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INX BATTLE LINES: Three Decades of Political Illustration

Jean François Allaux
A founding member of INX, Jean-François Allaux was born in Rabat, Morocco. After Moroccan independence, he moved to France and then on to the US in 1975. He currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne, Paris. Since 1999 he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

He has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts and the Art Directors Club. His work has appeared in exhibitions at Galerie Petron, Pau, France, Matsuda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan and the Newport Art Museum, RI. Some of his illustration clients have included The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Time, Newsweek, Encyclopedia Britannica, United Nations Development Program, American Express and Mercedes Benz.

Michelle Barnes
Michelle Barnes has won numerous awards for her illustrations in books, magazines, and newspapers, including a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Award. She is a former teacher at both the Schools of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York City, as well as at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Spin, and Ms. Her latest projects include an illustrated book with a CD of her original music, entitled Visions of Vespertina, and painting 225 individual pieces for an interactive CD-ROM of the Bible.

Melinda Beck
Melinda Beck is an illustrator, animator and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989.

Her clients include:
Chronicle Books, GQ, Nickelodeon, Martha Stewart Living, MTV, Nike, Neiman Marcus, The New York Times, Target, and Time Magazine. She has received two Emmy nominations as well as awards from and publication in annuals including American Illustration, The Art Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, The Society of Illustrators, The Broadcast Design Awards and The AIGA. In addition her work has been exhibited in various shows including a new acquisitions show at the Library of Congress.

Paulette Bogan
Paulette Bogan is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Her work has appeared in many magazines, newspapers and children’s publications including The New York Times, Business Week, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Golden Books, Troll Books, Ladies Home Journal, Scholastic, Children’s Television Workshop, and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Goodnight Lulu, and the award-winning Spike in The City and Spike in the Kennel. Paulette Bogan lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and Spikey the dog.

Steve Brodner
Steve Brodner has been a satirical illustrator for 30 years. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954. Upon graduating Cooper Union in 1976 he got a cartooning job on a small newspaper, The Hudson Dispatch, in Union City, New Jersey. In 1977 The New York Times Book Review began tapping him for illustration assignments. This launched his freelance career. In 1979-82 he published his own journal, The New York Illustrated News. In 1981 he became a regular contributor to Harper's with the monthly feature, Ars Politica. In the 1980s more magazines ask him to contribute regularly. These included National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and Spy. In 1988 Esquire brought him in as an unofficial house artist. It was there that he did portrait caricature, art journalism and a back-page political cartoon, Adversaria. Throughout the 1990s until today his caricatures of pop and political culture have appeared in every major publication in the United States.

Yvonne Buchanan
Yvonne Buchanan is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on illustration, drawing, and video and film, as well as being a proud member of INX. Her political illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, The Nation and Newsday. Her children’s book illustrations have been published by Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Hyperion Books, Lee & Low Books, Silver Burdett Publishing and Rabbit Ears Productions. Buchanan’s videos and films have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives, New York, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City/New York, Roxbury Film Festival, Boston, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

Yvonne Buchanan was born in New York City and now resides in Syracuse, New York, where she teaches illustration and narrative drawing at Syracuse University.

Horacio Cardo (1944-2018)
Horacio Cardo was born in Argentina and has have worked his entire professional life as a designer, art director, and illustrator of books, magazines and newspapers. His drawings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Le Monde and The International Herald Tribune. He has produced posters for the Broadway theatre and illustrations for Mobil, CBS Records, Young & Rubicam and others. Abbeville Press published The Story of Chess that he wrote, designed and illustrated. Group exhibitions include Galería Peuser, 1965; Knooke-Heist, Belgium, 1974 and 1976; Columbia University of New York, 1990; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, 1992. He has had solo exhibitions at Sociedad de Distribuidores de Diarios, Revistas y Afines, Argentina, 1982 and CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988. He has received numerous awards including those from the Society of Illustrators in New York, Society of News Design and The Society of Publication Designers. At present, he is waiting to be discovered and to become rich, which was predicted by a gypsy a long time ago.

Note: Sadly, our creative comrade, Horacio Cardo, died on October 22, 2018.

Giora Carmi
Giora Carmi was born in Israel. His parents were idealists and pioneers who devoted their lives to creating a beautiful society and life. It did not work so well and Giora learned from the idealism and from its failure. He looked for a better way to create beauty in the world.

