my 1st CCS anthology
Right before SPX 2012, a couple of us in the first year class at CCS decided to make an anthology.
You can check it out below in the photo I took before I handed them all out to folks at SPX. Each of the students involved created a two page comic relating to the theme of Summer. The style and content had a really satisfying range. Nostalgia, humor, introspection, abstraction were all present. I’m proud that my fellow classmates and I are off to a strong start.
Speaking of SPX I have to say right now that I was truly blessed to see all you, my cartooning friends from Pittsburgh at the expo. To know that there were over 2 dozen representatives of the Pittsburgh self-publishing scene was really inspiring. If it weren’t for most of those folks I wouldn’t be where I am today.Read more >>
VIA 2012: Pittsburgh's Freshest Fest
VIA 2012 is coming up on the horizon! A festival that’s just as much a tech and culture laboratory, VIA’s bringing talented folks from around the world to do what they do best for a whole week. From workshops, performances, interactive art, dance free-for-alls, VIA has been the root of some of my greatest experiences in Pittsburgh.Read more >>
The following is a 2 page contribution to a spontaneous little comics anthology that several students at the Center for Cartoon Studies decided to undertake before classes started. The theme for the issue was Summer. This was my take on it. I’ll have some photos of the finished work, seeing as how it’s in the process of being laid out as I type…
I post this in honor of Dylan Williams. No preciousness, no holding back, just comics.Read more >>
handlettering for PGH Zine Fair
Today I finished up a little page to celebrate the upcoming Pittsburgh Zine Fair on September 22nd. Thought I’d share with y’all.
If all goes well, this’ll be the back cover for the program guide for the event. I’ve never hand lettered to this degree, so it was a satisfying exploration. This isn’t the best scan, but it’ll do for now.Read more >>
WRCT: an inked zine
gettin’ there. now I’ve got to get it into a printer friendly mode so that my good friends in pittsburgh can print, staple and distribute. I’ll have some photos of it being distributed sometime soon. For now, enjoy the meat and potatoes of it…
The kind folks at WRCT took some photos from their recent orientation event and sent some my way. Gotta say that it gives me an immense amount of joy to see these little guys being put to use in the hands of folks interested in the station.Read more >>
Monoprint Close Up
Can you guess what this little guy’s two favorite things to do are?Read more >>
Illustration: El Gallo De Oro
As you may know, I do illustrations for Carnegie Mellon University’s newspaper, the Tartan. I like the weekly illustration challenge as I improve my drawing chops, especially because I get to see the images go to print.
Here’s a peak at my most recent contribution. It was for a Forum Article regarding the recent (and seemingly ineffective) facelift that a campus food vendor got. The article is on the Tartan’s site.Read more >>
22 Panels that Always Work (Sometimes)
An oldie but a goodie from Ivan Brunetti from Schizo #4. Riffin’ on Wood.Read more >>
Laura on El Vibora #62
Unknown to most anglophones (and even many Spaniards), Laura Pérez Vernetti is a spanish illustrator from Barcelona that contributed regularly to the underground Spanish comics magazine, el Víbora, from 1981 until 1991. Her work is distanced from standard aesthetics and conventional narratives, focusing primarily on comics that deal head on with themes of erotica, experimental forms, and socio-politcal commentary(the Spanish Civil War in particular). Additionally, she has adapted the works of Maupassant, De Quicey, Jung and Kafka to comics. A more comprehensive bio can be found on the Lambiek Comiclopedia.
Most recently she put out an homage to the Portuguese poet, Pessoa. A biography and adaptation of his poems and prose, she published ‘Pessoa & Cia’ in December 2011 through Luces de Gálibo. Those spanish speakers among you, interested in learning more about this book, which she both wrote and illustrated can check out the short that RTVE aired in January of 2012, along with the article written by Jésus Jiménez.
Here’s a taste of her style:Read more >>