Yesterday marked the completion of my third year teaching in the Illustration Summer Residency at the School of Visual Arts. Led by coordinator Viktor Koen, illustrators Paul Hoppe, Andrea Tsurumi, Lisel Ashlock, and myself, students absorb all they can from the New York illustration scene, while honing their skills in an intensive month-long program.
My class focuses on narrative illustration, for which students come armed with a short text of their choice to develop into a series of images. As in past years, they were a very international group—with only two from North America—and created projects that were as diverse as their home countries. All in all, the residency makes for a very rewarding gig for me. The photo above shows us celebrating all their hard work at last night's open studio reception, and below is a small sample of their work.