Upcoming Events

  • Installation view of New Visions 2021 exhibition in the ZMA's Fine Arts Gallery featuring diverse works from KSU School of Art and Design students.

    Closing Celebration of New Visions 2021

    February 17, 2021, 7:00 pm

    In compliance with recommendations for health and safety, the closing reception for New Visions 2021 will take place online. Please sign up to join the staff of the Zuckerman Museum of Art, School of Art and Design Director, Geo Sipp, and many of the School of Art and Design professors to celebrate and recognize the participants and award winners of this year’s annual juried student exhibition, New Visions 2021. The final juried award selections made by juror, Anthony Goicolea, and the director's choice award made by Director Geo Sipp will be presented.


  • June Brigman and Louise Simonson, Power Pack, 1984. Image courtesy of the artists.

    Artists in Dialogue: June Brigman and Geo Sipp

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    An intimate conversation between Guest Curator, Geo Sipp interviews renowned comic artist and SOAAD faculty member, June Brigman.

    June Brigman and Louise Simonson, Power Pack, 1984. Image courtesy of the artists.
    • June Brigman has enjoyed a long and varied career as a cartoonist, drawing such comic book titles as Alpha Flight, Supergirl, and Star Wars. She is the co-creator (with Louise Simonson) of the Power Pack series from Marvel Comics. She is also the co-creator (with Stuart Moore) of the Captain Ginger series from Ahoy Comics. Assisted by her husband, inker/colorist Roy Richardson, she illustrated the Brenda Starr comic strip for fifteen years, and has drawn many educational comics, as well as doing illustrations for Horse & Rider magazine. June and Roy have recently taken over the artistic reins of the long-running Mary Worth comic strip. June has a BFA in Sequential Art from Empire State University, and an MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently an adjunct professor of Sequential Art at Kennesaw State University. When not at the drawing board, June is in the saddle riding Isabelle, her beautiful gray mare.

    • Geo Sipp is the Director of the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University.

      Geo Sipp is an artist and illustrator who has worked for top international advertising agencies and clients, and his work has been published by many of the leading newspapers, magazines and book publishers in the United States and abroad. Among his clients include: ABC Television, Atlanta Ballet, BBDO Advertising, BellSouth, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Fortune, General Electric, Harris Corporation - Trans-Siberian Railroad, Los Angeles Times, Metropolitan Opera, National Football League, Newsweek, New York Times, Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, St. Martin's Press, Time-Warner, United States Postal Service, U.S. News & World Report and the Walt Disney Company. Geo’s research and scholarship on sequential art has appeared in numerous national and international peer-reviewed publications and has resulted in international speaking engagements and exhibitions. His current work is primarily intended for inclusion in a graphic novel entitled Wolves in the City, which has the French-Algerian War as its subject.

      His work has been exhibited at the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Weinberger Fine Arts in Kansas City, the Algerian Cultural Ministry in Algiers, Algeria,  Clemson University, International Print Center, New York, McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee, Sharjah Museum of Art in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida and the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. His work has also been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States as well as in Algeria, Belgium, China, England, France, Spain, and Tunisia. He has lectured and given workshops at many universities including: the University of Kansas, Dartmouth College, École de Recherche Graphique Brussels, Institut St. Luc Brussels (ESA St. Luc), University of London, London College of Communications, and the University of London-Paris.

      Sipp is a recipient of the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education. His artistic awards include numerous gold and silver ADDY’s for his work in the field of Illustration.

      To learn more about Geo Sipp and see more of his work, please click here.


  • Daniel Clowes, Untitled, 1998. Image courtesy Geo Sipp.

    Comics in the University Setting

    Panel discussion: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

    Location: The Don Russell Clayton Gallery at the Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Guest Curator and Director of the School of Art and Design, Geo Sipp will moderate an engaging and organic conversation regarding the importance and relevancy of comics in the ecology of a contemporary university education. Professors Sergio Figueiredo and Erin Bahl of the KSU English Department, along with Professors Chris Malone, Joseph Karg, and Craig Brasco of the KSU School of Art and Design, will participate.

    Daniel Clowes, Untitled, 1998. Image courtesy Geo Sipp.

    ZMA Workshops in The Art of Comics

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art will be offering two workshops on the art of comics this spring. Chris Malone and Joseph Karg, two renowned cartoonists and KSU professors from the School of Art and Design, will share their professional, artistic expertise as they assist budding and emerging comic artists in further developing their skills and understanding of this art form. 

    Each two-hour workshop will include a demonstration of techniques, practice time, and feedback through individual and group discussions. Both workshops are open to all individuals from entry level to advanced or to those simply interested in comic art.

