Thursday, September 29, 2011

Convention Scene                                      
Be sure to join us for the River City Comic Expo November 5, 2011.  I'll be discussing my up and coming documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True: Crescent: The Baker Years as well as signing copies of my book DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed.  The Expo will be at 1111 West Maryland Ave. Sherwood, AR (near Little Rock).   For more info please visit the Convention Scene at   

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pittsburg State University Exhibition
November 25, 2011 thru January 19, 2012 I'll be exhibiting work at the Pittsburg State University's University Gallery.  I'll be giving a public artist lecture on 19th, 2012 along with the reception: time TBA.  The exhibit will feature works created within the last couple of years.  Special thanks to PSU Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art S. Portico Bowman, M.F.A. 

I've attached a copy of the 2011 PSU Fall Semester Art Exhibition newsletter.  For more information, check them out on the web at

Saturday, September 17, 2011

University of Arkansas Online Gallery
Be sure to check some of my work on display at the University of Arkansas Library online gallery at

Friday, September 16, 2011

Second Annual Art D'vine Fundraiser 
The second annual Art D'vine fundraiser to benefit the NWA Community Creative Center is set for September 23 at the home of Hershey and Denise Garner.  There will be a silent auction of unique gifts from the community, live music, hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine.  I'll be donating an 8x10 solvent transfer, drawing entitled Florence.  This small work was created while in Florence, Italy.  

Tickets for this event are $50 per person and are available through the Walton Art Center or at the door: 479-443-5600 or

Friday, September 9, 2011

Upcoming Book Signings
The fall calendar is filling up. I'll be heading to MO and signing copies of my graphic novel domestiCATed: paths once crossed at the Joplin Hastings this Saturday, 9/10/11 from 1pm-4pm.

Also, join us at River City Comic Expo in at 1111 West Maryland Ave Sherwood, AR (near Little Rock). I'll be there November 5, 2011signing copies of my book there from 10am-6pm.

Friday, September 2, 2011

University of AR: Mullins Exhibit
Recently involved in the laborious process of wrapping and shipping work.  Just a quick reminder I will be exhibiting work at Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas.  The work went up today and will be on display thru October.  Hope you can make it out!  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Magazine Article Profile
Just like to thank Scott Meeker for helping get the word out about my book signing at the Joplin, MO Hastings and for the great write up in the August 2011 issue of Joplin Metro Magazine. Here are just a few excerpts from that article.

"Words, on their own, have power. As do pictures. But it's the intersection of art and story that captures Sean Fitzgibbon's imagination. "I've always been interested in sequential art being able to tell a story through visual images."

The three short stories in the graphic novel DomestiCATed (the latter a reworking of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat") are linked together by a roving feline that moves through them.

"I've always been inspired by old episodes of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents." he said. "I love anthologies and that format-fun stories with lots of twists. I called this book DomestiCATed because the black cat guides the reader through the dark underbelly of human existence. They have a domestic setting with these very troubled relationships."

"He said he enjoys working in other artistic mediums-particualarly painted acrylics and works done with pen and ink- and shows in galleries around the country. But he's always found himself drawn back to using images to convey a narrative."

"DomestiCATed, is not Fitzgibbon's only foray into the world of graphic novels. He's seen interest in another work entitled "Small Wonders" (the first issue of which is available online at, and he's spent much of his recent efforts developing What Follows is True" Crescent: The Baker Years. It tells the strange but true story of Eureka Springs' Crescent Hotel and Norman Baker, who purchased it in the 1930's.

"Fitzgibbon said that Baker was a vaudeville magician turned inventor, turned radio host then turned medical doctor....never mind the fact that he had no medical training whatsoever. "He was a fraud, " said Fitzgibbon. "It's a bizarre story. He went around saying that he had the cure for cancer. A lot of people put their faith in Baker. But it wasn't until a while later that people started noticing that there weren't very many healthy patients walking the grounds."

I'd also like to thank Kevin McClintock and Carol Stark.