Press and Awards

January 2017
Illustrators 55 (US)
Album art included in this publication.

September 2016
RVA Magazine (US)
Coloring Book Cover included in this publication.

September 2016
Richmond Times Dispatch  (US)
Coloring Book Cover included in this publication.

September 2016
Richmond.com (US)
Coloring Book Cover included in this publication.

September 2016
Boomer Magazine (US)
Coloring Book Cover included in this publication.

April 2016
Comics and Cartooning Annual (US)
The Little Red Fish #2 included in this annual.

January 2016
Illustrators 58 (US)
Bluegrass festival featured in this annual.

January 2016
Art of Cycling (US)
UCI race poster featured in this book.

October 2015
Muddy Colors (US)
Mentioned in article about Unvieling Visions Exhibition.

October 2015
Creative Talk Asia (China)
Interview about my design work in this publication.

October 2015
Style Weekly (VA)
Article about The Little Red Fish series I illustrate, written by James Moffitt.

October 2015
DC Comics Blog (DC)
Interview with James Moffitt and I about The 2nd Annual Comic Creator Expo that I co-organized.

October 2015
RVA Mag (VA)
Article about The Comic Creator Expo that I co-organized.

October 2015
RVA News (VA)
Article about The Comic Creator Expo that I co-organized.

Sept 2015
RVA Magazine (VA)
Article with photo and pull quote from me about the Richmond Young Writers bicycle stories exhibition.

Oct 2015
MECCA Con (US)
The Little Red Fish comic that I illustrate mentioned in interview with owner/founder of Rosarium Publishing, Bill Campbell.

October 2015
The Outhousers (US)
The Little Red Fish comic that I illustrate mentioned in interview with owner/founder of Rosarium Publishing, Bill Campbell.

September 2015
RVA News (VA)
Article with photo and pull quote from me about the Richmond Young Writers bicycle stories exhibition.

Sept 2015
Richmond Times Dispatch (VA)
Interview about my poster for the Richmond International Folk Festival.

August 2015
Graphic Policy (US)
Article about The Little Red Fish comic that I illustrated written by James Moffit.

Sept 2015
Style Weekly (VA)
Interview about my poster for the Richmond International Folk Festival.

August 2015
Comic Bastards (US)
Article about The Little Red Fish comic that I illustrated written by James Moffit.

July 2015
RVA Mag (VA)
Article about The Little Red Fish comic that I illustrated written by James Moffit.

July 2015
PortalGHQ (Brazil) (VA)
Review of The Little Red fish on PortalGHQ, a comic blog.

June 2015
Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartooning Annual (NY)
Two comics included in this international illustration annual highlighting comics and cartooning.

March 2015
RVA MAg: (VA)
Article about The Little Red Fish comic I illustrated and a pin-up exhibition with guest artists.

Oct 2014
3 Million Years (UK)
Article highlighting The Little Red Fish and Sink/Swim Press.

May 2014
Panel Layout,

Making Comics (CA)
Wrote an article about panel design based on a golden raio inspired comic’s grid.

April 2014
Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators (NY)
Recieved a Silver Medal for the Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartooning Annual.

December 2013
Bizhan Khhodabandeh: Activism
through art and comics
(VA)
Article about my work in RVA Magazine

July 2013
We are the 99% (CA)
Poster included in this book
of occupy posters.

June 2013
B|ta’arof magazine (CA)
Article about my comic adaptation
of “The Little Black Fish”

June 2013
Remapping Richmond’s
Hallowed Ground
(VA)
Illustrations included in this book.

May 2013
VCUarts Studio Magazine (VA)
An article on the US and China Typographic Poster Exhibition that I curated.

May 2013
RVA News (VA)
An article on the US and China Typographic Poster Exhibition that I curated.

April 2013
AIGA’s bi-annual Grade 7 Awards (VA)
Award of merit for Quadtatsic Four poster.

August 2012
The Design Activist’s Handbook by Noah Scalin & Michelle Taute
My “I DREAM OF A RICHMOND …” project included in this book.

August 2012
&@$#! An Exhibition of Comic Artists (VA)
Article about this exhibition that I co-curated.

July 2012
Richmond Illustrator’s Club Show (VA)
Featured illustration in 2012 exhibition catalogue.

Feb 2012
TV Party! A collection of art. (VA)
Mini-art-magazine of illustrators and artists.

Aug 2011
Style Weekly Magazine (VA)
2nd place in their comic strip competition. Feature article, photo portrait and strip.

