Upcoming Events

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 through 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Joseph 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. 

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