He became a graphic designer and illustrator for many companies in Israel, and he designed over 200 book covers. He also did illustrations for magazines and wrote and illustrated for children.

Carmi came to the United States at age 40 and worked for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on a regular basis. He published more than 40 children's books and won a few national awards when a meditation practice began to shine a new light on his life. He decided to turn his attention to helping free people from suffering and became an art therapist. He has since worked with the mentally ill, addicted prisoners, troubled adolescents and traumatized people of all ages.

His whole life experience came together to originate a new method of working with art that seeks to connect people to their natural development. He calls this approach The Art of Life, and he has started to present it to his colleagues in conferences around the world.

Carmi considers INX to be an island of relative sanity from which members look at the madness of humanity with a kind of love that expresses itself as bitter laughter.

David Chelsea
David Chelsea is the author, most recently, of Extreme Perspective! For Artists: Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page.

Paul Corio
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Paul Corio has been illustrating since 1986. His clients have included Business Week, The Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Saveur, Sesame Street Parents, and The Washington Post. He has produced animation for MTV and has had his fine art exhibited in shows in New York and San Francisco.

He has taught illustration at Parsons School of Design, and has worked in the design departments of The Village Voice and National Lampoon. An avid jazz musician, he performs regularly in downtown Manhattan and has released several CDs of his music.

Scott Cunningham
Cunningham started publishing his illustrations and comics during the Zine explosion in the 1980s, and organized one of the first surveys of the then-current underground publishing scene in 1989 for Minor Injury Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. He became a regular contributor and co-editor of the political comic book World War 3 Illustrated around the same time. Then his work leaked into “official” alternative publishing, via The Village Voice, Heavy Metal and New York Press, and eventually into mainstream publications like The New York Times. He was a contributor to INX for many years.

In the mid-90s Cunningham began writing for DC comics, first for DC’s Vertigo line, which specializes in horror-tinged comics. His work appeared in the anthologies Gangland, Flinch and Weird Westerns. His mini-series Congo Bill was collected into a graphic novel in Italy and France. For many years, Cunningham wrote monthly comic books for children, including DC Comics Cartoon Network Anthology, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, as well as Archie Comics. His graphic novel Bad For You, a docu-comic on moral and media panics concerning children (with co-author/illustrator Kevin Pyle) will be published by Henry Holt in the fall of 2013.

Bob Dahm
Bob Dahm is an illustrator currently teaching at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His illustrations have appeared in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Education Week, American Journalism Review, and many other publications worldwide. His work has received awards from the Society of News Design, Print, and the Art Directors Clubs of Washington and Los Angeles. He continues to divide his time between teaching and illustration and is currently working on the illustrated book The Piggies Go to the Beach.

Henrik Drescher
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Henrik Drescher and his family immigrated to the US in 1967. After only a semester, he left his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to begin a career in illustration. He also traveled throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe, keeping journals of notes and drawings that he later used as portfolios.

Drescher’s editorial illustrations appear regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. He has also written and illustrated several books, including books for children. His books are held in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands. He has received numerous other honors including two awards from the Society of Illustrators.

Randall Enos
Randall Enos was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1936 and studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for two years before giving in to his childhood fascination with illustration and cartooning. He has pursued a career in editorial illustration for 50 years. His primary clients nowadays include The Wall Street Journal, Time, Fortune, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and many other magazines and newspapers. His work also includes many children's books.

Enos does his illustrations in a linocut style he created in the mid-sixties while working for Playboy and NBC. By printing on different colored papers, he created a collage style that is unique to him.

He has also done some comic strip work as an assistant on Popeye and later doing strips for National Lampoon and Playboy among others. His animation film work includes advertising for NBC, CBS and Burlington Mills. He has created film titles for feature films like The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming and for industrial films for Xerox and Olivetti. He won a prize at Cannes in 1965 for an animated television commercial that never aired because of its avant-garde nature.

Teaching stints have included eight years at Parsons School of Design and guest teaching at School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University.

He lives with his wife on a horse farm in Connecticut where he tends his three horses and two boarders, along with four ducks, two cats and a dog.

Vivienne Flesher
A founding member of INX, Vivienne Flesher has produced work for clients as diverse as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Starbucks, KQED-TV, and Shiseido, She has illustrated three children’s books and will be publishing a fourth that she has written and photographed, Several of her posters can be found in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress and she recently illustrated the 2005 Love Stamp for the US Postal Service,

Besides her commercial work, Ms. Flesher frequently creates for private collectors and has shown work throughout Europe, Asia, and the US, A worldwide traveler, she has lived in Manhattan, Tokyo, and Venice. She currently lives in San Francisco.

