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#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.

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Peter Burr


Peter Burr will present and discuss his work over the past decade.

Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, New York, specializing in animation and installation. His work has been presented at venues across the world including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; and MoMA PS1, New York. His recent work explores the concept of an endlessly mutating death labyrinth and is being expanded into a video game. Previously, he worked under the alias Hooliganship and in 2006 founded the video label Cartune Xprez, through which he produced live multimedia exhibitions showcasing artists working in experimental animation.

The 176th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  January 31, 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.

“Strobe Warning”

Climate Change Project

Illustration faculty member Wendy Popp has received a grant to coordinate an external project on Climate Change.  The Illustration program will be collaborating with, the international environmental organization on visual interpretaions that go beyond the scope of the polar bear and melting ice flow. 

All faculty members are invited to incorporate this project into their syllabus for the spring semester. 

All students are invited to develop ideas in any manner of interpretation from GIF to storyboard, comic to puppetry, animation to static image, poetry to musical interlude.

The first meeting and presentation with will be on Wednesday, January 25th in room D 1103 in 6 east 16th from 4:45 – 5:30pm.

The work that is generated will be presented in exhibition during Earth week and during a presentation for The Tishman Environmental Design Center in late April. 

It is our hope that the quantity and quality of the work that is generated will further the enhancement of the social media campaign. 

The project is open to all departments of Parsons The New School for Design.

If you can’t attend this meeting, please contact Wendy Popp for more information.