Author Archives: kevincpyle

Bank Street Books for Banned Book Week

My Bad For You co-author, Scott Cunningham and I will be at Bank Street Books with some of the contributing youth to the latest issue of World War 3 illustrated. We’ll do live readings of some of the projected pages followed by a discussion. September 29, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bank Street Book Store […]

Weekend workshops at NJ SCBWI

That’s the New Jersey Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators. I’ll be doing a workshop on the fundamental visual-storytelling tools of comics on Saturday and drawing inspiration from themes on Sunday.

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No Future

This graphic essay will run in the next issue of World War 3 illustrated but here’s a look at it now. It’s part of a series of work I’m doing around the intersection of art and mortality (lots of laughs to come!!) The lyrics are all gleaned from punk rock I listened to at roughly […]

MOCCA Art Fest 2015

I’ll be at table 214 on the second floor at MOCCA artfest this weekend. I’ll have lots of copies of “Bad For You” and all my other books as well as very affordable copies of the full color activist comic “Worker Justice Illustrated.” Come on by!

Comics and the Greek Myths

One of the richest subjects to support with comics is the Greek Myths. Administrators and teachers love the western civilization angle and students love the monsters, magic powers, romance and violence. Over the last year I conducted half a dozen workshops on comics and the greek myths. Here are some images:

Memento Mori and the Princeton Atelier

I recently found out that in 2016 I will be co-teaching at the Princeton Atelier. It is a “unique academic program that brings together professional artists from different disciplines to create new work in the context of a semester-long course.” In my case I will be collaborating with Jennine Willett, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail […]

Badly Needed Update! (Creative Consulting)

Once again this page has fallen WAAAAAAAY out of date. So here’s a recap since the last post: Despite appearances, I have continued to stay quite busy as a teaching artist over the last year, working with Young Audiences of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Arts Horizons and this year Morris Arts. Through Young Audiences, with […]

Bad For You Podcast Interview

Wolfgang Vachon at the C2Y: Discussions on CHild and Youth Care Podcast did an interview with me (HERE). For anyone interested in the experiences of young people in the social service system, there are some great things to listen to (HERE)

Gift idea?! If you won’t listen to me…

listen to Boing Boing and the New York Times! Two books I’m in made their Holiday Gift Guide: Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun! My comic history, co written by Scott Cunningham, of parent-led moral panics is at Boing Boing. And the World War 3 illustrated anthology, the magazine I co-edited for many […]

Bad For You and Banned Books at the NY Public Library

As part of the American Library Association’s celebration of Banned Books Week, which is taking place from Sept. 21-27, BAD FOR YOU authors Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham will be presenting two special slide show readings at local libraries, detailing the dark days in this country when comic books were once burned! That’s right, […]

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