Bob Gale
A founding member of INX, Bob Gale has produced illustrations for The New York Times and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. He currently lives in England.

Felipe Galindo
Felipe Galindo (Feggo) was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in1957. He received a BFA in Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has lived in New York City with his wife, the artist Andrea Arroyo, since 1983.
He has worked his entire professional life as an Illustrator, cartoonist, independent animator and fine artist. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

His work appears in publications such as in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, Narrative, Barron's, Red Bulletin (Austria), The Spectator and Prospect (England), Ode (Holland), Hauser (Germany) and Nebelspalter (Switzerland), and has been included in dozens of international cartoon anthologies.

Has received grants from the LMCC, NALAC, NYSCA, Puffin Foundation, US/Mexico Fund for Culture, Latino Public Broadcasting and NoMAA. Additional awards include: United Nations Correspondents Association Award, Greek Ministry of Culture, Cambridge Latino Film Festival, San Antonio Cine Festival, Ajijic Film Festival, Mexico and Omiya Festival, Japan.

Galindo is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the newly released book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined.

David Gothard
A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, David Gothard has been illustrating professionally since 1979. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Time, Forbes, Far East Economic Review and US News & World Report.

He has done work for the publishers Workman Press, Rodale Press and Cambridge University Press, and advertising work for Toyota, Land Rover and Tylenol. A native New Yorker, he now lives and draws from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When not at the drawing board, or in the classroom, David practices the art of daydreaming.

Tom Hachtman
Tom Hachtman (aka Mickey Pickles, Mickey Hackman, Noah Escarole) was born March 22, 1948 on Long Island, New York. He was the third of three sons and his mother Loretta, disgruntled about not having a girl, told her husband Julius, “this one is mine.'” Mickey, as his brothers called him, happily avoided scouts and Little League and tagged along on his mom's museum trips and art classes.His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in The National Lampoon, Mad and Esquire. Beginning in 1978, his cult favorite comic strip Gertrude's Follies, about the life and times of Gertrude Stein and her circle, ran in the Soho Weekly News. He was staff editorial cartoonist for the New York Daily News in the mid 90s. Currently he paints murals in New Jersey.

Gertrude's Follies

Glenn Head
Glenn Head, born in 1958, attended School of Visual Arts, in New York City, majoring in cartooning/media arts. He studied with Art Spiegelman from1982 until 1985 and self-published Bad News, a sister publication to Raw, with Mark Newgarden, Paul Karasik, and SVA. His work appeared in R. Crumb's Weirdo, 1989.

His comics and illustrations have since appeared in Screw, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, New York Press, Sports Illustrated, Disney Adventures, Maximum Golf, Vibe, and many others.

Head has edited (with the cartoonist kaz) and contributed to three issues of the Harvey Award-nominated comics anthology, Snake Eyes (1989-93) and is currently editing and contributing to Hotwire comix, both published by Fantagraphics.

Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard was born in London but spent his formative years traveling in India with his mother and siblings. He returned to England in time to grab an art education at Farnham and Liverpool art schools (BA Fine Art). In the post-Beatles city he became a member of the vibrant and influential punk rock art and fashion community, developing his distinctive style that transferred so seamlessly to New York in 1983, when he was offered a studio in the trendy and infamous Chelsea Hotel. After working in Harlem and Soho he pioneered studios in DUMBO and the Brooklyn art scene continuing his habit of exhibiting in the alternative spaces of storefronts, clubs and bars.

From 1990 – 2000 Rupert supplemented his meager income as an artist by turning to editorial illustration, working for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal where he crossed paths with the brilliant iIIustrator Igor Kopelnitsky who introduced him to INX.To date, Rupert has continued developing his signature dark, edgy, theatrical tableaux, documenting his biographical and fantasy underwortd. These paintings progress in time warps from post-Weimer Germany to 70's Star Wars where Manson and Madonna share cocktails and bar stories with midget pimps and dog-bodied babies. Now In the so-far culturally undiscovered backwater of Long Beach he perseveres with his painting and the extended wordless graphic novel he hopes to complete by the end of the century.

Ryan Inzana

Ryan Inzana is an illustrator and comic artist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, ad campaigns, books and various other media all over the world. His illustration work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Ryan's comics have been inducted into the Library of Congress's permanent collection of art.

