I want to thank everyone for adding your suggestions for the title of my show. I really appreciate it and it was great to see what everyone came up with.
I ended up calling it: "Passport to all worlds". Which is what my work is to me artistically and what it has become to me functionally.
I was in a meeting with the gallery curator and professors and we were riffing on the titles and what the titles should do, and I said that "I wanted to show that the work is a passport to all worlds for me and my readers, in form and in content." And then we decided to just go with that. It occured to me that "Passport to all worlds" is also a phrase that Keiko uses in the Scarab story.
Here is some information that I mention about the show in an upcoming interview on The Pulse (this is a snippet, so hopefully a link to the entire interview will be posted this week or next):
I have a new gallery exhibit of my artwork in October. It will be held in the art gallery of the University that I graduated from and will extensively feature original pages from Kabuki, Daredevil, Echo, and many non-comic related works and paintings.
The gallery show is timed to correspond to the Pop Culture Con in Cincinnati (Mike Turner, Frank Cho, Andy Lee, and I will be signing at that con’s debut on October 3-5). The opening night reception of the gallery will be 7-10pm on Friday, October 3 (after the first day of the con). It will be held at the main gallery of the Art Building at Northern Kentucky University (a ten minute drive from the show in downtown Cincinnati). The University will even have free shuttles to take people to the gallery show.
It is a one-man show and my work will be up thoughout October, but I hope people can make it on the opening night, as there will also be a signing held, a free poster for the gallery show, and books available. On Friday, October 22 I will be having a lecture/discussion at the University. Last year NKU had Neil Gaiman do this at the University, and if you attended that, you know how fun and interactive this can be.
The last two years the NKU Literature dept hosted something like this. I did it the first year, and Neil Gaiman did it the second year. This October the art dept. is sponsoring my show and working hand in hand with other departments of the University including the Literature dept, and book stores in the area. Both events are free to the public, and everyone is welcomed to attend!