Illustration graduate Luis Nazario, a Dominican Republic native who moved to NYC in 2012 to gain his B.F.A. in illustration at Parsons, secured a job as a designer at MAYDAY design agency. MAYDAY works with high-end clients, including Levis Strauss, Manaolo Blahnik, Prada, Kenneth Cole, Cadillac, Comedy Central, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and for the Rauschenberg Foundation.
Luis recently designed an exhibitor’s booth, a Victorian-style steampunk machine, for TACKLEBOX, which was featured at the NY Tech Day Fair. He’s currently working on a series of illustrations for The Algonquin Hotel. We can’t wait to see what else he’s coming up with!
You can find more of Luis’ work here.
I’m really excited to announce Comic Book Club’s very first EVENT!
We are kicking off Comic Book History Month with a presentation by Bob Sikoryak on the history of literary adaptation in comics. I have personally seen Bob speak before and he is fantastic! His passion for the medium and endless knowledge are going to be a real treat this week. Join us and bring your friends!
Parsons D12 Friday 3/7 @7pm
FREE PIZZA will be served!
Hero, Villain, Yeti opens on Friday, December 9th at the Rubin Museum. The exhibit is an extensive collection of comics related to Tibet, with characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, Buddha, and Tomb Raider Lara Croft. The collection includes more than fifty international comic books dated from the 1940s to present day. Tibet is explored as both a historical, political setting and a fantasy land. In addition to those on display, dozens of comics are available for reading.
See the Rubin website for gallery hours and admission prices.
Gallery admission is free every Friday from 6 – 10 p.m.
There is a members-only preview night for the exhibit on Thursday, December 8th, featuring remarks from chief curator Jan Van Alphen and an illustrated keytalk by exhibition curator Martin Brauen. The preview night begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available to members of the museum on a first come, first served basis.
The New York Public Library is hosting an panel discussing differences between American children’s books and those from other countries. Such subjects as the impact of translation on a story will be discussed by a panel that includes Parsons Illustration’s Associate Professor Nora Krug. For more information visit the New York Public Library’s Site.
Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Chicken with Plums, based on the life story of Satrapi’s grandfather’s brother, has now been turned into a live-action movie. Her previous animation feature, Persepolis, was nominated for an Oscar. Read more here.
Masked gunmen dragged Syria’s best-known political cartoonist from his car before dawn Thursday, beat him severely and broke both his hands as a warning to stop drawing just days after he compared Syria’s president to Moammar Gaddafi. Click below to read more:
MoCCA Festival 2011!!
April 9-10, 2011
at the 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue New York City
MoCCA Festival is an annual two-day event that attracts thousands of fans, creators and publishers from around the globe, in celebration of comics and cartoons.
Parsons Illustration will have a table featuring all kinds of amazing student work!
The MoCCA Festival will take place over April 9-10, 2011 at the Lexington Avenue Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets. The event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate the world’s most popular art form in the heart of New York City. Since 2002 the MoCCA Festival offers a unique venue to experience comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork and more. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. For 2011, the panels and programs are being organized by Brian Heater (The Daily Crosshatch).
Special guests at MoCCA Fest 2011 include Johnnie Arnold, Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Ken Dahl, Jules Feiffer, Pascal Girard,Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, (Parsons Illustration Associate Professor) Ben Katchor, Chip Kidd, Michael Kupperman, Robert Mankoff, Tom Neely, Joe Ollmann, Bill Plympton, Alex Robinson, (Parsons Illustration Alum and Adjunct Faculty) R. Sikoryak, Eric Skillman, Ted Stearn, Adrian Tomine, Gahan Wilson, Julia Wertz, Sarah Glidden, Jessica Abel, Lisa Hanawalt, Leslie Stein, Domitille Collardey, Meredith Gran, and Kate Beaton and more…..
Featured exhibitors include Abrams Books, Danish Consulate, Drawn & Quarterly, Evil Twin Comics, Fantagraphics, First Second Books, Kirby Museum, Mammal Magazine, NBM, New York University, Pantheon Books, Papercutz, Parsons Illustration, Picturebox, Random House Publishing Group, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Sparkplug Comic Books, School of Visual Arts, The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Daily Show, Top Shelf Productions, Will Eisner Studios and Zip Comics and more….
Make sure to stop by the Parsons Illustration table, grab a zine, and say hello!
[Poster by Peter Kuper]
THE SHEILA C. JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
Invites you to
February 3, 2011
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Featuring the work of Mariscal, Winsor McCay, Richard McGuire,
Paper Rad, Tony Sarg, and Saul Steinberg
Curated by Illustration Faculty Member Bill Kartalopoulos
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Parsons The New School for Design
Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
On view until April 15, 2011
13 NOVEMBER 2010
Parsons The New School for Design
Part of New York Illustration Week
66 West 12th Street
SCHEDULE3.00pm Introduction – Pictoplasma
3.45pm Artist Lecture – Craig Redman
4.15pm Artist Lecture – Rilla Alexander5.30pm Artist Lecture – Nathan Jurevicius6.15pm Artist Lecture – Peter de Sève7.30pm Panel – Parsons Alumni8.15pm Screening – Characters in Motion 20109.30pm Filmmakers Q&A10.00pm End
ENTRANCE IS FREE, BUT SEATS ARE LIMITED !!!
PLEASE KINDLY ANNOUNCE YOUR ATTENDANCE:
PICTOPLASMAPARSONS (at) GMAIL (dot) COM
Graciously sponsored in part by Folioplanet.