Visiting Faculty Fall 2008
Peter Burr and Christopher Doulgeris, both born in 1980, live and work in Portland, Oregon. They formed Hooliganship in 2002 stemming from a persistent desire to collaborate. Their performances, videos, music, and installations have been described as “work that revels in a hypnotic abundance of digital information.” Over the past two years they have toured North America with CARTUNE XPREZ, an animation party that combines multimedia performances with video screenings. They are currently embarked on an autumn roadshow in conjunction with the publication of a DVD album, pop-up book, and musical record.
Jon Chad attended college at the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated from the Sequential Art program in May 2008. He has been producing handmade minicomics and zines since 2006. He has illustrated children’s books published by Mascot Books. His comics Leo Geo Acquires Ancient Knowledge and Shortstack were both nominated for the Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration in 2008. He now lives in White River Junction where he works at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Jon teaches screen printing and book making and offers weekly production lab intensives.
Diane Fine is Professor of Studio Art at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she teaches printmaking and the book arts. She received her MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in Visual Communications from Syracuse University. Since 1985 she has published artist books and broadsides as the Moonkosh Press. She works both independently and collaboratively, exhibits her work regularly, and her books or prints are represented in a number of collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The New York Public Library, the Tate Gallery in London and the Yale University Art Gallery.
Kevin Huizenga was named “Minimalism Cartoonist of the Year” by The Comics Journal for his minicomic series Supermonster. Most recently Kevin has found acclaim for his comic series Or Else and a collection of works, Curses. Each was included on Time Magazine‘s list of the Top Ten comics of 2005 and 2006, respectively.
Rick Leonardi’s well-known works include various sporadic fill-in issues of The Uncanny X-Men and The New Mutants, as well as runs on Cloak and Dagger, Spider-Man 2099, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Green Lantern Versus Aliens. He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, of designing the black-and-white costume to which Spider-Man switched during the 1984 Secret Wars miniseries, a costume that led to the creation of the Spider-Man villain known as Venom. Most recently his work has appeared in Star Wars : General Grievous, Superman, Superman Returns Prequel, JLA: Classified and Witchblade.
Max de Radiguès spends his time between the comic bookshop where he’s working and l’employé du Moi where he draws and publish comics with his friends. His first book, Antti Brysselissä, was released in April 2007. His second one, Jacques Delwitte, Little White Jack, was released in May 2008. In between he contributes to a lot of different anthologies and web comic projects, such as GRANDPAPIER.ORG. His stories are fictions inspired by his life, his friend and everything he can observe. He loves to write about Brussels, love and music.
In 2001 Alex Robinson won an Eisner Award for “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition” for his graphic novel Box Office Poison. Box Office Poison was originally a self-published mini comic series before being collected into a 608 page graphic novel by Top Shelf Productions. Alex’s second graphic novel, Tricked, also published by Top Shelf, won a Harvey Award for Best Original Graphic Novel and an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. His latest graphic novel, Too Cool to Be Forgotten, was published in 2008.
Donald Saaf was trained in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and exhibits his work at the nearby Clark Gallery. He has illustrated such popular children’s books as Pushkin Minds the Bundle, Flemenpeo, and Animal Music. His most recent book, Skinny Brown Dog by Kimberly Willis Holt, won the 2007 Oppenheim Gold Toy Award. He is also the illustrator for the Grammy award winning Dan Zanes’ CD Boardbooks.
Lauren Weinstein’s comics and illustrations have appeared in Glamour, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, LA Weekly, The Chicago Reader and Seattle’s The Stranger. Her comics have been featured in such anthologies as Kramer’s Ergot, The Ganzfeld, The Best American Comics 2007 and Yale University Press’s Anthology of Graphic Fiction. In 2006 Henry Holt released her full-color graphic novel, Girl Stories. Goddess of War, Lauren’s latest work from publisher PictureBox, is an oversized graphic novel and featuring both pen-and-ink drawings and etchings.