Archive for the ‘Grad school’ Category

Find-A-Word-And-Draw-It Fortnight: Fotographical Friday – The Banner Project.

March 3, 2017

As a project for grad school I used 300 drawn-on pages to make banners that hung in the stairwell of the Gettysburg College library. You can see a video here. 


Sign of the times

April 26, 2012


While doing grad school research I ran across this in a book showing the changes in cartoonist-then-cubist painter Lyonel Feininger’s signature.

I changed my signature a couple of times. The last time I did the signature I most wanted to emulate was Rick Stromoski’s. I love how odd it is to exaggerate the unimportant “M” in the middle of his name.


March 1, 2012

Sorry about the late notice but if you happen to be in central Pennsylvania tomorrow, March 2, at noon, I’ll be speaking at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

My cartoon-based installation, “Unbound,” has been hanging in the library stairwell there since last summer so I’ll be talking about that, Bo Nanas, MAD and cartooning in general. And I’ll have a few books with me as well.

Here’s the info.

Not forgotten

February 16, 2012

Two nights ago I was taking my first go at tackling the thesis for my MFA program. I was writing about my identity as a cartoonist which can be tricky subject. To be honest, having Bo Nanas fail did not do wonders for my confidence. Then I stumbled upon this article.

Dadding Badly – Modern art

September 6, 2011


This week’s Dadding Badly comic addressees grad school and drinking…but not in the way you’d think.

What I’m reading – Autobio comics

April 15, 2011


Been delving into some autobiographical comics for grad school.

And I didn’t realize till this very moment that both of these books have “…and me” titles.


Lyonel Feininger

April 14, 2011


While doing research for grad school I stumbled upon a couple of books on Lyonel Feininger. The odd thing was that when I saw them on the self of the college library in the painting section I thought, I recognize that name, but as a turn-of-the-last century cartoonist, not as a painter. Whadda ya know, he was both. (Funny too that books on his painting tend to barely mention his cartooning, and visa versa.)

Feininger was an American who lived most of his life in Germany and did work for many of the humor magazines of the day. He also did two short-lived Sunday comics strips The Kin-der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie’s World, for the Chicago Tribune. Then he became a painter and one of the first instructors of the Bauhaus.

In one of the books, I found this below photo of figurines he made of his comics characters.


Kovaleski and Son

April 13, 2011

For grad school, I’ve been doing some drawing with my 9-month-old son. Last semester, right after he was born, I did drawings of him almost every day in a sketchbook. This semester I started doing that again but it wasn’t working out. Truthfully, he just moves too much. So I started having him scribble on the page (I hold on to the pencil just in case) then I’d make it into something. (See below.) This has gone on for a few weeks but it’s tough to find a figurative element in the scrawlings, so I’ve started to add to it in a pure mark making way, much like my son is doing anyway.


How to train your dragon

May 11, 2010

This is a drawing I did for my grad school cohort Katie Loncke for her wonderful blog The thought behind this is to ease the pain and/or obsession of your blog stats – how many people visit your blog each day. Believe me, I’ve been there.

The Unbound Stairway Project – Pages #2

April 28, 2010

"priestly roles"

"ranks the dummy"