THE ART of R. KIKUO JOHNSON
FRIDAY AUGUST 4th, 2006
Secret Headquarters is pleased to announce our art opening with R. Kikuo Johnson.
Johnson is the 2006 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award winning talent best known for his Fantagraphics release “Night Fisher”. A Harvey Award nominee for Best Graphic Album, a story which is gritty in it’s honest portrayal of young adults on the cusp of maturity. Johnson’s remarkably confident artwork has earned Night Fisher the honor of making Times list of Best Comic Books 2005 as well as a Harvey Award nomination for Best New Talent.
Johnson attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied under the tutelage of David Mazzucchelli, graduating in 2003. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he most recently celebrated his first gallery show at the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York.
Johnson’s comics and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Premiere Magazine, New York Magazine and The Comics Journal, as well as Fantagraphic’s distinctive MOME literary comics anthology.
R. Kikuo Johnson will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm.
We are also pleased to announce a R. Kikuo Johnson exclusive letterpress print available only from Secret Headquarters. Handmade locally this is a 15 x 15, 2 color letterpress print with new art work by Johnson. Hand numbered and signed, this print is restricted to one run and very limited in quantity.
Secret Headquarters will feature Johnson’s original works of art through August 27th, 2006.
Located in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, California. Secret Headquarters offers a sophisticated take on the traditional comic book store. Specializing in comic book culture, Secret Headquarters features the best in graphic novels, trade paperbacks and monthly titles.