Johnny Jihad, Ryan's first graphic novel, was nominated by Booklist and numerous other publications as one of the top 10 books of 2003. He has contributed to numerous anthologies, notably in 2010, he teamed up with the late Harvey Pekar and Studs Terkel for an adaptation of Terkel's book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do. His most recent book is entitled Ichiro, and is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Jordin Isip
Jordin Isip was born and raised in Queens, New York. He has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, His art has appeared in numerous periodicals such as Adbusters, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Progressive, Rolling Stone, and Time as well as on book covers, posters, records and CDs. In addition, Isip has exhibited his artwork nationally in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, as well as internationally in London, Manila, Paris, and Rome. He is currently teaching at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City.

Jordin Isip has received awards from and publication in annuals including American Illustration, The Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print, The Society of Illustrators, The Society of News Design and The Society of Publication Designers.

Frances Jetter
Political and social subjects have long been the focus of Frances Jetter’s relief prints. Many of her images were printed alongside articles in publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, The Village Voice, The Nation, and The Progressive. She illustrated books for the Franklin Library, ads for Audubon, and book jackets for Knopf, Macmillan and others.

A solo exhibit of her recent artist’s book on torture, Cry Uncle, at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Smilow Gallery, traveled to Parsons School of Design’s 8th floor Showcases, and later to City College. Shows of her sculpture and prints include NYU Broadway Windows, Art of the Times (x Four) at the Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University, Art of Democracy; Art and Empire at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, Neo-Integrity at the Museum of Comic and Cartooning Art.

Her relief prints are included the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts, The New York Public Library Print Collection, and Grinnell College Print and Drawing Study Room, Grinnell, Iowa. Her artist’s books are part of the special collections’ libraries of the Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, UCLA, California, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Williams College, Chapin Library, Williamstown, MA., University of Denver, Stanford University and others.

She received a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and previously in 2003, and a grant from the Puffin Foundation in 2010. Cry Uncle won the Honorary Mention Award at Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, Maryland in 2010.

Her work has been reviewed by Graphis Magazine, (Switzerland)
Visual,(Barcelona) Idea, (Japan) and Design Monthly (Seoul)
Awards and annuals include Graphis, Print, the Society of Newspaper Designers the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Society of Publication Designers.
She is on the Illustrator's Advisory Board of the Norman Rockwell Museum, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 1979.
She is a founding member of INX.

Randy Jones
A founding member of INX, Randy Jones was born on a potato farm in Exeter, Ontario, Canad. After high school, Randy moved to Toronto where his first job was to illustrate a translation of Goethe’s Faust for the University of Toronto Press, after which Randy started getting editorial assignments in leading Canadian publications, including The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Maclean’s. He was part of a downtown artist community with many friends in the fine art and media fields.

After four years in Toronto, Jones moved to New York City and started working for The New York Times. At the same time, he enjoyed working for some of the hip downtown publications including The Yipster Times. He produced comics for National Lampoon until its demise in 1991, along with science fiction spoof strip for Playboy called Through Space and Time with Schwimmer and Jones.

Jones has done illustrations for such publications as Newsweek, Barron’s, Interiors, and The International Herald Tribune. He has also been a contributor to Time, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and dozens more.

Susann Ferris Jones
Susann Ferris Jones started her career in fabric design and costuming for modern dance, She has done illustrations for The New York Times, Random House, Headline Publishing, Broadway Books and Cambridge University Press.

Her last project was a parody of Mireille Guiliano's book French Women Don't Get Fat entitled French Cats Don't Get Fat, with the humorist Henry Beard. She lives in New York City with her husband, Randy Jones.

Janusz Kapusta
Janusz Kapusta was born in Zalesie, Poland, in 1951. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the Warsaw Polytechnic, He studied the history of philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw.

His work ranges from small graphic forms, posters, magazine illustrations, graphic design, and book illustrations, to set designs and painting. Since 1981 he has lived in New York and his works appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and others.

The artist's works can be found in the collections of many museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Lodz and the IBM Collection. He has had many individual exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows.

In 1985 Janusz Kapusta discovered a new geometrical shape, an eleven-faced polyhedron, which he called the K-dron.

In 1995 he designed the sets for Robert Wilson's opera The Black Rider (produced in Heilbronn, Germany) and for George Bizet's Carmen (the Grand Theater, Warsaw.) In 1998, he designed the set for A Midsummer Night's Dream, also shown in Heilbronn.

