Eye, the international review of graphic design, a quarterly printed magazine about graphic design and visual culture features a large article on R. O. Blechman’s career and work.
January 24, 2018
R.O. Blechman was featured in this morning’s edition of The Daily Heller.
Blechman was the creative and entrepreneurial force behind The Ink Tank, a highly innovative animation studio in New York City from 1977 to 2004. Steven Heller talks with Douglas Dowd about the Ink Tank archive finding a home within the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University.
The Ink Tank archive is a goldmine of production materials for more than 350 commercials as well as the films Simple Gifts and The Soldier’s Tale, based on the Stravinsky composition, plus short animations for NBC, CBS and other clients.
Processing and cataloguing is expected to be done by year’s end.
June 21, 2017
R.O. Blechman was featured on the show Gray Matters, in which highly accomplished people discuss their current working plans and share some of the wisdom they have gained over their long, colourful and celebrated careers.
Watch the full video on Vimeo.
May 16, 2017
Published by Fantagraphics, Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet is a rags and riches tale of two Mozart-esque half brothers who face the trials and tribulations of fame as their different life stories intertwine and finally come full circle.
Published by Dover Graphic Novels, Georgie: The Story of a Man, His Dog, and a Pin is a sweet and tragic man-and-dog story.
Originally released in 1953, R.O. Blechman’s picture book, The Juggler of Our Lady will be reprinted by Dover Graphic Novels this summer with an introduction by Maurice Sendak. The Juggler of Our Lady is one of the great examples of the graphic novel form. In the book, Blechman gives us a satirical, visual retelling of a classic medieval Christmas tale of the same name. The story is simple: An innocent juggler named Cantalbert sets out to save the world with his talent but is scorned and ignored by everyone he meets until an encounter with a statue of the Virgin Mary changes his life.
The first edition was published by Henry Holt in 1953.June 10, 2015