Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Note To Self: Hope Larson, Dogs Day End

Note to self and any other casual readers, Hope Larson is giving a Visiting Artist Lecture at MCAD on Friday. Her work is one of the 5 biggest influences on me this year. And she's the most famous letterer of Local that has ever lived.

Comic art and illustration lecture

Friday, April 13, 1:00pm
Hope Larson

Author of Salamander Dream and Gray Horses, Hope Larson is working on her third graphic novel, Chiggers, for ginee seo books at Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Larson, who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, recently launched her own publishing company, Tulip Tree Press.

She lives and works in Nova Scotia.

And on the topic of MCAD, It's good to hear the official news that former MCADer Nikki Cook is drawing DOGS DAY END with Brian Wood for Top Shelf. I'm really excited to see this book now. I've known of her work for a long time but I was a few years above her and we didn't have any classes together. Her work's awesome. It's cool to see Brian Wood dip into the MCAD pool, once again.

I was thinking lately of all the MCAD comic people that have produced really great stuff or have books coming out next year. Our comic program has grown up, and I anticipate the comic art world talking about MCAD the way they've always talked about SVA as a launching pad for genuine creators and sequential storytellers.

Here's a sample I did of one of her characters (the girl jumping rope, center) for the back cover of her anthology book, Tastes like Good. Didn't I used to suck? More old crappy art you only get to see here.

Your home for crappy old art samples,, member FDIC Insured, after these messages...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea how long the Hope Larson lecture will last? When I first heard about it, I thought about sneaking through the MIA/MCAD tunnel to check it out over lunch, and then lost track of the date. Glad to see I didn't miss it.


9:55 AM  
Blogger RKelly said...

Typically 1 hour with half hour of questions

11:04 AM  
Blogger Parkas 4 Kids said...

Hope's work is simply amazing. Both her books are wonderful, and I even paid her to do a painting of my fiancee and me two years ago for Christmas. If you wanna see it, I'd be more than happy to e-mail it to you.

I scanned it, of course. It was too damn good to NOT scan it. :-3

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Nikki Cook said...

hey, thanks for the shout out! god we loved (love) that image you made for us.

if only no one would ever crack the cover... that would be the tits.

3:20 PM  

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