Un-Conventional Comics

February 4, 2009
Photograph from the 2008 New York Comic-Con.

New York Comic Con 2008

Students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department are gearing up for one of the year’s biggest industry events, New York Comic Con (NYCC), taking place at the Jacob Javits Center from February 6 – 8. Led by faculty member Keith Mayerson, the students have organized an SVA booth (#1307) featuring their original self-published comics, the senior cartooning magazine and the department’s annual portfolio.

In addition to the booth, SVA will be represented at numerous events throughout the weekend. Alumnus Joe Sinnott (1952) will be honored as one the NYCC’s Living Legends. Members of the SVA community giving lectures at the convention include BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department faculty members Jessica Abel, Nelson DeCastro (BFA 1991 Media Arts), Klaus Janson and Matt Madden, and alumni  Bill Plympton (1969), Joe Quesada (BFA 1994 Media Arts) and Raina Telgemeier (BFA 2002 Illustration).

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