    Additionally, workshop participants will have the opportunity to view the ZMA’s exciting, must-see show of the year for any comics fan, The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles. This exhibition presents an encyclopedic overview on the history of comics and will be on display from January 23 – May 8, 2021. 

    Registration is required for the workshops and space is limited. Social distancing is expected, and masks must be worn at all times. Participants can expect a sanitized environment and safety protocols enforced. Workshops materials and instruction are being provided free of charge to participants. We thank Professor Malone, Professor Karg, and our sponsors, Legion Paper and Stabilo, for their generosity.

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    Thank you to our workshop sponsor

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    Thank you to our workshop sponsor



    • Photo of artist and Inking Workshop Leader, Chris Malone

      The Art of Comics: Storytelling through Composition with Chris Malone

      • Friday, February 12, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

      • Saturday, April 3, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm                  

      In this workshop you will examine an assortment of compositional techniques used to build exciting narratives for readers. Discover and practice ways of framing and points of view to deepen your storytelling capacity.

      • Chris Malone is an Atlanta-based cartoonist who has worked on a variety of shows including the Emmy-winning Archer, Cyanide and Happiness, Adam Ruins Everything, Game Grumps, Baby Shark, and more. He focuses primarily on preproduction, such as storyboards/animatics, background design, and character design. He just recently started a new studio with a few other animators called Raging Viking Productions, where he is the lead background artist.

        He is also an Assistant Professor of Animation over at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches animation and comic classes. He enjoys sharing his work experience in the classroom to help his students learn modern and relevant practices in the field.

        Additionally, he has been working closely with the KSU's School of Visual Arts' new 3D printing farm. Using this technology, he is teaming up with the Wareswald archeological site in Saarthal, Germany to 3D scan broken statues, repairing missing pieces, then printing completed versions for study.

        When he isn't working on cartoons or teaching, he can probably be found reading comic strips and at home, with both of his dogs asleep in his lap.


    • Photo of artist and workshop leader, Joseph Karg

      The Art of Comics: Inking with Joseph Karg

      • Friday, February 26, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

      • Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

      This workshop will help you bring your drawings into a sharper focus by introducing you to the most common inking tools of the comic book trade. Learn how the pros use their tools by watching Joseph Karg demonstrate a variety of mark making techniques as well as the thoughts that accompany them.

      • oseph Karg is an accomplished illustrator who specializes in the comic art, album covers, tour posters and design for animation. He has most notably worked on the Emmy award-winning show, Archer, for FX, and in 2016, he was voted Creative Loafing's Best Illustrator of Atlanta. His clients include MARVEL, FX, NETFLIX, AMC, Judd Apatow Productions and Viacom.

        When Joseph is not working on a commercial project, he spends his time teaching others and training himself in new disciplines. Since the summer of 2020, he’s joined KSU’s School of Art and Design as a tenure track assistant professor of animation and illustration.

        Joseph is currently working on his largest project to date: a four volume graphic novel series with the publisher Dark Planet.


    • Photo of artist, Lesley Dill

      Lesley Dill Artist Lecture

      April 9, 2021,12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Location: online in Zoom, link provided to registered guests one week prior

      The Zuckerman Museum of Art will host a one-hour virtual lecture with renowned artist Lesley Dill on Friday, April 9, 2021 at noon via Zoom. This virtual lecture event is in conjunction with Some Early Visionaries, an exhibition in our Fine Arts Gallery featuring drawings and collages by Lesley Dill. The exhibit will be on view in our Fine Arts Gallery from Tuesday, March 16 through Saturday, April 10, 2021. 


    • book cover of "My Favorite Thing is Monsters" by Emil Ferris

      Zuckerman Museum of Art + Interdisciplinary Studies Book Club

      April 15th, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 pm 

      Location: online in Zoom, link provided to registered guests one week prior

      The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the KSU Interdisciplinary Studies Department co-sponsor an ongoing series of book discussions open to the campus community. A title is selected to serve as a springboard for discussion of important issues relevant to both groups. The next book club will meet virtually on April 15th, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. A link to the online location will be forwarded to those who register. The first 25 guests to reserve their free ticket will receive a free copy of the book! 

      The book to be discussed in our next book club is the graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris. This highly acclaimed work explores monstrousness in the human psyche and presents a convergence of the personal, the political, the past, and the present with full color illustrations in ball point pen throughout. Critic John Powers in his book review on NPR’s Fresh Air calls it “a dazzling, graphic novel tour-de-force.”

      We invite everyone to see one of Ms. Ferris’ original works in person in the ZMA exhibition The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles on view from January 23 – May 8, 2021.

      Please direct questions to Elizabeth Thomas, Education and Outreach Coordinator.