July 2011
Richmond Illustrator’s Club Show (VA)
Featured illustration in 2011 catalogue.

June 2011
Richmond AIGA’s Grade 5 (VA)
Best in show for Repressed IV poster and award of merit for Beautiful boxer illustration.

December 2010
Print Magazines
Regional Annual
(FL)
Poster included in this annual.

November 2010
Green Patriot Posters
Poster included in this book.

October 2010
Death Is Not Justice Catalogue
Poster included in this catalogue.

October 2010
Creativity International’s 40th Annual
Poster included in this Annual

May 2010
Brick Weekly (VA)
Cover article on Repressed V

April 2010
Brick Weekly (VA)
Feature article on Galvanized Monstrocities.

April 2010
RVA Magazine (VA)
Feature article on Galvanized Monstrocities.

November 2009
RVA Magazine (VA)
A featured artist in this publication.

October 2009
RVA Magazine (VA)
Mentioned as an artist in the Carnival of 5 Fires.

October 2009
China’s Package & Design Mag (China)
“I Dream of a Richmond. . .” wins honorable mention for AIGA’s Cross-Cultural Design Competition.

October 2009
Style Magazine (VA)
Article and selected as part of the Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2009.

August 2009
Grid Magazine (VA)
Article on “When Dinos Ruled RVA” public arts project.

August 2009
AIGA XCD’S online publication (CA)
“I Dream of a Richmond. . .” wins honorable mention for AIGA’s Cross-Cultural Design Competition.

July 2009
Richmond Magazine (VA)
Gallery5 is voted “Most Attitude.” Repressed IV is mentioned as one of the reasons for the award.

July 2009
AIGA’s cause/affect Awards (SF)
Repressed IV exhibition and print materials nominated for People’s Choice Award.

June 2009
Good 50×70 (Italy)
Included in Good 50×70 catalogue of posters.

May/June 2009
Adbusters Magazine (Vancouver, Canada)
Article on One Flag Competition.

May 2009
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VA)
Nominated for the Muse Award.

May 2009
RVA Magazine (VA)
Article on Repressed IV:
MAY DAY

March 2009
Grade 5 (VA)
Merit Award for poster design
and advertising in this juried exhibition for the Richmond AIGA chapter.

March 2009
Gradebook (VA)
Featured in the Grade5 AIGA
competition publication.

February 2009
Adbusters’ One Flag Competition

3rd place out of over 1000 submissions.

February 2009
Brick Magazine (VA)
Featured artist in the article about the exhibition, “The Cost Of Living.”

February 2009
Style Magazine (VA)
Featured artist in the artilce about the exhibition, “The Cost Of Living.”

February 2009
Style Magazine (VA)
Article on T.O.W.A.R.s
“I was lost, but now I’m fresh.” project.

February 2009
Style Magazine (VA)
Article on public art in Richmond.

November 2008
Commonwealth Times (VA)
Article on The Lucent Phoenix.

September 2008
Richmond.com (VA)
Interviewed about the Lucent Phoenix Resource Center.

August 2008 (VA)
Viginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Interviewed for VCU Alumni Documentary.

July 2008
InRich.com’s Mash Up (VA)
Interviewed for Gallery5’s community library.

June 2008
Richmond Magazine (VA)
Featured as a local tee-shirt designer.

March 2008
RVA Magazine (VA)
Interview for Repressed III.

February 2008
InRich.com’s MashUp (VA)
Interview for Repressed III.

January 2008
Richmond.com (VA)
Article on “I Dream of a Richmond . . .”

January 2008
InRich.com’s Mash Up (VA)
Follow up interview for “I Dream of a Richmond. . .”

December 2007
RVA Magazine (VA)
Article on “I Dream of a Richmond. . .”

December 2007
V Magazine (VA)
Article on “I Dream of a Richmond. . .”

November 2007
InRich.com’s Mash Up (VA)
Interview for “I Dream of a Richmond. . .”

May 2005
Beautiful Decay Anthology Richmond Iss. (CA)

Featured for illustration in this publication.

October 2005
Who Cares? Issue 3 (VA)
Interviewed in this street art publication.

November 2005
Beautiful Decay Anthology Issue 12 (CA)
Featured for design in this publication.

2003
Ingredience Issue Two (VA)
Illustrations exhibited in this publication.

Exhibits

January 2017
Society of Illustrators West (US)
Album art included in this juried exhibition.

