This evening Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Iván Vélez, will give a free, guided tour and Q & A in conversation with illustrator Sabrina Cintrón at the Bronx Museum. The tour will focus on the present exhibition “Iván Vélez: Bronx Haiku”—a series of Vélez’s drawings and activist work spanning his thirty-year career. Taking place on Wednesday, August 2, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, the event and exhibition are free and open to the public. “Iván Vélez: Bronx Haiku” is on view until October 22, 2017.
fifty five years
my life in blood and panels
and brown gay ink
Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Ivan Velez exhibits a series of drawings related to comics, as well as his activist work spanning his thirty-year career. From his groundbreaking work on LGBTQ youth issues during the AIDS crisis, to his subversive writing in mainstream comic book companies such as Milestone Media, DC Comics, and Marvel, in addition to his independent work for queer and multicultural publishing, Ivan Velez: Bronx Haiku offers an engaging survey of one artist’s desire to bring change and diversity into an art form that plays an indelible role in American popular culture.
For more information, see http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/ivan-velez-bronx-haiku