Dean Sudarsky ′16 has found himself as letterer on multiple books recently. Lettering by hand or digitally is a big discussion among cartoonists, Dean excels at both! Dean recently hand lettered Piero by Edmond Baudoin for New York Review Comics, translated from the original French by Matt Madden. Dean worked to imitate the handwriting of Baudoin, mimicking the original script is especially important because it is a memoir about Baudoin’s childhood growing up with his brother Piero.
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Dean Sudarsky ′16 hand letters English Translation of Edmond Baudoin’s Piero
Alum Dean Sudarsky Mentoring Young Artists in Providence
Dean Sudarsky ’16 is an innovative and experimental cartoonist. He is currently mentoring young artists at New Urban Arts (NUA), an after-school program in Providence, Rhode Island. The program focuses on getting urban high school students into mentoring relationships with trained artists. Together they engage in youth leadership, risk taking, collaboration, and self-directed learning.
The Berlin Project
This fall, the third and final volume of Jason Lutes’s epic Berlin trilogy is being released (through Drawn and Quarterly). It is a big accomplishment and rightly deserves some hearty congratulations. To celebrate, Jason’s coworker and fellow CCS teacher Luke Howard ′13 pulled together a super secret project where over of Jason’s peers and students drew their own version of more than the first 6 chapters of Berlin. Keep an eye out online—lots of contributors (159!) have been posting their work, which is especially interesting when they include the original page.
Tags: Aaron Cockle, Angela Boyle, Astral Birth Canal, awesome 'possum, Bailey Sharp, Berlin, Black Lung, Cartoon Studies, Chris Wright, Dave Lloyd, Dean Sudarsky, Drawn and Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Graphic Novel, Iona Fox, Iris Yan, Jan Burger, Jar of Fools, Jason Lutes, Kelly Swann, Luke Howard, Michelle Ollie, Mo Oh, Reilly Hadden, Retrofit Comics, Sandy Bartholomew, Sophie Yanow, Star Wars, Talk Dirty to Me, The Lifted Brow, What Is a Glacier?
Alum Spotlight: Reilly Hadden’s Astral Birth Canal
Reilly Hadden ′15 is a stay-at-home father and the hard-working cartoonist behind Astral Birth Canal. The 2-year project (and continuing) is a collection of short and longer stories by Reilly that started as part of his thesis project here at The Center for Cartoon Studies. He currently funds his comic work through Patreon, releasing a mini comic every month from eight to sixteen pages. He also posts Patreon-only comics. Reilly did the following interview with Angela Boyle ′16.
Can you define the overarching mythos of the Astral Birth Canal universe?
Astral Birth Canal is a cosmic fantasy comic about gods and monsters and bird people and children in peril. It’s also an ongoing mini-comic anthology where I can make whatever types of comics that I would like, depending on how I’m feeling at any moment. For example, the stories range from giant space gods discussing creationist concepts, to kids dealing with scary monsters, to the current story about a woman who lives in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, who is a pro wrestler and works at Trader Joe’s. So it’s not really a “universe” more like a multiverse, I guess. And in the stories, the “astral birth canal” is a literal road between dimensions/universes/whatever.
There are also some side-series that are exclusive to my subscribers on Patreon (wink wink). One is called Finch Island about a middle aged dad on a mid-life crisis nature retreat that’s co-written by my dad (director and playwright John Hadden).
Tags: Anna McGlynn, Astral Birth Canal, Audry Basch, Bridget Comeau, Cartoon Studies, Cooper Whittlesey, Dean Sudarsky, Hannah Kaplan, Iona Woolmington, James Sturm, Jenna Marchione, John Carvajal, Josh Bayer, Luke Healy, Patreon, Reilly Hadden, Simon Reinhardt, Sophie Yanow, Stephanie Zuppo, Stephen R. Bissette, Tillie Walden