For some off-the-beaten-path summer reading, two members of the SVA community have new issues of their homegrown magazines. Alumnus Josh Bernstein (BFA 1997 Fine Arts) is publisher of Royal Flush, a pop culture, music, art and comics magazine that showcases work by young artists. The issue, just out and available for order through www.royalflushmagazine.com, features work from Aaron Augenblick (BFA 1997 Animation), Steve Ciancanelli (BFA 1997 Illustration), Harlan P. Cress (BFA 1997 Animation), Matt Dreany (BFA 1997 Illustration), James Jean (BFA 2001 Illustration), Frank Powers (BFA 2003 Cartooning) and Gerard Way (BFA 1999 Cartooning), among many others. Bernstein had been creating self-published magazines since his days as a student at SVA, and works with the #Number Foundation Studios collective to create Royal Flush.
Also, faculty member Daniel Schutzsmith just launched the second issue of his e-zine, Graphic Define Magazine, which focuses on the business of running a graphic, Web or interactive studio. According to Schutzsmith, “The articles tackle a variety of issues that all of us in the design industry face on a daily basis,” including how to keep your creativity fresh and the difference between networking and schmoozing.