Artwork for Blue Moon Brewing Artist Series

I have some exciting news!

My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:

Blue Moon Symphony screen print by Sanya Glisic

Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
Blue Moon Artist Series, bottle

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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q

The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!

Check out some of the process from creating the print…

blue moon process, pencil

blue moon process, ink

blue moon process, ink detail

glisic, Blue Moon Symphony print

via instagram:
#BlueMoon20Years
#ArtfilledFriday

Grasshopper

glisic, 'grasshopper', 2015

 
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.

I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.

The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
 

'grasshopper' detail
 
'grasshopper' detail
 
color tests
 
grasshopper, rough sketch
 

Illustrations for the Chicago Reader Fiction Issue 2015

I have a couple of illustrations in this week’s Chicago Reader 15th annual Fiction Issue, for Latoya Wolfe’s story, “Migration”. The story is about the now-demolished Robert Taylor Homes.

Story and art here: “Migration”

Illustration for 'Migration', 2015

spot illustration for 'Migration', 2015

NEW! ‘The Nutcracker’ Screen prints

I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.

These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.

I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.

Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.

These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)

Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *

Nutcracker & The Capital prints
screen pull
first color
The Mouse King
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom
Doll Kingdom, detail
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
The Nutcracker, printing
printing The Nutcracker, final color

Upcoming Exhibition: “DREADFULS” at Whitdel Arts

"Headlines", cover, 2013

I have work in a new exhibition, “DREADFULS”, opening on November 1st at Whitdel Arts in Detroit, MI.

The exhibit will feature original drawings from contributing artists, as well as newly printed publications. Theme is in line with subversive dark humor, absurdism, so on.

Here’s a bit more about the show, from the press release:

“Edited by Ryan Standfest and published by ROTLAND PRESS, the ROTLAND DREADFULS series of chapbooks is an homage to the cheaply produced 19th-century pamphlets known as ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ – so named because the original cost was one penny and they contained stories considered shocking and sensational. ‘Dreadfuls’ presents nine of these publications accompanied by an exhibition of drawings produced for their pages”

Exhibiting Artists:

Josh Bayer
Cole Closser
Sanya Glisic
Gregory Jacobsen
Chris Cilla
Andy Gabrysiak
Ian Huebert
Onsmith
S. William Schudlich

Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 7-10 pm at Whitdel Arts, 1250 Hubbard Street, Detroit MI 48209

Exhibition dates: November 1 – December 7, 2013

More information is available here:  Rotland Dreadfuls

“Betsy”

I’ve been working on some new drawings recently, based on the strange characters and creatures in my head. Not sure what the title of this one is yet, but I wanted to post it. For some reason, ‘Betsy’ keeps popping up, so I might just keep it. She’s a totally nutty, curious animal bot. Someday she might figure things out, but chances are, she probably won’t.

sglisic_betsy

Snakes and lino prints

A few things I’ve been up to recently.
sglisic_linoprints
Working on some quick linoleum prints at home

sglisic_snaketoteandfilm
This is a goofy demo for my screen printing class. I wanted to show the students how to separate colors by hand, without any use of a computer. I made a drawing of the snake in pencil, then traced out the color separations using Dur-a-lar film and opaque black markers. These were exposed onto screens and printed in yellow and blue transparent inks. The green is created wherever the two inks overlap.

sglisic_GhostTiger
A small print of a tiger-like creature in the woods.

Cover Illustration for Penguin Books

I was excited to receive my copies of the recently published “The Book of Destruction” by Anand.

This is the first cover illustration I’ve done for Penguin Books and I’m very pleased with how it came out! The illustration is based on one of the stories in the book, The Tailor, in which elaborate outfits escape from a tailor’s shop and take over bodies, in a macabre, magical-realism sort of way.

"Book of Destruction" by Anand

The original illustration:

BOD Cover Illo

‘GRAPHIC CANON’ Book Launch: May 23rd @ The Rubin Museum

graphic canon vol 1
Next week, I will be on a panel with some incredibly talented folks for the launch of “Graphic Canon: Volume 1”, to which I contributed my adaptation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The event is being held on Wednesday, May 23rd at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York. I’m very excited for the release of this incredible 3-volume anthology.

Below is information on the event. I should also mention that back in April, I contributed a piece to ‘The Wheel of Life’ project, as part of the exhibition “Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics” at The Rubin Museum. Come earlier and you can see the completed Wheel, the full comics exhibit, and stay for the book launch and signing!
Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm
Price: $12 (members $10.80)
150 W. 17 St., The Rubin Museum of Art

5pm-7pm: Himalayan Happy Hour in the café
6:00pm: Pre-program book signing with Graphic Canon contributors
6:15pm: Pre-program tour of the comics exhibition Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics
7:00pm: Book Launch in the theater
8:30pm: Book signing with artists and editor.
Come early for Himalayan Happy Hour and join Graphic Canon contributors Peter Kuper, Valerie Schrag, Shawn Cheng, Fred van Lent, Rebecca Migdal, Sandy Jimenez, and Brendan Leach for a pre-program book signing in the café followed by a presentation and discussion of The Graphic Canon in the theater with artists Molly Crabapple, Sanya Glisic and Gareth Hinds and editor Russ Kick.

Ticket includes pre-program tour of the comics exhibition Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics and a book signing with the editor and artists after the program.

Artists Molly Crabapple, Sanya Glisic and Gareth Hinds join Editor Russ Kick for the launch of The Graphic Canon, a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy that brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. Called the “graphic publishing literary event of the year” (Publishers Weekly) Volume 1: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons takes us on a visual tour from the earliest literature through the end of the 1700s. It features, The Tibetan Book of the Dead reimagined by Sanya Glisic, Molly Crabapple’s version of Dangerous Liaisons, Gareth Hinds’ watercolor telling of The Odyssey, as well as Hamlet, The Divine Comedy, The Arabian Nights, Tale of Genji, The Canterbury Tales, The Tao te Ching, Gulliver’s Travels, Don Quixote, Candide, an Incan play, a Native American folktale, works by renowned artists Will Eisner and Robert Crumb and much, much more.

Edited by Russ Kick, The Graphic Canon is an extraordinary collection that will continue with Volume 2: Kubla Khan to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray (August 2012), and Volume 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest (October 2012). The entire trilogy features over 189 works of literature visualized by more than 130 illustrators and artists. Most of the works are specially commissioned for this book; some rarely seen before.
MORE INFORMATION ON EVERYTHING:

www.graphiccanon.com
www.sevenstories.com

Cover Illustration for KOSHKA

Wrap-around cover illustration for Koshka, an upcoming magazine published by my friend Kaitlin Kostus, focusing on art and culture of the former Eastern Bloc.

‘koshka’ = Russian for cat

glisic, koshka cover
2-color cover to be offset printed

glisic, koshka ink
original ink drawing