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Students Choose Comics: John Porcellino + Tyler Page + Parkside Students March 18 – April 20 Opening Reception is April 6, 3-5pm

Parkside art students let the gallery know they wanted comic art and they are getting it this spring in the UW-Foundation Gallery.

Student comic illustrations – keep watching for changes in the gallery

by Teralyn Campbell

by Teralyn Campbell

Ben Fridrich

Ben Fredric




FEATURED ARTIST: John Porcellino and Tyler Page

John Porcellino was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years.  His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists.  According to artist Chris Ware, ‘John Porcellino’s comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive.” In this show Porcellino’s entire books Thoreau at Walden is printed out for viewers to read.


John Porcellino, Page from Thoreau on Walden.

John Porcellino, Page from Thoreau on Walden.

Porcellino artwork sample _Page_2

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated artist and educator based in Minneapolis. In 2007 he received a Xeric Foundation grant to self-publish volume one of his webcomic, Nothing Better. He has created and self-published several of his own books in addition to maintaining an active freelance career. Tyler is also the Director of Print Technology Services at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.”

Tyler Page, Nothing Better (page).

Tyler Page,a page from “Nothing Better.”

Comic illustrations by regional comic book artists and Parkside students art on view in this exhibition. (see call for student art and ad below). Opening Reception for this exhibition is set for April 6th.  English Professor Jay McRoy and art department student James Passannante are jurying the student submissions.

Contact Patricia Briggs, Gallery director, for more information.

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