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!”

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”

Joe Lacey of L.A.

We got in touch with one of our most illustrious alums, Joe Lacey, to ask what he was up to. Joe works for the biggies: Mattel, Fisher-Price, Crayola and PEZ. He’s done packaging, books, magazines and ad campaigns in America and Europe. His sci-fi art is included in Spectrum Books’ “The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art,” and heContinue reading “Joe Lacey of L.A.”

Fan Art: Works for Tom Whalen

Fan art has been very good to me. A serious love of comics and movies is what got me into art in the first place and it has recently been the key to getting a lot of internet notice and freelance work. Fan art images I’ve created have tumbled around the internet for a fewContinue reading “Fan Art: Works for Tom Whalen”

James Pannafino’s Typographic Comics: Anti-illustration?

James Pannafino teaches graphic and interactive design at Millersville University of PA. I recall having James in my illustration class at Kutztown and he has a quirky sense of humor, – so I wasn’t sure if he was kidding about his next big idea:Typographic Comics. He must be serious, he’s lectured at Harvard! Looking at theContinue reading “James Pannafino’s Typographic Comics: Anti-illustration?”

Matt Twombly Science Illustration

artwork©Matt Twombly 2010 Matt Twombly did two internships while at Kutztown, one at the Allentown Morning Call and another at Marvel Comics. He won the Don Breter Illustration Award when he graduated in December of 2008, entering into the worst job market in decades. He found work in Washington, D.C, as an Art Associate at ScienceContinue reading “Matt Twombly Science Illustration”

Gary Phillips wins Illustration Award

Gary Phillips is the recipient of the 2010 Pennyslvania School Librarians Outstanding Author/Illustrator Award. He is a Kutztown University Communication Design grad (BFA 1982) and has also occasionally taught illustration classes here. His illustrated childrens’ books include Animals are Sleeping and 86 Years: the Legend of The Boston Red Sox. He has done freelance artworkContinue reading “Gary Phillips wins Illustration Award”