock-autobiographical graphic novel It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken (1996).
- Letters arts speaker series seth
- Seth macfarlanes cavalcade of cartoon comedy jus beef telly
- Personal life
- Graphic novels
- Model buildings
Seth draws in a style influenced by the classic cartoonists of The New Yorker. His work is highly nostalgic, especially for the early-to-mid-20th Century period, and of Southern Ontario. His work also shows a great depth and breadth of knowledge of the history of comics and cartooning.
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Seth, then living in Toronto, first drew attention to his work in 1985 when he took over art duties from the Hernandez brothers for Mister X from Toronto publisher Vortex Comics. In April 1991 he launched his own comic book, Palookaville, with Montreal publisher Drawn and Quarterly. By this time, Seth's artwork had evolved to a style inspired by The New Yorker cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s.
He is also a magazine illustrator and book designer, perhaps best known for his work designing the complete collection of Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip Peanuts. The books, released by Fantagraphics Books in 25 separate volumes (so far) combine Seth's signature aesthetic with Schulz's minimalistic comic creation. Similarly, he is designing the Collected Doug Wright, and the John Stanley Library.
Clyde Fans, the story of two brothers whose trade in electric fans suffers and eventually goes out of business from the failure to adapt to the rise of air conditioning, was serialized in Palooka-ville. Seth's short graphic novel Wimbledon Green, about an eccentric comic-book collector, was published in November 2005.
From September 2006 to March 25, 2007, Seth serialized a graphic novel titled George Sprott (1894–1975), for the Funny Pages section of the New York Times Magazine. Selections from George Sprott were featured in Best American Comics 2009. In the liner notes of that publication, Seth announced he was expanding Sprott into a book, filling in gaps that were cut to meet the restraints given by NYTM. The book was published by Drawn & Quarterly in May 2009.
Seth's affection for early- and mid-20th century popular culture and his relative disdain for pop culture since then is a recurrent theme in his work, both in terms of the characters (who are often nostalgic for the period) and his artistic style. Although, as a teenager, he was a vocal fan of mainstream superhero comics; he even had a couple of fan letters published.
Seth's artwork has landed on the cover of The New Yorker three times, which he said was a professional milestone he was happy to achieve.
A selection of Seth's original models (studies for his fictional city, Dominion) was included in an exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum from April 21 through August 19, 2007.
In a collaboration between the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Seth, and RENDER, one of the buildings from Seth's Dominion City project has been re-built as a walk-in theatre in KW|AG’s Eastman Gallery
Seth is the subject of the 2014 documentary film Seth's Dominion, which received the grand prize for best animated feature at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival.
Seth has won a number of industry awards throughout is career, and in 2011 was honoured by being the first cartoonist to win the literary Harbourfront Festival Prize.