See new work by Illustration Seniors at SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City on view November 30-January 27th! The artwork for the exhibition’s poster was created by Hailey Dugan.
Current Illustration faculty member Motomichi Nakamura participated in the 11th Governors Island Art Fair this past September. Motomichi showed the Projection Mapping Installation Mush Marsh at the fair this year, which was mentioned as a highlight in Hyperallergic.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AT 7:00 PM
The Bark Room (Orientation Room)
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street, Room M101
New York, NY 10011
Al Hirschfeld has virtually been synonymous with caricature since he published his first portraits for Warner Brothers films in April 1925. His first theatrical drawing was in December 1926, and he would continue to draw the theater for New York newspapers, magazines, posters and programs for the next 76 years. Simultaneously, he both recorded and defined Hollywood for nine decades in images and posters that are as iconic as the films themselves. He was there at the birth of television and captured its first half-century, creating more covers for TV Guide than any other artist. He recorded more popular music than any MP3, CD, LP, or wax cylinder ever did, with a handful of his album covers, from the cast album of My Fair Lady to Aerosmith’s Draw The Line, becoming landmarks of 20th century graphic design.
Join David Leopold as he reveals how Hirschfeld also left his mark in the world of literature. Books that Hirschfeld authored allowed him to explore the world outside of performance, and he collaborated on a series of books with S. J Perelman, including one that took the two friends around the world. His illustrations enlivened books by Fred Allen, Garson Kanin, William Saroyan, Brooks Atkinson and John Mason Brown, while other illustrated books covered topics as diverse as the Algonquin Round Table to the Johnson White House. Leopold will also share images and stories from unpublished works including books on the Russian theater and film scene in the 1920s, a history of the African impact on the Bahamas and even a book on Nina, his daughter whose name he hid in almost all of his drawings after her birth in 1945.
David Leopold is an author and curator who has organized exhibitions for institutions around the country including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, and the Field Museum in Chicago. Internationally, he has curated shows for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Filmmuseum in Frankfurt and Berlin. He organized the archive of Al Hirschfeld’s work for the artist, visiting Hirschfeld in his studio at least once a week for thirteen years until the artist’s death in 2003. Leopold is now the Creative Director for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. His latest book, The Hirschfeld Century: A Portrait of the Artist and His Age, published by Alfred A. Knopf to coincide with a major retrospective that Leopold curated for the New York Historical Society has won universal acclaim. The Washington Post called it an “instant classic,” and Amazon selected it for its “Top Books of 2015.” His other books include David Levine’s American Presidents (Fantagraphics, 2008); Irving Berlin’s Show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-America, (Harry N. Abrams, 2005 and listed as a “Top Gift Pick” by the Boston Globe and New York Times); Hirschfeld’s Hollywood (Abrams, 2001). He has also authored a number of monographs on underappreciated artists for various museums.
Presented by The New School’s Parsons School of Design.
The full fall schedule for The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium can be found here.
The NY Comics and Picture-Story Symposium is 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 of print and electronic work that move beyond the existing models of publishing and advertising. We will re-examine the relationship between readers and autographic writers. Emphasis will be placed on self-initiated work and the development of a self-sustaining economic model for such work. Meetings will be facilitated by a rotating group of practitioners and guest speakers. The symposium will offer an ongoing place to learn and think about the traditions and future of text-image work.
We meet at Parsons The New School for Design at 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, on the lobby level in the Bark (Orientation) Room, M101.
The symposia are hosted by the Parsons BFA Illustration program and the Parsons School of Art Media and Technology. All events are free and open to the public.
Aug. 29 – Andre and Ed Krayewski on FKT Comics
Sept. 5 – Josh Bayer, Adam McGovern and guests on All Time Comics
Sept. 12 – David Leopold on Al Hirschfeld’s book illustration
Sept. 19 – Martin Wilner on his work
Sept. 26 – Katie Fricas, cartoonist
Oct. 3 -Sue Coe on her recent work
Oct. 10 – Kurt Ankeny, cartoonist
Oct. 17 – Craig Gropper on William Gropper
Oct. 24 – Michael Hearn on Russian Constructivist Children’s Books
Oct. 31 – Maya Edelman – animator
Nov. 7 – Ethan Persoff – cartoonist, archivist, and sound artist
Nov. 14 – Mark Newgarden and Paul Karisik on How to Read Nancy.
Nov. 28 – Bob Grossman – illustrator and cartoonist
Dec. 5 – Elizabeth C. Denlinger on Frankenstein
Dec. 12 – Stephen Norris on Borris Efimov, Russian cartoonist
If you would like to make a presentation, please send an email with your ideas: symposium(at)katchor.com
July 6, 8pm
Orientation Room (“Bark” room) M104
2 West 13th Street, lobby level
New York, NY 10003
FREE! (seating is limited, first come, first served)
“Bugs”—the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead—is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family.
Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, “Bugs” presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. The DIY film sets the Bug universe right in the middle of the real world, creating multiple layers of reality that interact with each other. Produced over 2011-2015 with a large cast and crew of artists and comedians.
“Bugs is one of the strangest, funniest, most mystifying and most profound contemporary films I know.”
“Bugs lets loose theatre, comedy and some great outsiders into the streets of Toronto. It simply reclaims and renames all found there — a familiar world that is completely new and already dirty. It is hard not to leave the cinema with changed eyes, seeing all that is Bugs when you are back out in the streets.”
For more information about the film, visit the website
Join us for this annual exhibition of work by Seniors in the BFA Illustration program. Thesis projects in illustration, comics, picture-books, illuminated objects and animation will be on display.
2 West 13th St, 8th Floor
10:00am – 9:00pm, open to the public
Reception 5:00pm – 8:00pm
5 pm: Book Launch for “Recess,” this year’s edition of Words & Pictures, a journal of visual-narrative essays featuring work by senior class members. Join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of these graduating students.
6 pm: Welcoming remarks.
Comics Performances and Picture Shows
Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by:
Doug Skinner with Anne Shapiro
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.)
[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.
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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7pm
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.
Spring 2016 schedule, below. Check back for future details on each of the events or join the email list!
For details visit the NY Comic & Picture-story Symposium website,
or join the email list
starting January 26, 2016 at 7pm
with Kim Deitch on a work in progress
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.