Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cynthia Lee to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Cynthia Lee (Love and Monsters Anthology, The Green Stripe, King Pellinore and the Questing Beast, Monster ABCs)I'm a comix artist and illustrator who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. I like to draw monsters, merfolk, and googly eye creatures. My stories tend to explore communication (or lack of), love, and loss. I like to write quiet moments, like in a museum after hours or in an isolated part of the woods.

In addition to illustrating, I also teach workshops on shrink plastic pieces, bookbinding, stopmotion, and comic books. I love learning new mediums and teaching peeps how to use tools and materials.

Nate McDonough to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Nate McDonough (GRIXLY) - Nate is the creator of all-ages comics such as Experimental Explorations, Clever Renderings and Tedious Commentary Adventures. His collaborations include Whimsical White Boy Stuff, Alternative Melancholy #5 and Please Acknowledge Me! He has contributed art to Wantonly Obscure Tales, Solemn Stories and Unique Expressions.

He chugs India Ink all day long, sleeps in a septic tank and is known to blindly stumble through the night until he faceplates into a curb. He lives in Pittsburgh where he hoards thousands of (mostly dead) cats

Check out his webcomic about his job in Monsanto's legal department (updated weekly!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jasmine P. to Exhibit at PIX 215

Jasmine P. (Cinema; Big Myth Playground; 100 Days Journal comic) - I draw comics and stuff. I draw both autobio and fiction stories. There are so many stories I want to tell and not enough time to tell them all.

Tara Helfer to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Tara Helfer (Unicorn Mountain, The All-Creator's Wife, Apophenia)Tara Helfer is an illustrator, cartoonist and animator who grew up in the woods of western Pennsylvania. She should probably draw more "nice" things. She is currently co-developing a short with Nickelodeon.

Monday, March 23, 2015

M.L. Walker to Exhibit at PIX 2015

M.L.Walker (Hero Corp., International; CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust; COMIC-TANIUM!) -  Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, comic-book creator, and photographer.

As the creator, artist and writer of the independent comic-book HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, he has recast his friends and associates in a world of corporate American superheroes.

He is the lead artist and book designer for CHUTZ-POW! Superheroes of the Holocaust, an anthology comic-book produced by The Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh which tells the true stories of Holocaust survivors. Similarly, Walker is the featured artist in COMIC-TANIUM! The Super Materials of the Superheroes, a nationally touring sciences-and-art exhibit sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, which juxtaposes real-life modern-day scientists with similarly themed mainstream superhero counterparts.

Walker continues to teach art workshops at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, The Museum of Cartoon Art, for whom he has also contributed artwork for their NORTH and OAKLAND anthology comic-books.
Photo by Matt Butkus
Photo by Steve Payne

Jimmy Riordan to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Jimmy Riordan (Held Up, Le Roman du Lievre, Marginalia: Appendix G, Seagull Library) - Jimmy Riordan is an Alaskan born multidisciplinary artist and educator who recently moved to Pittsburgh. Technically trained in book-arts and printmaking, his practice extends beyond the bounds of any specific medium. Riordan's projects have involved earth building, letterpress, translation and comics. All united by his interest in autodidactics, the self-taught and group learning. Riordan just finished Held Up, his first graphic novel and will debut the book at PIX.,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

PIX 2015 Guest Announcement #8 in a Series: Mark Zingarelli

Mark Zingarelli is a Pittsburgh area (Irwin) based comics artist and illustrator who has had a long and storied career.  He first rose to prominence during the mid to late 1980s in the pages of R. Crumb’s Weirdo magazine during the years when it was under the editorship of Peter Bagge.  Fantagraphics published Zingarelli’s Real Life comics in 1990, and he went on to collaborate with Harvey Pekar on a number of stories for Pekar’s American Splendor series of magazines, comics and books.  He is also a widely published and highly rated illustrator whose classic, comics style illustrations have been gracing the pages of publications such as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Esquire, The Washington Post, Spy Magazine and many, many others for the past twenty-five years.  His latest work, done in collaboration with fellow PIX 2015 guest, Joyce Brabner, is the graphic novel, Second Avenue Caper, which presents an irreverent chronicle of the personal response and initial activism of N.Y.C.’s gay community during the early days of the AIDS crisis.