In March, Parsons Illustration Senior Katie Turner attended the Bologna Book Fair as a representative of the program. She was kind enough to share some of her wonderfully illustrated journal pages from the trip. Click on each picture and you will be taken to a full-size version so you can really see some of the neat details. Thanks for sharing, Katie!
Check out these dreamy photos from the recent “Foolish Corpse” event on April 1, 2010. All these images were photographed by Parsons MFA student Conway Liao–be sure to check out his website here for more wonderful imagery.
Foolish Corpse was a collaboration between the Parsons Foundation and Illustration programs. It was a live drawing event with rotating teams and three video projectors that create one scroll-like image in the Aronson gallery. Participants worked on three Wacom Cintiq screen tablets and responded to each other as the images unfolded. This unpredictable event, loosely based on the Surrealist parlor game the Exquisite Corpse, was further unhinged by musical and word cues lobbed at the artists like bad April Fools jokes. An additional group of artists draw simultaneously on Wacom Cintiq Intuos tablets uploading their work to a drop box as raw material for the project.
Foolish Corpse was part of the Palimpsest exhibition.
Alumni and industry friends are invited to join Peter de Seve ’80 (Ice Age) and R. Sikoryak ’87 (Masterpiece Comics) for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation in San Diego. The event will take place on Saturday, July 25th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Rock Bottom Brewery- Downtown Lounge.
R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly),“where classics and cartoons collide.” He’s drawn comics and pictures for Nickelodeon Magazine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, The
Onion, and Mad, among other media giants. In his spare time, he hosts the cartoon slide show series Carousel.
Peter de Sève’s illustration and character designs are known throughout the world. Best recognized for his many New Yorker covers and his character designs for the three blockbuster Ice Age movies (“Scrat” is now an
international icon) de Seve has also contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug’s Life, Tarzan and Finding Nemo.
Host: Office of Alumni Relations at the New School
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery- Downtown Lounge
401 G Street (at the corner of Fourth Avenue)
San Diego, CA
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.5662 x3784
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival 2009
June 6th & 7th
Parsons Illustration will have a strong presence at the Comic and Cartoon Art Festival this weekend–Stop by and talk to Steven Guarnaccia, the chair of the program, or visit with some students and look at their work! Interested in Illustration? We’ll have info about the program and Parsons in general.
Ask questions, see what’s going on, and look a little deeper into the world of Parsons Illustration! Never been to MoCCA? Now’s the perfect time. And here’s the full description of the Festival itself:The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.
The Village Voice calls the MoCCA Festival “”the best small-press nexus (anywhere!)” Now BIGGER than ever! An incredible weekend of comic and cartoon art exhibitors, panels, lectures, sketches, autographs, and more! Thousands come every summer to meet and purchase works from some of the world’s best cartoonists, animators, and graphic novelists.
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
June 6th and 7th, 11am-6pm
$10 per day
$15 per weekend
MoCCA Members: $10 per weekend
More information available here.
Hope to see you there!
from Parsons MFA Design Technology Director Anezka Sebek:
It is my pleasure to announce the winners of the juried 10th Annual Parsons Animation and Digital Film Festival.Thanks to our Jurors: Steven Guarnaccia, Jessica Irish, Colleen Macklin, Jane Pirone, and James Ramer for contributing their valuable time to the jury in this busiest time of the semester.
Here are the people who will be in the screening reel TONIGHT–Tuesday, May 19th and TOMORROW–Wednesday May 20th. The SAME REEL of the festival screens at 7PM both days in Swayduck Auditorium, 65 5th Avenue. On Tuesday, May 19th, we will be awarding the people who have taken the “best of” prizes.
Best Character Animation
Best Motion Graphics
Best Overall Technical Execution
We hope that you will join us to congratulate the filmmakers and animators who participated and those who have been selected to the screening reel:
Slaves to Technology Yelena Mirchevskaya
Little Boxes Hsing Yu Chen (Cha Cha)
Duo Duo and Xiang Min Fengyu Hao
Art in Motion by Lilah Montgomery [Illustration Student!]
Faceless Neil by Noella Borie [Illustration Student!]
Plus-size Problem Pasquale Chieffalo
Count your Blessings Nicolas Perez-Gurri
Ranga’s Meat Shop Rohini Metharam
Rat on the Moon Nurbanu Asena
Conversation Nina Torr
UNICEF-Make Children’s Dreams Jaehquck Lee
Serial Killer Jaehquck Lee
Claybrothers Jaehquck Lee
Opening Movie for MFA DT Thesis Show Jun Yung Moon
What if the Food Chain was Broken? Tibo Charroppin
The Watermelon GirlEun Hee Sidney Shin
Bubbletea Jessica A. M. Chen
The Globetrotter Magnus Schullere-Cablay
Urban Rhythm, Surface Tu Varathit
Audio Visual Experiments Claudio Midolo
Metamorphosis of Media Melissa Marcus
The Unseen Journey Jason Tseng
DOA Erik Carter
Apegado Tomas Pichardo-Espaillat and Cem Misirlioglu
Vuela Alto Tomas Pichardo-Espaillat
Ipod Nano Commercial Sangho Moon
BET TV network spot Sangho Moon
The Many Glasses of Me Sangho Moon
In the Life Open Alec Donovan
Open Frame Luke Hanson
Fito Craft Brewery Adolfo Facasse
Congrats to Lilah, Noella, and all other winners for their inclusion!
School of Art, Media, and Technology Thesis Exhibition
Friday, May 15-Saturday, May 23
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Parsons presents an exhibition of work by graduating students in the Communication Design, Design + Technology, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography programs. This is the first time all programs in the newly formed School of Art, Media, and Technology will be exhibited together, in an exhibition curated by the architect Ivan Kucina, a Visiting Scholar at Parsons this spring. During the opening, there will be a public screening in the Kellen Auditorium of work produced in the course Visual Music (co-taught by Associate Professor of Illustration, Nora Krug) a collaborative studio that brings together jazz, communication design and technology, and illustration students.
Opening Reception is tomorrow–May 15th from 6-8 p.m.–and everything is free and open to the public!
Congrats to all the Illustration students whose works were chosen by the jury:
Hannah K. Lee
Gabriella C. Garson
There will also be a selection of books by different Illustration students included in the exhibition. Don’t miss it!
The Chairs behind the illustration programs of three of the top art schools in the United States will discuss how they educate each next generation of illustrators; what their goals are for young illustrators in the real world; the differences among their programs; the endless possibilities found in the illustration market today; the role of fine arts and graphic design in illustration; and trends in the east and west coasts.
Moderated and coordinated by Fernanda Cohen.
$15 non-members $10 members $7 students and educators
RSVP email@example.com or
call 212 838 2560 www.societyillustrators.org
Monday, May 11 5 p.m..-11 p.m.
Parsons The New School For Design, Illustration Program
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Admission: Free and open to the public
Parsons The New School for Design presents a one-night curated exhibition of work based on the theme of “obsession” from 35 graduates of its BFA illustration program. The show will feature thesis work as well as other pieces exploring this theme.
Nora Krug and Steven Guarnaccia
Illustration takes over the lobby of 2 W. 13th!