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G. Davis Cathcart

Comic strip title A Nigh at the Opera

This page series includes chapters from i0bject or a Dispute Concerning an Einstein Rosen Bridge and the Arbiters of Neverland, an upcoming Fantagraphics Books graphic novel. The page colors have been heavily altered to accommodate a four-color CMYK Risograph process, unlocking bright neon hues and grain-touch textures in each print. The Riso printing process embraces small inconsistencies and misregistrations, allowing for surprise in each page. The overall story is an investigation of how point of view and personal goals factor into argument styles, which in turn often lead to prioritizing victory over finding common ground.

G. Davis Cathcart is an illustrator and writer currently residing in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. He has studied art and illustration at the Cooper Union, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the School of Visual Arts. He has worked for Maira Kalman, William Wegman, and The New Yorker’s Art Department. Davis has taught art in public schools all over New York City and currently teaches Illustration and Design at PI Art Center, Rutgers, and Pratt. Both RISD and the Society of Illustrators have given him awards for his illustration work. He likes telling cerebral stories that do not take themselves too seriously and tries to subvert the carefree aspects of his writing with the detail of his visuals. He has published work through the New Yorker Magazine and Fantagraphics Books.

Recent Exhibitions

Featuring a selection of works by Marian Christopher Zacharow, Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor, Associate Degree Programs, Pratt Institute. 

Illustration Portfolio


Marian Christopher Zacharow was born in Zamosc, Poland in 1954. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow where he graduated in 1979. In 1981, Christopher left Poland for the United States and took up permanent residence in New York City.

Christopher has established himself as a painter and notable illustrator. Among his many achievements, his illustrations have been featured in various well known magazines, including Time, The New York Times, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, and Psychology Today. He has also created book cover art for publishers like Franklin Library, Viking Penguin, William Morrow, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Inc. Random House, among others.

Since 1997, Christopher has previously taught painting at The Cooper Union and currently teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.

Marian Christopher Zacharow has had 10 solo exhibitions in New York since 1983 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has received many awards for his work including the Silver Medal from The Society of Illustrators of New York. His work is in the collection of Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.