Category Archives: Illustration Dept. Events

Carousel at Dixon Place, Wed. March 9

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows
Hosted by R. Sikoryakcarousel March 2016 RGB BEST
Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by:

Sam Gross

Ellen Lindner

Doug Skinner with Anne Shapiro

Connie Sun

Meghan Turbitt

Jess Worby

and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door), $12 (students/seniors/idNYC))

Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org  (212) 219-0736

(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show.  All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – Feburary 2, 2016

[above] Alberto Beltrán, Vida y drama de México: 20 años de vida del Taller de Gráfica Popular (Life and Drama of Mexico: 20 Years of the Life of the Taller de Gráfica Popular), 1957. Linocut. Published by El Taller de Gráfica Popular. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price.

Monroe Price
on An Image Dump:  Sleeping Reputations and Narratives of Meaning from Five Decades of Collecting

This is a speed tour through a wide variety of images, mostly works on paper: children’s drawings fromn a Japanese interment camp in China, examples of Kitaj’s “autobiography” drawn from screened book covers,  commissioned portraits of US soldiers in Iraq found in Baghdad’s Green Zone, works of obscure artists who need reputational upgrading  (large apocalyptic woodcuts.  WWII ink drawings., 1920s cross country travelogue Works illustrate transformations in Russian propaganda policies, the output of a famous Mexican print workshop and transformations in Hungarian  communist aesthetic practice).

Professor Monroe Price is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and at Cardozo Law School in New York. The work has been assembled over 50 years of marriage to the art historian Aimée Brown Price.


WHEN

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7pm

WHERE

The 142nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm atThe New School, 66 West 12th Street, in the room A712 (Orozco Room). Free and open to the public.

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Spring 2016 Schedule

Spring 2016 schedule, below. Check back for future details on each of the events or join the email list!

spring 2016 Symposium poster 72dpiFor details visit the NY Comic & Picture-story Symposium website,

or join the email list


WHEN

starting January 26, 2016 at 7pm
with Kim Deitch on a work in progress

WHERE

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

“Oh The Places You’ll Go” – A Traveling Skate Deck Show

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.53.52 PMAmanda Chung with her skatedeck

In celebration of a new gallery showing in room 806 in 2 West 13th Street, the Illustration department’s peer mentors Kristin Gormley, Robin Yao, and Emily Borges put up a fabulous skate deck show. Select students were asked to revamp a blank skate deck in the correlation to the theme of the show:

“Students are asked to reflect on the notion of travel through poetry and typographic design. Each student was given a deck and asked to choose a poem to depict.”


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Ingrid Yiu

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.55.28 PMJordan Nevins

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.26 PMElijah Maura

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.50 PMAngela Chen

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.55.14 PMKristin Gormley

The goal for after the show is to pair up with DT students and have the decks sent out into the world to fully realize the idea of travel. Where the decks will be found by a passerby and be asked to use the deck in what ever manner as they take photos and hashtag “parsonseightrium”. In this way the students hope to track the decks with a GPS tracker as it goes around the world, following it’s journey.

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.10 PMSam Shumway with his skatedeck

Stop by during the week to see the show in all it’s glory and lets give a big shout out to the artists that participated in this exhibition:

Amanda Chung, Kristin Gormley, Ingrid Yiu, Angela Chen, Elena Lloyd, Elijah Maura, Sam Shumway, and Jordan Nevins.

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – December 15, 2015

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Collaborators, translators and friends of the legendary cartoonist Hugo Pratt discuss his work and place in comics history.

Panelists:

Fiore Sireci teaches Anglo-American social history as well as writing in the visual arts at Parsons and the New School, and British literature at Hunter College. He is also a translator, editor, and writer. He has a long time love of comic books and graphic novels and is currently working on translations of the works of Hugo Pratt.

Born in Argentina, Patrizia Zanotti started working with Hugo Pratt at the age of 17, in 1979. She began as a colorist for Pratt’s comics, and then went on to manage dealings with various publishers. She also was involved in the graphic design and editing of Pratt’s books and eventually came to oversee his international exhibitions, including shows in Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, Milan, Rome, Siena and Lugano. She travelled with Pratt on many business trips throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific as well as other locations over the course of 17 years. In 1994, she partnered with Pratt to create the Italian publishing company Lizard Edizioni, which published graphic novels of Italian and foreign authors, among which were: Milo Manara, Marjane Satrapi, Hergé, Juan Canales and Guarnido and thanks to her knowledge of the Pratt works, Patrizia has managed and has led CONG, Hugo Pratt Art Properties, since 1995.

