Great Students: Stephanie Buscema

Stephanie Buscema was in my Principles class at SVA some 5 or 6 years ago. The granddaughter and niece of the respected Mavel Buscemas, she had a lot of rough skills but couldn't She is the only person I ever sat down and suggested she move from comics to illustration, which she did, but she has ultimately triumphed in both.

Discovering gouache (at some point after my class!), she made that her primary medium and creates delightful, vivid, fun paintings and comic pages steeped in pop-culture hipness, and sheer pleasure of color and form.

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