The eighty-ninth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7 pm at The School of Visual Arts, 132 West 21st St, 3rd floor studio. Free and open to the public.

Presentations by Ralph Moreau and A.T. Pratt. Moderator: Aaron Cockle

Presenter 1: Ralph Moreau
Graphic Design Aesthetics in Comics
A brief presentation, followed by small group discussion, on graphic design aesthetics in comics. We’ll talk about theories of typography, composition, and design, and how artists can use these to accentuate their work.

Ralph Moreau is a designer in NYC and will be starting a graduate program in design and technology in the Fall. He is interested in exploring a graphic design in comics and, in his own work, he enjoys emulating styles and aesthetics. Website:,,

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Presenter 2: A.T. Pratt
Playing with the Page
A. T. Pratt will present his experimentations with the form and structure of the comic book page as well as book design through slides and printed editions of his most recent self-published works.  Every choice a cartoonist makes in the process of writing through art has potential to convey narrative, from the first steps of breaking down the story into sequence to the final steps of formatting and choosing materials for print.  We will examine how these choices evolve alongside content and evoke the passage through time and space.

A.T. Pratt is a cartoonist from New York City who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2013.  His work has appeared in Happiness Comix 2 & 3, Plus 13, Odium Comix 1 & 2, Inkmaggot Zines (Talking Shit, The Future) and his own self published comic books since 2010.  One of his recent comics, Stupid Cupid, was selected to be part of the first ever Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Art Annual, and original art from the book will be on display at The Museum of the Society of Illustrators from June 24 to July 19.  A. T. Pratt’s comics can also be seen online at  He spends his days walking dogs in Cobble Hill and his daily dog portraits can be seen on  Contact:, @A_T_Pratt

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