How to Look at Art
You can now read the final comic in my series “Who Needs Art?” at Medium.com. The visual inspiration for the drawing was the sculpture park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, one of the best places in the world to look at art, trees, and people.
Thanks to editor Charlotte Druckman for making the series a reality!
9:36 am • 14 October 2013 • 94 notes
The Joy of Reading
I had the great honor of illustrating the cover of the special Sex Issue of the NY Times Book Review! Thanks to art director Nicholas Blechman for the assignment. It’s full of thoughtful and hilarious pieces on writing about sex - one of the stickier topics to tackle in literature. The issue also features an autobiographical comic by Alison Bechdel (one of my favorite cartoonists) and gorgeous spot illustrations by Luci Gutierrez (one of my new favorite illustrators).
I’ve turned my cover illustration and a couple of my unused sketches into a series of posters titled The Joy of Reading. I’ll post the other drawings this week.
10:32 am • 6 October 2013 • 918 notes
Get a sneak preview of my illustration for this Sunday’s NY Times Book Review and share your own experience reading forbidden pages here.
My favorite illicit reading experience: reading Matt Groening’s Life in Hell anthology and B. Kliban’s Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head, Whack Your Porcupine, and Tiny Footprints as a not-quite-teenager. These books were kindly donated from my dad’s collection to his cartoon-loving son. They were full of adult content: naked people, naked rabbits, political and cultural satire, and a subtle but pervasive anti-authority perspective. They still occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf - just barely out of the reach of small children.
10:58 am • 2 October 2013 • 39 notes
This comic originally appeared in my series “Who Needs Art?” for Medium.com. Our country’s Congress may be inept, but our art is still pretty great.
9:45 am • 1 October 2013 • 3,958 notes
A New Style
My latest comic for Medium.com tackles the Dutch art movement De Stijl. You can read the full comic here. Caution: may contain primary colors.
9:42 am • 26 September 2013 • 87 notes
I was interviewed by Kate Donnelly for her great site “From the Desks of…”
Follow the link for pictures of my workspace, thoughts about my process, and a guest appearance by my toy poodle: http://fromyourdesks.com/2013/09/16/grant-snider/
11:15 am • 19 September 2013 • 26 notes
This comic appeared as the third in my series "Who Needs Art?" for Medium.com.
8:03 am • 16 September 2013 • 518 notes
unnikrishna asked: Hi Grant, What medium you use for cartoon? Is it digital or water colour? All the best, umd
Hi! I draw my lines in pen, shade with marker, then I scan the drawing and add color in Photoshop. Here’s a before and after of my process:
10:05 am • 9 September 2013 • 81 notes