Seth: Dominion

Dunlop (Seth)If you’re a fan of comics/graphic novels, Seth should be a familiar name to you. Born in Ontario in 1962, he’s been practicing as a cartoonist for a good 25 years now.

His best-known work is Palookaville, an ongoing series of graphic novels published by Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal that generally feature down-and-out characters trying to reconcile the past with their current circumstances. He’s also produced a mock autobiography called It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, and has also served as an illustrator on numerous other book and magazine projects.

Since 2007, Seth has worked on a project called Dominion that involves the building of models tied to a fictional city. As you’ll be able to read in our cover feature by Paul Constant which hits the streets April 16, the city he’s envisioned involves plenty of references to settler communities that sprang up across central Canada in the early 20th century.

On Friday April 17, Dominion (which Seth describes as a work-in-progress) will be featured in an exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery. Curated by Andrew Hunter, Dominion opens with an artist talk at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 7 p.m. As well, on Monday June 1 at 7 p.m. there’s a screening of the NFB film Seth’s Dominion at the RPL Theatre.

Dominion will run at the the Dunlop until July 5. Pictured above, by the way, is a companion work by Seth called City Founder and Residents that will be up at Central Library for the duration of the exhibition (click to enlarge).

Author: Gregory Beatty

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