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Pictoplasma NYC Comes to Parsons

On Saturday, November 13, the Illustration program at Parsons The New School for Design will present Pictoplasma NYC, a conference celebrating the artistic creation of character design. Featuring lectures, panel discussions, and short film screenings, the event is part of Illustration Week, an annual programming series across New York City that showcases the best in international character design and art.

Highlights of this event include a panel discussion on careers in illustration, moderated by program chair Steven Guarnaccia and featuring three illustration alumni: Aaron Stewart, Motomichi Nakamura and Andy Kehoe. Ice Age character designer Peter de Seve, a well-known illustrator, New Yorker cover artist, and Parsons alumnus, will also present his work.

The event will take place in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. Admission is free, but reservations are required by emailing

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