Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Continuing Continuing Ed Continued

Rik Sansone's tribute to Gene Wilder

I teach in a lot of settings: undergraduate programs, elementary schools, community centers, ... and my clear favorite is always the Continuing Education market. There you meet adults with interests, careers, & life experiences that give immeasurable richness to the work they do in class. They arrive with varying levels of artistic ability, but the skills they have and acquire are put to great use. Moreover, they're people you're simply glad to have met.

Last spring, I was treated to the best Father's Day ever when my kids and I saw Noah Diamond's astonishingly hilarious, copiously researched resurrection of the lost Marx Brothers play, "I'll Say She Is." I was overjoyed to see that they had a comic book there about the history of the play and that it was by a former student of mine, Rik Sansone.

Rik publishes Spaz Comics. The Marx Brothers comic is available there for free download.

Nicolas Douillet's day job is with the United Nations. He's currently in Istanbul, hard at work on a graphic memoir about his time fighting ebola in Africa.

(c) Nico Douillet 2016

Illustrator Charles Truett is also busy, creating marvelous digital images.

(c) Charles Truett 2016

(c) Charles Truett 2016

Paul Centrone has been moving from cartoons to portraits. In my classes Paul created lovely comics about his character, Detlef:
(c) Paul Centrone 2016

Here are some caricature inflected portrait sketches Paul made at a recent performance of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Since I last checked in on Jeremy Fuscaldo, he's been moving in the direction of Cartoon Modernism:

And Earl Barrett-Holloway is blazing away at The Squid #4. Here's a teaser and a recent promotional design.

(c) Earl Barrett-Holloway 2016

It's supremely satisfying watching artists I've helped continue to develop their craft and get their stories out into the world. 

Time's running out to register for fall classes at SVA. Figure Drawing for Cartoonists begins Wednesday 9/21, Cartooning Basics begins Thursday 9/22, and Inking Comics begins Friday 9/23.

Continuing Continuing Ed is...              ...to be continued!

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