The Greene County Council on the Arts has partnered with Kirwan’s Game Store to host a book-signing event for the groundbreaking graphic novel “THE INDUSTRIALIST,” story by heavy metal legend Burton C. Bell, illustrations by British illustrator Noel Guard, color by Vachel Shannon. All three artists will be at the book signing on May 14!!
“The Greene County Council on the Arts is proud to present a new group exhibition dedicated to the art of storytelling called “Words and Images.” Featuring the work of over a dozen local and international artists, the Words and Images show will include animated short films, graphic novels, illustrations, sculptures, photographs, zines, as well as mixed media. At the center of Words and Images is the international debut of the entire graphic novel “The Industrialist,” story by Burton C. Bell, lead singer of heavy metal band Fear Factory, and illustrations by British illustrator Noel Guard. The Industrialist novel is intended as a companion piece to Fear Factory’s latest concept album The Industrialist.
The centerpiece of the Words and Images exhibition is the graphic novel by Burton C. Bell entitled “The Industrialist,” which has never been displayed before. A fan of science fiction television shows like Twilight Zone and Star Trek and science fiction authors like Robert A. Heinlein since the age of eight, The Industrialist represents a dream-come-true for Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell. Fear Factory’s album The Industrialist is the soundtrack to this novel and follows the story within its pages. Together with Noel Guard, a comic/fantasy illustrator and tattoo designer from Reading, England, they created a powerful post-apocalyptic tale of a free-thinking automaton struggling to find his place in a futuristic society where laws protect the elite and powerful oligarchies dominate the masses. Bell and Guard will be available for a Catskill book signing as soon as Fear Factory’s current U.S. tour ends (mid-May).”
– Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. For more information on GCCA Visual Arts Program and this exhibit visit www.greenearts.org.