Janusz Kapusta is the author of three books: Almost Everybody (1985), Janusz Kapusta in The New York Times (1995) and K-dron. Opatentowana nieskonczonosc (K-dron. Patented Infinity) (1995.) In 1998 Kapusta won the prestigious Alfred Jurzykowski Award in Fine Arts.

In May 2004, Kapusta won a Grand Prix in an international competition in Ankara, Turkey. The next year in Sintra, Portugal he won First Prize for best drawing and he won First Prize at the Biennale of Press Illustration, Tehran, Iran.

His works can be found regularly in leading Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita from 1995 to the present and he is a visiting professor with the newly established School of Visual Art and New Media in Warsaw.

Thomas Kerr
Thomas Kerr, born 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, is a Canadian illustrator. He was educated at the Alberta College of Art & Design and School of Visual Arts, where he earned his Master’s degree in Visual Journalism. He is an editorial illustrator featured in The New York Times from 1989 to the present. Kerr's work has been featured on the Op-ed pages of many national publications, focusing on current affairs and political satire. Working in litho pencil and pen & ink he has received awards of excellence from The Society of Publication Designers, The Society of News Design and Communication Arts Magazine. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators and a inx contributor. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Illustration at St. John's University in Queens, New York. He is also the web master.

David G Klein
David G Klein is a third generation graphic artist. He started his career in his father’s ad agency, doing design and print production. Klein’s grandfather taught typography at the New York High School of Art & Design. Klein attended Pratt, where his father previously taught.Up to this point Klein has made a career doing pretty much the kind of thing you see here for all the usual suspects, with periodic forays into book illustration and sometimes comix. He presently is working on a graphic novel entitled The Golem's Voice. Klein rollerblades in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. He lives nearby with his children, Efraim and Raquel.

Igor Kopelnitsky
Igor Kopelnitsky was born in the Ukraine in 1946. He graduated Novosibirsk University in 1970 and immigrated to the United States in1990. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday and many top US publications and he has contributed to INX from the first days he arrived in America.

Ira Korman
Ira Korman was born in New York City. He is currently pursuing a career as a fine artist in California, producing realistic portraits in charcoal.

Martin Kozlowski
Since 1980 Martin Kozlowski has chronicled the social and political scenes in a wide range of publications, including Barron's, The New York Times, Newsday and The Wall Street Journal.

He has contributed to INX since 1984 and has art directed the weekly editorial illustration service since 1988. His comic strips have appeared in The Hartford Courant, The New York Sun, The Earth Times, Fortune and The Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon. He designed print material for a dozen years at his own firm in New York City and has worked as an art director at The New York Times, most notably on The Op-ed page.

His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including shows in New York, Paris, Santa Fe and Calgary, Canada and he has lectured at several colleges, including his alma mater, Parsons School of Design. He's the editor-in-chief of Now What Media, the co-author and illustrator of 2102 Doomsday Planner and the co-illustrator of Love the Sinner, Hate the Cinema.

He works out of his studio in Jersey City, NJ, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and a gimpy affenpinscher.

Peter Kuper
Peter Kuper was co-art director of INX for 20 years. His illustrations and comics have appeared in magazines around the world including Time, The New York Times and MAD where he has written and illustrated SPY vs. SPY every month since 1997.
He co-founded World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine and has remained on its editorial board to this day.

He has produced over two dozen books including The System, Sticks and Stones, and Stop Forgetting To Remember.
He has also adapted Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and many of Franz Kafka's works into comics including The Metamorphosis.
Peter lived in Oaxaca, Mexico from July 2006-2008 during a major teachers’ strike and his work from that time can be seen in his book Diario de Oaxaca. His next book Drawn To New York will be published in the Spring of 2013.

He has been teaching comics courses for 25 years in New York and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin has been a cartoonist for The Times of London, The New Yorker, and The Sydney Morning Herald. He lives in Sydney, Australia. From 1990 until 2001 he lived in New York City, where he freelanced as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers, principally The New York Times, Time and The Village Voice. He illustrates children’s books and adult’s books, and since 1987 he has produced 150 graphics and T-shirts for the surf wear company, Mambo.
Robert Neubecker
A founding member of INX and an illustrator for thirty years, Neubecker is currently on the staff of, He is a regular contributor to Business Week, Time, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. He has worked for nearly everything in print over the years, notably Newsweek's cover department and a long apprenticeship with The New York Times. Robert recently did the poster and collateral illustrations for the movie Sideways, winning the prestigious Key award for best comedy poster of 2004.

