Modern Toss, as seen in The Guardian Guide and elsewhere, is holding a two week exhibition of cartoon and prints at Forge & Co in Shoreditch High Street, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 19th October. There are also signings and late opening days - full details below.
"Britain's premier cult cartoonists and animators Modern Toss bring their unique brand of stylishly cack-handed drawing and precision satire to Forge & Co in Shoreditch this October for an unmissable celebration of ten years at the forefront of the groundbreaking shit scribbling business and the launch of their blockbusting new book, 'A Decade in the Shithouse'.
This two-week strut through their ten year output will feature original drawings and artifacts prised out of the Toss archives, a range of top notch limited edition prints, and some bang up-to- date shouting pictures made from touch-sensitive talking paper.
Also on daily display will be the incredible work of idiot technology that is the 'Periodic Table of Swearing' - a four-legged talking table you can operate like a demented organist piping out swear words based on the chemical elements. Punters are also invited to experience what it's actually like inside a Modern Toss cartoon with The Living Cartoon, and get their face drawn by Jon or Mick (if they're about) in the specially-built Modern Toss Portrait Booth - a unique work of art you can carry around for the rest of your life unless you have plastic surgery.
Who are Modern Toss?
The scurrilous, global cult comic Modern Toss is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. As writers, cartoonists, and animators they’ve taken Modern Toss in many different directions- from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, and from international design magazines to greeting card racks. This year a Kickstarter campaign for their 10th anniversary book ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’ became the UK’s second biggest ever comic crowdfunding success, exceeding their target within 48 hours of going live. The book is due for release in September of this year. Their work features regularly in The Guardian, Private Eye magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine."
When: Thursday 2nd- Sunday 19th October 2014, Midday – 7pm.
Late openings/book signings until 9pm – Thursday 2nd and 16th October.
Book signings 2-4pm Sunday 5th and Saturday 11th October
Where: Forge & Co, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU
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