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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Tiger Moody

Tiger Moody on Shooting Dope, Noosing Rope, and Other Things the Funnies Learnt Me

The harrowing true saga of one young delinquent’s quest for salvation within a box of lurid mildew.

Tiger Moody is the author of the novels Induction of the Sycophant, Heart of Brass, and the forthcoming Scabs. His cartoons, complaints, and short-fiction have appeared in The Buyer’s Guide to Comics Fandom, Dear Jesus, Paper Magazine, and Facebook, amongst others. He is a poet in-residence at Ray’s Candy Store, and a frequent contributor to the bathroom-walls of the Lower East Side.

The 180th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby).

Free and open to the public.

Beyond Polar Bears & Presents Todd Lambrix

Beyond Polar Bears welcomes the stories of artist and beekeeper Todd Lambrix.

Waxing on bees.
ART© Todd Lambrix

Join us for storytelling inspiration, creative writing, drawing and the taste of raw honey while we think about climate change and pollinators, brainstorm, journal, and sketch a model donned in beekeeping attire for our collaboration with

Please bring your sketchbook and/or laptop!

Bringing the visual narrative to an intimate level we will encourage students to relate to climate change from their personal experiences during this workshop.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2 West 13th Street – Room 1104 3:00 – 3:50 pm

We hope you will participate and perhaps contribute your thoughts to our project.

For more information contact Wendy Popp:


The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents Mort Gerberg

Mort Gerberg on The Magazine Cartoon: Telling a Story in Only One Panel

The magazine cartoon is said to be the most challenging to create of all the cartoon forms, because it must communicate a complete narrative in the space of only a single, motionless frame, in about four seconds – contrasted with multi-panel pages, comic strips, animations and graphic novels.  A cartoon is instant visual/verbal communication of a funny idea, designed so that a reader gets its message in a glance – during the flip of a page.  A cartoon is a split second in time – the one precise moment during some continuous action that not only perfectly describes that action, but also tells what immediately preceded it, and perhaps implies what will happen next.  To be successful, this split second must be the correct freeze frame chosen from the imagined movie, that tells the whole story.  The drawing itself does not move, but it is not a still life.  In creating a single panel cartoon, the challenge is not only to envision the correct moment, but to reproduce it so that readers can see it, too.  To do this, the cartoonist employs a number of elements commonly associated with art and drama.  These include, among others, cast, dialogue, gesture, setting, composition, and clichés.  In Mort Gerberg’s presentation, Gerberg will show examples of works of his own that abbreviate this as well as others’ cartoons, chosen from two familiar subjects.

Mort Gerberg is a longtime multi-genre cartoonist and author best known for his magazine cartoons in The New Yorker, Playboy and numerous other publications.  He was voted as Best Magazine Cartoonist of 2007 and 2008 by the NCS, and was a six-time finalist in other years in other categories.  He was also a founding member and president of The Cartoonists Guild.  Gerberg has drawn several nationally-syndicated newspaper comic strips and has written, edited and / or illustrated 43 books for adults and children, including Cartooning: The Art and the Business, which has been the most respected instructional / reference work in the field for over 30 years.He also has written and drawn for television, online and home video and he taught cartooning for 15 years at New York City’s Parsons School of Design.  For clients in the business world he creates customized art and humorous writing for their advertising and public relations, and is a creative consultant for ideation focus groups.  Gerberg is also a popular public speaker, particularly on the subjects of creativity and positive aging.

The 179th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7pmat Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby).

Free and open to the public.

#RESIST Art Club Postcard Write-in! Friday, Feb 17th 10 AM – 3 PM


February Postcard Write-in

Friday, Feb 17th 

Women’s March : Black History : Immigrant Ban

2 w. 13th, lobby corner / 5th Ave. 

10am – 3pm

Image by: Dotun Abeshinbioke, Parsons First Year

We are inviting the Parsons/New School community of students, faculty, staff & alumni to drop in and write a postcard! What’s on your mind?

Please invite your friends & BE HEARD!

Featuring works designed by Parsons students. We have mailing labels, addresses and postage ready.

