Stephen Alcorn’s dedication to drawing has been a recurring story on The Daily Heller. Through his work on “Reflections on the Revelatory and Unifying Power of Interactive Portraiture in the Classroom” he discusses his unique program at Virginia Commonwealth University where each of his students are subject to his gaze and rendering. Stephen Alcorn on The Face Since I was invited to teach in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University I have made it my practice
Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler passed away on May 26, 2019, at the age of 92. Known as Ray to his friends, he was one of the few of his generation whose work encompassed the pulps, comic books during the Golden Age, and portraiture, the later his mainstay for over 50 years, going on to paint the official portraits of eight U.S. presidents. I had the great opportunity to spend an afternoon with Ray in spring 2018, at his studio in the National Arts Club in Manhattan, in theor
By: Michael Dooley Forget about who’ll walk away with Eisner Awards on Friday at San Diego’s Comic-Con. Sure, there’ll be worthy winners. In my feature on Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters, which garnered multiple well-deserved nominations, I wrote that it would easily top any comics and design “best of” award. More on that notion momentarily. But honestly, the Eisners are much more a popularity contest among comics industry professionals than it is any real gauge o
HOW Design Live 2018 is happening in Boston. Will you be there?
Register by Feb. 1 for the best price. What do Jimmy Stewart, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg and Toni Morrison have in common? Beginning February 2, their visages, along with many others, will be on display at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA. Following, what may be the greatest celebrity tour ever, they will make stops at The Les Paul Museum in Waukesha, Wisconsin; the Center
Drew Friedman says he is always attempting to capture the inner soul of his drawing subjects, or what might be lurking just beneath the surface. Chosen People is his latest collection of visages. He’ll be talking about it at The Strand in New York City on Nov 15. He is also the subject of a forthcoming documentary by filmmaker Kevin Dougherty, with the working title “Vermeer of the Borscht Belt” (stay tuned). I recently asked Friedman to tell me about Chosen People and why th
From Facebook, to Twitter, Instagram and the retro MySpace modern day self-portraits have been around for well over a decade. Originating in toothpaste-splattered mirrors with digital cameras and pixilated web cams, the modern day “selfies” have evolved with the advancement in technology. that has only improved more and more with advent of the front-facing camera on the majority of cell phones and tablets today. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock In a society that is as picture o