His books for children include Wow! City!, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book Award winner for 2005, Wow! America!, Beasty Bath, and Courage of the Blue Boy.

Laird Ogden
Laird Ogden is a New York-based visual artist, whose career has spanned illustration, graphic design, animation and filmmaking. A contributor to INX since 1997, his freelance illustrations and comics have appeared in numerous online and print publications. Filmmaking credits include the web series Nature Minute and Captain Stargood, and the independent feature film Pretty Broken Things.

Rick Reason
Rick Reason began his career as a staff illustrator for the Hollywood film company, Robert Abel Associates. His freelance clients have included NBC, HBO, ESPN, Viacom and Fox. In addition to newspaper and magazine illustration, he has painted numerous award-winning cards depicting house pets for the ASPCA.

Bill Russell
Bill Russell has been a designer and illustrator for over 30 years. He creates images and designs that enhance the printed page and the digital sphere. As an accomplished web designer, website developer, illustrator and visual journalist, Bill has contributed his creative expertise, design and picture-making to a multitude of projects, companies, forums and online media throughout the United States and Canada.

Bill received his degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He has exhibited his paintings widely, many of which can be found in private collections in Canada and the U.S. Bill was an adjunct professor of illustration at CCA (California College of the Arts) and a staff artist at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has a true passion for design, picture-making and problem solving. He endlessly pursues his education into new web technologies, most recently learning how to apply web sites to mobile devices.

A former native of Toronto and New York, Bill lives in San Rafael with his wife and son. His voracious appetite for artistic expression keeps him busy creating abstract paintings and collages in his San Rafael studio.

Steven Salerno
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1979, Steven Salerno worked briefly in commercial animation, then began his independent illustration career. From 1980 through 1985 he created numerous social/political drawings for The New York Times' Op-ed Page as well as editorial illustrations for many other prominent publications. In the early 1990's his illustration style became more decorative and whimsical, leading to extensive projects in advertising, product packaging, and a much broader range of publications. Since 2000 Steven has illustrated 19 picture books for children. He has illustrated the stories of famed authors Margaret Wise Brown and Bill Martin Jr., and has authored three picture books himself (Coco the Carrot, Little Tumbo, and Harry Hungry! ).

In 2012 his latest illustrated picture book, Brothers At Bat was released by Clarion Books. In 2013 his next picture book BOOM! will be released by Disney. His illustration style is now evolving again, becoming similar to his own style from the start of his illustration career thirty years ago. Steven's picture books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and The New York Times Book Review.

He has been a guest speaker at Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts, was the guest artist at the Kentucky Library Association Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as conducting classroom talks with young school kids. His illustration work has been recognized for excellence by Communication Arts, Print, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators. His original artwork and prints has been exhibited in New York City, Seattle, Louisville, and Tokyo. He has also had a lifelong interest in the game of golf, and in 2010 launched the site to showcase and sell his limited edition golf art prints. Steven is originally from Vermont and has lived in New York City for many years.

Betsy Scheld (1963-1996)

Betsy Scheld was an energetic young illustrator who worked in New York and contributed to INX until January 1996, when at the age of 32 she died from spinal meningitis.

She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1990, she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, Her work appeared in a variety of popular publications such as The Village Voice and The Sacramento Bee, as well as The New York Times and Newsday, In addition, she illustrated two children’s books, several CD covers, billboards, and numerous book jackets, one of which received the prestigious Tiffany Award,

Betsy Scheld’s artwork is a vivid reminder of her personality, She was known for her laughter, her sense of originality, and her love of art. Her use of bright colors and frenzied lines express the energetic pace at which she went about her work and life. She expressed the humor she saw in the problems of everyday life by using disproportionate figures and skewed perspectives. She had a spirited defiance of what most people considered normal. Her taste in fashion and view of social expectations usually went against mainstream norms. These themes are reflected in her artwork, as she often drew humans with three eyeballs or green skin and kangaroos sporting red shoes.

Betsy Scheld also had a serious side reflected in her work. Some of her illustrations confront issues such as homelessness, AIDS, and other problems associated with city life, She was also concerned with discrimination against women. She considered her feminist point of view an important aspect of her art. Having experienced difficult times in her life, she strongly identified with others who struggled. Her work often expressed the distress of victims in a stark and sometimes disturbing manner.

