Landis Blair

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Landis Blair
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Landis Blair at the 2016 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Born
Peter Landis Blair

(1983-09-04)September 4, 1983
NationalityAmerican
EducationSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Known forIllustrator, Writer
Notable work
The Hunting Accident
The Envious Siblings
MovementLiterary nonsense, Surrealism
AwardsGrand Prize New Yorker Eustace Tilly contest
Best in Adult Books, 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards
2021 Quai des Bulles prize
WebsiteOfficial website

Landis Blair (born Peter Landis Blair; 4 September 1983) is an American illustrator and comics artist. He illustrated the graphic novel The Hunting Accident and later wrote and illustrated The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes. He is also known for his work with Caitlin Doughty[1][2] and as a member of The Order of the Good Death.[3]

Work[edit]

Blair's heavily crosshatched drawings and dark storytelling are influenced by Edward Gorey.[4][5] The New York Times referred to his work on The Hunting Accident as drawn with "a graphomaniacal fervor".[6]

Books[edit]

Landis Blair came to prominence with his 420 pages of illustration for The Hunting Accident: a True Story of Crime and Poetry, written by David Carlson.[7][8][9][10]

He both wrote and illustrated The Envious Siblings for publication by Norton in 2019.[11] The same year saw the publication of Caitlin Doughty's second book, From Here to Eternity, which included several original illustrations by Blair.[12]

Blair also writes and publishes some of his own books under the publishing label Sastergoodment Press.[13]

Exhibitions[edit]

Other work[edit]

The foyer of an Art Deco apartment building in downtown Memphis contains an etched glass site-specific work by Landis Blair. It depicts a map of Memphis, historic locations, and the history of the building.[21]

His illustrations have appeared in print and online magazines[22] and have been used for commercial art such as t-shirt and tote bag designs.[23]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Landis rides a unicycle.[27][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members: Artists". Caitlin Doughty, Order of the Good Death via Internet Archive. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "My Morbid Art Crush on Landis Blair". Caitlin Doughty, Order of the Good Death. 21 May 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Members". Caitlin Doughty, Order of the Good Death. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Faces of Death: Landis Blair". Caitlin Doughty, Order of the Good Death. 7 October 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Rivera, Joshua (September 24, 2017). "One of the Best True Crime Stories of 2017 Isn't on TV (Yet)". Condé Nast: GQ. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Wolk, Douglas (November 30, 2017). "The Latest in Graphic Novels". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Clark, Noelene (December 8, 2016). "First Second graphic novel cover reveal for Gene Yang, Jason Shiga, more". Entertainment Weekly (Merideth). Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Deahl, Rachel (October 21, 2016). "Book Deals: Week of October 24, 2016". Publishers Weekly (PWxy). Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  9. ^ Carroll, Tobias (October 7, 2016). "First Second Exclusive: David Carlson and Landis Blair Announce The Hunting Accident, A Crime Family Drama". Paste (Paste Media). Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  10. ^ Hahne, Seth T. "The Hunting Accident". Good OK Bad. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes".
  12. ^ Hintz, Charlie (March 9, 2017). "From Here to Eternity: How Other Cultures Care for Their Dead". Cult of Weird. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Progressive Problem". Landis Blair. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Undying Traditions: Memento Mori at Muskegon Museum of Art". 26 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Celebrating Life, Death and Talent: Muskegon Museum of Art showcases a huge variety of art this fall".
  16. ^ "Graphic novelist tells tale of 1930 Chicago gangster at IUN exhibit".
  17. ^ "The Hunting Accident: First Chapter – – original artwork from the graphic novel".
  18. ^ https://valpo.life/print/?article=34302
  19. ^ "Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books".
  20. ^ "NIU Art Museum Artist Lecture – Landis Blair | NIU Arts Blog".
  21. ^ https://wendybuzz.com/crosshatching-downtown/
  22. ^ Copeland, Libby (October 27, 2017). "A Tour of the World in Cremations and Cadavers". The New York Times. and Parsi, Novid (September 11, 2017). "The Hunting Accident". Chicago magazine. and Parsi, Novid (December 9, 2014). "Kickstart: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel". Ghettoblaster Magazine. and Wringham, Robert. "Leonard Dubkin". New Escapologist. and Doughty, Caitlin (September 26, 2014). "The Dead Beneath". Medium. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "And the New Eustace Tilley Tote Bag Is…". The New Yorker. April 17, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards".
  25. ^ The hunting accident, best comic of the year (fr)
  26. ^ https://www.sudouest.fr/2021/01/29/festival-international-de-la-bd-d-angouleme-l-integralite-du-palmares-2021-8345587-4953.php.
  27. ^ Mead, Rebecca (November 22, 2015). "Our Bodies, Ourselves". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  28. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/obsessed-with-wikipedia-personal-life-entries-youre-not-alone/2019/12/30/cb31a50a-2673-11ea-9c21-2c2a4d2c2166_story.html

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