December 2016
Shenzen International Poster Exhibition (China)
Two posters included in this juried international poster exhibition.

September 2016-February 2017
Two Pillars Tattoo(US)
Two original ink drawings included in this group show.

May 2016
Creative Talk Asia Vol 2 (Taiwan)
Invite only. Three posters included in this international exhibition of poster art.

January-February 2016
Illustrators 58 (US)
Annual exhibition at Society of Illustrators.

October 2015
Unvieling Visions (NY)
Group exhibition at the New York Public Library of revisioned Afrofuturist movie posters.

October 2015
SPLASH! (VA)
Group exhibition of comic art at Suffolk Gallery.

October 2015
Bicycle Stories (VA)
Group exhibition at ArtSpace of artistic representations of cycling stories.

October 2015
VMFA (VA)
Group exhibition that included my painted bike frame at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum.

September 2015
Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition (VA)
Group exhibition at the Petersburg Area Art League of children’s book illustrators.

May 2015-June 2015
Society of Illustrators Comics and Cartooning Annual (NY)
Two comics included in this international illustration exhibition highlighting comics and cartooning.

May 2015
Shenzhen International Poster Festival (Shenzhen, China)
Poster included in this invitation only poster exhibition.

February-May 2015
New Form (China, Korea, Taiwan)
Poster included in this invitation only poster exhibition.

April 2015
Home 2015 (VA)
Poster included in this invitation only poster exhibition.

February-August 2015
Glitch Gallery
Annual Group Show
(VA)
Art prints included in this invitation only group art exhibit.

December 2014
Art180 (VA)
Art prints included in this exhibition to fundraise for the non-profit Art180.

December 2014
RVA Krampusnacht! (VA)
Included in this group exhibition of work inspired by the Krampus myth.

Novermber 2014
Inlight Richmond (VA)

Animation for giant size Zoetrope for Art On Wheels.
November 2014
Bartkira (VA)
Included in this exhibition of original ink drawings and prints by participants of the international art project, Bartkira.

October 2014
Richmond Folks Festival (VA)
Animation for giant size Zoetrope for Art On Wheels.

October 2014
The Little Red Fish (VA)
Exhibition of original ink drawings and prints of “The Little Red Fish”

August/Septemer 2014
Monstrous Optimism (VA)
Included in a group exhibition
of illustrators, concept artists
and cartoonists.

June 2014
Graphic Medicine (MD)
Included in a group exhibition coinciding this conference.

April 2014
Gallery5’s 9th Anniversary Show (VA)
Included in this group show.

April 2014
Full-O-Beans (VA)
Comics included in this group show.

June 2013
We Are The 99% (Italy)
Group poster exhibition of 99% slogan posters from around the world.

May-September 2013
US and China Typographic Poster Exhbitiion 2013 (US and China)
Poster exhibited in this exhibition I
co-curated. Below are the cities the exhibition was seen in:
Petersburg, VA
Richmond, VA
Beijing, China
Taiyuan, China
Dalian, China
Fuzhou, China
ShangHai, China
Soochow, China
Nanjing, China
Wuhan, China
Shenzhen, China
Chengdu, China
Shantou, China
Jingdezhen, China

April 2013
AIGA’s bi-annual Grade 7 Awards (VA)
Exhibited for award of merit for Quadtatsic Four poster.
February 2013
The City I Live In (VA)
Featured poster in this exhibition.

Novermber 2012
Screens ‘n Suds (VA)
Featured poster in this exhibition
of silk-screened posters to benefit
the National MS Society and Gallery5.

July 2012
Richmond Illustrator’s Club Show (VA)
Featured illustration in 2012 juried exhibition.
Dec 2011
New Form (China)
Invitation only laser cut paper exhibition of designers on “The Future of City” Exhibited again at the Fujian Art Museum of China.

Dec 2011
Monster Draw Rally (VA)
Invitation based live drawing project to benefit 1708 Gallery.

Oct 2011
“No You Can’t Go To The Bathroom, Because You’re Bored and Don’t Really Have To” (VA)
Educator’s exhibition of four art educators.

Sept 2011
New Form (China and Czech)
Invitation only laser cut paper exhibition of designers on “The Future of City.”

July 2011
Richmond Illustrator’s Club Show (VA)
Featured illustration in 2011 exhibition.

July-August 2011
Skull Appreciation Day (VA)
Participated in this exhibition of modified
paper mache skulls.

