NYCC 11 – CRISIS in Romanian Comics!
Official Press Release
Alexandru Ciubotariu’s “Crisis” (see attached!) and much more will be featured at The Romanian Cultural Institute’s booth #2018 at NY Comic Con Oct.13-16 at the Javits Center as part of their presentation, “NO SCHOOL: New Romanian Comics.” It is the Institute’s first ever participation at NY Comic Con and represents Romania’s largest comics exhibition in the U.S. to date.
NO SCHOOL is the apotheosis of the long and storied history of Romanian comics and is so named because it symbolizes the avant-garde nature of this explosive comics renaissance. NO SCHOOL doesn’t follow any past or current strand of comics styles. It is new, fresh and edgy. For a taste, click here.
Alexandru Ciubotariu, one of Romania’s most famous street artists, is known as “Ciubi” (Sir Squared Cat). The name was inspired by one his beloved characters, “the squared cat” seen on many buildings in Bucharest where the artist lives and works. Ciubotariu is proud that his work is not destructive: “The places where I choose to display my art are abandoned, grey, sad. However, with minimal effort one can transform them into urban reference points.” The artist published his first cartoon in 1995 in a local newspaper; since then, he has illustrated 15 books and contributed cartoons to 70 newspapers and magazines in Romania, Belgium, Slovenia, Poland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.