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Faculty Updates

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Elizabeth Sayles, Matt RotaSara VaronCarl Potts, and Steve Brodner.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles

Illustration by Elizabeth Sayles

Elizabeth Sayles of SVACE illustrated Malala: A Hero for All, a new book about Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize!

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Matt Rota is included in Ballpoint: A Group Show at Sugarlift in Brooklyn. Ballpoint also features Mu Pan, an SVA alum. The show will also celebrate the launch of Matt’s new book, The Art of Ballpoint (Murdoch Books). Read our interview with Matt about his book.

Sweaterweather by Sara Varon

Sweaterweather by Sara Varon was reviewed by the blogRead Now Sleep Later. One highlight: “Her stories have the cumulative warming effect of a fuzzy-soft sweater, warm socks, and the best cup of hot cocoa.”

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Another review of faculty work is from Starburst Magazine for Last of the Dragons by Carl Potts. Endowing the work with 8/10 stars, the review reads, “This is a well-written comic book series that will leave you waiting for a sequel.”

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Steve Brodner’s recent Village Voice cover

Steve Brodner will participate in Freedom of Expression in a Changing World: What Cannot Be Saidan upcoming conference at UC Irvine and USC. Steve recently spoke at POW! Mighty Art That Takes No Prisoners and Strips, Politics, Cartooning with Liniers.

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Faculty Updates

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Sara Varon, Valerie Smaldone, and Ilene Strizver!

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Sara Varon will be featured in Women in Illustration, a group exhibition at SVA that brings together nine prestigious MFA Illustration as Visual Essay alumni who have authored or illustrated notable books in the past year.

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Valerie Smaldone will moderate a panel discussion at 92nd Street Y about the actress Madeline Kahn. At the event, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life, and some of Kahn’s friends and colleagues will share memories of the popular singing actress.

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Ilene Strizver continues her TypeTalk series of typography articles for CreativePro.com. Her most recent post introduces the typeface Gill Sans Nova, and traces its origins from Gill Sans, a popular typeface that you’ve seen everywhere – even if you didn’t know it.

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Faculty Updates

Monday, November 16th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Keith MayersonTristan ElwellSteve Brodner, and Sara Varon!

Interview Magazine featured Keith Mayerson for My American Dream, his vast solo show at Marlborough Chelsea! Keith says, “‘My American Dream’ speaks to the new, more inclusive America that has taken form in the past decade.”

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Keith Mayerson, “River & Keanu as Mike & Scott in My Own Private Idaho,” 2006

A painting by Tristan Elwell is featured in Wild About Harryhausen at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles! His oil painting depicts Talos from Jason and the Argonauts.

Tristan Elwell's painting of Talos

Tristan Elwell’s painting of Talos

Steve Brodner speaks in “Barack Obama: Portraits of a President” at the Society of Publication Designers, with fellow illustration luminaries Barry Blitt, Anita Kunz, and Edel Rodriguez!

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Obama portrait by Steve Brodner (top right corner)

Publishers Weekly reviewed Sweatherweather by Sara Varon! A highlight: “Varon’s characters, their sheepish expressions, and their animated conversations are unfailingly delightful, while flashes of graphic inventiveness—a fake flyer bound into the book, a set of carefully engineered paper dolls—are icing on the cake.”

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

We have some faculty updates to share! First, Redeen Literary Management revealed that Chronicle Books will publish President Squid, illustrated by Sara Varon of SVACE!  The book is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Second, Joyce Wan shared advice on the Kidlit Summer School blog about ways to conclude a children’s book story.  Given all the attention she earned for The Whale in My Swimming Pool, her blog post is worth reading!

Finally, the astonishingly productive Steve Brodner published two great illustrations for this early election season.  He illustrated a story at Mother Jones about election ad tracking:  “As the race heats up, every device you own, from your laptop to your Apple Watch, will become a delivery vehicle for all manner of political messaging.”

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Steve also roasted Donald Trump in this “hot air” portraitOFFICIAL-TRUMP-BALLOON700
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