Saturday, November 3, 2007

MCAD: Project UFO

I've been teaching in the comic art program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design for the past several years -- and haven't posted much of my students' work. It's time to remedy that. Here are some of the pieces selected to be in the upcoming "Project UFO" show at MCAD.

All the design classes took part in this two week project, producing work with a UFO theme. Some kept to the traditional flying saucer notion -- others pushed the concept in other directions. In my "Comic Art" class, students were directed to create an homage or satire of a vintage comic strip in Sunday page format. Presented here are Maddie Queripel's take on George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" and Hannah Blumenreich's Charles Schulz riff.

My "Figure in Perspective" students created human/alien comparative anatomy charts. Examples here are by Francesca Buchko and David Karrow.

"Comic Art Professional Practice" students drew pitch art / concept art for a proposed project. On view are Sean Lynch's "Aftermen," Evan Palmer's "The Blinding Gold" and Renny Kissling's "True UFO Stories." These and MANY more wonderful pieces of student art will be on display at MCAD from November 7 -14. There will be an opening celebration Friday November 9 in the Student Center from 5:30 to 7:00.

Images are copyright the respective student --used here by permission - all rights reserved.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Incredible work. Wish I could zoom into the detail in the pieces and the comics.

Once again thanks for sharing the amazing work!