Mark Newgarden

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Visiting Assistant Professor UG Communications Design 718.636.3594 p Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall 4

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B.F.A., The School of Visual Arts.


Cartoonist; creator of novelties (Garbage Pail Kids); graphic artist (from Raw magazine to The New York Times); writer and idea machine for TV, film, and multimedia projects (from Microsoft to Cartoon Network), among various and sundry careers; author of Cheap Laffs, a picture history of the novelty item (Abrams), and We All Die Alone, a collection of his comics (Fantagraphics Books); children's book with Megan Montague Cash; Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug (Harcourt Books, 2007), won numerous awards and spawned an ongoing series, most recently Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors; His latest book How to Read Nancy (with Paul Karasik), an expansion of their influential 1988 essay on Ernie Bushmiller and the syntax of comics language, was released in 2017 from Fantagraphics Books and has been nominated for an Eisner award; exhibitions include the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, ICA (London) and Picasso Museum (Lucerne, Switzerland).