June 2011
AIGA Grade 5 (VA)
Poster and illustration featured at this event.

January-February 2011
Art Educators Show (VA)
Participated in this exhibition of work
by art educators.

February 2011
DEFACED (VA)
A solo exhibition of stenciled paintings
and prints.

November 2010
Poster for Tomorrow: Death is not justice.
Poster about the death penalty viewed
in the following places:
Chaco, Argentina
Haymarket NSW, Australia
NSW 2006, Australia
Minsk, Belarus
La Paz, Bolivia
Yaounde, Cameroon
Wuhan, China
Medellin, Columbia
Quito, Ecuador
Paris, France
Chaumont, France
Le Rnouard, France
Tbilissi, Georgia
Heidelberg, Germany
DKI, Jakarta, Indonesia
Teheran, Iran
Mashad, Iran
Kermanshah, Iran
Shiraz, Iran
Tabriz, Iran
Derry City, Ireland
Marsala, Italy
Firenze, Italy
Beirut, Lebanon
Marrakech, Morocco
Breda, Netherlands
Lima, Peru
Gdansk, Poland
Langrea – Asturias, Spain
Taipei, Taiwan
Belfast, Unied Kingdom
Caracas, Venezuela

November 2010
2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
Screen-printed piece included
in this national exhibition.

September 2010
Power to the Poster (NE)
Poster included in this socially conscious
poster exhibition.

August 2010
Monster Draw Rally (VA)
Participated in this live drawing event.

August 2010
Strasen Kunst (VA)
Work featured in this international graffiti
art exhbition.

August 2010
Wretched Glory (VA)
Posters featured in music poster exhibition.

May 2010
Repressed V: Free to speak (VA)
Curated this socially conscious art exhibition.

April 2010
Galvanized Monstrocities (VA)
Three person illustration exhibition

January 2009
Good 50×70 (Holon, Israel)
Healthcare Deprivation poster exhibited
in Good 50X70 exhibition.

November 2009
Goulash (VA)
Exhibition of artists participating in the
Team8Press screen-printing collective.

October 2009
Good 50×70 (Lulea, Sweden)
Healthcare Deprivation poster exhibited
in Good 50X70 exhibition.

October 2009
Carnival of 5 Fires (VA)
Designed banners to compliment Amanda Robinson’s sculptures for this carnival themed art exhibition.

September 2009
WHEN DINOS RULED RVA! (VA)
Illustration, screen-printed poster,
and screen-printed shirts in this arts exhibition.

September 2009
Good 50×70 (MT)
Healthcare Deprivation poster exhibited
in Good 50X70 exhibition.

September 2009
Good 50×70 (Amsterdam)
Healthcare Deprivation poster exhibited
in Good 50X70 exhibition.

June/July 2009
Good 50×70 (Italy)
Selected for a poster addressing the topic of healthcare deprivation.

June 2009
Illustrators Club Juried Exhibition (VA)
Two pieces featured in this juried show.

May 2009
Repressed IV: MAY DAY (VA)
Currated this workers’ rights art exhibition.

May 2009
Power To The Poster (VA)
Two posters exhibited in this poster exhibition.

May 2009
Haustalk May (VA)
Student logo designs exhibited
in this show.

March 2009
Imagine Peace (Zurich, Switzerland)
Archive of visual representations
of peace.

March 2009
Grade 5 (VA)
Featured in this juried exhibition
for the Richmond AIGA chapter.

March 2009
Cost of Living (VA)
Group exhibition on the US economy.

March 2009
Power To The Poster (NE)
Web gallery of socially conscious
poster design.

June 2008
Lost (VA)
Group staff exhibition at Gallery5.

May 2008
& (VA)
MFA Graphic Design show.

March 2008
Repressed III (VA)
Co-curated & designed installation for an exhibition of socially conscious work.

January 2008
“I Dream of a Richmond . . .” (VA)
Designed, curated and executed this city-wide campaign and exhibition.

March 2007
Repressed II (VA)

Co-curated this exhibition of socially conscious works.

June 2007
Dirobed II (VA)
Worked on the main installation for this
art exhibition.

June 2006
Urban Scrawl (VA)
Designed an installation in this street art
inspired art exhibition.

2006
William & Mary Hip-Hop Festival (VA)
Live mural painting.

July 2005
Drawing Room (VA)
Group art exhibition.

October 2004
Octoberfest! (VA)
Exhibited work in this hip-hop festival.

