MECA&D Illustration is pleased to announce a lecture with visiting artist, Joshua David Bergey, in conjunction with Portland Public Library's The Pulps!—a major exhibition of rare and original pulp fiction paintings. An authority in Pulp Fiction whose grandfather was the renowned pulp artist, Earle K. Bergey, Joshua will be speaking on the visionary art that graced the covers of these iconic publications. On Friday, November 14, 7 p.m., Joshua will be coming to MECA&D to talk about the exhibit, his prolific grandfather, and his own journey tracking down the true story behind American Pulp Fiction.

Joshua David Bergey is an artist and author currently completing a major new book of non-fiction that reveals the life and art of his mysterious grandfather. Joshua's style of storytelling is unique and refined, drawing from his own experiences in theater and performance. A former Dean of MECA&D, Joshua graduated from Oberlin College and continued studies in southern France as well as in Portland, at Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Joshua teaches and lectures in the field of 20th Century American illustration art and visual storytelling.