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Graphique Noir at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
CALL FOR ART, Deadline February 23rd, 2013
Marshall Vandruff
Kazu Kibuishi
George Pratt

Download prospectus online…

Graphique Noir celebrates a hugely popular aesthetic found in a plethora of today's media. This somewhat "dark" art-form encompasses a surprising complexity of genres including that of the Graphic Novel, PC/Video Gaming, Manga, Steampunk, Post Apocalyptic, Gothic, Anime, and countless derivatives and combinations of all of the above.

Often, many consider this art "fringe or outsider"... yet through popular osmosis it has become an influential phenomenon, infusing popular culture through Film, Television, Fashion, Product Design, Advertising, and Music. While Science Fiction is commonly in the forefront of this imagery, the undercurrents of society are often explored through fascinating, sometimes squeamishly eccentric, aberrant and deliciously delirious avenues.

Graphique Noir as an exhibition will embrace and explore works of art in virtually any imaginable media including paintings, digitally generated imagery, textiles, sculptural works, animation, video/films, performance, music, dance, and the list goes on and on! We would also love to see your works in progress as well, even if they're not completely realized: sketches, unfinished illustrations, etc!

About the Jurors:

Marshall Vandruff
Marshall Vandruff has worked as an artist and educator in southern California for over thirty years. His clients include MAD Magazine, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Dark Horse Comics, Nickelodeon, Insomniac Games, LeapFrog Animation, Rockstar, Blizzard Entertainment, AutoDesk, The Gnomon Workshop, ImagineFX, and over forty advertising agencies. Since 1984, He has taught over 200 Drawing and Visual Storytelling courses at universities and corporations, and his students include many leading artists in the fields of animation, illustration, comic books, film and games. Marshall has been featured twice in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi is a graphic novel artist, author, and the editor of the popular Flight Anthologies, as well as the author and creator of the the web comic Copper, and the graphic novels Amulet, and Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award.

George Pratt
George Pratt is a veteran graphic novelist and illustrator, who for the past thirty years has produced landmark works for Marvel Comics, Heavy Metal, DC, Bantam Books, Warner Books, Mojo Press, Random House, and many other publishers. George's first graphic novel, Enemy Ace, was nominated for both the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award, has been translated into nine languages, and at one point was on the required reading list at West Point. Enemy Ace won the France Info Award for Best Foreign Language Graphic Novel, and the British Speakeasy Award for Best Foreign Language Graphic Novel. Pratt's Batman: Harvest Breed was nominated for two Eisner Awards, and his The Wolverine: Netsuke won the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist. He currently teaches for The Illustration Academy and at Ringling College of Art and Design.
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Jeff Alu
United States
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Jazz
Favourite photographer: Jeff T. Alu :)
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iraklisan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations with new Book!
MatthiasHaltenhof Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your work is still very inspiring, thank you!
AnimAlu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thanks ;)
LkAuYrNtE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
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LkAuYrNtE Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
You have an awesome gallery. I'm sorry to follow the usual trend of comments, but it's so true. Every single photo is amazing, seriously. Incredible.
AnimAlu Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Thanks, I appreciate that :)
ohsnapitsrenn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Your gallery is amazing. And I live about 20 minutes from the Salton Sea. So those pictures were amazing to look at. (: Keep it up!
AnimAlu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thanks, glad you like them (And I sure do love the Salton Sea...)
AnimAlu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thanks very much, I love the Salton Sea!
IIFrankII Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work ;)
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