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FRIDAY in NYC: An Evening with Richard McGuire

New York’s Parsons/New School of Design is doing a public event with Richard McGuire, who directed and designed the closing segment of the animated anthology film Fear(s) of the Dark (embed above) among other projects (including the animated bumpers for PBS Kids). Richard is also a notable comics artist (RAW) and illustrator (The New Yorker), has designed toys and authored children’s books.

This event is in association with an exhibit Bill Kartalopoulos curated at Parsons called Cartoon Polymaths, which features artists whose work proceeds from a cartoon sensibility but embraces multiple media – and includes Winsor McCay, Tony Sarg, Saul Steinberg, Mariscal, Richard McGuire, and Paper Rad. There are five screens of animation running throughout the exhibit, which is open through April 15 and is free to the public. If you live in NYC: GO!

Friday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
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  • Richard McGuire is not only a GREAT artist but a Great person. He actually introduced me to the first Editor who published my first book! If I had never met him I would have never been published and probably would not be working as an illustrator today. Thanks Richard.
    The animation is gorgeous! Congrats to Richard.

  • Doug

    I love the suspense of this animation and the playfulness with the design. Very interesting and beautiful!

  • bpm

    Richard McGuire = way way talented. He makes great music, animation and comics. His comics especially are pretty legendary.

    We watched this clip just yesterday in one of animation classes. Weird coincidence.

  • Kyle

    Richard McGuire is an amazing talent–toys, picture books, illustrations, animation, music. Wow.