Born in Rome in 1956 Marco Steiner lives in Rome and New York. He’s a doctor who loves held a passion for reading and writing adventures stories. He has always been an avid traveller and photographer. His mentor and friend, Hugo Pratt, suggested the central European pen name. One year after Pratt’s death, Steiner completed Pratt’s novel Corte Sconta Detta Arcana, published by Einaudi in 1996.
Accompanied by the Swiss photographer Marco D’Anna, he has been travelling in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America covering all the geographic locations frequented by Corto Maltese in his adventures. The texts and images from those trips became the introductions to the 14 Corto Maltese books. In Steiner’s second novel Il Corvo di Pietra, a young Corto Maltese appears in this new adventure set in 1902. The book is published by Sellerio in Italy and by Denoël in France.


 

WHEN

December 15, 2015 at 7pm

WHERE

The 139th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 7pm atParsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Dixon Place presents CAROUSEL – With Illustration Faculty R. Sikoryak

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Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring
Maëlle Doliveux (Hollywood Freeway Chickens)
Felipe Galindo  (No Man Is a Desert Island)
James Godwin (The Flatiron Hex)
Glenn Head  (Chicago)     
Carolita Johnson (The New Yorker)
John Mejias (PAPING)
Andrea Tsurumi  (Cake Vs. Pie)
M. Sweeney Lawless (@Specky4Eyes)

With graphic narratives, gag cartoons, shadow puppets, and much more.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets:
$12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors) or TDF

Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org    (212) 219-0736

(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – December 8, 2015

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Camilo José Vergara
on
Text & Image Found in the Street.

Acclaimed photographer/sociologist Camilo José Vergara will present a slideshow and discussion of urban street drawings, murals and signage collected over his decades of research in New York City, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Camilo José Vergara is a Chilean-born, New York-based writer, photographer and documentarian. Beginning in the 1980s, Vergara applied the technique of rephotography to a series of American cities, photographing the same buildings and neighborhoods from the exact vantage point at regular intervals over many years to capture changes over time. Trained as a sociologist with a specialty in urbanism, Vergara turned to his systematic documentation at a moment of urban decay, and he chose locales where that stress seemed highest: the housing projects of Chicago; the South Bronx of New York City; Camden, New Jersey; and Detroit, Michigan, among others. His books include: Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, American Ruins and The New American Ghetto.


WHEN

December 8, 2015, at 7pm

WHERE

The 138th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 55 West 13th St., in the Hirshon Suite, room I205. PLEASE NOTE THIS WEEK’S NEW LOCATION! Free and open to the public.

 

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – December 1, 2015

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Lauren Redniss‘s work combines reporting, historical research, artwork and design. She will speak about her new book, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future.

Lauren Redniss is the author of Century Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History.  Her new book, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future,was published by Random House in 2015.


WHEN

December 1, 2015 at 7pm

WHERE

The 137th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

 

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – November 24, 2015

drawing (above) by Zou Jian

Nicolas Grivel
on Chinese Comics:
From lianhuanhua to the new talents of the Chinese comics scene or the Tribulations of a Frenchman in China

 The Chinese comics scene is still not very well-known around the world. This lecture will try to describe  the landscape of the comics publishing industry in China, from its  roots in lianhuanhua  (palm-sized serial picture-books) by such artists as He Youzhi to a new generation of cartoonists such as Zou Jian, Nie Jun and Golo Zhao who are influenced by manga,  as well as European and North American comics. What will their future be outside of China?
A seeming commercial Eldorado, I will examine the potential and limits of the market within Mainland China for foreign publishers and cartoonists. The lecture will also focus on Chinese universities with art departments, the deep link between comics and the animation industry, state censorship, the rules of the Chinese market and also the amazing energy of the new comics scene in China.

Born and raised in North Eastern France, Nicolas Grivel is a literary agent (Nicolas Grivel Agency). He began his publishing career in 2003 as a senior editor for Pika (publisher of manga – Hachette France). He now owns an agency specialized in the sale of rights (paper, digital and media) of bande dessinée, comics, graphic novels in creation and in translation around the world. He has sold in English graphic novels asAriol by Emmanuel Guibet and Marc Boutavant, Today is the last day of the rest of you life by Ulli Lust, Sam Zabel & The Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Jim Curious by Matthias Picard, Ghetto Brother by Julian Voloj & Claudia Ahelering, Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni, A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached, An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani, First Man by Simon Schwartz, Peplum by Blutch, Incidents in the night by David B, etc.
The goal of Nicolas Grivel Agency is to represent and to push demanding works which make the readers think. Nicolas is casting a wide net for all kinds of graphic stories. He’s also scouting comics and artists for the American studio Laika as well and he’s teaching classes in two French Universities and doing lectures in various universities or events as Beijing Film Academy, Hanghzou Festival, Ligatura (Poznan), Budapest BookFair, Warsaw BookFair, etc.
He lives in Paris and likes to travel.


WHEN

November 24, 2015 at 7pm

WHERE

The 136th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at 7pm atParsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.