Gary Panter has lived in Brooklyn since 1985. A multimedia/fine artist, his pioneering, post-underground comix work helped define the alternative comics movement in venues such as Raw, and his aesthetic remains influential. He is a Cullman Study Center fellow and a recipient of a Daimler/Chrysler design award and a Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant. He also has three Emmys for his design work on the classic PeeWee's Playhouse television series.
Gary Panter, a prolific cartoonist who emerged in the eighties as
the leading proponent of punk comics, has long been interested in
blending mystical fantasy and literature to create wryly irreverent
comics.-- "The New Yorker"
In Panter's drawings, a line is not the shortest path between two points, but a slow, wavering one, a termite's crawl with endless detours and distractions... this line is the constant. It intensifies his viewers' gaze, forcing them to reexamine forms they thought they knew.-- "Art In America"
It's hard to overstate the importance of Gary Panter to the art world and to popular culture.-- "Artforum"
Panter's painstakingly detailed acid-trip vision offers art comics heads an immersive rabbit-hole experience and sneaky satire on a navel-gazing subculture.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Publishing these pages in all their oversize glory reveals the human gradations of [Panter's] inky sky, occasional marginalia, faint pencil often visible underneath the figures.-- "The New York Times"