A pretty fascinating read about illustration-minded people banding together in a fine arts environment. Something that many students can still relate to today.
We’ll be discussing Dean and Pat’s time with both of them at SUNY Purchase at @4 in Whitsons during Zinefeast (This Sunday). There will be comix readings, screenings, and discussions. I scanned the above comic from The Load while I was working for the Purchase Library’s Visual Resource Center. You can actually read the paper here! This is from before Pat/Dean’s time, Vol. 4 No. 14 (1976). I’m excited to talk about the Purchase’s relationship to apathy (something I’ve been thinking about since I wrote an editorial about the load back in November of 2011 here) as well as the imaginary borders between different types of art making/sensibilities that art schools perpetuate (an idea the Purchase Critique Club was founded on). My dad, Ted Fox, went to Purchase as well, and actually created The Purchase Load so maybe he’ll make an appearance as well. I really hope I see you all at the panel.
Comix by Dean Haspiel originally published in The Load