Maybe his illustration for the cover to The Lord of the Flies is permanently etched in your memory. Or perhaps you know him from his work with Neil Gaiman in The Sandman: Endless Nights. Barron Storey has been around for quite awhile creating amazing art and now it’s time for a retrospective.
Life After Black: The Visual Journals of Barron Storey is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. Covering a span of 30 years, the exhibit covers a selection of Storey’s 143 journals. The show runs from June 10 through July 31, 2009.
These journals provide a unique opportunity to see original work from a graphic narrative unfolding over many years. As Barron Storey puts it, “I do them for me but they are for you too. It’s the illustrator in me. They’ve been seen by a lot of people in my travels, but never like this.”
Barron Storey will be in attendance on June 12 for the opening reception. And he will deliver a lecture at the Society of Illustrators on June 16 at 6:30pm. In conjunction with the exhibit the Society has partnered with Materials For The Arts to provide journal making workshops on June 8 and June 15.
Barron Storey’s work has appeared in Time, National Geographic, The Saturday Review and his work is permanently on display at the National Air and Space Museum, The American Museum of Natural History and the National Portrait Gallery. He continues to inspire others as an illustrator, graphic novelist and noted educator. His work has influenced many artists in comics including Bill Sinkiewicz and Dave McKean.