This piece was first created literally out of a block (box) of wood sliced in 8 pieces (drawn on with a Sharpie) for an art fundraiser in Grosse Pointe, MI. It occurred at nearly the same time as a box show fundraiser at the Detroit Artists Market. Boxes and blocks were on my mind. In the fall of 2008, i traced photos of the work on the computer and relettered (also on the computer, thankfully), and rewrote page 5, as the context worked for the art show but not for it in this new form. It's not quite a comic, but it's related. Anyway, that's that. - N
This comic created in summer of 2007, was the first done entirely digitally. Mostly just a test of the tools, with the hopes of speeding up some elements of the process and making lettering legible! - N
This piece was created in Spring of 2006 for an exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market. I am currently working on a biography of Charles McGee for Wayne State University Press - due out as soon as I can finish the text!
(If you came here looking for work from the dissertation - click here or the 'dissertation' tab to the upper right. - N)
This comes from the graphic essay "Possibilities" that accompanied Game Show Detroit (www.gameshowdetroit.com) Produced in the spring of 2005, it's 16 pages long with full color cover. I may add other pages from it to this archive at some point. - N
This was created for "Defending the Tree of Liberty" part two - which was post-Presidential Election 2004. Along with the piece for part one "Security", i credit these pieces as getting me back into making comics after a rather lengthy hiatus. - N
This was created for an art show "Defending the Tree of Liberty" before the 2004 Presidential Election. Participating in this project (with short notice), helped get me back into making comics again. - N
Nick Sousanis cultivates his creative practice at the intersection of image and text. A doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, he is writing and drawing his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Before coming to NYC, he was immersed in Detroit’s thriving arts community, where he co-founded the arts and cultural web-mag www.thedetroiter.com; served as the founding director of the University of Michigan’s Work:Detroit exhibition space, and became the biographer of legendary Detroit artist Charles McGee. His comics have been infiltrating the academic realm through numerous publications and he furthers his advocacy for the medium in the comics course he developed for educators at Teachers College.
Contact nsousanis @ gmail.com