The members of the Scheld family are pleased that Betsy Scheld’s illustrations were exhibited in Poland in the show INX and the World. Two of her grandparents were first generation Americans from immigrant families who left Poland for New York in the early 1900s. At family gatherings, many personal stories were told of the challenges and triumphs of the Kaminski family, and of the Polish immigrant in New York City in general. This cultural heritage formed an important part of Betsy Scheld’s social identity. She would have felt a great sense of accomplishment and pride to have her artwork displayed in Poland.

Sara Schwartz
Sara Schwartz is a long-time contributor to INX. Her other illustration clients have included The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rizzoli International Books, Korea Vogue, EMI Music Korea, LeSportsac Licenced Bags,
Luggage & Accessories, and various Women's & Teen Magazines.

Other clients include:
Anna Sui Corp. Watches, T Shirts, Canvas Bags, & Cosmetic Pouches
Crunch Gym billboards, posters & T Shirts
Korea Vogue Girl Products: Illustrated Umbrella, Watch, Table Top, T Shirt, Wearable Pins, Mousepad, Writing Pads,
Sticker Pages, & Fashion Reviews with her illustrations & photos.

She lives and works in New York City.

Jill Karla Schwarz
Like many of the other artists in INX, Jill Karla Schwarz has done a lot of illustrations for The New York Times. These were in the days before e-mail, when the artist had to actually show up to get the job, deliver it, and sometimes even complete or correct the illustration on any empty desk or drawing board she could find. The results were that many of artists got to know each other pretty well. The first core group of INX artists was born from these friendships. She wasn't part of the birthing, but she was one of the first new artists asked to join INX and she felt deeply honored. Most of the illustrations she was asked to do for other publications tended to be pretty things and subjects; INX provided an opportunity to show another side of her illustration work and she loved doing it.Over the years she has done illustrations for many publications, such as Time and The Washington Post. She has also produced book covers, children’s books and comic book art for DC Comics. Her main love has always been fantasy and political art. The last few years, she has been able to combine this love in her on-line comic book, Attention Deficit Girl.

David Shannon
Born in Washington D.C., Shannon grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a Fine Arts degree. He then moved to New York City, where he continued his illustration work. He and his wife, Heidi, currently live in Los Angeles, California. David's editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has graced a number of book jackets and award-winning picture books.

Rob Shepperson

Rob Shepperson was born in 1957 in Louisiana, After receiving an honorable mention from the Monroe Art Association for a drawing of a large nose, he attended the Kansas City Art Institute, graduating with a BFA.

Rob's illustrations have appeared in the New York Times,the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek, among others.

Currently, he is illustrating children's books for Scholastic, HarperCollins, Front Street, Boyds Mills Press, and Farrar Straus & Giroux, who published his first picture book The Sandman, in 1989.

Shepperson has exhibited in New York and Europe, and his work has been included in group shows in the US and Canada. The Brooklyn Museum has one of his drawings in its collection.

Brad Teare
Utah artist Brad Teare maintains a career as both illustrator and fine arts painter. Clients include The New York Times, Fortune and Random House, where he has created book covers for authors such as James Michener, Ann Tyler, and Rafael Yglesias. Teare’s comix creations have appeared in Heavy Metal and the Big Book series from Paradox Press. Brad is currently Senior Designer at The Friend magazine.

Seth Tobocman
Born in 1958, Seth Tobocman has been doing political illustration and political comics all his life. With Peter Kuper, he started the radical comic book World War 3 Illustrated (1979). His illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, The Village Voice and countless other publications. He has had a one-person show at ABCNORIO and a two-person show at Exit Art Gallery. His work is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

He is the author of five graphic books, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive (AK Press), War in the Neighborhood (Autonomedia), Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians (Soft Skull Press), Disaster And Resistance (AK Press) and Understanding The Crash (Soft Skull Press).

His graphics have been used as posters, murals and banners by peoples' movements all over the world, from squatters in New York City to the African National Congress in South Africa.

P.C. Vey
Peter Vey, professionally published as P.C.Vey, is a cartoonist and humorous illustrator who resides in New York City with his wife, Tina, and the cat, Otto, who may someday be documented as the world’s oldest feline.

