The Sequential Arts Workshop, SAW, in Gainesville, Florida is once again offering two mini-grants of $250 to artists working on a comic or graphic novel project. True, this is not a lot of money, but if you need to buy time to work on your art every cent helps. What I like about this grantContinue reading “Opportunity Knocks: Grab Bag for Illustrators”
Category Archives: cartooning
Paul Hoppe – Keeping it Real
Paul Hoppe was at MoCCA fest selling prints and handcrafted zines. Born in Poland, he grew up in Germany and came to NYC on a DAAD scholarship. (DAAD is the German version of a Fulbright Exchange.) He got his MFA at SVA’s Illustration as Visual Essay program in New York City. Our Kutztown students wereContinue reading “Paul Hoppe – Keeping it Real”
NEW SVA MFA in Visual Narrative
Nathan Fox will direct the new Visual Narrative MFA program at NY’s School of Visual Arts. Nathan is a comic book artist and illustrator. Like me, he is a grad of SVA’s MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. Nathan is juiced about what he calls “the future of storytelling.” I asked him how this newContinue reading “NEW SVA MFA in Visual Narrative”
GREAT DANES INVADE NEW YORK!
Cartoonists from Denmark came to New York City for MoCCA Fest. Sussi Bech and Frank Marsden were stationed at the table of the Danske Tegneserieskabere (Danish Guild of Professional Comics Writers and Artists). Frank has a studio in Birkerød and has been doing comics, kids’ books, storyboarding, animation, and general illustration since the 1970’s. Frank draws a popularContinue reading “GREAT DANES INVADE NEW YORK!”
Kutztown Beats Columbia!
Kutztown Beats Columbia and Dartmouth and Netflix! Kutztown University will screen Cartoon College on March 28, 2013. Columbia University and Dartmouth screenings are not until April and who knows when it will show on Netflix? The Free screening for the KU community is Thurs, March 28, Sharadin Art Building, Rm 120, 7:30pm. Here’s how the filmmakers describe theirContinue reading “Kutztown Beats Columbia!”
Straight from Kutztown to NY, NY.
In Aubry Cohen’s Cat Party a cat decides to have a little fun when his owner goes out for the night. This 14-pager will be ready for MOCCAfest at the historic Armory in NYC, April 6-7. In Dreams is by Ryan Bittle. “When in dreams, the world is yours. But you can never tell whenContinue reading “Straight from Kutztown to NY, NY.”
More Comics for MOCCA
“Zish & Mala is a mini-comic from the zine Minty Circus by Hannah Stephey that follows two alien military officers in their bumbling ordeal of intergalactic mishaps and monster fights.” Since we wrote about Hannah in 2011 she’s drawn a lot more comics and has taught a short course in comics at the Chambersburg ArtsContinue reading “More Comics for MOCCA”
Kutztown U artists heading to MOCCAfest in NYC
In Jeff Gum’s PIONEERS, two shipwreck salvagers from the year 3861 P.G.B. get more than they bargain for when they uncover the remains of an “ancient” NASA space vessel. Jeff and his classmates in illustration II are all pioneers of sorts. They all are making individual zines, or mini-comics to share at MOCCAfest 2013 inContinue reading “Kutztown U artists heading to MOCCAfest in NYC”
North Carolina’s Monster Man
Bill Fick wrote the book on printmaking. Actually, he co-wrote the book, with Beth Grabowski, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes. He is a part of the group known as the Outlaw Printmakers. Bill Fick draws monsters. He is a nice guy. I met him one rainy night at the Atomic Cowboy barContinue reading “North Carolina’s Monster Man”
Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice
Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning Philosophy and Practice is published by Yale University Press. Brunetti combines a lovely spare drawing style with an occasionally overwrought writing style. I do dearly love this little book, but at times find his writing style infuriating. Brunetti’s prose slips into and out of quotation marks, parenthesis, often for no clear reason. I felt IContinue reading “Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice”