Have a peek inside the graphics lab at Lavilla and check out some of what my middle school design students have been up to in the last year. Whoot!- Mr. Greene
Stay tuned, comics readers! This fall will bring the release of my second student comics anthology- Cities of the Future! Comprised of 8 short comics narratives by UNF Sequential Art/ Comics Books students, Cities of the Future takes as its theme the rapid transformation of the state of Florida in the last century. Students projected [...]
Folks, I’m thrilled to announce that my new comic Meet the Neighbors is printed and ready to ship! What started as a short horror story I wrote during my residency at the ACA became a 24-page full-color comic. Doing every part of the process myself was fun and tiring and now I’m ready for new [...]
In 2012, comics and I became blood brothers. What started in 2010 with a return to making comics artwork has quantum leaped into a regular occupation that has me using all of comics’ production techniques. This year marks the release of both a graphic novel and a 24-page standalone comic, 20 pages of which will [...]
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I just got back from the amazing Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL where I spent the last three weeks living working, and fraternizing with around 30 cartoonists from around the world. There I wrote, laid out and penciled all 24 pages on my upcoming comic Meet the Neighbors.
The ACA is [...]
This is the first of what I hope will be many comics that will be self-published under the imprint of Mindreader Comics, which is (so far) comprised of author Ben Kubczak and myself. Like us on facebook and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, comments and whatnots.
This project has been a real [...]
“Home is wherever I’m with you.”
Team Greene believes in this family dynamic and for years we have seen it in action on the many miles we have traveled around the US. Check out snapshots from the road at Team Greene’s tumbler page.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been asked to be a panelist for a public discussion hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville on the topic of the comic book art of Roy Lichtenstein. This panel discussion is one of several events scheduled around the MOCA’s Upcoming Exhibition entitled Re:Focus, featuring 1960’s Pop Art [...]
On June 30th, 2011, inking and lettering was finished on all fifty pages of the space opera comic (tentatively titled “Salvaged Horizon”) I began with writer Ben Kubczak back in the spring of 2010. In the middle of the project I took a few months off to move, start a new job [...]
I have been invited to speak at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan. While I do not have an exhibit on display at the MMA, I am nonetheless included in the roster of events scheduled to take place at the museum. my lecture is being organized and funded by the West Shore Graphic [...]
I have the honor of being chosen as the GVSU Art & Design Department’s representative at this year’s Life Raft Debate on Monday February 28th, 2011. The premise is like that on the “The American Life” episode entitled “Save the Day” which originally aired last year: The world is about to end [...]
Ichetucknee River, Blue Hole, Florida, July 2010
This article appears in the July issue of Alki: The Washington Library Association journal.
Reevaluating the Printed Page in the Age of Google
By James Greene
So here is the setup: A typical undergraduate is charging to and from classes while texting away on their cell. They simultaneously carry on “conversations” with several friends, send [...]
BACK TO COMICS!
Here are the first 7 pages of a as-of-yet-untitled space comic book written by my old pal Ben Kubczak and pencilled and inked by yours truly. This project marks my return to the comic form after nearly a decade-long period spent pursuing other graphic avenues (see portfolio.) The reasons for this return to [...]
Between 1997 and 2000, I drew a regular editorial comic strip for the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa’s student newspaper (now known as Northern Iowa Today.) I recently stumbled upon an indexed list of nearly the entire run of the comic at UNI’s Rod Library archive. Check out the link here.
Week after week, [...]
American Landscapes by James Greene
(Silkscreens on 100-lb bristol board, 2010)
Here are images of Eastern Washington State between Cheney and Steptoe Butte State Park. The fog lifted around noon. What we could see of the landscape was foreign to us. Things emerged and patterns were discerned. The mist created a unifying awareness.
A fun experiment for any artist/writer duo. Picture it- late one snowy evening over Skype my pal Ben (who seems to remember every detail of his dreams) describes the people, places, and things he remembered from a recent dream. I listen, and, Wacom pen in hand, attempt to draw what he is describing. Try this [...]
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This is a portfolio of 20 photographic images taken between 2008 and 2010. For many, I used a waterproof Olympus Stylus. I have two young children and take copious pictures in a wide variety of climates and conditions. I have honed my picture making practice [...]
Here is a small selection of the cream of the crop from this year’s class. I expect more printmaking goodness to come out of the Winter quarter as these guys get back into the studio and really kick out the jams! Congratulations EWU printmakers! Huzzah!
In Defense of Thingness12:00 p.m., EWU Gallery of Art, Art Building The EWU Gallery of Art is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of new works by James Greene, Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, 2009.
The artist will give a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon, in the EWU art auditorium. A reception will be [...]
The artist attempts and repeatedly fails to press an air-filled ball deep into the water of a swimming pool at night. The action is like the opposite of that of Atlas straining under the weight of the world. The ball keeps falling upward as the artist continues to work.
I accepted a lecturer position at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA (just outside of Spokane) where I will be teaching in the art department. This thrills my family and I after 3 years of part-time adjunct teaching in Florida. We moved out here with only a mini-van and ourselves. Starting from scratch has been [...]