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Photos: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Burlesque at Club Cafe (NSFW)

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School hosts sketching of burlesque models at Club Cafe on January 25, 2012.
January 25, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 03, 2012

If I Hear This Comment One More Time Dept.

By KARL STEVENS  |  December 09, 2011

Practice makes perfect

Karl gets hardcore about his sketching practice.
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 23, 2011
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In his new graphic novel, Craig Thompson wins an argument with God

This book is a gorgeous object; to make it, Thompson apparently covered himself in honey and rolled around in a thousand years of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art, and the result is breathtaking — the amount of ink expended on one resplendent panel aft
Illuminated manuscript
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 02, 2011
Finder Keeper - Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil's magic city

You arrive in Anvard as an immigrant. The city is vast and perplexing, full of its own signs and codes, but little by little you learn its language.  
Finder keeper
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  July 01, 2011

Photos: Art Mingling at the Spot Underground

The Spot Underground hosts Art Mingling: The Art of Collaboration on May 26, 2011.
The Spot Underground | May 26, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 03, 2011


Review: 'European Drawings' at the Portland Museum of Art

"European Drawings" is the Portland Museum of Art's contribution to "Where to Draw the Line: the Maine Drawing Project," a year-long series of historical and contemporary drawing exhibitions at 16 Maine galleries and art institutions.
Historic drawings sketch the way to greater art
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 01, 2011

Captive audience

Karl cracks a few jokes for his nude models.
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 01, 2011

Review: New work by C.W. Roelle and Nick Hollibaugh

C.W. Roelle of Providence twists black wire into dazzling optical illusion magic tricks resembling pen drawings whose lines have wandered off pages and into the air. His show "Lamp Lit" at Craftland (235 Westminster Street, Providence, through November
Wire and wood
By GREG COOK  |  November 12, 2010

I should stick to drawing comics

This is going nowhere
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 27, 2009

Martin Ramirez at Nielsen Gallery

A rare show of “One of the greatest artists of the 20th century”
A rare show of “One of the greatest artists of the 20th century”
By GREG COOK  |  March 27, 2009