Monday, February 2, 2009

Illustrator Research: Gary Panter

Gary Panter is an American illustrator, designer and part time musician born in Oklahoma in 1950. Panter's work looks brazen in both aesthetics and general content. He uses a lot of colors that people don't consider 'beautiful,' and his drawing method has been described as 'ratty,' and always evoking the raw emotion of the subject being portrayed. Panter is supposedly best friends with Matt Groening. He has worked for Raw magazine, Time, doing set designs for the Emmy award winning Pee-Wee's playhouse, and comics such as Jimbo and Cola Madness. From 2005- 07 Panter was among the traveling exhibit "Masters of American Comics" along with Chris Ware, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Robert Crumb. Gary Panter's site is here.

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