The 198th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct. 31, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Maya Edelman on Creative Chimeras – interdisciplinary inspiration.

Animator and illustrator Maya Edelman will talk about reaching beyond animation to other disciplines  for inspiration and collaboration in her own work, as well as examples of jumping between fields throughout animation history.
Maya Edelman was born in Kiev, USSR and went on to study animation and film in her beloved New York City. Her work is focused on expressing complex characters through cel animation and illustrations. She most recently wrote and created a credit sequence for the feature film Collective:Unconscious which had its premier at SXSW. Her paper sculpture was recently featured at a Chance Ecologies curated show at the Queens Museum, as well as Recess Gallery’s Marie Lorenz: Flow Pool show during an evening with Underwater New York, and her illustration work was featured in the “Liminality” exhibition at Gowanus Print Lab in 2015. She has been an exhibitor at Brooklyn Zine Festival (2014,2015) with books including Quitting and Boobs, Pubes and Cukes. She often prefers to tell stories in the form of short animations and GIFs, but is currently in development on a longer work titled Neoteny which will combine animation and phone footage.

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