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Johnny Sampson



Education: BFA, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Exhibitions: Giant Robot, LA, CA; Rational Park, Chicago, IL; Buddy Space, Chicago, IL; Comic Arts LA; Comic Arts Brooklyn; Toronto Comic Arts Festival; CAKE, Chicago, IL. Publications: MAD Magazine, The Stranger, Chicago Reader, Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Vice Records, In The Red Records. Bibliography: The Last Idiot Standing, Chicago Reader; Meet the Cartoonist, Johnny Sampson, Who Now Creates Mad Magazine's Fold-Ins, Chicago Tonight, WTTW. Awards: National Cartoonists Society Divisional Reuben Award.


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The Department of Painting and Drawing offers a wide variety of comics courses, ranging from traditional to experimental methods and techniques. Each course is designed to focus on a specific area of comics production. To learn more about the topic of a specific comics course in which you are interested, please review the course description for that particular class.

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