Acclaimed Multi-Media Artist
to Appear at Toonseum Sept. 11th
Renowned RESIDENTS Artist Book Signing Includes Film Screening
& Sale of Rare Prints/Posters
"If you are curious, Steven Cerio is a mandala-spewing tempunaut Picfisher from the universe signed tomorrow whose ritterings reveal all you need to know concerning omni-dimentional phase shattering imagery."
--Gary Panter, Pee Wee's Playhouse Designer/Jimbo Creator
Pittsburgh, PA, US (September 7, 2015) – Award-winning artist Steven Cerio will sign copies of his new book, SUNBEAM ON THE ASTRONAUT (Wow Cool/Alternative Comics, 2015), and screen examples of his films on Friday, September 10th at 7 PM at The Toonseum. Cerio will also be selling limited editions of prints and posters of his work, which he has created for music artists including The Residents, King Crimson, Ministry, Les Claypool, Moe, Monster Magnet and White Zombie during his more than 30-year career.
The Toonseum appearance will serve as the Pittsburgh launch for Cerio’s latest print collection, SUNBEAM ON THE ASTRONAUT, a hallucinatory graphic album of all-new, never before published comics and art. The 56-page book features comic book adventures of Cerio's characters from his various films with the legendary top-hatted eyeball performance greats THE RESIDENTS; a dozen short narratives; a collection of paintings and collages and stills from his newest film, THE MAGNIFICENT PIGTAIL SHADOW; and much more. Cerio’s work with The Residents is included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Steven Cerio has had a long career as an artist and illustrator -- from helping spearhead the psychedelic art revival in New York in the 1980s to working as a poster artist for some of the biggest names in music. Cerio’s work has appeared in numerous comics anthologies, including Graphic Classics, Hotwire Comics, Last Gasp Comix & Stories and Buzzard. His previous books include PIE (Wow Cool) and STEVEN CERIO’s ABC BOOK: A DRUG PRIMER (Gates of Heck). Commercial clients include Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, A&M Records, Entertainment Weekly and Penguin books. As a musician, he has composed, recorded and toured since the 1980s, including a stint with DeeDee Ramone's Sprocket and studio projects Sonisk Blodbad and Atlantic Drone. His recent musical efforts have focused on creating soundtracks for his numerous movies, which include THE MAGNIFICENT PIGTAIL SHADOW (Noiseville, 2012) and its accompanying soundtrack (Wow Cool, 2014).