Sutter & Cornell, The SUPEREST

Click Here for Info on “The Lively Art in Picture Books” at KU’s Sharadin Gallery, Oct 21-Nov 21. New Books by Successful KU Artists: The Superest is a book based on a drawing game of dueling superheroes by KU grads Kevin Cornell and Matthew Sutter. The rules of Superest are : a) Player 1 drawsContinue reading “Sutter & Cornell, The SUPEREST”

Every Picture Tells a Story -The Dornish Collection

Kutztown University Sharadin Gallery Opening Thurs, Oct. 21, 4–6 p.m. Rare treats await visitors to Kutztown University’s Sharadin Gallery this fall. The exhibition features over 75 original works of art created to illustrate children’s books. This is an opportunity to view a wide variety of artistic media, oil, mixed media, watercolor, and a remarkable diversityContinue reading “Every Picture Tells a Story -The Dornish Collection”

Lancaster PA First Friday

There was amazing creative energy on the streets of Lancaster’s “First Friday.”  Prof. Karen Kresge and a bunch of KU AIGA students carpooled the 60 miles from Kutztown to Lancaster. There were drum circles on Prince St., open air parking lot aerobics, men in full tuxedos, cops on horseback, buskers of every stripe. The Monty PythonContinue reading “Lancaster PA First Friday”

New students visit Philly’s Mural Arts Program

Bill Mowder, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) chartered Bieber buses to bring new students in our college to Philadelphia last Saturday. Communication Design Profs Kate Clair and Kevin McCloskey joined the students’ trip which included a guided tour of some of Philadelphia’s famed murals. Last year, Jane Golden, the directorContinue reading “New students visit Philly’s Mural Arts Program”

Heads of State: You Are Invited!

Ryan Smoker (KU CD alum) of Infantree invites everyone to Lancaster’s First Friday:  “We are excited to be hosting The Heads of State this coming First Friday, October 1st. The Gallery will be open from 5-10. Heads of State is a Philadelphia based, award-winning design and illustration studio consisting of Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers.Continue reading “Heads of State: You Are Invited!”

Hand Drawn Maps

From Here to There, from The Princeton Architectural Press, is the first book from the The Hand Drawn Map Association. Philadelphia-based artist Kris Harzinski has been collecting hand drawn maps for years. He finds maps dropped in laundromats. He sets up a table at indy lit events like the upcoming Philadelphia Zine fest and begsContinue reading “Hand Drawn Maps”

Making it as an Illustrator by Denise Bosler

Making it as an Illustrator by Denise Bosler Being an illustrator in today’s market is not easy. While the market opportunities may be quite large, and although illustrative work is needed for everything from editorial content, children’s books and licensed products to custom blog headers and backgrounds, cell phone wallpapers and apps, if you don’tContinue reading “Making it as an Illustrator by Denise Bosler”

Speakin’a’ Brooklyn – Martin Lemelman Update

Martin Lemelman stopped by Kutztown to share his new book, Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood. His graphic memoir published by Bloomsbury, is finally available in bookstores and at Amazon. Like any new parent Martin wants this book to start life on the right foot. He talked about the tremendous amount of follow-through an artist orContinue reading “Speakin’a’ Brooklyn – Martin Lemelman Update”

What Slowdown? Renee French rocks on!

If only I had diversified my retirement portfolio and bought 100 copies of Marbles in My Underpants by Renee French in 2001. Today scarce copies sell for $100 or more. I’ve never met Renee French (Kutztown ’86, BFA, Fine Arts, Drawing). I’ve learned her fans are passionate about her work, and her graphic novels andContinue reading “What Slowdown? Renee French rocks on!”

Evan Summer’s China Summer

Popular KU Professor Evan Summer spent a portion of his summer in China at the Guanlan Print Original Industry Base. Seems an “Original Industry Base” is what we in the U.S. might call an “art and business incubator.” The Chinese government has invested millions of yuan building a state of the art printmaking studio inContinue reading “Evan Summer’s China Summer”