Illustration News

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
Sterling, 2009
Hardcover, 50 pages, $17.95

Adam McCauley (Illustration faculty) designed this book to look like a treasured scrapbook, every page features an eye-catching mix of drawings, photos, and handwritten text. It is a collection of letters, notes, and interviews: the fruits of a monsterologist's research. In engaging rhyme, the monster master tells all about Count Dracula ("When you visit Transylvania, be sure to stay with me"); issues a werewolf warning; and dishes on trolls, ghosts, witches, ogres, and myriad mythological and literary creatures. Winner of the Society of Illustrators gold medal and AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers!

Check out the book's website and video trailer

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Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen

Kristin Olson, "The Bellowing"

Hi all! Here on the CCA admissions blog, summertime is our special opportunity to introduce you to a few recent CCA graduates and to share stories of awesome summer internships.

Let's start with the graduates: Kevin Krueger and Kristin Olson, who each graduated in 2011 from the Individualized Major Program, moved to San Francisco to attend CCA after meeting (and getting married!) in Santa Cruz.

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Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Jason Engelund

courtesy WAZO Design Institute

2011 is the inaugural year of the IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards program, one of the anchor initiatives of CCA's Center for Art and Public Life. This program enables interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop and implement social innovations through their studies in art, architecture, design, and writing. We are pleased to announce the winning IMPACT Teams for 2011! Each team has been awarded $10,000 toward their project.

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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 by Lindsey Westbrook

Pang, The Wandering Shaolin Monk Vol. 1
Iron Crotch University Press, 2010
Hardcover, 192 pages, $20 ($25 for the artist's edition)

Heralded by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai as "a well-researched saga, with wonderfully exciting action sequences." Ben Costa (MFA Writing 2008) won a Xeric Grant for this web comic featuring the titular monk. Early on Costa details the attack and burning of the Shaolin Temple by the Kanxi Emperor's forces and the harrowing escape of Pang, who finds himself on a quest for the remnants of his brotherhood, in the care of a beautiful inn attendant, and confronting an army captain for the return of a sacred book. Pang himself is a charmingly human character often filled with doubt.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by Alexis Mahrus

Sam Weber, Society of Illustrators 53 call-for-entries posterView slideshow 

Congratulations to CCA Illustration Program instructors Robert Hunt, Caitlin Kuhwald, Adam McCauley, and Owen Smith, whose illustrations have been selected for Illustrators 53, the 53rd Society of Illustrators (SOI) annual competition.

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Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 by Grace Lee

The deadline for the StudentAffairs.com 2010 College Cartoonist Contest, a competition for college and graduate student cartoonists, is December 10, 2010. Winning entries will be featured on the StudentAffairs.com website. Students need to submit two cartoons on the theme of "Campus Life and Technology".

1st Place: $300.00
2nd Place: $200.00
3rd Place: $100.00

A $20.00 fee will be paid for all accepted comic strips that do not win one of the top three prizes in the 2010 College Cartoonist Contest.

http://www.studentaffairs.com/comedy/volume39.html

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Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

My Dog Teny
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 2010
Paperback, 32 pages, $18

This book tells a true story about a boy and his dog and the friendship that they shared during the time of the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II. It is written by Yoshito Wayne Osaki and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino (Illustration 1988).

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Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages
Tuttle Publishing, 2010
Hardcover, 32 pages, $16.95

This book collects English-language nursery rhymes and songs with their counterparts from China, illustrated by Kieren Dutcher (Individualized Major 1984), whose brightly colored illustrations feature a multiethnic cast of children and adults. The book is organized into themes: "Outside," "Inside," "Party," "Play," and "Night." "Hickory Dickory Dock" shares a spread with "Little Mouse," a rhyme about a mouse that climbed a lamp to eat the oil and can't get down. The Chinese rhymes are presented in simplified characters, pinyin Romanization.

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Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

And we're back with Q&A session number two! A native San Franciscan and another stellar student in CCA's First Year Program, Shou Yuan, plans to major in Illustration. In our interview, he reflects on critique, community, and the importance of listening.

Email me at manthonisen@cca.edu with your admissions-related questions, and don't forget to subscribe to the RSS feed below listed below so that you can keep on top of all the happenings.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

This is the first in a short series of Q&A sessions with students in CCA's First Year Program, or "first years." The sequence is aimed at familiarizing prospective CCA students with our Bay Area art-making community. Maybe you’ll imagine yourself here!

Check back for another interview next week, or (better yet!) subscribe to the RSS feed at the link below and never miss an update. As always, feel free to contact me at manthonisen@cca.edu with any questions about our admissions and enrollment processes.

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