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Student of the Week: Janet Sung

This week’s student of the week is Janet Sung. Although primarily an illustrator, Janet is also an animator and visual development artist.

Scroll down to view a sample of her work and artist statement:

Janet SungTextile Traders, Sketchbook Warehouse, George Bates


Janet SungOccupation, Senior Thesis 2, Todd Lambrix


Janet Sung, personal


Artist Statement:

I’m interested in the body; the body in an atmosphere and the idea of the gaze. My inspiration stems from my personal life, people I’ve met, sub-cultures, and games/film. I like to create moods in my work,whether it’s humorous, blissful, or a melancholic longing. I’m also interested in character, fantasy, and personal nostalgia. Primarily, I work digitally and with ink.

To see more of Janet’s work, be sure to check out her website at:

Illustration Student’s Work Featured in the April Issue of ForbesLife Magazine!

Anastasia Ionkin’s (Illustration BFA ’13) whimsical illustration will be featured in a ForbesLife article in April! The image complements a piece about the frustrations of gardening, depicting a gardener’s bulb-planting being undermined by a marauding squirrel.

Guest critic Bob Mansfield from ForbesLife visited Alan Reingold’s illustrative painting class earlier this year and gave pointers to the students, ultimately choosing Anastasia’s piece for the article. Congratulations to Anastasia, and be sure to look for the article, “The Dirt on Dirt”!


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]

Work in the Illustration Department!

The school year is almost upon us, which means that the Illustration Department is looking for Federal Work-Study students!  This is a great opportunity to work closely with members of the Department and get valuable experience with Photoshop, art installation, and various other exciting areas.  We need people who are reliable, punctual, meticulous, and ready to try new things.  If you have experience and expertise in taking photos, hanging art, working with digital imagery, or website development, you are exactly what we are looking for!

There will be an open interview process on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, August 19th and 20th AND Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, August 26th and 27th.  If you are eligible for Federal Work-Study and are interested in working for us, we invite you to stop by one of these afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m.

Bring a resume and be ready to tell us why you are perfect for the job.  If neither of those dates work for you, make sure you at least email us so we know you are interested in a position.  Working here in the department is a wonderful experience.  It’s a chance to really get involved with departmental events and processe and generally, it’s a great opportunity.

Those dates and times again:

Tuesday, August 19th 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20th 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26th 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27th 2-4 p.m.

Requirements: Current student at Parsons or the New School, a resume, Federal-Work Study eligibility, enthusiasm, high levels of skill, and willingness to learn.

We hope to see you soon!