On September 17, the Illustration program of Parsons the New School for Design will present a panel discussion titled, "From Adaptation To Mutation: Contemporary Narrative Artists Remix Popular Cultures.” The panel will be presented by Nora Krug, Isabel Samaras, and R. Sikoryak, and introduced and moderated By Bill Kartalopouluos
Krug, who is an associate professor in Parsons illustration program, has had her animations featured at festivals such as the Sundance and Ars Electronica. Samaras is best known for lush and meticulously painted riffs on the classics that emulate pop culture icons of the '70s. Her work references classic horror movies, ancient mythology, cheesy television, and childhood fairy tales. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). In addition, he draws comics and pictures for Nickelodeon Magazine, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, the New Yorker, the Onion, and Mad. Kartalopoulos is an adjunct faculty member at Parsons, teaching classes about comics and illustration.
“From Adaptation To Mutation” will take place at 7:00 p.m. at 66 W. 12th Street, Room 404. This event is free and open to the public.