Category Archives: Publications

Rima Fujita’s “Save the Himalaya” event in LA

Rima Fujita (Illustration, ’87) dropped us a line about an upcoming event featuring her work!  Here’s the scoop:

My 4th book, “Save the Himalaya” (forewords by the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere) will be published this fall, and I will be donating a few thousand copies to 82 Tibetan refugee schools in exile. I am having a charity exhibition event at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Beverly Hills.  I would like to invite you to the special opening on April 29 (ed. note: click the link for more information!) if you are in LA area that day.

“Save the Himalaya” is an educational book about the crisis of the Himalayan environment, and Mr. Tagore and I are donating all proceed to educating Tibetan children in exile about the environmental issue.

Beautiful work, Rima.  Congrats!

Jeanine Gleaves designs a cover for Time Out!

Senior Thesis faculty Frank Olinsky spearheaded a fantastic project which resulted in this week’s cover for Time Out NY which was drawn by Illustration senior Jeanine Gleaves (see above!).

In fact, all of the seniors created versions of a cover for the “Free Things to Do” Issue.

Jeanine’s is on newstands, a few others are inside the magazine, and the complete set is featured on Time Out’s website.

All the submissions are really fabulous and you should definitely check them all out:

Congrats to Jeanine, Frank, and all the students involved in this rad project!

Reminder: Parsons Illustration at MoCCA this weekend!

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]

Lauren Redniss’ “Radioactive” a Finalist for LATimes Book Prizes

Parsons Illustration Associate Professor Lauren Redniss‘ recent book Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout has been chosen as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  Radioactive is nominated in the Science and Technology category.  The awards will be handed out in late April.  Here is a full list of the nominees in Lauren’s category:

Science & Technology Finalists

You can see the other categories and nominees here.

Good luck and congratulations, Lauren!

Quick Hit: Lauren Redniss at 192 Books tonight

Lauren Redniss
(It Books 2010)
Wednesday, March 30, 7PM

192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two new elements with startling properties, radium and polonium. They recognized radioactivity as an atomic property, heralding the dawn of a new scientific era. They won the Nobel Prize. Newspapers mythologized the couple’s romance, beginning articles on the Curies with “Once upon a time . . . ” Then, in 1906, Pierre was killed in a freak accident. Marie continued their work alone. She won a second Nobel Prize in 1911, and fell in love again, this time with the married physicist Paul Langevin. Scandal ensued. Duels were fought.

In the century since the Curies began their work, we’ve struggled with nuclear weapons proliferation, debated the role of radiation in medical treatment, and pondered nuclear energy as a solution to climate change. In Radioactive, Lauren Redniss links these contentious questions to a love story in 19th Century Paris.

Seating is limited, please call 212.255.4022 to make reservations.
Books purchased at the reading will be signed by the author!

Zack Zezima on death and zines

An email from recent Illustration graduate, Zack Zezima:

I just finished up making a zine called “Theories in Death and Nature”…It’s about death (morbid, I know) and 7 of the many religious/spiritual beliefs around it.

You can grab your own copy of the zine online via Etsy or in person at Desert Island in Brooklyn.

Go Zack go!

Book trailer for Dan Yaccarino’s “All the Way to America”


Parsons Illustration Alum Dan Yaccarino has a new children’s book coming out next month.  You can watch the book trailer for “All the Way to America” above and then go check out Dan’s website for more information about his books and projects.

Way to go, Dan!

Nora Krug illustrates a childen’s book!

Full-time faculty Nora Krug has illustrated a children’s book for Penguin/Putnam! The book, MY COLD WENT ON VACATION, written by Molly Rausch, tells the story of a germ who travels the world. Publisher’s Weekly says:

A cross between the work of Maira Kalman and Roz Chast, Krug’s quirky, electric-hued pictures combine folk art and cartoon sensibilities. The latter surfaces in her portrayal of the cold, a mucus-green, egg-shaped figure with a red Pinocchio-like nose and pinkeyes. Odd subject matter, but Krug’s artwork makes for a visually arresting journey.

The book is available here. Congrats to Nora!

Parsons Illustration Alum wins 2011 Caldecott Honor


Parsons Illustration Alum David Ezra Stein has been awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor for his book, “Interrupting Chicken” (see the trailer above!).  Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

Two Caldecott Honor Books were named: “Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; and “Interrupting Chicken,” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein and published by Candlewick Press.
Congratulations to David on this very high honor.