School of Art, Media, and Technology

Illustration Faculty Ben Katchor’s “Cheap Novelties” Book Tour

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Cheap Novelties is an early testament to Ben Katchor’s extraordinary prescience as both a gifted cartoonist and an astute urban chronicler. Rumpled, middle-aged Julius Knipl photographs a vanishing city — an…

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Launch party for The Storyteller by Evan Turk

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Books of Wonder is delighted to host the launch party for EVAN TURK‘s debut work as BOTH author and illustrator. You and your young readers and listeners won’t want to miss The Storyteller, an original…

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Illustration Student Elena Lloyd Published In The NY Times

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Rising senior and Zankel scholar finalist, Elena Lloyd, had her first illustration published in the NYTimes Sunday review this past Sunday. Click Here to See Her Work
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Call for Submissions: Spark Animation 2016

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  Festival + Conference + Business Symposium + Career Fair Celebrating Inspiration & Innovation in the World of Animation From October 20 to 23, Spark CG will host the 9th annual…

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Part-Time Illustrator Wanted at StoryTime

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  About the company: StoryTime ( sends free stories by text message and messaging apps to families without books. It’s increased nightly reading by 160% and is 300 times cheaper than…

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PARSONS FESTIVAL: Illustration 4-D Class Screening, Mon. 5/16 3pm-5pm


Monday, May 16, 2016, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL10563 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 Parsons’ Undergraduate students in the Illustration 4-D Class…

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Parsons Festival | May 5-9

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Festival Highlights May 5-9 Parsons Chat Series: Michael Donovan Thursday, May 05, 12:30-1:30 pm Event Cafe University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level RSVP Here The Parsons Chat Series is an exciting…

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Illustration Alumni Feature: “Hyperakt” on Mashable

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Read this great Mashable article on 2000/01 Parsons BFA illustration grads! Peraza was an asylum seeker from Cuba, arriving in Miami as a child in 1984. Zeltser was a religious refugee from…

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2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show


Four Parsons illustration students were awarded by the jury financial scholarships for their work in the 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship show. The judges had to select the recipients of…

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AIGA @ Parsons Lecture Series: In The House with Tumblr & Pinterest


Perspectives from San Francisco and New York on design in tech John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003 There are a limited number…

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Making Center Workshops

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    An ongoing goal at Parsons is to support learning beyond the classroom. The making facilities across the University serve as spaces for experiential and cross-disciplinary learning through hands-on practice,…

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2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show

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It is with great pleasure to announce the 8 Parsons Illustration students that were selected for the 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show. Only 250 works were chosen from over…

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Carousel at Dixon Place, Wed. March 9

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Dixon Place presents CAROUSEL Comics Performances and Picture Shows Hosted by R. Sikoryak Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by: Sam Gross Ellen Lindner Doug Skinner with Anne…

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Graphic Novel Contest: Bubble Factory

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We are pleased to announce “La Fabrique à Bulles” or the “Bubble Factory” contest, celebrating graphic novels and comics. The contest’s name emphasizes the power of the mind and creativity of…

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Illustration Faculty Lauren Redniss on Shortlist for PEN Literary Award

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Redniss is shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Science Literary Writing Award for her book Thunder and Lighting. The winner to be announced at the New School on April 11. More info can be…

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New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium: Feb. 9, Archie Rand

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Feb. 9, 2016 – Archie Rand on The 613 7-9 PM Room M 101 (Bark room), 66 Fifth Ave., lobby level Rand discusses his five-year long project, The 613 — the…

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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium Spring 2016 Schedule


A weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.  The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution…

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Collage Soft Circuits Workshop

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Collage & Soft Circuits Workshop Wednesday, January 27th, 7-9pm 6 East 16th Street, 12th Floor   This workshop offers new pathways for visual artists to engage with the creative application of novel materials and technology….

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AIGA@Parsons Lecture Series Presents: An Evening with Google Creative Lab

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  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The Auditorium The New School 66 West 12th Street 6:30-7:00PM Doors open & check-in 7:00-8:30PM Presentation 8:30-9:00PM Reception ***This event has now reached capacity and is sold…

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Comic and Cartoon Art Annual: Call for Entries


The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the third annual Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Open to artists worldwide, entries are considered by a jury of professionals, including renowned cartoonists, illustrators,…

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This program cultivates students' vision and prepares them to translate it into a wide range of traditional and emerging media. The curriculum emphasizes visual thinking, originality, art and design history and theory, and awareness of social and cultural concerns.

For more information, including admission, curriculum, faculty, and courses, visit BFA Illustration on the Parsons website.

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