June 2004
Not My Show (VA)
Two person exhibition of socially
conscious works.

October 2003
Select Media Festival III (IL)
Part of annual group show, Little Utopias,
for Lumpen Magazine.

Lectures & Workshops

May 2017
Annapolis Comic Con (VA)
On panel discussion about diversity in comics.

April 2017
Reading Comics Class (VA)
Lecture on comic storytelling and panels in Tom DeHaven’s class.

September 2016
Richmond Zine Fest(VA)
Lecture on comic pacing and character design.

September 2016
Richmond Tattoo Festival(VA)
Workshop on comics pacing, character design, and composition.

May 2016
From Ack to Zap (VA)
Guest critic Visual Art Center course.

May 2016
Comic Workshop & Signing (VA)
Workshop and signing for Louisa County Public Library.

March 2016
Comic Workshop & Signing (VA)
Workshop and signing Chesterfield Public Library.

February 2016
Comic Workshop & Signing (VA)
Workshop and signing for John Hopkins Community College.
February 2016
Comics and Iranian History (VA)
Lecture on the Iranian revolution and comics.

January 2016
Comic Panel(VA)
On a panel at Studio Two Three.

Oct 2015
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture on Comic Grids for the VCU Comics Anthology.

Sept 2015
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture on Comic Grids for the Kelly Alders’s Comics and Graphic Novels Class at VCU.

May 2015
Comic History/Grids (VA)
Lecture on process in comic history and grids for VCU’s Summer Intensive Course.

March 2015
Comic Process (VA)
Lecture on process in comic creation for the TyRuben Elingson’s Sequential Design Class at VCU.

March 2015
Comic History/Grids (VA)
Lecture on process in comic history and grids for Appomattox Regional Governor’s School.

March 2015
Comic Process (VA)
Lecture on process in comic creation for the TyRuben Elingson’s Sequential Design Class at VCU.

March 2015
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture on Comic Grids for the TyRuben Elingson’s Sequential Design Class at VCU.

February 2015
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture on Comic Grids for the Kelly Alders’s Comics and Graphic Novels Class at VCU.

March 2015
Making Comics (CA)
An hour podcast interview on comics.

March 2014
Life Leave Me Alone (CA)
An hour podcast interview on comics and politics.

March 2014
Making Comics (CA)
An hour podcast interview on comics.

Nov 2014
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture for the VCU Comics Anthology on comic grids using a system based on the Golden Ratio.

Oct 2014
Arts and Community (VA)
TEDxVCU lecture on the arts and community.

Oct 2014
Comic Grids (VA)
Lecture for a VCU Comics and Graphic Novel course on comic grids using a system based on the Golden Ratio.

April 2013
Voice By Design (VA) Lecture on my work at Tidewater Community College’s Visual Art center.

May 2014
Gutter Talk (CA)
On panel about world building with comic giants: Mark Waid, Lee Cherolis, Ted Washington, Ulises Farinas, and Aaron Conley.

March 2014
Tantric Conversations (VA)
2 hour podcast interview

April 2013
Why is this SO HARD? (CA)
Panel through Little Fish Studio on the trials of being an artists.

March 2013
William & Mary Art Panel (VA)
Panel on art at the College of William & Mary.

March 2013
Creative Advertising (VA)
Lecture on guerilla advertising to Virginia Commonwealth University students majoring in Creative Advertising

March 2013
How’d you do that? (VA)
Panel through Little Fish Studio on process work for making digital comics.

November 2012
Talk 20 (VA)
Lecturing on how failing isn’t always a bad thing because it can lead to better opportunities and is part of the learning process.

August 2011
Screen-printing Workshop (VA)
One day workshop on screen-printing at Petersburg Area Art League.

July 2011
VCU Summer Intensive (VA)
Two day comic workshop at Viriginia Commonwealth University’s Summer Intensive Program.

July 2010
Design As Therapy (VA)
Lecture through the Richmond AIGA on self-initiated projects for designers.

July 2010
Frontier Project (VA)
Lecture on innovation in marketing the arts

May 2010
Flyers! (VA)
Workshop on flyer design for local activists.

Fall 2007
VCU Brand Center (VA)
Panel discussion on the role of the arts in our community.

March 2008
Stencils! (VA)
Workshop on stencil making.

March 2007
Stencils! (VA)
Workshop on stencil making.

March 2007
Wheat-paste! (VA)
Workshop on making wheat-paste for local activists.