Let's welcome RAY FENWICK as he beams into room 160 this Thursday for the first Show & Tell of the spring quarter! A little bit about RAY:
RAY FENWICK is an artist and illustrator living and working in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
His work is a combination of writing and drawing that spans several media, often taking form as short, absurdist vignettes. Despite different means of creation, what is constant is his playful use of improvisation, intuition and humour as tools to explore and oppose the absurdities of contemporary life.
AS AN ARTIST he has shown in Canada and the United States, with a residency and solo show planned for 2011.
AS AN AUTHOR he created perhaps the first "typographic comic", Hall of Best Knowledge. The book made several "Best Graphic Novel" lists for 2008 and earned a nomination for "Best Avant-Garde Graphic Novel" from The Canadian Cartooning Awards. His next book, Mascots, is due out in December of 2010.
AS AN ILLUSTRATOR he has worked for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Nike, Oprah Magazine, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Chronicle Books and many others.