New Mural for Kutztown Library

This article originally appeared in “The Gonser Gazette” -the Friends of  Kutztown Community Library’s newsletter. The Kutztown Community Library was selected once again this year to participate in Kutztown University’s “Designathon” for non-profit organizations.  Janet Yost, Lisa Schnell, and I presented Kutztown U Communication Design students the tasks of creating a new mural for our library’sContinue reading “New Mural for Kutztown Library”

Portrait Gallery Illustration II from Gaiman to Rasputin

Ryan Bittle writes, “I have been influenced by the work of Neil Gaiman for over a third of my lifetime. I find his offbeat and eerie style fascinating, and I’ve made attempts at a few lackluster portraits, so I thought it was about time to make a good one in honor of all the inspirationContinue reading “Portrait Gallery Illustration II from Gaiman to Rasputin”

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”

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”

Attention K’town Shoppers: Please Report to the Gallery

Kutztown University will host Canadian artist Jarod Charzewski as he transforms the Miller Gallery into a “site-specific installation based on the consumer culture of Kutztown shoppers.” What’s that mean? Come find out. Based on his past installations, Charzewski’s work is likely to be colorful and eye-pleasing, yet also thought-provoking. Charzewski’s winning artist residency proposal was one of nearlyContinue reading “Attention K’town Shoppers: Please Report to the Gallery”

Illustration Concentration 2012 in review

Happy New Year. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for the illustration concentration blog. We had 39,000 views in 2012. The post that got the most views was a 2010 story about KU grad illustrator Amanda Geisinger working with Spongebob Squarepants. Next is a story about the folk art tradition of Kolam. That story getsContinue reading “Illustration Concentration 2012 in review”

Art Drawn in Blood

Saturday I took the early bus from Kutztown to New York City to deliver a print to a downtown gallery. I’ve shown my illustration work at the Society of Illustrators during their teacher shows, but this will be different. This is a juried “fine art” exhibition at Sacred Gallery, 420 Broadway. Emerging from the Canal St.Continue reading “Art Drawn in Blood”