The Blaring House

May 22, 2012 by

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The Blaring House
Claire Seringhaus


July 2012
978-1-894994-66-8 
5×8 inches / 96 pages
black and white
$15 

This collection of selected pen and graphite drawings range from the whimsical to the hyper-realistic, with some looking as though they were lifted from a turn-of-the-century catalogue. Many include captions, which convey humourous narrative arcs and add a sometimes bizarre dimension to the work. The Blaring House is inspired by children’s book illustrations, absurdist humour, and late Victorian portrait photography.

“Adept, antiquated draughtsmanship, atypical humour, Seringhaus is a Van Leeuwenhoek’s flask of broth comprised of the DNA from the dandruff of Glen Baxter, the fingernail parings of Edward Gorey and the juice wrung from the socks of Monty Python. This is absurd, solid, funny stuff.” — Joe Ollmann, author of Mid-Life

Launching this summer in a city near you:

Halifax:
Friday, July 13th, 6-8pm
Lost & Found
2383 Agricola
Also feauring an exhibition of 30 – 40 drawings.

Montreal:
Thursday, July 19, 7-9pm
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard W.
with Michel Rabagliati

Sackville, NB:
Sappyfest zine fair
Saturday, August 4, noon-5pm
Legion Hall

Dartmouth:
DCAF
(Dartmouth Comic Art Festival)
Sunday, August 19
Alderney Landing
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