The forty-ninth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. Facilitator: Connie Sun.

Scheduled Presentation: R. Sikoryak will talk about using digital tools in comics and illustration work, specifically the Cintiq pen display and Wacom tablet, as well as programs such as Photoshop and InDesign.  He will also discuss the ways he integrates traditionally drawn elements (that is, watercolors and ink drawings) into mainly digital work.

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). He’s drawn for The Onion, The New Yorker, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, among many other publications, as well as the TV series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He’s done storyboards and design work for Augenblick Studios on their animated projects Ugly Americans, the SNL Midnight Snack shorts, and the upcoming Zoolander. He teaches in the Parsons Illustration Department and at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and he hosts the live cartoon slide show series Carousel.

krazy-kat sikoryakKrazy Kat homage by R. Sikoryak for The New Yorker.  Materials: Digital and watercolor elements.