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NYTimes: ‘Tintin’ Film Casts Cars Among Star Performers

On Sunday, November 27, The New York Times published an article about the new film adaptation of ‘The Adventures of Tintin“. The 3-D film, in theaters December 21, is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. The classic European tale stars more than the little orange haired reporter, notably, the 1937 Ford V-8. Read the article here: ‘Tintin’ Film Casts Cars Among Star Performers

Recent Student Work: Katie Turner and Delaney Gibbons

Parsons Illustration Senior Katie Turner recently did her first Op-Ed for the New York Times–the fantastic illustration above is the result.  It ran on April 15th, 2010.  See the article here.

Congrats, Katie!

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Parsons Illustration Sophomore Delaney Gibbons, a student in Lauren Redniss’s Illustrative Print Class, created the animation above.  It’s called “Night People.”  Fascinating, creative stuff!

Keep up the good work, Delaney!

Illustration Faculty and Alum featured in “Sketchbook Obsessions”

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Peter Arkle, Karen Barbour, George Bates, Nicholas Blechman, Blex Bolex, Loren Capelli, Josh Cochran, Matt Dorfman, Sara Fanelli, Nicholas Gazin, Steven Guarnaccia, Eric Hanson, John Hendrix, Matthew Hollister, Emma Houlston, Erik T. Johnson, Nora Krug, Pascal Lemaitre, Jason Logan, Ted McGrath, Rick Meyerowitz, Chris Silas Neal, Kate O’Connor, Mike Perry, Leif Parsons, Alain Pilon, Jason Polan, Brian Rea, Jonathon Rosen, Leanne Shapton, Seth, Shoboshobo, Rachel Solomon, Tamara Shopsin, Ward Schumaker, Holly Stevenson, Jillian Tamaki, Mark Todd, Aude Van Ryn, Andrea Ventura, Henning Wagenbreth, Esther Pearl Watson

Thursday July 16, 2009, 7:00-9:00 PM
The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue, 7th FL
RSVP required to: galleryseven@nytimes.com


Jerelle Kraus at 92nd Street Y and Society of Illustrators

krausThe official description of the event:

Kraus, Suares and Holland will discuss the beginnings, the development and the current state of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, whose illustrations started to revolutionize journalism in the 1970s. The lecture will focus on the Op-Ed’s use of illustration over the years, how illustration is commissioned and why, the artists that helped create its image and the importance of message-driven illustration.

The lecture will be followed by book signings by all three paticipants.

Moderated by Fernanda Cohen

Limited to 120 people $15 non-members $10 members $7 students

RSVP kevin@societyillustrators.org or call 212 838 2560

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 838-2560

Earlier that the same day–February 4th–Jerelle Kraus will be appearing at the 92nd Street Y in Tribeca.  There are half-price tickets available for art students!  Here’s the lowdown:

In her 30 years as The New York Times art director, Jerelle Kraus observed many battles between editors and artists over the parameters of respectable journalism. Here she reveals some of the censored treasures that editors deemed too blasphemous to publish and explains how op-ed art has changed the course and purpose of illustration, and why it is more relevant and indispensable than ever. Kraus is the author of All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page.


You can grab your copy of Jerelle’s book here

Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s Skim honored!


In addition to being nominated for an Ignatz Award, Skim, a graphic novel written by Mariko Tamaki and her cousin, Parsons Illustration Part-time Faculty member, Jillian Tamaki was named last week as one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2008.  See Skim and the other books recognized in this slideshow.  The book was also reviewed in the Times.  Here’s a snippet:

The black and white pictures by Jillian Tamaki, Mariko’s cousin, create a nuanced, three-dimensional portrait of Skim, conveying a great deal of information often without the help of the text. The book’s most striking use of purely visual communication occurs in a lush and lovely double-page tableau of Skim and Ms. Archer exchanging a kiss in the woods that leaves the reader (and maybe even the participants) wondering who kissed whom. In another sequence, Skim and Ms. Archer sip tea without ever making eye contact, the pictures and minimal text communicating the uncomfortable emotional charge in the room and the two characters’ difficulty in knowing what to say to each other.

Tamaki’s palette often becomes noticeably darker or lighter to signal a change in mood. Various night scenes communicate Skim’s depression, her unhappy moon-face isolated in fields of inky black, streetlights casting long, lonely shadows. In contrast, Tamaki sets the outdoor memorial service for the dead boyfriend on a frozen winter field, the participants drawn in lightly, almost as if they’re ghosts, the snowy backdrop and blank white balloons (shown caught on bare winter trees) conveying absence and emptiness.

Read the rest of the review here and pick up your copy of Skim here.skim frame

Congratulations to Jillian and Mariko on their tremendous accomplishments!

Quick Hit: Nicholas Blechman and Max Bode at SI


Lecture: Art Directing and Illustrating
with Nicholas Blechman and Max Bode
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Society of Illustrators

Nicholas Blechman, Art Director for The New York Times Book Review and Max Bode, Art Director for The New Yorker, will discuss the pros and cons of illustrating and art directing, their different approaches, how the editorial field works in relation to illustration, how it’s changed over the decades, upcoming trends and illustration vs.photography.

Begins at 6:30pm.
$15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students.
RSVP via email or call 212-838-2560.

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Quick Hit: The Illustrated Letter show at NY Times

The Illustrated Letter:
Four Decades of Letters to the Editor Spots


Thursday, April 24, 2008
7:00-9:00 PM


The New York Times
620 8th Avenue, 7th Floor


RSVP Required to


Daniel Clowes–In the New York Times and on the Simpsons

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For those of you who missed it, the New York Times magazines has been running a new installment of Mr. Wonderful, a comic created by Daniel Clowes (of Eightball fame), every week since mid-September. Luckily, you can access the first strip here and download the rest, as well! The strip runs through mid-January, 2008.

Also, I hope that some of you caught the episode of The Simpsons episode last night that featured not only Dan Clowes , but also Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winning creator of Maus) and Alan Moore (creator of Watchman–who discusses his appearance on the show here). Great stuff.

For a New York Times slideshow about the language of the graphic novel, go here.