Contributions by:

Dotun Abeshinbioke

Lizette Ayala

Shreya Chopra

Zachary Collopy

Luke Davis

Priscilla Gaona

Veronica Lawlor

Alec Lesser

Alexandra Oates

Colette Oberman

Hardnik Puri

Shivam Sinha

Christina Wong

——> or make your own. #creatives #resist

#RESIST Art Club is supported by the School of Design Strategies, School of Art, Media & Technology and the First Year program. We meet every week (except 2/23) from 2:45-3:45pm in 6 e. 16th #1209. Open door, snacks, ideas etc. Join our Facebook Group! 

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Daniel Savage

Exploring rhythm in everyday life and finding obscure inspiration for animated films.

Daniel Savage is an independent designer and animation director based in Brooklyn, NY. He has created projects such as Yule Log 2.0 and His work has been recognized by Wired Magazine, The Webbys, and One Show to name a few. In 2012 he was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club. He has taught design and animation at SVA, NYU, and guest lectured at a wide variety of schools and events.

The 178th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby).

Free and open to the public. Climate Change Project Presents Guy Billout

Beyond The Polar Bear welcomes

Guy Billout

Join us, as Guy Billout shares his work and process in storytelling for our second micro-workshop for the climate change project! Guy Billout is an internationally renowned artist and illustrator whose aesthetic style is clean and spare, usually incorporating wonderful ironic elements. His work has been featured in Atlantic Monthly and he has been a consistent contributor to The New Yorker. In addition, his client list history includes: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah, Travel & amp; Leisure, Business Week, Fortune, Time. His awards include: Hamilton King and The New York Times ten best illustrated children’s books.

Coordinator Wendy Popp will moderate the session’s discussion and brainstorming on sequential narratives and editorial imagery. Please contact for additional information. Bring your sketchbook and/or laptop! (Snacks provided!)

Thursday, February 16, 2017 Room 1104 2 West 13th Street 3:00 – 3:50

Free and open to all students and faculty.

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents Zoe Beloff

A still from the film “A Model Family in a Model Home”

Zoe Beloff will discuss her exhibition and book A World Redrawn inspired by unrealized film scenarios by the Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and the German playwright Bertolt Brecht.  Through films, drawings, architectural models and archival documents, she re-imagines their ideas for today.

Zoe Beloff is an artist working in film, installation and drawing. Her work focuses on drawing new time lines between past and present to help us think against the grain of reactionary ideology. Her projects include The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle 1926-1972, The Days of the Commune and most recently A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood. She is currently producing an exhibition “Emotions go to Work” about the commodification of affect and the Internet of Things. Zoe’s has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings. Venues include The Whitney Museum, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, the Pompidou Center in Paris and Freud’s Dream Museum in St Petersburg.  She is a Professor at Queens College CUNY.

The 177th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7pmat Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby).

Free and open to the public

Call for submission for MoCCA to all Parsons students

Spring is right around the corner, and so is the MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts) Festival. This year, there is a  student committee with Illustration faculty Steven Guarnaccia to organize the Parsons’ presence at the festival.

This is a self-publishing, as well as a cartoon and comics festival, so all submitted work should be:

  • Narrative or content driven
  • Reproducible (zines, prints, shirts, badges etc)
  • Available in a minimum quantity of 10

When submitting your work, don’t forget to include:

  • Your name
  • Your New School email (and/or other contact information)

If you are submitting three dimensional artwork (such as dolls, figurines or other sculptures), please include an estimate regarding the number of copies you’d have available for sale.

Please drop off your submissions in an envelope LABELED WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION at the Illustration office on the 8th floor of 2 West 13th Street by Thursday, February 23rd, 12:00 pm. No late submissions will be considered. Please include one physical copy of each work you would like to have reviewed.

An email will be sent out by Friday, February 24th to notify you if your work has been accepted.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me ( or Steven Guarnaccia (

This submission is open to all years and majors.


The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Roman Muradov

To hell with narrative and self-expression! Instead: constraints and repetition (and repetition)! This talk sets Idleness against Inspiration, and namedrops an indecent number of French names in the process. Reader, attend!!

Roman Muradov is an award-winning illustrator and the author of (In A Sense) Lost & Found, Jacob Bladders and the State of the Art and the End of A Fence, as well as a French collection Aujourd’hui Demain Hier. He has a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, a habit of long aimless walks, and an imaginary dog named Barchibald.

The 176th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby).

Free and open to the public.