Sunday, December 27, 2009

Star Wars: Revenge of the Strip, an art class

The 4 week seminar for teens I'm giving is finally up on the Anchorage Museum website.  If you know any teens interested in comics, storytelling, or drawing, I'd definitely recommend it.  I'll be going over the building blocks of developing comic strips, with a focus on developing their narrative chops.

From the website:

10 a.m. to noon Saturdays February 6-27
In this four-week course, ages 13 to 17 learn the fundamentals of cartooning via the characters and settings of Star Wars. Teens create a classic newspaper comic strip in the Star Wars style and start their own comic books. Taught by comic artist Lee Post. $70 members/$90 non members (includes admission to Star Wars)

Recent Commissions
I"ve been fortunate to have a bunch of commissioned work over the past few months.  First off, I was able to do a special print for someone's mother for Christmas, featuring her two dogs and two of her departed pets using the style from my most recent show, including the gilded, gold frame.  It was great fun incorporating all the little details to make the piece truly personal, like the inset portrait of Sleeping Lady and the slightly blood-thirsty look on the black Pomeranian.  

I was licenced my Muskox picture from the Alaska Big and Small book to a local software developer for his company Muskox Software

Finally, I've been working the last several months on a four page, first chapter for Sarah Hurst's colaborative graphic novel based on her original play, "A Native Boy" about the life of Benny Benson and the formation of the State of Alaska.