Vey is a contract cartoonist for The New Yorker and contributes regularly. He also contributes to Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, and Reader’s Digest. In addition, he regularly writes and illustrates for Mad, AARP Bulletin, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Christophe Vorlet
After 35 years of illustrating for American and European publications, Christophe Vorlet is well established both in Europe and the United States.

Born in 1957, he grew up in Switzerland. After completing a four year graphic designer apprenticeship, Vorlet graduated from the Kunstgewerbschule Zürich. He then enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1979.

By 1980, Vorlet was back in Switzerland illustrating for Swiss and European newspapers and magazines such as Die Weltwoche, Die Zeit, Lui, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages Anzeiger, Schweizer Illustrierte, Cash, Bilanz, and Der Bund.
Vorlet also designed numerous album covers for Bertelsmann Music Group.

With a solid base of European clients, in 1989, Vorlet returned to the United States. Since then, his roster of regular clients has included The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BusinessWeek, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly and many others.

Vorlet has received numerous awards for his editorial illustrations, and is well known for his ability to illustrate complex topics with strong conceptual ideas within tight deadlines.

Charles Waller
A founding member of INX, Charles Waller is an illustrator and fine artist living and working on Long Island, New York. His illustration clients include The New York Times, Islands Media, The Washington Post and Bloomberg Financial. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he has been a staff illustrator at The Boston Globe and has taught and lectured on illustration at Boston University, School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.

He has received numerous awards for his illustration work and has had his fine art displayed in several one-person shows in New York and a half dozen group shows in New York and Japan.

Ellen Weinstein
Ellen Weinstein was born and lives in New York City. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and The High School of Art and Design. She is a regular contributor to Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.

Ellen has created images for many design firms, book publishers and cultural institutions. Recent projects include a series of programs and posters for The Nashville Symphony, an ad campaign for Georges DuBoeuf wine, and books for Simon & Schuster and Workman Press.

Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print’s Regional Design Annual and 3 x3 Professional Show.

She also shows her work in various galleries in the US and Italy. Illustration anthologies include: Curvy, Illustration Today, Japan, New York Based Creatives ( from Taiwan) and Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists at Work by Michael Fleishman. Ellen has lectured and conducted workshops in various art schools and at ICON6, The Illustration Conference. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and a thesis advisor for the MFA program at Fashion Institute of Technology. Ellen is the Programming Chair for ICON 7, The Illustration Conference, an international conference taking place in June 2012.

James Williamson
In 1967 James Williamson was born into a very creative family in Glen Cove, New York. His father, Jack Williamson, was the President of DiFranza Williamson, an advertising firm, for thirty years. In his retirement Jack became a well–respected watercolorist and member of the Society of Illustrators.

James Williamson received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. In 1990 he published his first illustration for The New York Times. In '90 and '91 he worked for a small broadcast design firm, creating graphic animation for television. In '93 he began a five-year stint with MTV, designing and building scenery for their VJ studios in New York, Miami, India and Singapore.

In 1999 he received the EdPress Award for children's illustration for Ladybug's Birthday (Scholastic Inc.) He has illustrated a dozen educational children's books and a few for the mass market. Little Spider’s First Web (Reader's Digest) was published in 2006.

Glenn Wolff
Glenn Wolff grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He studied printmaking at Northwestern Michigan College, and received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1975. From there he moved to New York City, establishing a career as a freelance illustrator. Over the next decade his clients included The New York Times, Simon and Schuster, Alfred Knopf, The Village Voice, Sports Illustrated, Sports Afield, Audubon, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Zoological Society.

In 1987 he returned to Northern Michigan with his family, continuing his illustration work and exhibiting his paintings and drawings in galleries and museums. Since then he has illustrated over 20 books, including the critically acclaimed It's Raining Frogs and Fishes by Jerry Dennis and Flight of the Reindeer by Robert Sullivan.

Recently two collaborative sculptures he created as Artist-in-Residence at the 2004 North American Prairie Conference were dedicated on the Curtiss Prairie at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin, and at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. He was also a guest artist at the 2004 and 2005 Great Lakes Bioneers Conference, and is the resident visual artist and a co-founder of The Watershed Suite Project, a curriculum enrichment program that teaches principles of environmental ecology to elementary school students through the arts.

In a parallel universe Woolf is the bassist in the Neptune Quartet.

Robert Zimmerman
Robert Zimmerman is a widely published illustrator of editorial art and children’s books who also designs interactive games and web content at his studio in North Carolina.

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