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Posts tagged “Steve Bissette

New Comics for Sale, Graduation, and More!

Hi all! I’ve been extremely busy these past couple months, so I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who visits this site and give you a little glimpse into what’s been going on in my life. First, as you can tell from the headline, I’m now making available for online purchase the two works I debuted at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in April, JETTY #2  and TABE COLLECTION.

To purchase and check out more info on these works, please visit my ON-SITE STORE ;)

In other news, I’ve finally graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies! Yes, after two hard years of work I now have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cartooning. The graduation ceremony was short and sweet, and I’m glad (and a little sad) to be moving on to the next stage in my life. I want to give a special shout-out and thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff at CCS, ESPECIALLY Steve Bissette, Kriota Willberg, and R. Sikoryak, all of whom took me under their wings and showed me the ropes by allowing me to be their teachers’ assistant this final school year. I want to also thank my girlfriend, Maia, for driving a long ways to come and get me in Vermont. And now for some pictures.

Sikoryak, Taylor, Bissette

In front of my final thesis exhibition at CCS (check it out if you’re in VT)

Expectant graduates with commencement speaker, Tom De Haven

For those interested, click HERE for a full video of the Center for Cartoon Studies graduation ceremony.

Finally, on a somber note, during my last stretch at CCS I heard unfortunate news that one of my best friends had passed away, an old wily pug named Julius. I would like to dedicate this blog-post to him and give a special thanks to my parents for taking care of him in his old age and for helping me to achieve my artist and professional goals. Here is a picture of Julius just after unwrapping his present from his final Christmas on this Earth.

APRIL 23RD, 2000  –  MARCH 5TH, 2012

Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a very nice day.

Special Sunday Update: Comics Camp!

Greetings! This past week I had the pleasure of traveling down to Manchester, NH in order to help out with Marek Bennett’s awesome Comics Camp, hosted by the Currier Museum of Art. It was a great experience!

The age group of the camp was 10-15.  All the students were very dedicated, and extremely motivated workers! During the course of the week Marek showed the kids how to put together their own books from beginning to end, and I gave a talk about my experiences studying cartooning at a grown-up college (yeah right :0). Long-time readers might remember that I’m an MFA candidate at the Center for Cartoon Studies, so this experience was actually part of my summer internship.  Be on the look-out for a small comic that I’ll be making to document my thoughts on the experience and don’t forget to check out Marek’s Comics Workshop blog for more pictures and his take on the past week.

Special thanks go out to Marek for graciously showing me the ropes, and also to Steve Bissette, who introduced us and suggested I get as much experience as I can in education.  I’ll be assisting Steve in the classrooms of CCS as a teacher’s assistant this fall, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!