Visiting Artist Spring 2020

R. Sikoryak

Connor Willumsen

Connor Willumsen is a Canadian cartoonist and a visual artist who has had a varied work experience in the field of comics. Early on, he worked for publishers like Casterman, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics, but has since fully transitioned into creator-owned work, such as his books Anti-Gone and Bradley of Him, published by Koyama Press. He is also published in the Kramers Ergot Anthology, the Best American Comics Anthology, and recently had a full-page comic featured in the New York Times. His comic work is balanced out by various design, illustration and gallery work, including covers for the Criterion Collection and editorial content for various publications. His book Anti-Gone has been adapted into a live, mixed-reality theatrical performance by artist Theo Triantafyllidis, which will be presented at the 2020 Sundance Film Fesitival.

 

Larry Gonick

Whit Taylor

Whit Taylor is a cartoonist, editor, writer, and health educator from New Jersey. She has a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Brown University and a master of public health from Boston University. Her comics have been published by The Nib, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Radiator Comics, Czap Books, Rosarium, Sparkplug Books, and others. She likes to write comics about public health, mental health, socio-cultural issues, and reality television. Taylor has also written about comics for The Comics Journal, Panel Patter, Nat Brut, and Publishers Weekly, and has worked as a guest editor at Illustrated PEN.

MariNaomi

Aatmaja Pandya

Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator from New York. She’s self-published several comics, such as the fantasy diary webcomic, Travelogue, and autobio short comic, Phantom. She is currently working on a graphic novel for Random House. 

Kevin Czap

Alison Wilgus

Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and cartoonist who’s been working in comics for over a decade. She studied film and television at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, and got her start working in animation. Most of her professional work has been writing for comics, including two works of graphic non-fiction with First Second Books about aviation history and human spaceflight — Science Comics: Flying Machines with illustrator Molly Brooks, and The Mars Challenge with illustrator Wyeth Yates. Her latest work is Chronin, a queer science-fiction graphic novel duology from Tor Books and her solo debut. In her spare time, she co-hosts a podcast about comics publishing called “Graphic Novel TK” with Gina Gagliano.

Margo Ferrick

Carta Monir

Carta Monir is the founder of Diskette Press, a risograph micropress with a focus on queer and trans voices. In 2018, her comic Lara Croft Was My Family won an Ignatz for Best Online comic, and recently she received the Emerging Talent Award at 2019’s CXC. 

Ben Passmore

Jessica Campbell

Jessica Campbell’s satirical drawings, comics and textiles take aim at everyday misogynistic experiences, both historical and contemporary. Drawing from a wide range of influences including science fiction, art-world politics and her evangelical upbringing, she infuses her work with humor and vulnerability. Engrained within these works is a humorous tone, due to cartoony depictions and unorthodox material, though underlying this humour is often a darker subject matter that directly or indirectly references class oppression, sexual violence, gender discrimination, trauma and other personal narratives. She is the author of the graphic novels XTC69 and Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists, as well as a comics contributor to Hyperallergic. She has had multiple exhibitions across the US and Canada. Her work has been included in many publications, including New American Paintings; Art in America; Juxtapoz; NPR’s Studio 360; and the Globe and Mail.

Carol Tyler

David Macaulay

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

Ronald Wimberly

Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell’s work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweenys, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York, has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michael Gondry. Her first full-length graphic memoir, Everything is Flammable, was named one of the best graphic novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Paste Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. Her most recent book, Innapropriate, is a collection of humorous and weird short comics, usually involving animals. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

KC Green

Rick Veitch

Rick Veitch cut his artistic teeth in the underground comics scene before attending the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. After graduating, he worked with Stephen R. Bissette on Bizarre Adventures, then broke into the mainstream with his innovative Epic Comics miniseries The One and an acclaimed run on DC/Vertigo’s SWAMP THING. Veitch went on to craft the groundbreaking, self-published series Brat Pack, The Maximortal, and the dream-based Rare Bit Fiends; He’s also written and illustrated the miniseries GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET for America’s Best Comics and the graphic novel CAN’T GET NO and [email protected] for Vertigo. He is also a founding partner of Eureka Comics, and his most recent release from his new Sun Comics imprint, The Spotted Stone, was nominated for an Eisner Award.

Nicole Georges

Tom K

Tom K(aczynski) is an immigrant, cartoonist, writer, teacher, and founder of Uncivilized Books. His comics include the Eisner-nominated Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) and the forthcoming Trans Terra. He writes the Even Horizon column on The Comics Journal. He also teaches comic at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the University of Minnesota.

Ben Katchor

Nora Krug

Nora Krug is a German-American author and illustrator whose drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique and A Public Space, and in anthologies published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster and Chronicle Books. Her visual memoir Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home (foreign edition title Heimat), about WWII and her own German family history, was chosen by myriad publication as a “best book of 2018,” including The New York Times, The Guardian, and Time Magazine. Her visual biography, Kamikaze, about a surviving Japanese WWII pilot, was included in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics and Best Non-Required Reading. Krug is Associate Professor of Illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Mary Cagle

Keith Knight

Keith Knight is a Harvey/Glyph/Inkpot award-winning cartoonist who first stormed the scene with his semi-autobiographical comic strip, the K Chronicles, in the early 1990’s.  25 years later, his work has graced he pages of the New Yorker, MAD, Salon, the NIB, the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and much, much more. His comic strip slideshows on racism and police brutality earned him an NAACP History Maker Award.  And he is currently shooting the first season of a TV show based on his life and work for HULU. He is also deft at pinball.