Jillian Tamaki

Artist as Author: Parsons Symposium

Mar 25th, 2010

I think I’m going to try to check this out this weekend. I caught a bit of the last Parsons symposium and there were some good speakers. Others were a bit dry (such is the risk at any conference-type thing).

I applaud Parsons (particularly Steven Guarnaccia and Nora Krug) for trying to speak about bigger topics concerning illustration. Many of these panels, talks, etc., are about self-promotion, getting started in the industry, demos, etc. Information people want to hear, for sure, but in my mind, less inspirational.


The Artist as Author — a symposium on self-illustrated texts in history and contemporary practice.

Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 3 – 8:30pm
The New School, Wollman Hall, 5th Floor, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
Free and open to the public

Patrica Mainardi (CUNY Graduate Center) on Popular Prints and Comics.
Emily Lauer, (MA MPhil CUNY) on William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair illustrations
David Kurnick (Rutgers University) on The Theatrical Impulse and the Illustrated Novel.
Ben Katchor (Parsons The New School) on Picture-recitation.
Jerry Moriarty (School of Visual Arts) presents his latest project: Whatsa Paintoonist?